If you feel like inciting a riot amongst a group of pop culture-savvy individuals, simply walk into a bar and utter the phrase, “God, I love [insert name of 20-something trending icon here].” Sometimes it’s Taylor Swift, oftentimes it’s Lena Dunham, and more than often it’s the reigning queen of controversy herself: Miley Cyrus. There’s just something about an influential young woman with media omnipresence that pisses people off, especially when what they say or do are not exactly vanilla.
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Miley Cyrus is naked (again), this time in V magazine’s music issue (out January 15th). By this point, Miley’s transformation from Disney Channel’s packaged innocence to subversive pop star is about complete. A proud supporter of the Free the Nipple campaign, Miley has no qualms about baring buns and other bits—and she has a solid reason behind her decision to strip down. “It’s not about getting your titties out. It’s about equality,” the singer/actress recently tweeted. We're dig it. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Nov 25, 2014
Prepare to get your girls out, because the Free the Nipple film trailer is finally here!
If you’re someone who is generally not concerned with the liberation or censorship of half the population’s areolas, let’s back up a step and fill in the holes. In America today, there are 37 states that prohibit a woman from appearing topless in public, and that includes breastfeeding. Illegally exposing her nipple can result in up to three years in jail and a $2,500 fine. Read More
BY Meg Zulch
on Sep 15, 2014
Pop princess Miley Cyrus, the queen of shock value and twerking, is turning heads in the art world too. The starlet, adorned in a cigarette, Slinkie and air-freshener covered necklace, debuted her art collection “Dirty Hippie” this past Wednesday at Jeremy Scott’s show during New York Fashion Week.
After a tough year that included losing her beloved dog Floyd, Miley threw herself into a different kind of creative project. As any of her followers know, she's been making her own jewelry and compulsively posting picures of her and her friends wearing her creations to her Instagram. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Aug 20, 2014
I came across Roxane Gay’s literature while I was deep in the clutches of ADD. But when I found her short story “The Year I Learned Everything” while poking around the web, I could not stop reading it from start to finish. Gay was there for me when I needed a voice to shout without dominating; she had true grit, without embellishment or pageantry. When I finished, I couldn't believe that the story was classified as fiction—her ability to convey the full spectrum of human emotions so effortlessly made my cheeks burn.
Recently, I headed to The Last Bookstore in L.A. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 05, 2014
Although we’re fresh off the new Beyoncé-Nicki collaboration that has quite literally rocked the internet, we may have another duo of fire starters partnering up soon.
A few days ago, Miley Cyrus turned her Instagram into a one day, mini-shrine to one of music’s most prevalent and influential feminists: the one, the only Kathleen Hanna. She threw out a couple pro-Hanna comments, like “coolest ever” and “f*** yeah… #girlsrule”. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Aug 05, 2014
White people everywhere are tired of hearing about “cultural appropriation.” So what if my favorite pop star Katy Perry is wearing cornrows in her new video?! The only thing that is keeping racism alive is people of color talking about racism!
Well, I’m here to debunk all of the whitesplained myths about cultural appropriation, and to tell you why it is indeed racist for Katy Perry to dress up as a geisha or to have large butt mummies dancing around her during a live performance. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 24, 2014
In other news about male pop/R&B singers feeling the responsibility to remind women of all colors, sizes, and ages of their beauty, Pharrell has released a new music video for his song “Come Get It Bae”.
The video starts out with a declaration in bright red letters: “Beauty Has No Expiration Date”. I instantly prepared myself for another John Legend-type “embrace the beauty of all women-style music video. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on May 02, 2014
Leather, whips, fishnets, and choke holds are the ingredients for Miley newest undertaking. For her "Bangerz" world tour, Miley Cyrus has teamed up with multi-media artist and fashion filmmaker, Quentin Jones, to create a risque two-minute video titled, Tongue-Tied. This sleek black and white art film in which Cyrus flaunts her nearly nude body is scheduled to play before the howling crowds awaiting her airborne hotdog entrance. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Feb 24, 2014
Last week we published a post about TED's ban on abortion as a topic at TED events, including TEDWomen, where Jessica Valenti's article from The Nation was referenced and discussed. Since her article was full of goodies to really think about, we're taking a deeper look at the piece in this post.
TED Talks were first introduced to me by a college professor, and they have since provided some of my most well-spent viewing time on the internet. Read More