BY Hannah Baxter
on May 20, 2015
As far as meme-worthy flubs go, Mitt Romney’s “Binders Full of Women” moment was pretty much the crème de la crème. Inspiring a multitude of glorious homemade Halloween costumes, not to mention the EPIC Tumblr account, it has unfortunately gathered a bit of dust in the sphere of popular culture. But fear not, for there is plenty of misogyny and covert sexism to fill the binder-shaped void.
If you, as a well-informed and media-savvy ... Read More
Bad news for anyone who still uses their velvet-embossed, rainbow-colored Lisa Frank pencil case: The Lisa Frank corporation is not “upset so much as disappointed” that Frank’s artwork has been co-opted by the Feminist Lisa Frank blog, which is obviously an awesome explosion of bright colors, kittens, and female empowerment.
The Lisa Frank Corporation has a history of messy PR: Jezebel ran a story about “the rainbow gulag” and ... Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 25, 2015
Cheyenne Randall is an artist in Seattle who is making us swoon with his pictures of tattooed celebrities. Audrey Hepburn and Willie Nelson are just a couple stars Randall has in his impressive gallery of celebs donning gorgeous skin art. Check out some of our favorites below:
Marilyn Monroe before she exploded as an icon.
Liz Taylor giving us the eye... and sporting some epic tats.
Gaga with more tattoos than skin.
Jimi Hendrix with a heart full of love on ... Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 09, 2015
Yes that’s right, Facebook has created a 'feeling Fat’ emoji option. As you may already know, when you post your status, Facebook gives you an option to show to your friends (the world, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.) just how you feel in that moment. They even allow you to create your own if the 120 options they give you do not fit your particular mood at that time.
However, this double-chinned emoji has raised quite a few other feelings on Facebook and ... Read More
We barely have words for this because we are laugh-cringing so hard. What do you get when you combine feminist theory courtesy of bell hooks with old "Saved By the Bell" screenshots? Probably the most amazing thing we've seen in weeks. WEEKS PEOPLE. Maybe even the entirety of the new year. It is freaking incredible. Just look at these gems:
AND SO ...
Bless you, you retro television genius who created this. We are obsessed with you. ... Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Jan 02, 2015
As we stumble into the beginning of yet another year, we are bombarded with list after list of what to look forward to in 2015 on our Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts. I don’t even want to talk about it.
I am an anxious person who enjoys pop culture. So, when a new year comes along, instead of being excited about new TV shows and movies and books, I get upset, because I am now even further from all the things I have yet to watch and listen ... Read More
BY Rebecca Peterson
on Oct 20, 2014
The internet can be a paradoxical place, whereby Yuppie brands appropriate radical social slogans for their own ends, and us plebeians can communally address other Yuppie brands with such pressing questions as, how drunk are J. Crew models, really?
Discussion has been spurred by Jen Ellison, whose Tumblr FAQ even calls out the fact that most of J. Crew’s male models don’t look drunk.
“They are more often photographed as assertive, rugged, ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 17, 2014
The worst time [at the theme park] was when a forty something man introduced himself, and shook my hand...But he wouldn't let go, he rubbed it, and said, "What's your name, baby? You're the prettiest girl here. I can't have a bad day if I get to see you. Can I have your number?"... He finally walked away, but not before saying, "I'll see you tomorrow."
Katy Heng runs Tumblr blog called But What Was She Wearing: Stop The Cat Call, to document how what a person is ... Read More
After four weeks of posting mysterious pictures of lyrics online, Lorde finally released her new single “Yellow Flicker Beat” for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
Lorde’s voice is as haunting as ever when she sings, “I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm/ And the scars that mark my body/ They’re silver and gold” She wrote on her Tumblr, “It's my first offering from ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 11, 2014
Breaking Poems is a blog created by a former journalist Sara Cress from Houston, who creates poems that are "Ripped From The Headlines." Fusing together two of the coolest sources for knowledge, poetry and breaking news. Sara started the project this year and is only just starting to gain momentum on her headline-inspired works. Scroll through and see some poignant and beautiful story-poem hybrids that you may remember from the papers this past year. Her pieces ... Read More