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About a week ago model/actress/muse Cara Delevingne made headlines for what the Internet called a “painfully awkward” interview with Good Day Sacramento meant to publicize her lead role in Paper Towns, the eponymously named filmic adaption of author John Green’s bestselling young adult novel. Things got a little heated when the host asked Delevingne a sexist, condescending question – and rightfully so. Hollywood press junkets are basically sexism summits,  if this new Funny or Die sketch starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg is an accurate depiction. Read More
Tired of being bombarded by all that women’s magazine relationship advice? Then why not take a break and let the man in your life make the self-improvement resolutions for a change?  I grew up with three sisters. And among all the other tidbits I picked up as an outnumbered male—knowing what a dollop is, for example, or how to give great compliments—I also had access to scores of women’s magazines. Read More
The Charlottsville Cavaliers were heading into the last rounds of the National Travel Basketball Association’s tournament in South Carolina, triumphant after a five-game winning streak in the 11-and-under bracket. Another victory seemed imminent, until an announcement came from tourney officials: the Cavs were disqualified, because one of their players, ten year old Kymora Johnson, is a girl. Her offense? Daring to compete.  “I was, like, shocked,” Kymora told The Washington Post. “And disappointed. Read More
Fujifilm just released an iteration of their bestselling mirrorless camera, the X-T1, with one crucial difference: the new model, X-T1 IR can see through clothing. IR can see infrared light and long-wave ultraviolet light, which not only yields some interesting photos (think of that trippy Photobooth filter!), but also the ability to zoom right through thin clothing. Fujifilm denies creating the camera for voyeurs, insisting it’s designed with crime-scene investigators, healthcare applications, and scientists in mind. Read More
Women of the workplace, unite! Even your office building’s air conditioner is sexist, new research suggests. This week, two scientists (both male, thanks fellas!) published a study revealing the guidelines most office buildings use to set temperatures were created in the 60s, when women were largely absent from office environments. You know, because we weren’t wanted there and women aren’t fit for work outside the home, blah, blah. With only male employees, the “thermal comfort model” equation was formulated with male metabolic rates in mind. Read More