BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 01, 2013
So I haven’t heard of Kraft’s “Zesty Guy” until recently, mostly because I think salad is the devil. I plan to be like the great residents of Pawnee, Indiana one day: “first in friendship, fourth in obesity.” However, yesterday I laid my eyes on Kraft’s latest Zesty Guy ad and...god, I am hungry for some vegetables.
Of course, though, due to the "provocative" nature of the ad (as you can see, the man is all but naked aside from some strategically place gingham) some people are up in arms. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jun 10, 2013
Coming (ha) to an iPhone near you: a new game that teaches females how to masturbate. Just like you’ve always wanted, but didn't know how to ask. The game, called HappyPlayTime, is an instructional journey to the world of female orgasm, and offers…playful diagrams to help you reach your destination. Cool?
The goal of it is to smash the negative cultural stigma that frowns upon female masturbation, ‘cause you know, we’re all supposed to be delicate little flowers without desires and what-not. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jun 07, 2013
Last summer, when Republican candidate Todd Akin was quoted saying, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he was, thankfully enough, met with incredulous public outrage. (Update: he regrets his foolish words!) However – as abhorrent as Akin’s comments are – they do reveal society’s general misunderstanding of how the human body, the brain, sexual assault, and arousal are scientifically interconnected. Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on May 31, 2013
Caroline Heldman’s talk, “The Sexy Lie,” at TEDxYouth in San Diego tackled the very prevalent issue of sexual objectification—specifically, the idea that being sexually objectified is empowering. TED talks have gained a reputation for showcasing intelligent people presenting various enlightenments and challenges to their listeners, and Heldman does not disappoint. Her twelve-minute talk is concisely accurate without losing any of its poignancy.
Heldman starts by defining sexual objectification. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 28, 2013
Are you sick of talking about Jon Hamm’s penis yet? Me neither, but we should probably take a sec to discuss Amanda Bynes’ vagina. Last Friday, Bynes stepped up her girl-gone-wild game, announcing to the twitterverse “I want Drake to murder my vagina.” Since then the Internet’s been bugging out, trying to dissect the former child star’s actions and figure out what the hell is going on. Read More
BY Lindsey Gentile
on Mar 13, 2013
What is sexuality? How would you describe your sexuality? How do you think the media portrays female sexuality?
Is it bad that I can’t easily answer any of these questions?
Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Rachel Sullivan hope to unpack with their new play, The Birds and the Bees… Unabridged. It will open March 27th at Speyer Hall at University Settlement (184 Eldridge St). Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 31, 2012
“I’m not a performer, I’m a pervert,” says Dixie De La Tour, the host and curator of cultural phenomenon Bawdy Storytelling. Called “The Moth for Pervs” by LA Weekly, Bawdy Storytelling is all about people sharing their best, worst, most unusual, or most meaningful sexual experiences—all in 10 minutes or less.
At a recent Bawdy Storytelling event at Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space, De La Tour sat at a little table on the front corner of the stage, her shoulders peeking out of a black ’50s-style dress. Read More
on Aug 14, 2012
Once upon a time, Helen Gurley Brown called herself a "non-militant feminist." She called herself that, she says, because, at the time, she was "so busy defending the idea that women should be adorable and adoring to men, I was so caught up in the idea that men were not the enemy and that we must defend and protect and love men...that I just wanted to sort of indicate, I guess, that I wasn’t mad at men." The truth is, barely anyone else considered Gurley Brown to be much of a feminist at all, especially the leaders of the women's movement. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jul 12, 2012
We're fans of The Pervocracy, a blog devoted to all things kink. And we especially enjoy the site's regular feature "Cosmocking," which pokes fun at Cosmo's frequent and, uhh, creative sex tips. Here's the latest edition of "Cosmocking," focused on some Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired ideas from the mag's pages.
Light pink cover! Light pink invisi-pants! ...Hang on here. "Wow Your Man With These Moves Inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey"? Oh boy. I'm going straight there. ...Oh boy. This is gonna be a whole post. Read More
BY Intern Maura
on Apr 09, 2012
Last November, atheist Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahady posted a nude photo of herself on her blog, tweeting and tagging it #NudePhotoRevolutionary. She and her boyfriend were then criminally charged with "violating morals, inciting indecency and insulting Islam" -- spurring activists to "take back the nude photo," as it were. When blogger and activist Maryam Namazie got wind of this, she decided to take on the project of the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar -- and stand in solidarity with Elmahady. Read More