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BitchTapes: School Daze

School Daze from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio.

Summer's winding down and those of us who are students are gearing up for another tough year. Even if you've been in school for years, something about the first few days always makes ya nervous–like summer camp, but perhaps with more sex, booze, and drama. It still feels...

Project Runway Season 10: Lordy, Lordy!

It was a Lord & Taylor extravaganza on this week's Project Runway!

I feel you, Sonjia. I wanted to cut that harness up too.

Beyond Judy Blume: The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Earlier this week, we hosted the first YA book club of our Beyond Judy Blume program here in Portland. We had a great discussion about how sexuality, gender, and race are portrayed in The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson. Since we know lots of our readers aren't able to make it to our book club meetings, we're discussing the book here on the blog as well. Let us...

Watch Samantha Bee Kick Ass in the Name of Choice at the Republic National Convention

Having a hard time wrapping your mind around the shitshow that is the Republican National Convention? Us too. That's why we appreciate the intrepid reporting of The Daily Show's Samantha Bee, who took on the brave task of asking RNC delegates how they really feel about Romney's stance on abortion, which includes exceptions if the life of the mother is threatened.

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Feminist Fistbump: Cindy Gallop

Hello, and welcome to the inaugural post of our new series Feminist Fistbump, where we offer up props to those warriors fighting for gender equality today! Our first Fistbump goes out to advertising consultant, startup guru, and all-around badass Cindy Gallop.

B-Sides: Myths

Vancouver, BC-based electroccult female duo MYTHS will enchant cities across the US and Canada on The Mythical Gymnastics Tour w/ Grimes and Elite Gymnastics. Don't miss this!

Pen 15 Club: The "BIC for Her" Debacle is About Sexism, Not Social Media

You may have seen the hilarious Amazon customer reviews for the BIC "For Her" Ball Pen that have been circulating the web this week. Written in response to BIC's ludicrous idea that women need a pen with an "Elegant design - just for her!" and a "Thin barrel to fit a women's hand," the reviews are smart, sarcastic, and sounding alarms in the social media world for all the wrong reasons...

RetroPop: Is Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" a Riff on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

In the spirit of collaboration, as this entire concept for this post was dreamed up by commenter Green, I asked the friend I'm currently visiting if I could pick her brain on the topic. I launched the Adele question. There was a long pause. "What about…. Frankenstein?" she asked. And then, as though I was the Joey character from Blossom, I was all like, "Whoah!...

Five Things to Love About The Mindy Project Pilot

As a 30-year-old, pop culture-loving, unmarried, short, dark-haired, bookish woman who loves to drink champagne and wear sequins, I'd have to change my name to Mindy if I wanted to fit any more squarely into The Mindy Project's target demographic. The show, which premieres September 25th but whose pilot is currently streaming on Hulu, stars creator Mindy Kaling as Mindy Lahiri...

"These criticisms come from love": Reviewing the 8th Annual Afropunk Festival

Despite the impressive amount of revelers who came out to enjoy last weekend's 8th annual Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park, there were looming criticisms about how this year's festival deviated from the nonconformist and anti-consumerism philosophy at the heart of the Afropunk scene.

Erykah Badu on stage with Cannabinoids.

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