In the world of female-oriented products like tampons and cosmetics, one would think that a woman's touch is necessary. Apparently, that's not really the case. We already know that in top companies, the numbers of women absolutely dwindle as they rise through the tanks (although the pay gap does not affect those women at the top quite as hard). But what about companies that cater to women?
Megumi Igarashi, the Japanese "vagina artist" who was arrested on obscenity charges after distributing 3D printable design files of her genitals, has been released after spending a week in jail. "That was an unjust arrest. I don't think my genitals are obscene," she said in a statement upon her release.
The University of Connecticut has settled a lawsuit filed by five women who claimed that the institution failed to protect them from sexual assault. The school will pay the plaintiffs a total of $1.3 million, and in return, UConn will admit no wrongdoing and the plaintiffs will agree to shut up.
Well, this is an absolute treasure: a short documentary made by a kid in 1984, consisting of interviews with several high schoolers from Antioch, California about fashion.
On Sunday at noon, I was dressed up, with a flower in my hair, standing in front of a Rousseau painting at the Museum of Modern Art, looking for a well-dressed stranger. I'd been set up on a blind date.
It turns out that the Great Value ice cream sandwiches sold by WalMart don't actually melt — at least not fully, in the way that something with "ice cream" in the name is supposed to.
A young philosopher by the name of Alicia Keys described the great city of New York as a "concrete jungle where dreams are made of." Confusing grammar aside, she was right. New York is the place to make your greatest dreams come true. And for a certain group of young women, that dream is to be invited to the Hamptons.
When Tampa, Florida nurse Sara Hellwege applied for a job at a local family planning clinic, she matter-of-factly informed her potential employers that she would not be prescribing any hormonal contraception. When the clinic didn't hire her because prescribing birth control was part of the job, she responded by suing. Has the anti-birth control crowd reached Peak Asshole?
If you're going by headlines these days, the only female country artists doing anything of note are the duo Maddie & Tae, who just released their first single "Girl In A Country Song." What do they have that no one else does?
Most of us consider Facebook a way to see old friends' weddings, babies and flamewars about NOBAMA. The company's execs, however, have grander ambitions: Now they want you to shop and purchase crap right from your NewsFeed. I guess they weren't seeing enough fights over organic baby food?
As promised , Billy Bob Thornton's appearance on Oprah's Master Class was full of both incredible wisdom and incredible "Huh?"
There is actually a product that beauty pageant contestants wear on their genitalia to prevent camel toe during the swimsuit portion of the competition so they can achieve the smooth, anatomical incorrectness of Barbie's mon pubis. It's called a Cuchini.
Behold: Your first trailer for Sherlock Holmes Goes to World War II! By which of course I mean The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch's eagerly anticipated biopic of computer pioneer Alan Turing, from his wartime codebreaking efforts to his postwar persecution for homosexuality.
As Theodore Wafer’s trial in the killing of Renisha McBride begins today, the question of African American humanity rears its ugly head. Looking at the recent slew a racially-charged murder cases, being a black American starts to feel like you're a Game of Thrones character — expendable.
As you might be aware, the American prison system is a fucked-up hell pit carved out by institutionalized racism, despicable politics, corporate greed and many other reprehensible factors that — culturally — we've mostly agreed to ignore. The issues facing our nation's incarcerated (a population rapidly growing) aren't attractive to focus on. They're brutal and sad and easy to dismiss because a lot of people can't find it in their hearts to care about criminals. There's nothing cute about prison advocacy, which is why John Oliver is using song and adorable muppets to get Americans to actually give a shit.
Apps for cats make sense in theory—they'll chase a laser pointer, so why not a digital critter racing around a touchscreen? But as anyone who's cycled through several brands of pet food will attest, cats are picky little cretins. Designing for them isn't as easy as slapping a mouse on a background and watching the profits roll in.
On Monday, President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order shielding LGBTQ workers from discrimination within federal government-affiliated companies. The directive will also specifically protect federal workers from discrimination on the basis of gender identity but it will not exempt religious groups.
Yesterday, Agnes McKee became the oldest person to throw the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game. The 105-year-old had been practicing her pitch with the staff of her retirement community in San Diego, and the practice paid off. McKee threw a solid underhand toss but not before winding it up like a pro. Somewhere, 50 cent is taking notes (I'm sorry I had to).
Actor, heartthrob and possibly Michelle Rodriguez's boyfriend will be on the premiere of NBC's new show Running Wild with Bear Grylls running around, jumping off things and generally demonstrating that he's more than just a good dancer .
Scammers called "click fraudsters" are setting up fake Facebook pages of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 to defraud unsuspecting Internet users.