1:00 pm, January 13th | by TrèsSugar
If you’ve watched Lena Dunham’s hit HBO show, Girls, you know that she doesn’t hold back from the onscreen nudity and sex scenes. And while she’s not embarrassed about the scandalous scenes, we have to wonder what her dad thinks about his daughter in such, um, revealing situations. Last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, we found out.
8:30 am, December 17th | by TrèsSugar
Vintage ads are often terrible, but these holiday ads take terrible to a new low. Whether it’s Santa as a sex object or a cigarette carton for a sleigh, these ads are festive, fun, and totally inappropriate.
9:30 am, October 30th | by TrésSugar
You might not know their names — yet — but plenty of women have what it takes to soon reach the same power status as dames like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. And when Secretary of State Clinton recently told the Wall Street Journal she will always want to serve the US, some people started speculating that she’ll stay in politics past Obama’s first term. Considering that female representation in politics is still low (women make up half the population but only 17 percent of Congress), we can’t help but wish she would, and that other females start receiving the same recognition.
8:30 am, October 22nd | by TresSugar
If you’ve been noticing more ads about boobs lately or spotting NFL players wearing pink ribbons, it’s because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sadly, one in eight women will be affected by breast cancer during their lives. While you can show your support by buying certain (pink) products or doing a 5K run, one of the easiest things you can do is get informed. Whether you know someone who has breast cancer, you’re going through it yourself, or you’d simply like to learn more, we’ve gathered 12 of the best books on the topic. Like the experience itself, some are heavy, some uplifting, some funny, but each offer insight into courageous women battling cancer.
4:15 pm, July 19th | by TresSugar
The Emmy nominations were announced this morning! While Buzz will be predicting who will win, we’re sticking to the past. Characters who win Emmys can’t help but be lovable — or is it the other way around? — so we’ve gone through some of our favorite female Emmy-winning characters from years past to remind us why we loved them in the first place. Check it out!
4:00 pm, June 13th | by TresSugar
With Father’s Day approaching, we got to thinking about books with riveting father-daughter stories. To our surprise, we’ve read and loved quite a lot of them. Though it’s easier to find great movie dads, the literary world offers some truly stunning examples, too. Here are 10 of our favorite books about fathers and daughters, and please, chime in with your own, too. Read more.
8:30 am, June 5th | by TresSugar
In the words of her mother, Betty, Sally Draper “became a woman” this week on “Mad Men.” Betty shows a rare moment of maternal warmth, holding Sally and explaining that her period is nothing to be worried about; it simply means everything’s working and that one day she can have a baby, Betty tells her daughter.
But the tampon and maxi pad ads of the time didn’t treat this natural bodily function with such a matter-of-fact attitude. Let’s look at some vintage tampon and maxi pad ads, which women like Betty or Sally would have seen in their day. Read more.
8:30 am, May 29th | by TresSugar
I don’t know what it is about old beach photos — maybe it’s that, beside the swimsuits, not much changes — but I love looking at them. To get excited for Summer, check out these old beach photos that date back to the turn of the 20th century. Read more.
10:30 am, May 27th | by TresSugar
You know those mortifying dreams where you suddenly realize you’ve been going about your day in your underwear? Well, a lingerie ad campaign was stuck in a similar dream throughout the entire 1950s and ’60s. The Maidenform bra print ads featured a woman wearing her underwear in public doing something different each time. The copy always read: “I dreamed I (insert the relevant activity) . . . in my Maidenform bra.” Check them out and tell me, if dreams could come true, what would you do in your Maidenform bra? Read more.
3:00 pm, May 11th | by TresSugar
E.L. James may have kicked off her “Fifty Shades of Grey” book tour in Miami, but don’t expect to see the erotic book in every Florida library. Librarians in Florida, as well as Georgia and Wisconsin, took the series off the shelves for being semi-pornographic and not so well received by critics.
While book banning may sound like a throwback to Victorian times, censoring books continues to flourish in 21st-century schools and libraries. What’s most surprising is a book can be removed from a curriculum, reading list, or school library with the complaint of just one parent. Violence, racial themes, and the occult are commonly cited reasons, but an even more popular one is sexual content. Check out these 11 books that have been removed from schools and libraries in the last two years, and tell us if you think there’s ever a good reason to ban a book. Read more.