I'm no Little Monster, but I do love Lady Gaga--almost as much as I love feminist history. The ladies at Soomo Publishing must have known that when they released this spoof of "Bad Romance," starring an actress playing legendary feminist Alice Paul. She implores the United States government to give women the vote while wearing a getup that combines her era's fashion with a very Gaga-esque full-face lace mask. Read More
A year ago, Amnesty International reported that several of the women who were arrested at the protest in Tahrir Square in Egypt were beaten, shocked, and strip-searched while being photographed, threatened with prostitution charges, and subjected to virginity tests.   Today, Democracy Now! reports that an Egyptian military court just acquitted an army doctor for one of these forced virginity tests, and this ruling has human rights organizations (rightfully) up in arms. Read More
Most of my daily activities require me to behave as if I'm far more mature than I actually am. Taking the subway without giggling at other peoples’ conversations or engaging in staring contests with small children: definitely a struggle. So when I stumble across something that elicits adolescent squeals of joy from my inner pre-teen, I have to share it. Enter this Tumblr: #whatshouldwecallme. A collection of gifs set to scenarios, they are spot on and hilarious. Here, just a taste of the magic that awaits:           Image source you-win-the-internet. Read More
Sexist jokes are seldom legitimately funny, but they do get attention, as is proven by these chinos from Madhouse, a British discount clothing chain. Their pants' labels provide detailed washing and drying instructions, and under them, in bold letters, state, “OR GIVE IT TO YOUR WOMAN IT’S HER JOB”. As our girlfriend Amy Poehler would say: "Really???"   Not only is this label rude, but it's unclear. Read More
When Natural Gourmet Institute grad Chloe Coscarelli became the first vegan chef to ever win Food Network’s Cupcake Wars last year, I had a hunch a cookbook deal wouldn’t be far behind. And now that her debut recipe collection Chloe’s Kitchen (Free Press) is finally here, it’s clear that her winning ways don’t begin and end with dessert. First off, the book is absolutely lovely to look at. Big, full-color photos of sumptuous, cruelty-free cuisine and an airy, easy-to-read layout made me want to dive right in. Read More