Coolest Condom Brand Ever

Sir Richard’s Condoms not only have awesome vegan condoms, but they believe that safe sex is a basic human right and that people should be empowered when buying condoms.  For every condom you buy, they will donate one to a country where the need for condoms is not currently met. To make it even better,…

Tony Porter: TEDWomen

I watched this video at the behest of Feministing, and I must say, it almost made me cry. Tony Porter, co-founder of the nonprofit A Call to Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women, speaks on his experiences with the limitations placed on men because of gender stereotyping….

Who saved YOUR life?

Sady Doyle just wrote a fantastic article over at the Awl called “Ellen Ripley Saved My Life”(IT HAS BUFFY/FIREFLY/ALIEN SPOILERS THOUGH YOU GUYS). It’s part of a project called “The Smartest Thing She Ever Said” and I don’t know really what that is but it seems like it might be great because her recent articles…

OMG YOU GUYS

“I view my hands as elite athletes, like, um, Olympic athletes. And so everything I do is to protect them from being in any jeopardy or any danger in any way. So for me that means no cooking, no cleaning, no taking out the garbage, no opening cans, no opening windows, no opening doors, no…

Rebooting your Sleep Cycle

As we approach finals, I know that often students feel they have to sacrifice their wellness in some way (eating right, relaxing, getting exercise). But I think the most common thing is sacrificing sleep. Especially when everyone is studying for finals and writing papers, sleep seems like a luxury. We all know we’re supposed to…

Gender-bending migrant workers of colonized space

IO9 just posted about a new webcomic, Dicebox, which is about, um, gender-bending migrant workers of colonized space. So um…awesome? There’s even a new gender-neutral pronoun in this series (peh). Check it out.                   Click picture for larger version

Diversity at Barnard (an Interview)

So, this post is a shameless self-plug for a post that I did for Refuse the Silence, a blog about women of color on liberal arts college campuses. I did an interview with none other than Pamela Phayme, the Director of the Office of Diversity Initiatives at Barnard! It was really intriguing to get to…

GIANT WOMEN IN FAIRYLAND

Hi everyone! How are you doing? Pretty crazy time of year, right? Well, I just saw a bunch of these really awesome pictures by David Hochbaum. I saw the gallery over at IO9, and they’re really cool mixed media pieces. Anyway, I think you should look at them, and think of yourself as a woman…