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The fetishization of the schoolgirl is alive and well at Microsoft. The company hosted a party for the 2016 Game Developers Conference featuring erotic schoolgirl dancers scantily clad in plaid skirts and bras. What is it with the sexy schoolgirl trope that makes me so overwhelmingly uncomfortable? The pedophilic undertones? The blatant objectification of women? The girls were dancing on top of literal platforms, as if to remove them from the sphere of human interaction and make them seem otherworldly.I’m embarrassed for Microsoft. Did they...
If you’ve ever worked in the service industry, you know it kind of sucks. Even if you work at a really cool place, your job is as pleasant as your customers and your wallet is as big as your tip. I know you might have heard this before, but it’s not a myth: Servers survive off of tips. If you choose not to tip, and I literally do not care what the reason is, you’re an asshole.Non-tippers should be publicly shamed. Luckily, Taelor Beeck is...
  “Her cleavage is her best feature.” “Slightly overweight, unattractive, however she is naturally funny, so people do enjoy her company.” “Lead male should ideally by 30 – 55 years old. Lead female should ideally be 20 – 35 years old.” Casting Call: The Project, a short film by Julie Asriyan, Laura Bray, and Jenna Ciralli, captures the reactions of real female actors seeing, and reading real casting calls for the first time.    Being a female actor, you have to sort through a lot of casting breakdowns and often they...
Yesterday, on the final Sunday of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells -- one of the biggest joint WTA-ATP events -- tournament director Raymond Moore was asked about the role of the Women's Tennis Association. He responded with a shocking display of ignorance and sexism. “In my next life when I come back I want to be someone in the WTA, because they ride on the coattails of the men,” Moore said. “They don’t make any decisions and they are lucky. They are very, very...
Well we’ve long been hoping and praying and refreshing our news feeds constantly for any word on whether Melissa McCarthy will return as Sookie St. James in the upcoming Netflix Gilmore Girls revival. I’m sorry to say it, but I think it might finally be time to throw in the towel on hoping for Sookie’s return. In an interview with E! News last week, McCarthy shared that she was not asked to join the cast of the revival. Of course that seems totally weird since, for...