Spirit Airlines has landed in hot water over their response to a sexual assault claim that happened to a female passenger aboard a flight earlier this month. On August 23rd 2011, Dana LaRue fell asleep on board a flight leaving Los Angeles and awoke to find a fellow passenger fondling her. “I woke up to find him pressed up against my arm, one hand on my leg, the other hand fumbling around my breasts.”   LaRue says she was paralyzed with fear and ... Read More
  Gender neutral dorm rooms are beginning to creep their way onto college campuses across the country. Barnard College is one institution that has begun accommodating queer and trans students. Beginning this fall gender neutral dorm rooms will be offered on a trial basis. The push for gender neutral housing was started almost two years ago by the Barnard Student Government Association.  The new housing initiative,which is just coming to fruition now, ... Read More
Think summer camp is only about polar bear swimming and making ugly jewelry out of macaroni noodles? Think again my friend. Straight out of the suburbs of Chicago,  Gadget Camp is a hands on camp that empowers young girls by encouraging careers in the world of manufacturing. Although there are nearly 14 million unemployed Americans today, many consider a career in manufacturing unappealing, and those who don’t are rarely suited for the work. ... Read More
Ever wonder how the women of yesterday got it on, on their own? Now there’s a museum solely dedicated to just that. Babeland, everyone’s favorite adult toy shop, has created their very own vintage vibrator museum. Rachel Venning, Co-founder of Babeland, got the idea to start the museum after discovering vintage vibrators while flea market shopping. Now her discoveries and more, are apart of a fully documented and exhibited online collection. ... Read More
Created by a mother and daughter team, Hathor Aphrodisia lubricant lickeur aims to hit all the right spots. This vegan friendly and water based lube is infused with natural aphrodisiacs like horny goat weed and Siberian ginseng.  Hathor Aphrodisia is a soothing and gentle antithesis to the average chemical laden lubricant that dry up after a move or two. This coconut orange flavored lube glided on silky smooth and remained non-sticky and flavorful through ... Read More
     The brain child of 26 year old producer and writer Issa Rae, The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl is a web show that follows J, a self proclaimed awkward black girl as she navigates through life, love, and work. Tired of not seeing accurate representations of herself on television, Rae rallied a group of friends and college buddies to help produce the first few episodes.  What began this past January as a three minute web show has ... Read More
  Now, more so than ever before, obesity rates in America are hitting an all time high. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over one third, or 33% of adult Americans are obese,and 17% of U.S. children are now following in their footsteps. Many factors contribute to this epidemic including:  inflated portion sizes, a reliance on fast food instead of healthier home cooked meals, and less physical activity. First lady Michelle Obama ... Read More
Nowadays, when one thinks of Burlesque and Vaudeville, images of a scantily clad woman covered in feathers and flashy underwear come to mind. But Burlesque, in it’s original incarnation had more to do with off-kilter performances from comedians, singers, and dancers rather then titillating stripteases a la Dita Von Teese. Here are some photos, housed at the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee theater of The Ohio State University, that shows 19th century female ... Read More
While breast cancer is largely thought of as a female issue, The American Cancer Society estimates that 2,140 new cases of breast cancer in men are diagnosed each year. One 26 year old South Carolina resident, Raymond Johnson, is amongst this year’s batch of new breast cancer patients. Johnson works as a tradesman specializing in tile instillation, but is unfortunately uninsured and unable to afford breast cancer treatments on his own, instead depending on ... Read More
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