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I am getting my information from NASA

Susan Miller writes 40,000 words a month at Astrologyzone.com, perhaps the world's most popular horoscope website. She also writes for Elle, TIME, the Washington Post and various stars and CEOs. Recent delays have led to fan Twitter storms discussed in the Atlantic (Dude, Where's My Horoscope?), Jezebel (Susan Miller's Illness has Astrology Fans Losing Their Goddamn Minds), the NY Post (Groupies of famed astrologer Susan Miller can’t cope without her), the latest episode of the podcastTL;DR , and, of course, there's reddit.
posted by bq on Dec 23, 2014 - 46 comments

Black people don't have that luxury to be able to tap out...

"Too often, when I'm using my fiber-optic space to share, vent, rant, and process the realities of being Black in America, I'm faced with White people responding with comments and private messages that I'm attacking, disappointing, angering, or hurting them. Or, they use patronizing language like, 'Stacey, you're much smarter than this,' or 'I thought you were a more reasonable person.'

"How do I let them know that when I say things like 'White supremacy needs to be destroyed,' that I'm not talking about personally destroying them? How do I not become frustrated at those who jump in to debate and discredit what Black people are experiencing, in our own threads?" White Women, Please Don't Expect Me to Wipe Away Your Tears, by Stacey Patton at Dame Magazine. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 17, 2014 - 72 comments

A Chat with Dionne Osborne, the Vocal Coach Who Changed Drake's Style

What I found in those recordings was that he has the most comfortable voice. It wasn't showy, and it had a very nice tone: it sounded so conversational. He wasn't singing at you, but singing to you. A lot of singers overdo it, try to bombast you, but Drake doesn't. And the average person can sing Drake's songs, and that's part of what they love.
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 20, 2014 - 18 comments

below the belt (with Susan Schorn)

Susan Schorn - How to Kick a Guy in the Balls: An Illustrated Guide [more inside]
posted by flex on Nov 12, 2014 - 112 comments

I am here for other women

Fariha Roisin: let me love you [more inside]
posted by flex on Oct 16, 2014 - 18 comments

#Gamergate, as we know it now, is a hate group.

I do not say this to make the people of #Gamergate seem any more important, or effective, or powerful, or to give any sort of new credence to their ideas. Rather, this is just a structural designation: as immediately dismissible as their tactics and stances might be (at least to anyone who has not become victim to them), I believe it's important to note that group was formed like a hate group and functions like a hate group in every way.
Social researcher Jennifer Allaway examines the ways in which #GamerGate functions as a hate group, using a 2004 study by Linda Woolf and Michale Hulsizer called Hate Groups for Dummies: How to Build a Successful Hate Group as her framework. In it, she identifies four essential elements to any hate group:

  • the leadership which originally inspired the movement,
  • the recruitment strategy it uses to appeal to insecure and impressionable gamers,
  • the social-psychological techniques by which it spreads its message and enflames its members' beliefs,
  • and, finally, the process by which it dehumanizes its victims, and turns them into targets whose attacking earns group praise.

    posted by rorgy on Oct 13, 2014 - 2166 comments

    a "professional interloper" among bronies

    I Was the Weirdest Person at BronyCon 2014 [more inside]
    posted by flex on Sep 2, 2014 - 57 comments

    "We have a rape gif problem and Gawker media won't do anything about it"

    In refusing to address the problem, Gawker's leadership is prioritizing theoretical anonymous tipsters over a very real and immediate threat to the mental health of Jezebel's staff and readers. If this were happening at another website, if another workplace was essentially requiring its female employees to manage a malevolent human pornbot, we'd report the hell out of it here and cite it as another example of employers failing to take the safety of its female employees seriously. But it's happening to us. It's been happening to us for months. And it feels hypocritical to continue to remain silent about it.
    Because somebody is spamming Jezebel with violent porn gifs and Gawker has been lackadaisical in dealing with it, the problem has now spread to other Gawker sites.
    posted by MartinWisse on Aug 12, 2014 - 136 comments

    the purity myth

    Female 'Purity' Is Bullshit [more inside]
    posted by flex on Jul 29, 2014 - 135 comments

    DUDE, You have got to stop listening to your mom.

    Lindy West Re-Watches Forrest Gump So You Don't Have To.
    posted by Navelgazer on Jul 9, 2014 - 179 comments

    What was wrong with the NYMag profile on Terry Richardson?

    Pretty much everything, says Jezebel. Or, as Salon puts it, it paints a gentler picture--and makes him look even worse. Here's the NYMag profile in question, which was authored against a backdrop of several complaints about the well-known fashion photographer. Richardson defended himself in March. At least two models Richardson has photographed have sued him; the suits have been settled. [more inside]
    posted by MoonOrb on Jun 17, 2014 - 76 comments

    "Anti-oppression has become a commodity"

    I believe that there’s a difference between producing evidence of oppression, explaining oppression, and fighting oppression. One can produce evidence of oppression without being able to explain why oppression happens. My problem with the Jezebels and Racialiciouses of the world...is that they glorify their own capacity to produce evidence about oppression without explaining it.
    posted by Catchfire on Mar 3, 2014 - 132 comments

    These YouTube Stars You've Never Heard of Have Millions of Teen Fans

    These are just ordinary teenagers, here and there in ordinary towns, with (at least at first) no particular training, no sophisticated equipment, no teams of writers, no management, no professional editors, and, somehow, literally millions of fans—fans rabid enough to form fandoms and rivalries and elaborate webs of platonic shipping. Fans who have never heard of Brad Pitt. It's an entire economy based on almost nothing but the thrill of saying/seeing whatever you want where your parents can't catch you—where you can be flamboyantly gay or ask embarrassing questions or carve out a social space for yourself or even be cruel to other kids because it makes you feel safe for a minute. Lindy West on the modern YouTube celebrity.
    posted by Rory Marinich on Jan 3, 2014 - 27 comments

    I didn't even know she was a real person.

    Inside the Rainbow Gulag: The Technicolor Rise and Fall of Lisa Frank
    posted by Faint of Butt on Dec 13, 2013 - 42 comments

    Camp Gyno: It's like Santa, for your vagina

    Advertising about menstruation has often emphasized the down side - the inconveniences that "feminine products" can save women from. They have also often focused on body-shaming - suggesting that ideally, no one should know you're even using them. Until now - a menstruation-related ad for HelloFlo, a company that sends tampons delivered to your door, regularly, when you need them. It is voiced and acted by a spunky young girl, who is not embarrassed but flamboyantly and splendidly proud of having her period.
    posted by corb on Jul 30, 2013 - 117 comments

    SO OLD AS TO BE MOSTLY NONEXISTENT, CURRENTLY

    In response to Senator Mitch McConnell and his assertion that in 2016, Hillary Clinton will be too old to run for POTUS, Jezebel presents 101 Things Older Than Hillary Clinton.
    posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jul 2, 2013 - 156 comments

    How To Have The Best Pregnancy Ever

    a super helpful foolproof guide of dos and don'ts to help you navigate that bag of waters through the best pregnancy in the world.
    posted by bq on Mar 20, 2013 - 56 comments

    Name 5 female directors. Go!

    I’ve Spent 12 Years Surrounded by Hollywood Peen. Where Are the Women Directors?
    posted by crossoverman on Feb 12, 2013 - 93 comments

    Instead, your article suggests that women should be focused on making one shitty dude's life better.

    If a man finds himself attracted to a woman who doesn't conform to this list (more on the specifics of the list in a minute), does he not count as a man? What if she's "perfect" for him? What if she makes him feel like a whole person for the first time in his life, but she just happens to have chunky ankles? What does "perfect" mean then? What does "hot" mean? What does "the One" mean? What we're setting up here is an impossible cultural standard that excludes...well...100% of women. Because literally no one is that weird Frankenstein's Monster-with-Benefits that your art department put together. In her typical masterful style, Jezebel's Lindy West reminds us that being a perfect woman is no excuse for being actively harmful to humanity.
    posted by Jon_Evil on Dec 13, 2012 - 68 comments

    Is America ready for a white, male Secretary of State?

    Erin Gloria Ryan asks: Is America ready for a white, male Secretary of State? She's not the only one satirically contemplating this question - John Norris over at Foreign Policy magazine has also wondered: Is America ready for a male Secretary of State? [more inside]
    posted by flex on Nov 13, 2012 - 46 comments

    Predditors

    A Reddit user began compiling information on members of the subreddit "creepshots", posting them on her tumblr. The tumblr is deleted, but Gawker's Adrian Chen allegedly threatens to publish information about violentacrez, moderator of r/creepshots and r/jailbait. Reddit's Politics subreddit disallows all Gawker links in response.
    posted by Greg Nog on Oct 11, 2012 - 1668 comments

    [TRIGGERS] Yesterday, a Redditor solicited stories of sexual assault from assailants.

    [TRIGGERS]"Reddit's had a few threads about sexual assault victims, but are there any redditors from the other side of the story? What were your motivations? Do you regret it?" A thoughtful article on Jezebel with some excerpts from the thread and some excellent comments.
    posted by the young rope-rider on Jul 28, 2012 - 186 comments

    "On an unrelated note, this is also a great way to train your cat not to pee on the rug."

    Cosmo's 44 most ridiculous sex tips: Ben Reininga, who writes "Ridiculous Tips for a Miserable Sex Life" (a monthly round-up of bad advice from Men's Health, Maxim, etc. - previously) focuses this month on Cosmopolitan magazine. Can you tell real Cosmo sex advice from fake? More from The Frisky (here & here); Cracked (here & here); Persephone (here & here); the Pervocracy's Cosmocking; and Glossed Over's posts tagged "Cosmopolitan". All links probably NSFWish. (previously: working as a fact checker for Cosmopolitan - link here)
    posted by flex on Jun 19, 2012 - 136 comments

    a different take on aspirational fashion

    Can using different types of models benefit brands? Ben Barry discusses his Ph.D. research in Elle Canada, making a business case for diversity in fashion: women increased their purchase intentions when they saw models who reflected their size, age, and race. Jezebel summarizes, "Barry's research... casts doubt on the age-old theory that people buy things because advertising stokes their insecurities, creating a need that can only be filled by the advertised product. It suggests that advertising can work by inducing in the consumer feelings of affinity for and identification with the people shown in the ad."
    posted by flex on May 20, 2012 - 44 comments

    Got your pearls? Get ready to clutch 'em.

    "I can tell you that the days of of white, wealthy, upper-class [Smith] students from prep schools in cashmere coats and pearls who marry Amherst men are over. This is unfortunate because it is this demographic that puts their name on buildings, donates great art and subsidizes scholarships." Anne Spurzem, Smith College '84, reacts to news about the increase in diversity at her alma mater during President Carol Christ's tenure while Christ prepares to step down in 2013. Unsurprisingly, Spurzem's comments have caused an uproar among students and alumnae, leading to the creation of the Pearls and Cashmere Tumblr, which celebrates the diversity feared by Spurzem. Meanwhile, President Christ has responded to Spurzem's allegations in an open letter to to the Smith community.
    posted by peripathetic on Feb 24, 2012 - 146 comments

    "Would it be fair for the girls to buy princesses, and the boys to buy superheroes?"

    "So why do all the girls have to buy pink stuff and all the boys have to buy different color stuff?"
    Little Girl Getting Pissed Off At Gender-Specific Toy Colors (via)
    posted by dunkadunc on Feb 24, 2012 - 76 comments

    Slumber parties and sisterhood

    Jezebel. The Hairpin. xoJane. Rookie. The ladyblog isn't quite the same as a feminist blog, but what is it? n+1 says, The notion that women might share some fundamental experience and interests, a notion on which women’s websites would seem to depend—'sisterhood,' let’s call it—has curdled into BFF-ship." Salon counters, "On the ladyblogs, adult womanhood is a given, and within our shared womanhood we carve out a comfortable space we can all inhabit."
    posted by naoko on Feb 5, 2012 - 46 comments

    Feminism's Uneven Success

    Feminism's Uneven Success: "Class and racial and ethnic differences among women have intensified over time. The higher earnings of college-educated mothers make it possible for them to purchase child care and help with housework (typically performed by low-wage women workers)... the number of low-skill immigrants living in a large city reduces the tradeoff between employment and fertility for women college graduates. Outsourcing of care responsibilities can have many positive effects, but it reduces the potential for cross-class gender coalitions. Emphasis on changes in women’s average or median earnings relative to men often conceals growing inequality among women." (via)
    posted by flex on Dec 29, 2011 - 98 comments

    Thank Heaven For Little Girls Performing As Men Pretending To Be Grown Women

    Jezebel's venomous coverage of the show Dance Moms is a thing to behold, but one detail that all parties involved seem to have missed: the song featured in the problematic "LaQuifa" dance number is based on a character ("the post modern pimp-ho") that Shangela Laquifa Wadley unveiled for the stand-up comedy episode of RuPaul's Drag Race. [more inside]
    posted by hermitosis on Aug 26, 2011 - 53 comments

    Does it make me more money now?

    Why Gawker Nick Denton is a genius - he can smell the page views!. The redesign he's championed (previously) is a convoluted nightmare which breaks the web and left blog posts unindexed Google. Page views are in the toilet. He may loose that bet. It doesn't matter, Nick Denton is a genius. Look, pictures of a naked man!
    posted by Artw on Feb 16, 2011 - 148 comments

    Bring It On.

    An anonymous hacking outfit called "Gnosis" has infiltrated Gawker Media, hijacking the front page and leaking the company's internal chat logs, source code, and content databases along with the usernames, email addresses, and passwords of over 1.3 million users (including Gawker staff). The attack, which was motivated by what the group describes as the "outright arrogance" with which the company's bloggers taunted anonymous imageboard 4chan (semi-previously), affects every site in the Gawker network, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Jezebel, Deadspin, Jalopnik, and io9. While most of the leaked passwords are encrypted, more than 200,000 of the simpler ones in the torrent file have been cracked, and the links between account names and email addresses are in plaintext for all to see. Since the integrity of Gawker's encryption methods remains in doubt, it is recommended that anyone who has ever registered an account on any Gawker property change their passwords immediately, especially if the same log-in information is used for other services.
    posted by Rhaomi on Dec 12, 2010 - 312 comments

    AAAHH!

    Jezebel compiles a glossary of gifs for only of your gif related needs. More to be found in the comments.
    posted by lauratheexplorer on Oct 18, 2010 - 71 comments

    Women and the Daily Show

    Jezebel calls the Daily Show a boys club (in part for hiring Olivia Munn). Women on the Daily Show responds. Slate jumps in. (hat tip)
    posted by phyrewerx on Jul 6, 2010 - 292 comments

    Charles Ain't No Longer in Charge

    1980s sitcom actor Scott Baio (who considers himself a 'Conservative' and a Constitutionalist'), along with his wife, has sparked an awkward battle with the website Jezebel. "Earlier this month, Mr. Charles in Charge released unto the interwebs a right-leaning tweet about finishing his taxes. Amused, the good ladies over at Jezebel included his missive in their daily roundup of ridiculous things celebrities say (in 140 characters or less). So far, so good, right? Wrong. You see, Jezebel did not include all the self-serving positive messages Baio sent out, and that, it appears, caused an irreparable rift in the Facebook-Twitter continuum. Enter wife Renee Baio..." [more inside]
    posted by ericb on Apr 21, 2010 - 221 comments

    Is she a bookworm, a political girl, or a nerd?

    A new iPhone app helps you, uh "score" with women. (YT) It's made by Pepsi to promote its AMP energy drink. You choose the type of girl, and it gives you information related to that type (music suggestions, locations of bars). Then you can Tweet your conquest when you're, uh, done. Is Pepsi alienating its female customers? It's sure not going over well.
    posted by desjardins on Oct 12, 2009 - 209 comments

    A Whole New Meaning to 'Forefathers.'

    The Circumcision v. HIV debate rages on. [previously and previously-er and previously-er still] The debate has been rekindled due to new findings. It is expected to be one of the main topics during the CDC's National HIV Prevention Conference this week, as the CDC is considering endorsing routine circumcision. The American Academy of Pediatrics is also considering revising their circumcision policy, thus making it covered under Medicaid. Naturally, there is a lot of criticism of the evidence. In related news, it appears that there is a modicum of the so-called 'Birthers' who believe Obama's citizenship can be proven by his penis.
    posted by Lutoslawski on Aug 25, 2009 - 378 comments

    Comic Confrontations. Comic mashups featuring Judge Judy

    Comic Confrontations: Judge Judy vs. Glenn Beck. Tracie at Jezebel imagines Judge Judy Sheindlin delivering smackdowns to various deserving recipients. [more inside]
    posted by peep on Aug 14, 2009 - 17 comments

    Who You Calling A Bad Feminist?

    If you had to pinpoint today's problem that had no name, what would it be? In answer to that question, Linda Hirshman launches an attack on tabloid feminism prompted by last summer's spirited appearance on Lizz Winstead's show, Thinking and Drinking by Jezebel contributors Tracie Egan, a.k.a. Slut Machine (second link possibly NSFW) and Moe Tkacik. Jezebel's Megan Carpentier responds. Is this the future of feminism?
    posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth on May 17, 2009 - 38 comments

    Jezebelism

    Jezebel.com editor on why she hasn't been raped: "I think it has to do with the fact that I'm like smart. I don't hang around with frat guys" -- a quote from Jezebelism: Lizz Winstead's interview with Moe Tkacik and Tracie Egan (aka Slut Machine). Winstead's intent was "to have a conversation about Hillary and sexism, women’s magazines and if they feel any obligation to write about responsibility and safety when they write graphically about their sex lives." After the interview Winstead stated: "I don’t know if they came to the show drunk, or just ended up drunk by the time they hit the stage, but what I do know is that the discussion that ensued was deeply disturbing to me..." [more inside]
    posted by ericb on Jul 6, 2008 - 181 comments

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