BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jan 11, 2011
Last week's gushingly reported study, "Researchers Show Women's Tears Turn Men Off!" felt like another nail in the coffin of civilization. Offered up like a cautionary tale in headlines around the world--from The New York Times, "In Women's Tears, a Chemical That Says, 'Not Tonight, Dear'" to Business Week's "Women's Tears Dampen Men's Sexual Arousal"--most reports barely scratched the surface of the study's findings. Why did no one write, "Even Tears Fail to Move ... Read More
on Jan 07, 2011
I first heard it a number of years ago. Someone told me they saw a question about me on a Trivial Pursuit card. It was very cool to hear but I didn't quite believe it, and figured they'd probably mistaken me for someone else or some other question.
But the other day a friend of my boos' was playing the game and came across the very card with me as a clue, and took a snapshot. I must say this is one of the highest honors of my career. But I also have to say that I ... Read More
on Jan 05, 2011
It happened slowly. Drugstores' stocks of ob tampons began slowly dwindling. You probably figured your drugstore sucked and never restocks their shelves with anything anyway, and that eventually your trusted, beloved ob tampon would reappear. But they haven't. As it's been reported on elsewhere, it's not just your drugstore that's out of them. In fact, ob tampons are now nowhere to be found.
Which is why they are now showing up on ebay, selling for $50 a ... Read More
BY Molly Labell
on Dec 17, 2010
If you're in the NYC area, check out Barnard College's Athena Film Festival from February 10-13. All of the films feature female characters as protagonists and focus strongly on female leadership. Kathryn Kolbert, the co-curator of the festival, explains in a press release that "The films we’ll screen exemplify our mission—to bring women’s unique and powerful voice to the forefront." Both documentaries and narrative films will be shown. You'll be ... Read More
BY jodi sh doff
on Dec 15, 2010
The names of 60 sex workers who were murdered in 2010 will be read aloud at candlelight vigils across the world on Friday. Sixty is a conservative estimate, violence against those in the sex worker community more often than not goes undocumented, unreported, unnoticed. Often we don’t hear about it until it is too late for anything other than tabloid headlines, until there is a body left my the roadside, stuffed in a drainpipe or tossed from a ... Read More