Why Lena Dunham’s naked butt is the best thing to happen on TV in a long while

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“Unlike Seth Rogen, whose career was ruined by losing the weight, the dominant discourse insists that fat girls are worthy of our ridicule, as a woman has to be ‘f*ckable’ to be liked. It’s not enough to give an Oscar-worthy performance. You also have to look like Natalie Portman when you do it.” -Nico Lang […]

Author Interview: Janet Hardy on being a Girlfag

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Name: Janet W. Hardy Age: 57 Location: Eugene, OR Who are you, and what do you do, in your own words? I’m a publishing generalist, I guess. I’ve run a couple of small publishing companies and done all the kinds of work that entails – writing, editing, design, production, marketing, bookkeeping, you name it. These days, […]

The Armchair Astrologer Interview Series: Scorpio Edition (Double Trouble) by Elizabeth Nelson

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I’ve always been big on believing. In second grade my teacher passed out little plastic American flags to the whole class. I shoved mine into one of the posts at the foot of my bed so I could gaze at it every night, thinking patriotic thoughts as I fell asleep. Mrs. Gross told us that […]

Webisode to Watch: Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill

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Last night I was listening to  the latest episode of  Eat My Podcast, hosted by comedian Melinda Hill and best-selling author Jillian Lauren.  (Read our Q & A with them here!)  Melinda has a new web series out based on dating stories from her stand-up, Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill.  They are beautifully shot and […]

Drama Driven Profit and Other Sad Realities of the Feminist Blogosphere

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My gentleman friend recently sent me this article from Salon about creepy depictions of rape in video games, that also touched on the kerfuffle around Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency (her videos are a must-watch if you haven’t seen them yet) and her Kickstarter to fund a series of videos entitled “Tropes vs. Women in Video […]

Betty’s (Little Basement) Garden: Loss, Love, Middle Age & Marijuana

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Laurel Dewey is best known her gritty crime thriller series featuring Denver homicide detective Jane Perry (Protector, Redemption,and Revelations).  Her latest book, Betty’s (Little Basement) Garden, is a romantic, humorous novel about a conservative widow’s radical awakening… and medicinal marijuana. Dewey, who has also written two non-fiction books about plant-based medicine, was inspired to tackle the controversial topic […]

PBS’ Idea Channel Asks, “Are Bronies Changing the Definition of Masculinity?”

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Speaking of being out of the loop, I didn’t know a thing about the “Brony” phenom until I happened upon the video below.  And just what the hell IS a Brony?  Urban Dictionary defines Bronies as:  Teenage to young-adult, mostly male, fans of the animated cartoon “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” The term is often […]

Out of the Loop

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I recently, finally, watched episodes 1-7 of the HBO show Girls. Yes, that one show that everyone was talking about weeks ago. I’m not going to share my opinions about the show with you; you’ve heard enough, I’m sure. Instead, I will share with you how it felt to have heard and read everyone else’s […]

Evolution of the Female Gaze: Jenna Marbles wants you to Bounce That Dick

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I was initially suspicious of comedienne Jenna Marbles. On the surface, she’s the stereotypical spray-tanned, gym-toned California blonde with a pair of tiny purse dogs in tow. But the scratch the surface, and you have a lady who is seriously smart, crass, AND funny, which are three of the big heteronormative no-nos for women: Go […]

Q & A With Melinda Hill & Jillian Lauren of Eat My Podcast

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From the Eat My Podcast Website: Eat My Podcast is a scream of a podcast hosted by comedian Melinda Hill and bestselling author Jillian Lauren. Known for dishing about unusual personal experiences with truly original voices, these two brainy babes explore what their superstar guests wanted to be when they grew up and how that’s […]

Work It! Kelly Shibari: BBW Porn Star and Marketing Consultant

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Name: Kelly Shibari Age: 40 in September. I’m owning it now before it hits me. Location: Born in Japan, currently in LA & Vegas What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing it? What projects are you working on currently? I’m a voluptuous, naturally busty Asian porn performer/director/producer who […]

No One Can Tell Us We’re Wrong: The Perfection of Pat Benatar Summed Up in in 5 Minutes and 18 Seconds by Allan Mott

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A group of women; exploited and abused. Forced to monetize their sexuality in order to survive the unforgiving realities of harsh urban life. Among them stands a tiny brunette runaway. Her time in the hall has aged her—she seems like she’s 30, not a teenager forced out into the real world by her intractable father (for reasons […]

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

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It’s come to my attention that Americans might just be wondering what the heck is all this jubilee stuff they’ve been hearing about. I know I was! The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is the yearlong celebration of the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne.  It’s the Queen’s 60th anniversary of being the queen.  Quite an […]

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Friday Mixtape for 6/1

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This isn’t a mix to get you through your work day. It’s a mix to get you through your Friday night. But you can listen to at work anyway. WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT: MSBEHAVED.COM FRIDAY MIXTAPE FOR 6/1!!! Think: basement cabarets, murder, substance abuse, insanity, mystery, troubled strangers, dangerous dames, pianos, heartbreak, betrayal, nostalgia and saxophones. […]

Gender vs. Experience: A “Gamer Girl’s” Take by Jennifer Amlie

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I don’t know why or how the stereotype of the elusive girl gamer got started. All I know is the very first year the Nintendo Entertainment System was released in North America, I wanted one for Christmas, and I got it. The rest is history. I spent many years blissfully unaware that gaming was something […]

Eurovision 2012: The Afterglow

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I’m guessing you missed my experiment in live tweeting (it’s okay, everyone did!), as it took place during what was probably a lovely Saturday afternoon for most of our readers.  Not to worry!  I’m more than happy to bring you a condensed version of the high (and low!) lights of the evening’s entertainment.  So join me […]

Are You Ready For Some [UEFA Euro] Football?!

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Let’s talk football!  Actual football, not that handegg stuff you Americans like to pass off as football. (I kid! Sort of.)  It’s a big year, as the Euros are taking place.  This is going to be the last time only 16 teams compete.  From 2016 on, it will be 24 teams in the finals.  More […]

Looking For a Good Time? Don’t Miss Eurovision!

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Do you love cheesy song competition programs? Over the top costumes and stage shows? What about pyrotechnics? International rivalries? Maybe opera is your thing. Or Norwegian death metal. Or good old fashioned pop music. You’re going to get all of this and more during Eurovision. A quick look on Google shows that Eurovision drinking games have popped […]

Ancient Aliens is My Gateway Drug

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On the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, “ancient astronaut theorists” reexamine the work of archaeologists, historians, and folklorists to discover evidence of long-standing extraterrestrial interaction with humans. According to these theorists, the Nazca Lines in Peru served as aerial markers and runways for spacecraft.  Mayan and Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge, the Moai of Easter Island, and Bolvia’s Puma Punku – […]

Enemy Number 1: Cartoon Princesses (They’re Why I’m Bad at Math)

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The Second City Network and Danielle Uhlarik  put out this hilarious series of videos a while back.  (And they’re still funny!)  I saw “Advice For Young Girls From Belle” on Jezebel and Huffington Post, but I don’t know that the others got as much coverage.   The Sassy Gay Friend videos stole all the glory, which I don’t understand. […]

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