1:00 pm, April 5th | by Colette McIntyre
The tourists seemed torn: while they had promised to buy their younger cousins a pair of American sneakers, preferably white, preferably the type that a real hip hopper would wear, they weren’t certain that the horde of women clogging the sidewalk was the type of “New York moment” that their guidebooks told them to look out for.
1:00 pm, March 14th | by Colette McIntyre
International Women’s Day is a time to commemorate women’s extraordinary economic, political and social achievements through public demonstrations and discussions — or, you can celebrate the day like a FOX affiliate in Connecticut did: force everyone to watch footage of faceless women’s breasts bouncing through a crowd. Humina humina humina!
12:30 pm, March 5th | by Colette McIntyre
If you’re like me, you see just one notification from a friend’s Mafia Wars or FarmVille game as a valid justification for blocking said friend on Facebook. I don’t need your requests for a new farm carousel fooling me into thinking that someone actually cares about me, thank you very much. (Besides, what type of farm has a CAROUSEL? Who is going to ride on it — your corn crops? And why is your farm themed “Enchanted Glen”? Get out my face with that Neopets nonsense.) But not all Facebook games are created equal; a new type of social network game launched yesterday, one that hopes to raise awareness for the impediments and dangers women face worldwide.
10:30 am, March 1st | by Colette McIntyre
Unfortunately, being a female journalist isn’t quite the same as it looked on Murphy Brown — interviewees don’t take you seriously, male co-workers undermine and harass you, and there are fewer shoulder pads than you had expected.
12:30 pm, February 22nd | by Colette McIntyre
Soledad O’Brien is leaving her CNN show to head up her own production company as a “roving documentary reporter.” But why focus on that when we can troll her about being too preoccupied with race?
1:30 pm, February 20th | by Colette McIntyre
If you’ve been a person on the Internet these past two days, presumably you’ve experienced some of the hoopla surrounding British writer Hilary Mantel’s comments about Kate Middleton. Media publications have assailed Mantel for “dissing” Middleton, mischaracterizing her nuanced analysis as “an astonishing and venomous attack,” “creepy…pot shots,” “snobby, inaccurate, and sexist.” Even the British prime minister, David Cameron, felt the need to address the cause célèbre, calling the author’s remarks “completely misguided and completely wrong.”
9:30 am, February 19th | by Meredith Lepore
In addition to all her boy troubles, Taylor Swift is having some legal troubles.
9:35 am, January 24th | by Meredith Lepore
For every Kathryn Bigelow, there is, well, no one else.
2:00 pm, January 22nd | by Sarah Devlin
For everyone who hasn’t had their fill of inauguration coverage, here’s a great gallery from Yahoo! so you can get caught up on all the festivities. Once you’re done you’ll probably want to talk to someone about it (if only to share in our grief about Beyoncé lip-synching the anthem). Why not do it with us?