Fast food workers in 100 cities went on strike yesterday, agitating for a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize. It's the latest move in a series of protests that have grown and gained momentum over the past year—a brave, necessary, and unequivocal clarion call for the dignity and humanity of America's low-wage workers. More importantly, though, it's also a plum opportunity to remind fat people how gross they are! (JK, fat people don't eat plums!!!!!)
A woman will often be called pushy for the same thing a man would be called persuasive for. Or she'll get called a bitch when he gets called a boss. We know this, but it's very rare that we see the double standard so plainly called out in a nationally syndicated commercial. Of course, now that that very commercial is actually airing, it's only showing in the Philippines and it's being used to sell hair products, but still — this Pantene Philippines commercial is pretty cool stuff.
British celebrity cook Nigella Lawson walks — nay, glides — like a goddamn empress into court in the UK today for the fraud trial of two ex-employees, giving zero fucks and looking fantastic. Team Nigella.
When she was 14, Jenny Kutner had an affair with her eighth grade teacher. At least, she calls it an affair, despite admitting that she understands in hindsight he abused her, in a beautifully written piece in Texas Monthly published this week that outlines the complexities of the victim narrative in stories of rape and abuse.
Nelson Mandela was no stranger to strength or love and maybe that’s why many of his romantic choices reflected both of these qualities. Also, the man had swag — his proposal to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (above) alone should be dispersed in pamphlet form at college political rallies. As the world celebrates the life of such a great man, here’s a look back at the amazing women who helped make it all possible.
Welcome back to Selfie Loathing, America's favorite celebration of famous folks turning the cameras on themselves. This week: Cameron Diaz has Hannigan hair, Nicole Richie bumps into someone she knows, Selena Gomez thinks you are awesome, Drake makes you breakfast and Katy Perry gets crafty. Celebrity Instagrams, presented without comment. Enjoy.
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I wouldn't normally give extra attention to preening alpha evangedouche Mark Driscoll, but he seems to be popping up more and more in my mainstream feeds lately. His existence is not news, but if people are going to know who this guy is, I want to make sure they know who this guy is. The Seattle-based mega-pastor has turned "cool" Christianity into a thriving brand, luring new parishioners with his salt-and-pepper fauxhawk (I KNOW), phat sound system, and willingness to use phrases like "phat sound system" with a straight face. That marketability has landed him a bunch of book deals, nearly half a million Twitter followers, and the chance to get his butthole caressed on Fox and Friends. Oh, and he also bullies effeminate men for fun, thinks divorce is the fault of ugly wives riddled with sex demons, and requires congregants to sign a covenant vowing to abstain from "homosexuality, pornography, and fornication."
Welcome back to Jezebel's Advent Calendar of Crap. As a longtime Lord of the Rings fan, I very much regret the necessity of what I'm about to do. But there is no earthly reason for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Why, Peter Jackson? Why?
Christy Turlington is forty-four years old. Christy Turlington says her body is aging naturally: "I haven't manipulated myself in any way." But when Christy Turlington talks about her new Calvin Klein underwear ads being "good" for people to see "images of women," Christy Turlington makes us pause for a moment.
At an appearance on Liberty University's campus yesterday, My BFF Sarah Palin proclaimed that Christmas is under attack by "angry atheists" who are "trying to abort Christ from Christmas." Tis the season for whackadoodlery. Fa LOL LOL LOL LOL. LOL LOL LOL LOL.
Everyone takes their phones to the bathroom these days, so let's just get it out of the way: When I go, I usually play Candy Crush. I'm a quick pooper, but I still manage to fit in a game. As for those occasionally awful, oh-god-what-did-I-do-I'm-going-to-die dumps, they no longer cause me pain. I no longer feel anything, not even the traumatic churning of my bowels. All I feel is the need to clear the jelly.
ALERT AL ROKER ALERT: the cutest fucking kittens you've ever seen are coming for your job.
A waitress who collected thousands of dollars worth of donations from well-intentioned internet denizens after a picture of a receipt allegedly containing a homophobic note that actually turned out to be fake went viral promised to donate her ill-gotten gains to charity. Except it now looks like she kinda lied about that, too.
Yesterday, the Florida State Attorney's office dropped the rape investigation against FSU football player Jameis Winston, and of course, the Internet was a dick about it. So behold: our guide on how not to talk about the Jameis Winston rape case, since it's so hard for people to figure this out on their own.
This season it's been really hard to pull out an Olivia Pope Moment of the Week. And this week it's even harder to justify an Olivia Pope Moment of the Week because Sally Langston and James Novak stole the show.