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It's 2014 and this is officially Nicki Minaj’s year. She rang in the new year with February’s “Lookin Ass” (which literally annihilated the male gaze) and made headlines with her “Baby Got Back”-reclaiming “Anaconda”. Now let’s remember how we all got to know and love her in the first place: her track-dominating features.  Ursulatheseabitch, an 8tracks user, created a dance (and/or tears) inducing mega mix of 50 Nicki Minaj features - and only the features. Truthfully, why else would we have listened to any of these...
The Modern Man is the Internet’s latest mangled bits of thirsty, quasi-Men’s Right Activist dating advice coming from Dan Bacon, a self-appointed “dating and relationship expert.” Needless to say, Bacon is only concerned with heterosexual, cisgender dudes. Obviously.    Promising men the ultimate advice for scoring a gal, Bacon flaunts his “expertise” with women via a cheekily [seemingly photoshopped] image of a smug smile plastered across his face as a faceless blonde woman sucks on his neck. He gestures to the woman, as if to say “Look at...
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is accomplished, hard-working, and handles the idiocy she faces constantly with a grace that is unparalleled. She’s done so much to try and better our nation, and that is why we should care about her. Why, then, is “weight loss” the first suggestion that comes up when you type her name into Google?   In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir, Gillibrand goes into detail about the kind of sexist nonsense she faces on a regular basis.  She recounts a time when...
Maggie Campbell is the head distiller at Privateer Rum in Ipswich, Massachusetts. It’s an impressive title, but one that was not easily acquired in the male-dominated spirits industry.   She admits that “female visibility in the spirits industry is very skewed,” and that drama, competition and a sometimes exclusionary energy is par for the course in a small industry such as hers.  Being one of the small but growing number of female distillers in the country, Maggie acknowledges that her “accomplishments in this realm are often noted...
I’m going to begin this article by admitting that I was never Taylor Swift’s biggest fan, HOWEVER, I want to seriously applaud her for her recent feminist awakening and mention that I’m now finally allowing myself to listen to her music and I’m not hating it. Taylor Swift has been a media target since teardrops fell on her guitar back in 2006. Since then, she has been criticized for a veritable laundry list of bullshit such as: who she's dating, how she deals with breakups musically,...