DRESS: SOUTHPAW DESIGN; CROWN: RIGHTFUL OWNER; NECKLACE: VINTAGE Jemima Kirke never set out to be an actress. But she became famous for two on-screen roles her pal Lena Dunham wrote just for her, in the film Tiny Furniture (2010) and on the hit HBO series Girls (2012 to present). It’s very easy for folks to conflate her character Jessa Johansson on Girls (now entering its fifth season) with the real-life Jemima. And admittedly, the similarities between Jessa and Jemima are striking. Jessa and her friend Hannah grew up together in New York, just like Jemima and Lena did.
Amber Rose, renowned model, actress, rapper turned sex-positive activist, poses as her favorite feminist activists for Paper magazine in a story about her first published manifesto, How to Be a Bad Bitch. A guide to life, love, and success, the part memoir and part self-help book describes Amber Rose's transition from South Philly homegirl to high fashion model. Rose defines a "bad bitch" as a "self-respecting, strong female who has everything together. This consists of body, mind, finances, and attitude; a woman who gets her way by any means necessary.
  size: a freshly-laid egg by a proud mother hen shape: bunny head sound: a moody purr strength: the little engine that could satisfaction: mm-hm pairs with: a very, very stiff pink martini This vibrator looks like a Neopet. Just LOOK at this fucking adorable little vibe. LOOK at it. The Jimmyjane Form 2 is like Hello Kitty in a bunny costume, or a Tamagotchi, and it sits in its own dainty charging port. So cute! I named mine Spike, because its color is called “slate” and slate is the color of MYSTERY and DANGER. (Form 2 also comes in hot pink, GEESH SO CUTE.
One week after the mass shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood, where three people were murdered including a former member of the US Army, the US Senate/Sausage Fest has narrowly voted to defund the pieces of the Affordable Care Act that grants federal funding to the national healthcare provider. The bill needed a majority of 51 votes to be passed, and the final result was 52-47. It will now be sent to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to be passed there, too.
The NSFW video for the aptly-named title track from gender-bending electro-prodigy Peaches’ latest album, Rub, premiered yesterday, making the rest of us feel like sheltered prudes. A sexually-charged mesh of electroclash and electro-hop, Peaches has been challenging conventional views of women in music since the '90s, satirizing hypermasculinity and turning the male gaze on its head. Her latest video does not disappoint.
Lizzo's newest music video is so moving. The Minneapolis based rapper's next album, Big GRRRL Small World is all set to come out Dec 11, which is basically like tomorrow. Regardless, I'm sitting here toe-tapping, thumb twiddling, and trying really hard to play it cool before the bomb drops.  Everything this woman does is heartfelt and real, which neatly falls under my definition of femme badassery. I'd definitely say that the lady is warrior princess material, and in the video for My Skin, she glows.
FRANÇOISE HARDYReissues(Light In The Attic) In the ’60s, Françoise Hardy was one of the leading ladies of French pop, and a muse for the likes of Jagger and Dylan. The chanteuse celebrated her 71st birthday this year, and will find new fans through the reissue of five of her albums throughout October and November. “Le Temps De L’ Amour” is full of hypnotizing jazz bass and Hardy’s echoing, seductive voice.
Winter is coming - but you don't have to stay inside. And if you do, make sure you've got some quality TV instead of those Friends reruns. We've rounded up 10 of best new movies, TV series, concerts and books for December and January. Enjoy - we know we will. 1. Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” Tour Holiday! Celebrate! The Material Girl is currently ripping up the road bringing her tricked-out live show to 20 cities in North America and 16 cities in Europe and the U.K. through the end of 2015, with additional dates already confirmed for 2016.
    It happened again: another mass shooting. In San Bernardino, California yesterday, a heavily armed man and woman killed at least 14 people and wounded at least 17, according to the New York Times. As Obama said after a previous mass shooting, “We are the only advanced country on earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months….Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it.  We've become numb to this.
Welp…Fox News has me hating everything and it’s not even noon yet y’all. I guess that on Tuesday’s edition of The O’Reilly Factor, filthy old Billy boy and other annoying white minions spewed some classically white garbage. In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, there’s been a growing conversation about whiteness and white privilege…it’s not like it took us several hundred years to get to that point and countless lives to get there.