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The golden age of podcasting is upon us—everyone and their mother seems to want to host a digital radio show. But how can you compete with the nearly 300,000 podcasts currently listed in iTunes? As someone who’s produced both StoryCorps and the Moth Radio Hour, and is now Director of Audio at BuzzFeed, I can help. It’s going to take some doing to make your show stand out. And though the podcasting community is about as white and male as it could possibly be, more and more women and people of color are coming to the forefront, hosting smart, engaging shows. Read More
Lara McLeod was raped. Then she was arrested. Earlier this week, Buzzfeed published the story of Lara's rape and subsequent family struggles in an in-depth story and interview. Then 19, Lara was raped by her sister’s fiancé in the summer of 2011. She was home for the summer after her first year of college when Joaquin Rams showed her his gun, forced her to have sex with him and threatened to take her to a stranger’s party to be gang-raped by more men if she didn’t. Read More
Viola Davis made history during yesterday's 67th Emmy Awards, as the first black woman to take home the title of Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series. But she didn't just take home the award for her role in How to Get Away With Murder, she delivered a tear-jerking, empowering speech that lifted up her community, which has been kept out of leading roles for too long.  "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else, is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."–Viola Davis Boom. Chills. Read More
The esteemed Rachel Maddow made the pointed observation that media outlets cover Hillary Clinton "like a criminal," dissecting her every move for shreds of news and dog-piling at the slightest hint of scandal. Their attention is not so much flattering as unavoidable – a norm of political life Clinton has likely long since accepted. So too is the sexism, and not only from reporters. Read More
Lenny is the simple name Lena Dunham and Girls executive producer Jenni Konner have given their newest project: A newsletter. The newsletter promises to combine feminism, friendship, style, politics, "and everything else." The pair also states that the boundaries to information do not exist. But what does that mean? According to the Facebook page, Lenny is going to “offer you moving personal essays, engaged politics, singular style, and a proud display of shorteralls. Read More
With all the supposed "gray areas" regarding what constitutes consent, blogger RockstarDinosaurPiratePrincess has cleared up the topic using tea as an example. She writes, “If you’re still struggling, just imagine instead of initiating sex, you’re making them a cup of tea.  You say ‘hey, would you like a cup of tea?’ and they go ‘omg fuck yes, I would fucking LOVE a cup of tea! Thank you!*’ then you know they want a cup of tea. If they say ‘No thank you’ then don’t make them tea. At all. Read More
One random Wednesday night, on a campus well-known for its progressive lean, a friend wonders aloud to me if that cute boy in her class with the nail polish is gay or not. He doesn’t have to be, she says. I shrug and ask her if she’d go out with him if he were interested. “ Of course,” she replies. “He’s funny. And smart. And that color looks good on him." The times, they are a’changin’—for men and women. Read More
You know what they say... “3 minutes could give you 3,000 years or more on beauty standards.”  Wait, no, that’s not what they say. But it is what this Buzzfeed video is giving us. Over the span of 3000 years, this video summarizes the female ideal with just a handful of models, from Ancient Egypt to Victorian England to the postmodern poster girl. Read More
Last year, Instagram user babystardust2014 posted photos for 31 days of Halloween. Alex Vause from Orange is the New Black and Ice King are some of our favorites!  The internet is filled with wonderful and joyous things. One of these things happen to be baby Halloween costumes. So if you have a small child, are friends with someone with a small child, or just like cute and tiny things in costumes, I suggest you take a look at these hilariously awesome DIY Halloween costumes! Warning: The following adorable children will make you laugh and smile a lot. Read More
  Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was just hospitalized this week in Dallas, Texas. Duncan (who is in serious condition as of today) is the first official case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and if he lives through this, he may in in deep trouble with the Liberia Airport Authority for lying about his contact with the virus, before flying out of the West African airport. It is presumed that Duncan tried to help a victim of Ebola without knowing they were sick. Health officials are now keeping track of anyone that Duncan may have come in contact with to control the situation. Read More