Someone picked the wrong kid to mess with. When confronted with a dangerous, frightening situation, 12-year-old Marilyn Wildflower was able to defend herself, and scare off a predator without leaving her own bed.  Wildflower woke up in the middle of the night to a stranger who was masturbating with one hand and lifting up her sheets with his gun simultaneously. I’m pretty sure that’s right up there on the list of things that are absolutely ... Read More
  “You know what’s the male-equivalent of calling a girl a slut? Calling a guy a creep.” These are actual words my ex-boyfriend once said to me. And he was wrong, of course. Like, dead wrong, you can't even compare the damage of the of the two - what are you even talking about? But I can kind of see the parallel, and it’s something I’ve thought about since. In fact, I've discussed this at length over many mojitos: What defines a ... Read More
Two weeks ago, we discussed the serious issue of living with Bitchy Resting Face. If you need a quick refresher lesson on the disorder, it’s when a woman’s face has about the same emotional range as MTV's Daria. I also touched upon my own struggles with bitch face, which, along with my lack of proper people skills and habit of wearing all-black, pretty much solidified my place as a social pariah from ages 9 to...now. All the symptoms of chronic bitch ... Read More
So virtual Burn Books are a thing now, apparently.  Kids these days, amirite? This Tuesday, two Swedish girls (aged 15 and 16 respectively) were found guilty of “aggravated defamation” for slut-shaming 38 of their peers via Instagram. As early as December, the two were on a lookout for the “worst sluts in Gothenburg,” receiving 1000 suggestions. From there, they published photos (primarily of females) along with cruel comments on their ... Read More
Like any millennial who’s only passively political (to preface this, pretty much any knowledge of politics I’ve gotten through watching Parks and Rec, so bear with me) I monitored last night’s Wendy Davis filibuster from the comfort of multiple social media outlets.  Facebook was on edge. Tumblr was casually throwing around the “Khaleesi” title (they would.) Twitter was filled with words of solidarity punctuted with ... Read More
It's no secret that we have a lot of love for former BUST cover girl Mindy Kaling. I myself offered to send her a birthday card, but I don't think my higher-ups would trust me with her address. Nor should they, probably. Anyway, today the lovely lady turns 34, a pretty unremarkable age, but cause for celebration nonetheless! So let's take a trip down memory lane to see how Mindy went from comedy-obsessed star student to comedy-creating super star! Here's a couple ... Read More
One of the best compliments I ever received was, “You remind me of Karen O. Because you're so weird.” It seems that over time, however, we’ve both toned the weirdness down a notch, as you can see in the fresh new video for “Despair.” She IS wearing what seems to be a Hawaiian-tuxedo-meets-punk-bullfighter-costume, and that’s sufficiently quirky enough, I suppose. But I miss the days of red lamé superhero costumes, ... Read More
I'm not sure if any of our readers would seriously look to Victoria's Secret models for marriage advice, or realistic perspective on...anything ever, but Miranda Kerr has caused quite a ruckus when she recently revealed the success of her marriage with Legolas. Apparently doing big things (writing books, making skin care products, etc.) in a recent interview for Net a Porter's online magazine, The Edit, Kerr was quoted saying the following:  “I think it ... Read More
When the words “Feminist Make-Up tutorial” sashayed onto my Tumblr dashboard, I took the delicious piece of click-bait in order to find out how to fight misogyny while looking fabulous. Sure enough, it taught me how to put my Smash the Patriarchy #2 lipstick to good use, AND it became an instant favorite amongst my peers. Now we have a charming, uniform mask of righteousness to wear when we take up our rightful position as the superior sex. In case ... Read More
Hey, I didn’t say it. According to Jessica Rey, former Power Ranger and current swimsuit designer, antiquated descriptions of the bikini state it's a garment favored by 'licentious mediterranean types' (me) and that only someone who lacked 'decency and tact' (also me) would wear it. As she goes through the history of women's swimwear in a recent video, she acknowledges that opinions of the bikini have clearly changed, and that she created her ... Read More
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