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    To Catch The Man Attached To The Dick

    After Amy Schumer’s fantastic acceptance speech at the Glamour Awards last week, the internet has basically been on fire with ‘catch a dick’ love. One of these was Reina Gattuso’s article pointing out that the puzzle of being a woman today is that you simultaneously struggle to follow the rules of beauty to catch a dick while also being barraged…

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  • Activism

    Operation Flawless: A Confessional Recap

    Originally posted at Mad Art Lab I want to thank every single person who contributed even a single selfie. You are all amazing. You are all beautiful. And it is your faces that helped me keep going. I love and respect all of you. I know it was hard. I bow down to you. Monday was the end of Operation…

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  • Activism

    Operation Flawless: Selfies against Big Beauty

    Originally posted at Mad Art Lab In case you’ve forgotten, a couple of months ago, Erin Gloria Ryan of Jezebel wrote a ridiculous article declaring selfies to be a “cry for help” and the ultimate anti-feminist act. Our own Surly Amy responded, schooling Ryan on the importance of self-portraits throughout history. Selfies give us the power to control the way…

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  • Feminism

    The Great Face-Paint Debate

    Recently, the Internet (especially its feminist and feminist-flavored corners) has exploded over the topic of makeup. For many, the personal became political and vice versa. The aspect of the debate that seemed to have been missed by many in both the pro- and anti- makeup crowds is the variation in perceived cultural pressure regarding feminine conformity, including makeup. In other…

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  • 7 Secrets to Scaring Women Into Buying Your Magazine

    I had never heard of Shine before commenter Infinite Monkey sent us a fascinating link to it, but apparently it is a collection of all the stupidest bullshit on the Internet that’s targeted at women. I know it’s targeted at women because, for starters, everything is pink. Banners, links, headlines, and the dot over the sultry, curvy “i” in “Shine”:…

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  • “Medically” proven?

    I get an email every month about new beauty products from a spa I used to visit. I haven’t unsubscribed because it’s always a fun read and sometimes gives me fodder for Skepchick articles. However, today’s email is out of my league. Can someone please enlighten me about what this might mean? The good news is that there is really…

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