on Nov 07, 2011
Just when I think I can't love Tina Fey any more than I already do, she up and goes and does something to make me love her even harder. In this case, she hosts a 2-hour NPR special called "The Hidden World of Girls." It is so good that I really wish she could have her own series, like a female Ira Glass. Unfortunately, I don't think NPR gives anyone their own show unless they have two things: a shween and a speech impediment. But enough about that. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
in Eat Me
on Sep 27, 2011
I remember begging my mom for an Easy Bake Oven. Well, actually, I begged her for the Creepy Crawlers playset and an Easy Bake Oven, but she said I could have only one. Since I was too young to explicate a formal critique of gender dichotomies in children's toy advertising, and brownies seemed way more useful to me than bugs, I went for the Easy Bake. Only one photo exists of me using my new toy--in it, I’m frowning at the little white oven, waiting for a heart-shaped cookie which will inevitably be burned in the center, raw-doughy on the sides, and taste like plastic. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Sep 09, 2011
With Halloween right around the corner, the Misfits will soon be in heavy rotation on my turntable. Not that they aren’t usually on my playlist; I’m a die-hard Danzig fan, I’ve rocked a devilock, and my now-boyfriend’s inclusion of Pajo’s stripped-down version of “Hybrid Moments” at the end of a mixtape is what won him a third date. Read More
BY Mary S
on Nov 04, 2010
Black women have long been part of rock music’s cultural landscape, from Lauryn Hill to Betty Davis to Tina Turner to Missy Elliot. But mention people who rock, and black girls will rarely show up at the top of a list most likely populated by aging white dudes with expensive guitars. Black Girls Rock Inc., a New York based non-profit whose mission it is to empower young women of color through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service will air a special this Sunday celebrating the history and accomplishments of those who rock now and have rocked before us. Read More
BY Intern Brittany J.
on Aug 02, 2010
Here's a little something to brighten your Monday morning...and the rest of the day as well if it stays a little too bleh for your tastes.
I saw this commercial recently and I gotta admit, it was pretty exciting to see young girls being represented doing whatever their little hearts desire. I teared up a bit, no joke.(I understand we could get into a whole debate about marketing and targeting, etc... Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on Jul 26, 2010
Chelsea Baker, a 13-year-old Floridian, has beat the boys with her killer 65 mph knuckle ball. Being the only girl on a boys-only sports team can't be easy but Baker certainly makes it look that way. Her team has been undefeated the past four seasons, due to her perfect pitch (2 of her games were actually perfect, striking out every batter). You go, girl! However, I'm not surprised that she kicks ass at baseball, only that she has managed to make it this far. Read More
BY Alison Berry
on Jul 21, 2010
It's Wednesday. It's the afternoon in the summer. So what do to do? Stay inside and play video games of course! Or even better/equal to that, surfing the interwebs for videos.
Check out this pretty sweet music video by the Guild. For any girl who was play an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role play game), I'm sure you've experienced this at least once, (even if you pick a male avatar!) I know I have. Oh the joys of pixels!
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BY Alison Berry
on Jun 03, 2010
Like many people who frequently frequent the interwebs I have a long list of bookmarked websites that I visit daily. A good portion of these websites are webcomics.
So here are some awesome woman-made visual literacy chock full of wit, humor and a bit of naughtiness to stimulate (or melt) your brain.
Hark! A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton.
Silly historical comics and other nonsensical things. Super sweet if you like historical fashion and making fun of historical and literary figures. Updated every week. Read More