Body-Positive 'Chubby' J-Pop Groups Will Eat Whatever They Want

Earlier this year, Chubbiness, an all-girl group consisting of girls bigger than your average Japanese starlet stormed the J-Pop scene. The Chubbiness girls love to talk (and eat) food and their favorite "chubby" body parts. They've been quite the sensation, and they're not the only puniko ("Marshmallow girl") group. » 10/01/14 3:15pm 27 minutes ago

My Family Moved to Nashville for Nashville

The email was a lark—hardly even a serious offer. My friend and former professor Lorrie Moore was moving to Nashville to teach at Vanderbilt, and she wrote me to say that they needed someone to fill in for a semester, to teach a single undergraduate creative writing workshop. I was six months pregnant, with no idea of… » 10/01/14 3:00pm 42 minutes ago

There Is Already a Knockoff of Amal Alamuddin's Wedding Gown

Are you interested in being married to George Clooney? WELL TOO DAMN BAD. He's already taken in case you somehow haven't heard. However, if you'd like to marry some other dude and pretend like you're marrying George Clooney, it is now that much easier to uphold the fantasy by purchasing a knockoff of Amal Alamuddin's… » 10/01/14 2:45pm 57 minutes ago

GOP Proves It Finally 'Gets' Women With Say Yes to the Dress Ad

After being pummeled in the 2012 elections, the GOP has been asking itself, over and over, the infernal question it cannot seem to answer: What do women even care about? Finally, almost two years and dozens of embarrassing news cycles later, they have their answer. Wedding dresses. Bitches love wedding dresses. » 10/01/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

'Pro-Life' States Do a Shitty Job Providing Care to Women and Kids

New research indicates that the states with the biggest anti-choice boner also happen to be the ones with the worst record of caring for the fully formed human beings forced to live with the consequences of their leaders' ideology. What's more pro-life than ignoring a high maternal mortality rate? Besides everything? » 10/01/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Superheroes Make Shitty Husbands

News that Walmart is peddling a "Training to be Batman's Wife" T-shirt to juniors has raised ire for its retrograde bullshittery. Lost in the ruckus is the fact that it's not just offensive for its sexism — it's offensive because Batman is the type of douche that no woman would realistically go for. Surely there's a… » 10/01/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

Facebook Apologizes For Discriminatory "Real Name" Policy

Facebook sparked a fierce backlash three weeks ago when it began enforcing a "real name" policy against performers and members of the LGBT community. The company initially dug in its heels, refusing to stop requiring people to use their legal names, inciting hundreds of thousands of people to flee to the… » 10/01/14 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

The Secret Service Had Issues Way Before the Woman in Charge Got There

On Monday, invalid human Laura Ingraham indicated that she believed the White House's current security issues are due to the fact that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was hired for being a woman and not for being a qualified human. But Pierson's gender identity is prompting even sometimes more levelheaded… » 10/01/14 11:00am Today 11:00am