Janet Mock Named Contributing Editor at Marie Claire

Janet Mock, the absolutely incredible writer, trans activist and all-around inspiration to humans everywhere, has been named a contributing editor at Marie Claire. Yes! » 7/22/14 5:20pm 7/22/14 5:20pm

Teen Girl Superheros Fight 'Nerd Discrimination'

One of the truest truisms of all is that high school sucks for a lot of people. At worst, it can be a stultifying, judgmental, depressing environment (with obvious exceptions — however, I think we can all agree that the narrative of the "downtrodden nerd who prevails at long last" is as ubiquitous as unappealing… » 6/06/13 6:30pm 6/06/13 6:30pm

Amazing 15-Year-Old Girl Will Probably Be The First Astronaut On Mars

What were you accomplishing with the power of social media when you were fifteen? If you were like me, you were color-coding your AIM profile with artistic precision and uploading Legolas fanart to DeviantArt.com. If you were like current high school sophomore Abigail Harrison, you were communicating with NASA… » 5/06/13 3:30pm 5/06/13 3:30pm

13 Reasons the World Is Still Awesome

Happy Monday. Last week sucked — fuck last week. THAT SAID, the world still has some stuff going for it, and because seeing the great things is not something that comes naturally to many of us, let's take a moment to reflect on how the world is rad and wonderful. Why not? The alternative is to down a bottle of Celexa… » 4/22/13 12:40pm 4/22/13 12:40pm

25-Year-Old Activist Finally Accomplishes Something, Is Voted Germany's…

Marina Weisband, a leading member of Germany's Pirate Party (yes, Germany has a Pirate Party — this is what we miss out on when we stick with a two party system) has been voted Germany's Sexiest female politician in a poll by Playboy, having claimed 29% of the vote. » 1/18/13 1:50pm 1/18/13 1:50pm

Solange's Latest Performance Is an Excellent Reminder of Her Eternal…

As a part of her rounds to promote her new (and fantastic) EP True, Solange stopped by Late Night last night to perform her single "Losing You." Not only did she look fantastic (seriously, this green suit — coupled with her outfits in the "Losing You" video — really does solidify her place as one of the coolest girls… » 12/11/12 10:45pm 12/11/12 10:45pm

Ikea Monkey's Name Is Darwin, He's Now Living Happily at a Sanctuary

This past Sunday, a seven-month-old rhesus macaque, wearing a solitary Ugg boot as a jacket, was found wandering an Ikea parking lot in Toronto. It caused quite a stir as you don't see a primate in a baby-sized shearling coat roaming through Grönkulla towel sets and Knutstorp wicker baskets everyday. » 12/11/12 9:30am 12/11/12 9:30am

Terry Miller Makes an Honest Man of Dan Savage

Now that same-sex couples can get married in Washington state, some famous Washingtonians are sealing the deal. One of the first up was Dan Savage. He and husband Terry Miller tied the knot, and don't they look dapper? And don't you wish you were there? I'm in love with love! » 12/10/12 10:00am 12/10/12 10:00am

Welcome to Kinja, Our New Commenting System

We're thrilled to announce the arrival of Kinja, Jezebel's discussion platform, which was born at 7:30 AM this morning weighing a healthy 6 lbs. 5 oz. Both mother and baby are doing fine. » 6/27/12 7:30am 6/27/12 7:30am

Washington's Gays to Mount Massive Marriage-Ruining Campaign

And now, for some good news: after gentle prodding from the likes of Bill Gates, Washington is poised to become the seventh state in the Union to legalize gay marriage. Someone better break the news to the Straights of Seattle: you're all getting a divorce. » 1/23/12 7:40pm 1/23/12 7:40pm

Jezebel's New Mobile Site — And The Return Of Hearts!

Ta-da! Jezebel's shiny new mobile site has finally launched. It loads quickly, looks pretty, and has some neat bells and whistles: Much like on our regular site, you can watch videos, look at the most popular stories (the flame icon), decide whether you want to read featured comments or all of 'em, and you can even… » 5/23/11 3:57pm 5/23/11 3:57pm

Zadie Smith Takes Over Harper's Books Column, And We Are Happy

Zadie Smith will write Harper's New Books column starting with the March 2011 issue, replacing Benjamin Moser. Smith says her mission is, "not simply to describe an end product but to delineate a process, an intimate experience with a book." » 9/21/10 12:03pm 9/21/10 12:03pm

Tavi Gevinson Is Our New Guest Blogger

At 4'11", aged 14 years, coming from Chicago('s environs), we have: Tavi Gevinson! She writes songs about Alber Elbaz. She strikes fear into the hearts of editors like Anne Slowey. And all week, she'll be writing for us. » 6/22/10 3:30pm 6/22/10 3:30pm

A Connecticut judge has ruled in favor » 11/12/08 10:40am 11/12/08 10:40am of allowing same-sex marriages in the state. Since a referendum to overturn legalized gay marriages was passed last week in California, Connecticut and Massachusetts are the only states to have legalized same-sex marriage. []
The chief inspection official of China's quality watchdog says that the milk crisis which sickened 53,000 Chinese children has, hopefully, come to a close » 9/24/08 9:40am 9/24/08 9:40am. Even so, some women are to the milk powder scandal by offering their services as wet nurses to families wary of using formula. Breast-feeding might also see a…