BY Intern Lauren
on Jun 05, 2012
Tumblr, fairly notorious for hosting images that glorify self-harm, announced several months ago its plan to ban “thinpsiration” photos. But a quick search for the tags 'thinspiration,' 'pro ana,' 'anorexia,' and 'bulimia' all yield results reflecting the very images and posts the popular social networking website promised to remove. What gives, Tumblr?
"Thinspiration," or "thinspo," refers to a collection of images, words, mantras, and associations ... Read More
BY Intern Mary Ann
on May 30, 2012
Mitt Romney won the Texas primary yesterday and with it officially surpassed the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination. Did you hear about that? Probably not, because Romney’s crack campaign staff managed to steal their own thunder yet again, this time with a spelling mishap for the ages. Instead of reveling in their newfound status as the official nominee, team Romney released a new photo-filter iPhone app called “With ... Read More
Adapted from an old parlor game by the Surrealist artist movement in the 1920s, Exquisite Corpse is a method of collaborative image or word collection. The method, indicative of the movement’s purpose to express the real functioning of thought, features unusual juxtaposition and the element of surprise. Sort of like round-robin, but without the whole anarchy thing, a group gathers together and one person begins either drawing, collaging, or writing ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on May 17, 2012
Planned Parenthood officially has a Tumblr account! It's nice that while politicians and radio nut jobs are trying to minimize their influence, we can now access them through the wonder of social media.
The blog seems really cool and super helpful, too; they answer user-submitted questions, post interesting health-related infographics, and promote body positivity – it’s all about sex without any of the shame.
Check it out and follow 'em here! ... Read More
BY Intern Ginny
on Mar 23, 2012
I love that feeling when two of your favorite things are suddenly merged into one beautiful internet meme (Arrested Westeros anyone?), so I was thrilled to find out about Feminist Harry Potter, a Tumblr that’s in the business of “feminist theory consciousness raising, one Harry Potter reference at a time.”
One of the things that makes Harry Potter so much fun is the variety of female characters that are integral to the storylines. While the blog ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Mar 13, 2012
Most of my daily activities require me to behave as if I'm far more mature than I actually am. Taking the subway without giggling at other peoples’ conversations or engaging in staring contests with small children: definitely a struggle. So when I stumble across something that elicits adolescent squeals of joy from my inner pre-teen, I have to share it.
Enter this Tumblr: #whatshouldwecallme. A collection of gifs set to scenarios, they are spot on and ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Mar 02, 2012
I think I can say with almost 100% certainty that most of us have seen and loved the many incarnations of the “Hey Girl” Ryan Gosling meme. From the original Feminist Ryan Gosling to Sex Radical Ryan Gosling, us Internet-dwellers have looked to Ryan's face for deep and meaningful social commentary (and eye candy, of course).
But now the “Hey Girl” meme has evolved away from Ryan's chiseled cheekbones to other familiar faces. As a ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Feb 24, 2012
Sometimes my latent teenage angst rears its head unexpectedly. Especially on a day like today, where in New York at least, all signs are pointing to 'you-should've-stayed-in-bed,' it can get intense. So to escape the drizzle outside and embrace my displaced adolescent rage, I'm turning to these fine doodling dames of Tumblr for company. Whether you're happy, horny, hormonal, or (like me) just a tiny bit enraged that you're expected to get out of bed every day, ... Read More
BY Intern Sarah
on Feb 01, 2012
I love books. A lot. I have a book in my purse at all times (last month it was The Small Room by May Sarton, right now it’s The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight by Gina Ochsner—next up will be Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger) and spend many of my lunch breaks browsing at Barnes & Noble. For part of our summer holiday, my college roommate and I went to the little town of Hay-on-Wye, Wales, which makes its living off bookshops; there are ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Jan 23, 2012
If the Dowager Countess and I were frenemies in real life, she would probably ask me, "What's an Inter-net?" and to that, I would reply, "It is a place where this happens, THANK GOODNESS."
Downton Abbeyonce is where your Downton Abbey addiction and your Beyonce obsession meet. Brilliant.
Downton ... Read More