Today, as the state of Texas wakes up, its citizens may find more than 1/3 of its abortion clinics suddenly shut down. The worst part is, this ridiculous new measure wasn't even supposed to happen in the first place. Earlier this week, the Texas law that would potentially close many of the state's aforementioned abortion clinics was nixed by a federal judge. Now, just four days later, the decision has been reversed.  According to the New York Times' report, the law would force 13 of 36 abortion clinics to cease operations immediately after it is put into effect. Read More
Forget pink everything--The Alloro Collection wants women to feel impossibly stylish, regardless of their experiences with cancer. According to their concept: The Alloro Collection offers elegant clothes and accessories in rich colors and beautiful fabrics specifically designed for women who have experienced breast cancer. The designs address the changes in contour, comfort and appearance of a woman’s body — without sacrificing style. Read More
If you haven't heard of Tinder, a "dating" app for the iPhone, you are probably lying and swiping through your matches right now. It seems like everyone and their grandma (literally...Hi Rhonda, 64) is a part of this bizarre craze. And until recently, I had vowed to be a part of the 1% (mostly just consisting of the Amish) who abstained from checking out dudes on my iPhone.   It wasn't the prospect of "virtual" dating that spooked me. Read More
Who doesn't secretly dream of owning their own bookshop? Rows of yellowing volumes filled with harrowing tales, a pastel sundress for every day of the week, a grumpy Ron Swanson-esque cat on the windowsill...It would be like living in a Joanna Newsom music video. Finally, the chance to make that asbestos-filled dream a reality has arrived! The owners of Chicago's Women and Children First, one of the last independent feminist bookstores in the United States, are looking to hand over the master key to a new owner. Read More
If you search the phrase "Am I pretty or ugly?" on YouTube, you will receive "About 556,000" results. The video stills all feature young girls sitting alone in front of the camera. Descriptions all read along the lines of "Please tell me in comments," "I am so ugly," and "Be truthful please tell me." The thousands and thousands of videos reveal a sort of strange subculture of girls talking about school, boys, and of course, their the entire internet.  Artist Louise Orwin is exploring this phenomenon with a new project titled "Pretty Ugly. Read More
I guess we were overdue for a high-profile anti-feminist diatribe, huh? Well, looks like we have VICE Magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes to thank for the misogynistic tirade he gave during a Huffington Post liveblog last week. It only took a measly eight minutes for McInnes to prove he fears nothing more than a set of ovaries.  The wise and worldly McInnes stated that feminism has made women "deeply unhappy" and that all a woman really wants to do (scientifically, of course) is stay at home and pop out a few babies for her bread-winning man. Read More
In the biggest "Wait...what?" I've witnessed in a while (well...maybe since earlier today), Party City has been caught red-handed committing a Class-A Photoshop disaster. The models of their (what I suppose one could call) "festive legwear" selection, have all been Photoshopped to appear in both the straight and plus size versions. Did they really think we wouldn't notice the same image flipped or stretched? As the Gloss keenly notes, "[T]hese all look wonky, weird and aren’t particularly effective. Read More
Yesterday, at the age of 76, Massachusetts-born photographer Deborah Turbeville passed away after an eight-month struggle with lung cancer. She was listening to Rachmaninoff on her iPod.  Though she was known as a "fashion photographer" she considered herself anything but. “The photographs were for fashion," she once told The Independent. "But at the same time they had an ulterior motive, something more to do with the world in general. Read More
At one point or another, we've all been on the receiving end of a "How about a pic?" text that left us rolling our eyes Liz Lemon style. Fortunately, a handy dandy new app will help you respond to said messages with all the finesse of a 13-year-old meme-loving boy. Childline, the British charity behind this glorious creation, ensures “Zipit [will help] you get flirty chat back on the right track. It’s packed with killer comebacks and top tips to help you stay in control of your chat game. Read More
In case you are one of the few who hasn't seen this plastered all over Facebook (thank you, Aunt Susan), here's the breaking news of the day: Russell Brand is a political genius.  A few nights ago, Brand appeared on the British political program "Newsnight" where he discussed the state of the world with host Jeremy Paxman. At first, it's mildly amusing to watch the author of literary crown-jewel "My Booky Wook" use words like "paradigm" and "lexicon" without hesitation, but I can guarantee it will take no more than three minutes to find your jaw firmly planted on the floor. Read More