Oh, life as a teenage girl: it's awkward, hormonal and...cutting-edge?  It's true –  has been for centuries, actually. Young women have been leaders in vocabulary innovation since the 1500s, argues Gretchen McCulloch for Quartz. It's bizarre to think about, especially when words like 'selfie,' and 'bootylicious' seem hardly cutting-edge at face value. Still, both can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary now, meaning McCulloch may be on to something. Read More
Peaches recently teamed up with Kim Gordon on hew new song, “Close Up,” and now the electronica goddess has released a music video to match. It features all the run-of-the-mill things you'd expect to see in any standard music video: breast milk being shot into someone’s mouth, a wrestling match, pink glitter, and a former member of Sonic Youth wearing a giant fur coat. In the video, Kim Gordon plays Peaches' angry, vape-obsessed wrestling coach. Read More
On August 18, 2015, the FDA decided to approve Addyi (ad-ee) – a new pill made to boost female libido. The decision follows a long campaign fighting the lack of sex enhancing drugs available to women. While Addyi is the first of its kind, men have access to several libido-inducing options including Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. For years, the standard belief has been that only men lose their sex drive, but Addyi is a strike against this prehistoric view – the pill will (hopefully) allow doctors to begin to prescribe proper treatment for women with lower sexual desire. Read More
Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a French artist, poet, and musician who left Paris for New York in the mid 1970's to pursue her creative interests. After settling in NYC, Mercier (with her androgynous cool looks) quickly fell in with various local luminaries and CBGB punk rock club alumni like Richard Hell and Patti Smith, to whom she was something of a muse. Lizzy soon was signed to ZE Records, whose roster included Was (Not Was), Kid Creole & The Coconuts, and Cristina (whose albums Light In The Attic Records will hopefully reissue next). Read More
With the Philly Naked Bike Ride and fall’s SlutWalk Providence quickly approaching, I needed something glitzy to complete my event attire - or non-attire. Yeah, yeah, it’s called the "Naked" Bike Ride, but it’s also an opportunity to wear nipple tassels and pasties and prance around in public. Since I don’t have the funds for the fancy stuff (like these babies from Agent Provocateur), I rolled up my sleeves and crafted my own no-sew nipple tassels. They’re easy to make, and your wallet won't go running for the toilet. Read More
Ah, the final days of summer. There’s so little time to jam pack the best parts of the season, like eating super fresh fruit and drinking in the great outdoors, into your schedule before fall rolls around. Thanks to these drink recipes, you can cut out the middleman and get straight to the point. Whether it be via a popsicle or a giant jello shot, let’s get watermelon wasted. 1. Watermelon Martinis Image via Food Network 2. Giant Watermelon Jello Shots Image via BuzzFeed Here's a recipe for itty bitty ones, too! 3. Read More
Recently, armpit hair has become a widely discussed trend for women all around the world. Following the lead of Madonna and Miley, women are starting to question the whole concept of shaving their underarms.  A group of LA women posted a video yesterday called "Armpit Hair, Don't Care," which explained why growing out your armpit hair is lifestyle choice that’s definitely worth talking about. In the video, they share their own personal reasons for using their armpit hair to make a statement. Read More
Modeling can be detrimental, mentally and physically, both to those who do it and those who it influences. Cara Delevingne has decided that the damage the industry put her through just isn’t worth it anymore and has officially quit. Cara developed psoriasis, a condition that causes rashes, because of the stress she was under. “It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse,” she told The Times. Read More
Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry confronted another dose of online misogyny yesterday following the release of the band’s newest music video for “Leave A Trace.” Mayberry responded to the sexism coming from a thread on the website 4Chan. The thread included a whole bunch of seriously lewd comments about Mayberry and her latest music video performance. I sifted through the comments so you don’t have to, and here are some of the horrible things that were said: Mayberry and fellow band mates took to Twitter to address the comments on 4Chan. Read More
“In this series you will see one woman, an average young professional, depicted in routine daily situations. The concept of male entitlement is represented by male arms and hands performing a variety of actions that are overwhelming intrusive on her body and her life,” says photographer Allaire Bartell on her photo series, “Boundaries.” In each shocking image, it’s evident that “oppression of women does not just occur in extreme isolated incidents (violent rape and physical abuse) but can also be felt in lesser forms during the day to day. Read More