The Ethics of Feminist Swag

The news is out that those ever-so-hip “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” t-shirts sported by everyone from Common to Alexa Chung were produced in a Mauritian sweatshop that pays its female workers $1 an hour. While there’s been some pushback by The Fawcett Society (the women’s rights charity behind the shirts), it seems […]

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November Slut of the Month: Vulvatron

This fall, the universe spread its legs and spawned the unholy Vulvatron as Gwar‘s new bloody-breasted vocalist. Since we love monstrously powerful women (and the scum-infested metal of Gwar), we couldn’t be more pleased to feature this intergalactic slut as November’s own Slut of the Month. You can catch the towering, fearsome warrior in the flesh on the […]

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Notes on Vamp

Dazzling to the eye with a dark, fecund mystery that’s laced with myth and history, ‘the vamp’ is omnipresent in contemporary culture. While her roots can be traced to goddesses synonymous with seduction and ruin, in this century, she has been iconically codified through fashion and film. There are the sartorial choices that influence our understanding of vamp, […]

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bell hooks is a badass: A few fave quotes from her residency at The New School thus far

Revolutionary feminist theorist, activist and pop culture critic bell hooks is holding court again at The New School, inviting a few heavy hitters to sit down and dialogue with her about race, class, gender, sexuality, contemporary culture and feminism. We were lucky enough to see her engage with Gloria Steinem and Laverne Cox on two […]

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Untame Issue 1 Release Party

We’ve been psyched for the first issue of Untame ever since we interviewed the two creative vixens behind the new art and ass-driven men’s magazine, and this weekend issue 1 finally debuts in all its 165-page glory! For NYC folks, you’ll definitely want to come by their release party on Saturday at the Littleneck Outpost […]

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October Slut of the Month: Severely Mame

As a ghoul who’s regularly covered in enough blood to rival your heaviest flow day, Severely Mame is a perfect fit for our October Slut of the Month. We’re thrilled to post this pre-Samhain sit-down with New York City’s favorite dead girl as she talks sins, seduction and spells with us. Ripped from the epitaph […]

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Selling Sex Positivity and Fair Trade Condoms: Sustain’s Meika Hollender

As the world’s only fair trade, vegan, chemical-free condom company that donates 10% of their profits to women in need, Sustain sells sex with a radical twist. The founders of the company are equally unique: father-daughter team Jeffrey and Meika Hollender started Sustain with more than money in mind. As their website declares: “We believe […]

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