Women's magazines aren't serious. That's the perception that exists anyway. It might be a matter of what consumers think about them, or maybe it's just how the people who work at them are judged by their peers in the media. But they're not taken seriously, and it's not because of their content. It's because our… »
Mary Thom, a founder and editor of Ms. magazine, an author several times over, and one of the most articulate feminist voices in the latter half of the 20th century, was killed Friday when she crashed her motorcycle on a highway in Yonkers, New York. She was 68. »
Is your birthday coming up? Is one of your favorite pastimes to give yourself regular 3 AM panic attacks with WebMD self-diagnoses? Perhaps you should read no further. »
Giovanni Ribisi, Giovanni Ribisi's moustache and model Agyness Deyn have apparently been dating on the sly for months and quietly married in Los Angeles this weekend. As recently as March, Deyn told press "I'm all alone. There has been no man in my life for several months now and although it would be nice to have a… »
Two weeks after welcoming daughter Pearl Clementine with his fiancée Lisa Stelly, Jack Osbourne, 26, has been diagnosed with relapsing, remitting multiple sclerosis—the most common, but least aggressive form of the illness, says Osbourne. "I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, 'Why now?' " he told People… »
I've been unsure of how to approach this topic. But I think it must be said. Just because I am a young woman and I am alone does not give you permission to start hitting on me. »
- Only a few more days until the election, and Barack Obama is doing us a solid by appearing with two of our favorites: Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart.
- You know who is so not our favorite? Former Ms. editor turned turned Palin proponent Elaine Lafferty.
- John McCain is also on our shit list for his female-unfriendly…
The new issue of Ms. hits stands today and inside is a story about self-objectification, or "viewing one's body as a sex object to be consumed by the male gaze." More and more women are viewing themselves as sex objects, says Caroline Heldman, Ph.D., an assistant professor of politics at Occidental College, and it's due… »
If I have to read another article about how some men hate Hillary Clinton for vaguely misogynistic reasons I'm going to give myself a series of tiny paper cuts with the latest copy of Ms. and rub salt in them. But lo! Rebecca Traister goes on for over 4,000 words in Salon today, parsing some young, liberal, and mostly… »
- (Photoshop of) Horrors! It's Drew Barrymore on the March Vogue and something just does not look right. [Just Jared]
- You won't be seeing Lily Allen in her underwear anytime soon: the rumors about her being the latest face of Agent Provocateur are allegedly BS. [Sassybella]
- The Gap's spring advertising campaign…
MediaPost writer "Dorothy Parker" agrees with our own Slut Machine's assessment of the 35th anniversary issue of Ms. Magazine. "I am a feminist, and I'm rooting for Ms. to hang around for at least another 35 years," Parker writes, "But I'm also a journalist, and this issue is as dull as a macramé planter from 1978." Oh, snap! … »
We worried about Tinsley's eating habits.
And about this girl who sold her vaj for a bacon double cheeseburger.
We crushed on DJ to the stars Mark Ronson.
And anti-crushed on Glamour jerkblogger Mike Cherico.
We wondered why high-end salesgirls are so cunty.
And fretted over the the safety of our dear Anonymous… »