We were stoked to see Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon grace the cover of Rolling Stone this month, seemingly an affirmation from the gods that feminism is on the rise. Framed by the magazine’s cursive logo, the two are pictured braless, windblown hair flying back in tousled waves. The image is beautiful, but it was created according to a pretty sexist formula. Read More
We know Monday mornings can be rough, so here’s a way to ease into the week. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sheep view.    Photographers Ding Ren and Mike Karabinos started this project because 2015 is the year of the sheep and just because they “enjoy the ‘sheep view’ when riding trains in the Netherlands. Read More
In his recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver traced the Internet from its humble AIM-ing origins to its central role in our lives today—with a concentration on how it’s become a “haven for harassment” of women specifically over the past 20 years. Oliver focused on Gamergate and revenge porn as particularly awful examples of sexist harassment, but also notes that “[Online harassment] can potentially affect any women who has a thought in her mind, and then vocalizing it. Read More
A 30-something asexual woman reveals the truth about her oft-misunderstood orientation By Keira Tobias // Illustration by Emily Flake I remember it clearly: I was in the sixth grade, and my mom asked me which boy I had a crush on. I refused to give a name, but she pressed on, asking which actors I thought were cute. I felt acutely embarrassed by the question, and didn’t want to answer her, but I finally said Ethan Hawke (this was the era of Reality Bites) just to appease her, and then changed the subject. Read More
Today in silly news: Julie Baker, a Baltimore woman, got a note from her neighbor saying she needed to tone down her decorations because her “yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay!” (She had rainbow solar lights in her yard.) Baker had the proper reaction to this note—she set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for more “relentlessly gay” yard decorations. Currently, she has raised over $30,000 to maker her home the gayest it can be. We’ve rounded up the top ten items you need to make your home relentlessly gay too. 1. Read More