On Tuesday, Rihanna and her perfect ass channeled Josephine Baker at the CFDA awards. And, as these things tend to do, her exposed nearly nude body under her dress (Swarovski crystals held together with magical spider webs and confidence) has renewed yet another round of teen slut panic.
Well, here we are in 2014 back at square one trying to explain that women—just like people!—have the extraordinary ability to enjoy sex without being completely defined by it. Didn't Madonna already cover this a quarter of a century ago?
Here is the best headline you'll read today: "Robber foiled by spry senior-citizen sprinter and 70-year-old woman threatening genital discomfort with her 'hiking stick.'" It only gets better from there!
I know you have open letter + pumpkin spice fatigue, but hear me out: Did anyone think it was a real gas that when Sinead O'Connor was scolding Miley Cyrus, we learned that Cyrus considered O'Connor a role model herself? I was in junior high when O'Connor made the angels cry for ripping up a picture of the pope live…
The mother of a sixth grader is irate after a Hooters waitress was invited to speak at her son's school career day, comparing the incident to a California school's decision to invite Sasha Grey to read to students.
Clair Huxtable is the perfect professional black mom. Actually, Clair Huxtable transcends race: She's the perfect professional mom, period. She also transcends generations: While June Cleaver, Carol Brady, and Edith Bunker may lose potency over time, if you go back to the archives, you'll find Clair Huxtable still…
Sally Gordon was born in 1909, has worked all her life, and has no plans to retire. Also, she has excellent taste in hats.
Christina Hendricks has gone from poster child for the supposed the comeback of curves to practically a stock photo for any story about bodies. Is it time to diversify?
In a misguided attempt to get women to love their bodies, British Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone has suggested we all try to look like Christina Hendricks. We'll get right on that.
Dolly Freed was once amongst America's most famous teenagers - and amazing. And to the delight of her fans, one writer has tracked her down:
The anti-heroines of Pulling drink constantly, smoke, do drugs, sleep around, and hate each other — all to a cartoonish degree. Why the un-ladylike Britcom Pulling, and its creator Sharon Horgan should give us hope for the future of comedy.
This year, the Miss America pageant was given a "modern makeover," wherein the newly crowned young lady wouldn't be considered less of a "beauty queen" and more of an "it girl." Included in the modernization were bluejeans on stage, an absence of choreographed group dance numbers, a reality show tie-in, and a new…
Maybe you heard? Bratz: The Movie is opening this week. Both the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer have profiles on the stars of the film today. One of the young actresses tells the reporter from the Post, "I didn't know anything about the dolls at all. Then people, like my friends, heard I was going to be…