BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 28, 2014
In response to the blog Women Against Feminism, a new Tumblr has arisen, and it is Confused Cats Against Feminism. The blog is filled with photos of deeply misguided felines who have been led astray by the patriarchy (paw-triarchy? Sorry.) It’s comedic gold and probably the best response we’ve seen to Women Against Feminism yet. Below are five of the best submissions. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 09, 2014
Let me preface this lighthearted article about a funny website by saying we understand that not all straight white boys text like this. We get it.
What almost every girl can bond over is the experience of trying to have a regular conversation with a guy when oh no- they try to make it sexual way too fast. Since when does telling a guy you just ate some celery mean I want a picture of your penis?
Every girl knows the tricks. “Want to play 20 questions?” means “I’m going to ask you uncomfortable questions about your body and you have to answer. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 13, 2014
Skin: we're all wrapped up in it. But some of us have to consider it more often, and more seriously, than others. How would you feel if your skin bubbled and swelled wherever it was touched? Photographer Ariana Page Russell decided to make art out of it.
She has dermatographia, a condition which makes her skin hypersensitive. She's used this interesting feature of her body like a canvas, drawing on her skin and then photographing the designs the raised tissue creates. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jun 03, 2013
My Milk Toof is a series of stories inspired by baby teeth. I'd never heard of the term before, but artist Inhae Renee Lee is fascinated by "milk teeth," AKA your primary teeth. She created two itty-bitty BFF tooth characters, ickle and Lardee (intentional uncapitalization), who go on adventures in their home, sometimes with their pet fish, Carrot. ickle, the smart studious "toof," and Lardee, the plump, fun-loving "toof," are made of polymer clay and painted with acrylics. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on May 28, 2013
UMass students Kaelyn Siverksy and Grace Brown are giving rape survivors a voice with Project Unbreakable. Victims write quotes or stories that involve their assault on white posterboard. Project Unbreakable posts photos of these participants holding their poster to the blog. People involved in the program are survivors of various types of attacks and choose a vast array of words to include on their board. Some display threats or insults from their rapist while others opt for victim-blaming responses from close friends and family. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Dec 19, 2012
If you’ve ever had a long mansplanation given to you, you could find yourself needing to vent about it. (“Mansplaining” is when someone gives you a patronizing and often extraneous explanation of something that you already know about, assuming that your pretty little woman brain wouldn’t have this knowledge already because, well, you’re a woman).
Luckily, there is a Tumblr where you can share these special mansplanation moments with the rest of the world! Academic Men Explain Things To Me posts a cornucopia of stories. Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Nov 06, 2012
Not much makes sense in life, and not much seems fair, but my new favorite Tumblr, Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, helps validate life's little insecurities by a) poking fun of them and taking away their power and b) capturing them accurately enough to reassure millennial bundles of anxiety that we’re not alone in our neurosis.
Peruse, laugh, cry, laugh some more.
Image via fairytalesfor20somethings.tumblr. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Oct 25, 2012
From the moment I saw I Was Told There’d Be Cake on the bookshelf, I knew Sloane Crosley was a girl after my heart and taste buds. As a 17 year-old, I have looked to my fellow New Yorker’s escapades as letters from an imaginary older sister. Although I am interested in a career as a style journalist, I also am very interested in keeping up with all of my mini-essays that I hash out in my own diary.
Sloane herself is part anthropologist, part diarist; she is acutely observant of the people, places, and things, around her....she knows her nouns. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 09, 2012
You know how it goes. It’s that trite rom-com cliché that’s been done over and over again: a guy likes a girl who sees him as just a “friend.” This guy is usually the one that treats the girl right, listens to her, let’s her know how wonderful she truly is, despite how the world has mistreated her, blah blah blah. And then he gets pissed when she doesn’t want to bone him.
Really? Like, you two were FRIENDS! Can’t you just be a good guy and not expect sex in return? That’s how friendship works. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 27, 2012
These days, with digitized media following you everywhere you go, a watch may no longer seem necessary for telling time. However, there's nothing I love more than being able to tell if I'm running late in the shower or during my SAT classes—I’d like to think watches are still as much of piece of jewelry as any other accessory. But for those of you who still think the watch is antiquated, V-ZA-V™, a new start-up company, is ready to prove you wrong. Read More