As Fashion Bloggers Become Insiders, Do They Lose Their Impact?

When fashion blogging first became a thing back in the halcyon days of the mid-2000s, it was mostly the product of passionate fashion enthusiasts whose distance from the industry allowed them to write about it from a fresh perspective. But now, as bloggers are increasingly bestowed with the prestige and perks that… » 4/22/14 3:10pm Yesterday 3:10pm

Catholic Leader on Obamacare: Women Can Just Buy Contraception at 7-11

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the current Archbishop of New York, thinks it's totally okay for private companies like Hobby Lobby to categorically deny their female employees insurance coverage for birth control, because "By Lord, all you have to do is walk into a 7-11 or any shop on any street in America and have access to… » 4/21/14 3:15pm Monday 3:15pm

Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught on Tape in Homophobic Rant

The mayor of Latta, a small South Carolina town, sparked outrage and triggered protests after firing longtime police Chief Crystal Moore. Moore is a lesbian and believes that her firing was the result of the mayor's homophobia; he maintained that she was removed from the force after receiving seven reprimands. Too bad… » 4/18/14 4:20pm Friday 4:20pm

New App Will Help Keep You Safe When You're Walking Home Alone

As much as I like to grumble about how women's movement is limited by a world that makes us afraid to walk alone at night — it's something I grumble about whenever my mom forwards me a chain email that's like, "IF YOU'RE LEAVING THE MALL GET INTO YOUR CAR THROUGH THE PASSENGER'S SEAT!!!" — the fact remains that walking… » 4/17/14 6:50pm Thursday 6:50pm

Florida Woman Arrested for Running a Botox Clinic Out of Her Garage

There are a lot of different things you can do in a garage: you can keep stuff in it; if you are a dissatisfied and unkempt youth, you can do some angry band-related stuff in there; you can trick renters into thinking it's an apartment that you happen to occasionally drive cars into... Or, if you are like this… » 4/17/14 4:40pm Thursday 4:40pm

For Chrissake, Going Without Makeup Is Neither a Trend Nor Laziness

"Not wearing makeup: is it feminism, laziness or the rise of cosmetic normcore?" wonders Slate. Huh. Good question: having a face and not smearing cosmetics upon it: is it a political statement, sloth, or, uh, some kind of weird fashion thing? Or could be it be some strange, unheard-of fourth option... such as being a… » 4/17/14 2:55pm Thursday 2:55pm

Not-So-Secret Rape Apologist Runs for Missoula County Attorney

Kirsten Pabst is running for County Attorney in Missoula, a town in Montana that was lovingly nicknamed "America's rape capital" in 2012, after the U.S. Department of Justice launched an official investigation into how Missoula County's Attorney office, police department and the University of Montana worked together to… » 4/16/14 6:10pm 4/16/14 6:10pm