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Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition, is heading to San Francisco this weekend. The competition will serve up prestige drinks mixed by talented females, plus it will raise money for breast cancer charities. The fifth national tour stops in San Francisco this Sunday, February 21. This is the best possible excuse for drinking with your gals. Get pumped up by watching lady mixologists throw down in this video.  WHAT: Speed Rack San Francisco WHERE: Gray Area Art + Technology 2665 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94110 WHEN: Sunday, February 21,...
I kept a secret record in my diary. A red dot at the bottom of the page meant day one of my period, a black dot for the last. I wouldn’t have sex with my boyfriend for one week after the black dot. I knew when I was ovulating. I was a sophomore in high school in a small Midwestern town on Lake Michigan. It was 1972. Some of my girlfriends left it entirely to chance, swept away, they said by passion. They played roulette,...
Only women would sign up for this much crap.Okay first, allow me to check my privilege so you don’t have to: I am a white woman with a college education. I am married. I live in a beautiful little town in the mountains. I have a career I genuinely like. I am one lucky bitch.And yet. Here’s what “having it all” really looks like, in my experience:The other day I was walking down the street to get my mail, feeling pretty pleased with myself. I...
Hair. It’s always been there, for the most part. During the unfortunate years of middle school, when you never knew what to do with your hands or your personality, the hairy blessings rained down. And rained down hard. I remember being in sixth grade gym class and hearing a loud, obnoxious girl brag about shaving her legs. I went home and asked my mom if I could shave mine, not yet understanding the annoying but smooth journey awaiting me. Fast forward to present day...
  In recent years, Barbie has been criticized for providing a singular perspective of womanhood for young girls to look up to: a thin, white, blonde, Ken-pining, cash-coveting one. Haneefah Adam, a 24-year-old master’s graduate from Nigeria, started an experiment last December to further bridge the Barbie culture gap. Entitled “Hijarbie,” Adam created an Instagram account to design modest clothing for dolls. Amassing 38,000 followers, Adam’s “Hijarbie” aims to showcase the traditional Muslim hijab as a simultaneous form of expression and faith, and provide young girls...
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