Baffling New GOP Ads: Bitches Be Texting

The College Republican National Committee, the GOP's youth division, is so, so good at communicating with female voters. Earlier this month, they were roundly mocked for an ad that compared Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist to buying a too-expensive wedding dress. (Ladies! We only understand… » 10/29/14 6:20pm 10/29/14 6:20pm

Media Critic Calls Chris Hayes Sexist for "Girl Talk" Reference

Mark Finkelstein, a NewsBusters editor dedicated to "COMBATING LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS" who "spent ten days in Iraq" once, has a scoop: MSNBC host Chris Hayes was really sexist on the air last night. Which is true, if you don't know who Girl Talk is. Mark Finkelstein does not know who Girl Talk is. » 9/17/14 12:11pm 9/17/14 12:11pm

Big Ang and Snooki Discuss Dicks, Tits, and Babies

Two of Viacom's breakout reality stars—Mob Wives' Big Ang and Jersey Shore's Snooki—hung out in the back of a limo and ate fast food as they filmed a series of weird cross-promotional spots, hyping their respective spinoffs (Big Ang premieres on VH1 July 8, while Snooki & JWOWW premieres on MTV June 21.) While their… » 6/05/12 2:50pm 6/05/12 2:50pm

Best Board Game Ever Combines Girl Talk With The Hunger Games

Who will be behind the door to take you on a date? The lean and handsome Gale? The muscular and sweet Peeta? Or a mystery tribute ready to bash your head in with a stick?
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Why Are You Really Posting All Those Facebook Photos?

An academic study of 311 college students has found that on social networks like Facebook, "females who base their self-worth on their appearance tend to share more photos online and maintain larger networks on online social networking sites." » 3/08/11 10:04am 3/08/11 10:04am

Women Filling Up Coding Workshops

About 500 of the nearly 600 people who attended free open-source programming workshops in the last year were women. Why were the numbers so different from what we usually see? » 1/18/11 6:50pm 1/18/11 6:50pm

The Internet Shame Machine

"I won't back down from bullying a 12 year old girl if needed to reach my goal," read the lawyer's website. The asshole hockey dad had gotten a lesson in Internet justice. But is this reason to celebrate? » 12/27/10 2:12pm 12/27/10 2:12pm

Boarding School Mean Girls Spur Facebook Ban

"You know it is possible to say no when someone tries to have sex with you. Just throwing that out there." Sorta true! "Like no is still an option, you whore." Uh-oh. Time for an elite high school Facebook scandal! » 11/23/10 4:15pm 11/23/10 4:15pm

Why Are We Still Asking What Women Want?

"What do women want?" Don Draper asked in the first season of Mad Men. "Who cares?" Roger Sterling replied. The Twitter trending topic #whatdowomenwant, hovering near the top thanks to being coined by Usher yesterday, offers a few more options. » 11/08/10 4:16pm 11/08/10 4:16pm

What Facebook Does To Teenage Girls

If you came of age without Facebook, you probably regularly find reasons to be grateful for it. But a new survey suggests that despite the risks, social networks can make teen girls more emotionally safe and closer to their friends. » 11/05/10 5:02pm 11/05/10 5:02pm

Creepy App Helps You Find "The Ladies." Then What?

As if to prove The Social Network's thesis that much of innovation comes down to dudes trying to score, here is a Foursquare app that zeroes in on critical masses of ladies. Cute or creepy? » 10/05/10 4:57pm 10/05/10 4:57pm

Women In Tech Panel Devolves Into Anger, Ambivalence

Reports are trickling out that a TechCrunch panel on women in tech degenerated into a "catfight" and onstage "bitching." So what actually happened? » 9/28/10 5:06pm 9/28/10 5:06pm

Serena Williams Gives Oprah A Pedicure

Turns out Serena is taking classes to become licensed in the Nail Arts, and she practiced on Oprah's rarefied toes while the two talked about being crazy rich. » 9/27/10 6:50pm 9/27/10 6:50pm

Charming Right-Wing Women Dominating Twitter

Before the Internet, editors compiled power lists using a complex system of favor-trading and slow-news-cycle holidays. Now, it's done by algorithm! Anyone can indulge their narcissism and quantify their own "influence." But only one can be on top. Or several. » 8/23/10 3:38pm 8/23/10 3:38pm

You Ladies Check Facebook Before You Pee

According to a new study, one third of young women check Facebook upon waking, and 20 percent of us in the middle of the night. And 40 percent aren't troubled to find a "visibly intoxicated" photo of ourselves there. » 7/07/10 10:00am 7/07/10 10:00am

Behind The Music: 13 Awesome Courtney Love Quotes

Last night, VH1 aired a special two-hour edition of Behind the Music: Courtney Love. Nothing was off limits as she talked about her tough childhood, juvie, drugs, motherhood, Trent Reznor, plastic surgery, mental hospitals, and so much more. » 6/22/10 8:00pm 6/22/10 8:00pm

When The Boss Is Just More Relaxed Without You Around

What's Jada Pinkett Smith's explanation for Hollywood's nonstop diversity fail? "They like the familiar so they lean towards that in the people they place around them," she tells Newsweek of male executives. It's not just Hollywood. » 6/14/10 3:00pm 6/14/10 3:00pm

The Manic, Sexy Woman I Can't Help But Resent

"This construction worker I've been fucking has really been keeping me up late, " says actress Paz de la Huerta, who, New York tells us ominously, will this year be "impossible not to notice." Oh, goody. » 6/02/10 1:30pm 6/02/10 1:30pm

Boys Will Be Boys: The Problem With Digg

It's no secret that Digg is a terrible place for women, whether as conversation topics, authors, or participants. But the same factors behind the social news site's hostile environment are also making Digg obsolete. » 5/25/10 2:20pm 5/25/10 2:20pm