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The bullshit keeps on coming. As I’m sure many of you have already heard, a student-produced flyer entitled “Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape” was posted in a freshman men’s bathroom at Miami University in Ohio.     The suggestions--which range from fratty bro-outs (“its [sic] college boys, live it up!!”) to straight-up calls for violence against women who report sexual assault--are almost outlandish. Almost. Whether this flyer was a joke, a prank, or a tone-deaf attempt at satire, it still needs to be taken seriously--and here's...
There have been many responses to the highly offensive (and incorrect) essay by Christopher Hitchens called “Why Women Aren’t Funny” that ran in Vanity Fair in 2007, and this oral history is the most comprehensive. We Killed chronicles the rise of female comedians ranging from the days of Mary Tyler Moore, up to the present successes of Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig. Some highlights from the earlier years include behind-the-scenes dirt about the creators of the Mary Tyler Moore show being told that there...
Fall! It’s the worst. My skin feels like newspaper, I can’t find my house keys in the early-evening darkness, and pumpkin-flavored things make me want to die. Really. If you, too, would rather be schvitzing at the beach than shivering in layers of tweed, here are a couple treats to make it through this gnarly season.   Lush Oatifix Soothing Banana Mask, $6.95 Blustery early-October breezes are the stuff of romance for many fall-oholics, but they also turn my face into a peely, cracky, and painful mess. My daily...
  Jane Austen isn’t everyone’s cup of high tea. Some of my high school friends were on the brink of burning their copies of Emma during honors lit senior year (due to the amount of work involved in studying the novel rather than the actual content). To make Austen a bit more relatable for this day and age, Hank Green and Bernie Su have created a web series adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, aptly named The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. This series tells the story...
  This week’s episode of OUAT was all about strong women kicking ass! WOOO! We start in the Enchanted Forest, where we left off at the end of Season 1. Snow, Charming, Red, and company are trying to defeat King George and his army. (As a reminder: George is Charming’s not-biological father.) The guy named Leviathan is actually Lancelot from the Round Table, but we find out he has been cast off and is now working for King George. Lancelot (so handsome!) captures Snow under George's orders. King...