These Creepy Photos Will Remind You How Monstrous Beauty Standards Are

In the glossy pages of Vogue, it's easy to see extreme beauty treatments as a kind of goofy lark. These photos by Australian artist Jessica Ledwich will remind you that, say, injecting fat into your lips or immobilizing your brow with botulinum toxin is actually quite disturbing if you really stop to ponder it. » 4/04/14 6:10pm 4/04/14 6:10pm

Legendary Porn Star Defends Bareback Sex And Shaved Vulvas

We were so impressed with porn star Nina Hartley's appearance in the documentary Exxxit, we had to talk to her more. After the jump, her thoughts on condoms, shaving, and why Who's Nailin Paylin was a victory for feminism. » 7/14/10 3:35pm 7/14/10 3:35pm

"Liz Lemonning": Isn't It Time We All Admit That Tina Fey Is…

When we posted about Tina Fey's recent Esquire shoot last week, one of our commenters asked, "Am I the only person who finds Fey very traditionally attractive?" Chloe at Feministing has an answer: » 3/21/10 3:45pm 3/21/10 3:45pm

Sexism Can Come In All Sorts Of Pretty Packages

When you do most of your Olympic-watching in bars with silenced televisions, you tend to obsessively notice details » 8/19/08 4:00pm 8/19/08 4:00pm. One thing I have been obsessed with is the insanely perfect posture of the silent women of the medal ceremonies. And of course, there's a reason for that — the 337 "hostesses" were picked for their looks…

British Lad Mags: Root Of All Ills Or Symptom Of The Bigger, Sexist…

Michael Grove, the shadow education secretary and a prominent Conservative in England, gave a speech today » 8/04/08 9:30am 8/04/08 9:30am at a meeting organized by the think tank IPPR condemning lad mags (like , , and ) for promoting "instant-hit hedonism" and presenting women as "permanently, lasciviously, uncomplicatedly available." The result,…