Remember in the Titanic when Jack says goodbye to Rose for the first time, and women and children are the first passengers let onto the lifeboats? Wasn't that so chivalrous, and also such a clear reflection of the era's view of women as in need of saving? Well ladies, in bittersweet news, it seems those days are over. The historical code of conduct has been abandoned like the sinking ships that made it a thing in the first place. Though the rule was never ... Read More
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Before You Go From Dating to “Living in Sin,” Read This Thinking of moving in with your partner? It sounds like a great idea: you’ll get to know each other better, and maybe save money. What could possibly go wrong? A lot, unfortunately. After all, the statistics for successful cohabitation are about the same as those for first marriages: nearly half end in failure. Even if it seems unromantic, you need to discuss some issues before you ... Read More
Even though it came out six years ago, the song “American Boy” is still Estelle’s claim to fame. The peppy collaboration with Kanye West earned her a Grammy, but her later singles never quite stuck. Her fourth album, True Romance (out November 4), should change all that. It’s sultry R&B at its finest, inspired by the ambiguous, confusing period in a relationship that Estelle (last name Swaray) describes as that moment “between ... Read More
If you’ve been wondering how to keep things both classy and sassy while hosting an awards ceremony, good news: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are sharing the inside scoop. These soon-to-be three-time hosts gave us a peek at their plans for this weekend's ceremony in this cute video. In it, they ponder how to pronounce the tricky phrase ‘Golden Globes’ and question how to keep their 'it factor' fresh—and they also reveal a shocking secret about ... Read More
Ready to get mad? Here you go: Tw0-hundred and thirty-one anti-abortion laws have passed in the U.S. since 2011, according to data from the Guttmacher Institute. That means even with the 96 state-legislated measures that expanded abortion access in the same period of time, more than half of American women still live in places that are hostile to abortion rights. The worst offending areas to live? Those would be Texas, North Dakota, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, ... Read More
Award-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis is set to launch a film festival this spring  that celebrates women and minority characters: Films will only qualify for the competition portion if the cast is gender-balanced and the script was written, directed, and led by a woman or minority person. The festival kicks off May 5th-9th in Bentonville, Arkansas, and will include a number of legendary actors and artists—like Angela Bassett, Eva Longoria, and ... Read More
Most women have experienced some shade of this situation: Someone (usually a person who isn't particularly polite) feels the need to name the relationship between the way you look and what you've accomplished, manifesting in comments like, "You're way too pretty to be a rocket scientist" or "You're a lawyer?! Why do that when you could have been a model?"  It never feels good to be valued primarily for skin deep things you can't control when you've ... Read More
We'll give you a second to mentally process this idea before you scroll down to the image. Take it all in: you're about to see Steve Buscemi look like a babe. We're not saying there isn't a certain sexiness to him now, but Buscemi is more of an acquired taste than a generic hottie at this point. Just wait. Those piercing blue eyes are about to transcend his most unsettling roles, and remind you of a time that was much simpler: when Buscemi was just a kid leaning ... Read More
  In honor of Portlandia’s 5th season premiere tonight (and for having our favorite feminist bookstore owners, Toni and Candace, kick things off with what's sure to be hilarious sketch) we pulled together a round-up of  top moments from past seasons. From the duo's uber-local chicken escapades to Gathy’s murderous obsession with the band Catnap, there are just too many gloriously strange Portlandia instances to count—but hey, sometimes ... Read More
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