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The Media and The OBAMA MARRIAGE

Wedding season is upon us again, but instead of focusing on that bridesmaid's dress fitting your cousin will kill you if you don't attend, why don't you focus on the only marriage that America cares about? You guessed it, the OBAMA MARRIAGE (that's right; it's in caps because it is so unbelievably important). Whether it's because they love to love it or love to hate it, members of the media can...

Carlos Zambrano: Stay at home dad?

Why is the thought of Chicago Cubs ace pitcher Carlos Zambrano hanging it up at age 31 such a big joke? Is it because he has a hot temper or is it because he said he wanted to spend more time with his three daughters and beloved mother? Most sports reporters think he's bluffing, that he's too much of a competitor to quit.

Smart Sex Between the Coverage

With scientific studies, mainstream media often seems to be playing a massive game of telephone. Figuring out what a scientist actually reported means back tracking through headlines that one-up each other in exaggeration, simplification and pure sex-upification results to snag readers. The game ended last month with the UK Telegraph declaring, "Women with brains have more fun in bed than the...

Vermont's Gendertopia

Over the past couple of months, shy, inconspicuous Vermont has become my favorite state of the union. It's not because of the scenery from Camel's Hump mountain, the bitchin' maple syrup or the hundreds of snowmobiling clubs. No, I admire Vermont's recent standing as the 4th state to legalize gay marriage and for the after school program at Burlington High School called Gendertopia. The program...

New Moon Trailer, Same Old Disappointments

We've taken a slight break from covering Twilight news on the blog because we thought our vampire jokes might be sucking the life out of you (zing!), but the New Moon trailer aired earlier this week and posting it here became as irresistible as Bella's sweet-smelling heroin plasma. Warning: The following video contains clunky dialogue, paranormal teen angst, and more damsel-in-distress...

I Can Has Feminizm?

Saturday is upon us again, bringing with it late mornings, strolls in the park, treasure-filled estate sales, and. . . FEMINIST LOLZ! (Cue electric guitar solo here)

You know what they say, a lack of critical thinking killed the cat. This one should be okay then.

Oh, Rush Limbaugh. Maybe feminists can't stand you, but it looks like you've got a fan here with this walrus....

Jeanne Zelasko = Meg White?

So, as I was looking into this whole WIN Network thing, I ran into this post from about Jeanne Zelasko, about whom I wrote in my previous post.

BitchTapes: The Heavy Rotation Edition

I try to think of a theme when I'm making mixes; for my friends, as a DJ and on these here BitchTapes. This week, however, the only theme tying these songs together is that I like them. Ergo, this week's BitchTapes is aptly titled the Heavy Rotation Edition. There's a random Led Zeppelin cover, new music from Peaches and Passion Pit and the best Pat Benatar song you may never have heard. Get...

Douchebag Decree: Amazon Sells ANOTHER Rape Simulation Video Game

Earlier this week I thought I was suffering from douchebag deja vu when I read that was selling yet ANOTHER rape simulation videogame, this time called "Stockholm: An Exploration of True Love."

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Budweiser Gets Pornographic. Problematic?

Belinda Luscombe over at Time Magazine sparked an online debate yesterday regarding an internet-only Budweiser commercial that makes light of pornography purchasing. Says Luscombe, because it [the commercial] comes from a highly respected American brand, it seems to mark some kind of cultural tipping point, where pornography has soaked so far into the fabric of mainstream culture that it's no...