Like sipping water or applying sunscreen, the hunt for the Summer Jam is a tedious, but necessary seasonal ritual. We heard several contenders compete for the coveted title – sizzling Top 40 insta-hits like Bad Blood, Cool for the Summer, Trap Queen, and Cheerleader, for example, are still dominating the radio. Summer won’t last forever, though, and neither will your amusement with these overplayed chart-toppers. Read More
  Starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, and Alexander Skarsgard, Diary of a Teenage Girl is the coming-of-age film you need to see. It’s honest, funny, and beautiful. Here are some reasons to see this movie immediately: 1. Bel Powley: the actress who plays the protagonist, Minnie, has a captivating face and she’s hugely talented. Powley is the driving force of the film. 2. The cartoons: an aspiring cartoonist, Minnie imagines parts of her life in psychedelic drawings. Read More
Have you ever been pulled over, say for running a stop sign, maybe even a red light, and end up on the side of the road with an officer’s hand in your vagina? I haven’t, but Charnesia Corley has. After running a stop sign, an officer pulled her over and claimed to have smelled marijuana. After searching her car for an hour - and not finding anything - the officer called in a female deputy to conduct a cavity search. Right there. On the side of the road. Read More
There’s a fancy new discotheque coming your way, and it's called an Egg Freezing Party! And by eggs, I mean the ones you have stored in your ovaries. And by egg freezing party, I mean an informational event to learn about freezing your eggs. An egg freezing party is like speed dating for a fertility doctor. At the event, local fertility doctors provide information on fertility basics, advances in the field and the trends and concerns they’re seeing from young women in their own clinic. Read More
Recently, GOP candidate, business tycoon, and repulsive sexist pig Donald Trump has become a major target on Twitter. This onslaught of tweets with the hashtag #periodsarenotaninsult is coming from women who are live-tweeting their periods. And man, never has live-tweeting been so amusing. After his clash with Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly (p.s. I cannot get over this name spelling) during Thursday night’s GOP debate, Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. Read More
Virginia Wesleyan College is demanding the sexual history, as well as boyfriends' names, of a Jane Doe to verify that the trauma she endured after her rape is legitimate. Ridiculous, right? Here's the background story: A freshman at Virginia Wesleyan College, Jane Doe, was drugged and raped by a peer advisor employed by the college. Jane Doe reported this to the college, and the rapist was found responsible for sexual assault and expelled. End of story, right? Nope. Read More
Nonie Dubes, 90, and Vivian Boyack, 91, have spent most of their lives madly in love with each other… and they never told a single soul about it. They kept their relationship under wraps for more than half a century for fear that they would be judged. But after all that time, they’re finally legally married and out to the world. “It’s just one of those things. You know, those people who talk about falling in love with their wife or husband, or whatever, on first notice or first viewing. So, it happened with me I guess,” Nonie told The Des Moines Register. Read More
Target has decided to take another progressive leap by throwing out the “boys’” and “girls’” labels on toys, home goods, and entertainment items. Instead, they will switch to using the gender-neutral label “kids’” in these sections of the store. This decision comes after the store says customers raised concerns about unnecessary gender-based signs. Read More
LINDI ORTEGA Faded Gloryville (The Grand Tour/Last Gang Records) 5 There’s a big divide between the two sides of mainstream country music today: Corporate country, and the real stuff, Americana. The former seems to be littered with overblown, overproduced, and overrated stars. In the midst of all this, Canadian singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega returns with her fourth full-length album, Faded Gloryville, on which she successfully continues her quest to keep country real—and cool.   The songs assembled on this smokin’ new release run the gamut of country styles. Read More
If you’re with child and want to be without, plan a safe, simple abortion with straightforward advice from doctors, experts, and women who’ve been there. Imagine it’s 1965 and you’ve discovered you’re pregnant. You’ve recently embarked on the beginning of your career in Manhattan, so this is clearly no time to raise a baby. You consider abortion, but since it’s illegal, you have no legitimate doctors to call and no one willing to support your decision to abort. Read More