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Over time, artists of varying creative disciplines have originated self-portraits as a way to connect their own experiences to their art and to reflect on culturally relevant experiences. Whether the message is political or personal, influencers such as Frida Kahlo and Vincent Van Gogh have attempted to de-stigmatize artists acting as both creator and  subject. They have inspired countless artists to tackle contemporary issues through self-portraiture. Today, the self-portraits of 21 female artists, whose talents span from painting to mixed media to video, have been...
Whore-o-Scopes  Astrological Advice For Ladies Looking To Get Laid October/November   Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22 You need to revisit what gets you off best. Reclaim your sexual power over the next two months by taking charge in the bedroom or using the toy of your choice. Mind games are Libra’s specialty, so change the power dynamic by tying them to the bedpost. Role-playing with your partner can also help light a fire if you are feeling adventurous.   Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21 You have been holding on...
Gilmore Girls Today, Gilmore Girls is celebrating its 16th birthday, and with Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life just 50 days away (yes, we’re counting), there’s no better time to celebrate. Whether you’re visiting one of the pop-up Luke’s Diners all around the US, or just rewatching one of your favorite episodes, it's a good day to be a Gilmore Girls fan. As for our way of celebrating, we’ve rounded up five groundbreaking ways Gilmore Girls showed women on TV.   1.Gilmore Girls puts the focus on mother/daughter...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Every woman has the right to walk down the street and feel safe, but it’s a right we still have to fight for sometimes—literally. About a year ago, two experiences radically changed my thinking about self-defense, which is to say, they inspired me to think about it at all. The first was learning to punch and be punched. I began taking boxing classes and learned to throw a proper punch for the first time (at the age of 28). The second was becoming...
While researching for another article, I happened upon an 1840s book which espouses harsh—and quite unintentionally hilarious—views on age disparities in marriage. This book, titled The Midwife’s Guide, is actually a Victorian edition of the 17th-century sex and midwifery manual known as Aristotle’s Masterpiece. Written by an unknown author purporting to be Aristotle, it was the most widely read sex manual in 19th century England. Only a fraction of the text is devoted to May-December marriages, but those brief pages leave one in no doubt...