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We wrote about the European Commission’s epic fail of a video campaign to promote women in science back in June. Their video’s slogan, “Science: it’s a girl thing!” was accompanied by just enough makeup, nail polish, and cliché girly images to trigger your gag reflex. If you’re brave enough, you can watch it below. After the disastrous (and completely warranted) response of every logical being on the planet, they withdrew the video and announced a contest to replace it with something less patronizing.

Is the Disney Princess, that grumbled-over cultural staple, slowly but surely evolving into something more than a girl to be rescued? I think so. Snow White, Disney’s first princess, is now 75 years old and still as beautiful and vulnerable as she ever was. But what about the princesses that came afterward. Cinderella? Ariel? The latest, Merida? Are they just as dainty? Say what you want about how cookie-cutter the Disney princess look is; small-waisted, doe-eyed, perfect teeth.

In a not-so-surprising turn of events, Break.com, a site where you and all your bros can look at hilarious videos and hot chicks, sent an idiotic email promoting rape culture to sex writer and educator, Lux Alptraum. She posted the clumsy email, sent by Andy Signore of Break Media, on her Tumblr. He says he is “oddly proud” of a new ScreenJunkies episode, though it “takes a turn for the rapey.”  He proceeds to describe the video, which features an interview with a pervy Superman impersonator of Hollywood Boulevard.

I've heard it said that "ask and you shall receive", but I guess in this case it's more like petition and you shall get heard. After starting a petition asking Hasbro to make their Easy-Bake Oven a more gender-neutral toy, McKenna Pope got her wish and more. If you haven’t heard of McKenna Pope, she's the 13-year-old girl from New Jersey who questioned Hasbro on why they don't make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake oven. It all started after her four-year-old brother, an avid baker, told her he thought the current model was too girly.

  What’re you up to tomorrow night? Take a break from that present-procuring panic and head to Videology in Williamsburg for this month’s installment of PAJAMARAMA!, an ongoing series of slumber party classics curated by in-the-know ladies. This month, Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon has selected Earth Girls are Easy, a 1988 sci-fi sex comedy starring Geena Davis, Julie Brown, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, and a very young (and very hunky) Jeff Goldblum. There’s spandex, silliness, and so much neon.

If all goes according to plan tomorrow for Park Guen-hye, she’ll have secured the presidency of South Korea before the day is out. At present, Park is favored over her opponent Moon Jae-in. Though the margin is very slim indeed, it’s very likely that Park will take tomorrow’s election and become South Korea’s first female president.    Park Guen-hye Though she may very well be elected tomorrow, Park’s campaign has not exactly been a cake walk.

Mess Queen, the young and fresh NYC clothing company, has released a kickass new video that's chock full of colorful leg-wear and general badassery. The video is titled "Queens of New York", and aptly so. Mess Queen's 24-year-old head designer Courtney N. Gamble and her crew are well on their way to becoming NYC fashion royalty.  Gamble began designing her chaotically patterned clothing and accessories in an attempt to "[give] out a fun, cheerful vibe to the dark muted undertones of the city".

The Ovarian Psycos are a womyn of color bike collective trying to raise money to open a community bike shop in Boyle Heights, LA. To get this bike shop rolling, co-founders Tracey and Alisha are planning a cross country bike ride on which to gather donations and spread the word about the Ovarian Psycos. To make this trip happen, the ladies need a cool $1,000. At present, they are a little over halfway to their goal.

Funny lady Sarah Silverman is no stranger to standing up for women’s reproductive rights. During the 2012 election cycle, she tackled voter ID laws with her usual snark. And back in October, Silverman made a cameo in a video for the Center for Reproductive Rights, which has been defending women’s abortion rights against an onslaught of restrictive state and federal laws. Now, the controversial comedian is asking men to step up and fight for women’s reproductive rights with a new public service announcement.

2 Chainz has one request in his latest track: dude just wants some “big booty hoes.” But not everyone is okay with this portrayal of women, especially when they see the music video for the popular “Birthday Song,” where the objectification of these women is so incredibly apparent. In the vid, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, and some male friends are partying it up in the company of beautiful women of color who have—you guessed it—large butts.
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