Egypt's Cairollers Have Best Name Ever, Are Super Rad Rollergirls

Have you ever been in a Roller Derby rink? I have, and it's fucking terrifying. I lasted two minutes into tryouts before I sidelined myself for being a big baby who was more interested in eating hot dogs and gossiping. So anyway, all the props in the world to the ladies who get out there and circle that big-ass,… » 11/27/12 9:30am 11/27/12 9:30am

Our Readers Kick Ass

A few weeks ago, I unloaded about female "fitness" and how our bodies' function as tools has gotten lost in a quest to be thin. Readers responded with their own stories, and what awesome stories they are. » 11/28/10 3:20pm 11/28/10 3:20pm

Octomom Wants You To Neuter Your Pets; Elephant Poop To Be Used As A…

• Today in irony: Nadya Suleman — she of the eight babies — is being paid by PETA to advertise their spay and neuter campaign on her front door. » 5/19/10 6:00pm 5/19/10 6:00pm

Critics Say You Must (See) Whip It

How's Drew Barrymore's directorial debut? Well, some critics say it's a bit slow and predictable. However, all agree that despite its faults, the rollerderby film is "unreasonably entertaining" and more intelligent and empowering than most films marketed to women. » 10/02/09 3:20pm 10/02/09 3:20pm

Lessons From A Stuntwoman (Do Not Try This At Home)

The awesome Zoë Bell (Death Proof, Whip It) explains how to fake-clothesline someone while on rollerskates in the October issue of Wired. Illustration number 4 does not look fun. (Click to enlarge.) » 9/22/09 8:40pm 9/22/09 8:40pm


Meet Beth Hollis, a 53-year-old reference librarian from Ohio who leads a double life as the kick-ass roller derby player MegaBeth, "which is kind of a play on MegaDeath... I like the Mega too, it insinuates power." [CNN] » 8/31/09 11:20am 8/31/09 11:20am

Analyzing Whip It's Comfortingly Familiar Teen Angst

Whip It, the roller derby flick that marks Drew Barrymore's directorial debut and stars Ellen Page, looks like fun. It also looks very familiar. We broke down the trailer, frame by frame, to find out why. » 7/16/09 12:00pm 7/16/09 12:00pm

Meet Scarlet Leather, One Of The Moms Of The Rat City Rollergirls

"We use the word 'empowering' a lot, because that's how most of us feel… As athletes, we have redefined a sport on our terms, not just a female version of a male sport." [Seattle Examiner] » 4/24/09 5:40pm 4/24/09 5:40pm

Forgotten Man

"The legend of the modern roller derby has claimed its place in the Generation X canon: ... some tattooed, disaffected young women from Texas reimagined the sport as a symbol of postfeminist sisterhood." » 12/18/08 6:45pm 12/18/08 6:45pm

Rollergirls Are A Hit In New Jersey • Georgia O'Keeffe To Get The…

• Women's roller derby » 11/07/08 5:40pm 11/07/08 5:40pm is becoming popular in New Jersey, where seven leagues with more than a dozen teams have been created since 2005. • Fox Japan and Fuji TV network have that they're making a Japanese version of . • A British Muslim OB/GYN who has seen Muslim patients with bruises says she believes that is more…

"Each skater registers her nom du derby on a national list. The New Yorkers have become Lil' Miss Stuffit, Surly Temple, Beatrix Slaughter, Lemony Kickit and Brigitte Barhot." I think I'd pick "Punchin' Judy" or "Skatie Couric." What would your roller derby name be? [NY Times] » 11/19/07 11:45am 11/19/07 11:45am