It's your end-o-week man dance!

Posted at 4:45 PM May 06, 2010

By Andrea Grimes


Because our links to videos of United States military guys doing awesome renditions of pop songs has gone over so well with our very randy readership, I think it's only fair to continue the tradition today with this video of Paul Rudd on Tim 'n Eric.

Sadly, while nude dancing is implied, it isn't shown. WHY DO YOU TEASE US TIM AND ERIC?

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What kind of feminism looks good on you?

Posted at 2:45 PM May 04, 2010

By Andrea Grimes


A couple weeks ago, I asserted that feminists can still shave their legs. As a feminist leg-shaver, and generally as a lady who hates it when women are told what to do and not do with their bodies, I'm dismayed by hyper-policing of any aspect of female appearance, whether we're talking burqa or bikini wax.

Even if it's done with the best and most thoughtful of intentions--and many times, it is--I just can't get behind shaming and blaming women for their beauty practices, or lack thereof. Whether women are being told not to shave their legs, or not to wear a burqa, they're still being told how to be. How to be "right." Or "proper." Or "feminist." Who has a right to tell women what they should be doing with any aspect of their bodies?

Which is why I am totally digging this Prospect essay from Courtney Martin, author of Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists who says that a very femme pair of fishnets turned her feminist.

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The United States military blesses us once again with pop

Posted at 3:45 PM May 03, 2010

By Andrea Grimes


In addition to being the shockingest, aweingest bunch of blower-uppers in the world, the United States military is also comprised of pop fans with all kinds of free time and audiovisual equipment, as evidenced by the Afghanistan-stationed troops' remake of Lady Gaga's "Telephone" video and now, a Ke$ha interpretation. Oh, yes, friends, I speak the truth to you.

Let the U.S. Air Force teeth-brushing with a bottle of Jack begin:

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Support the troops in their Lady Gaganess!

Posted at 3:05 PM Apr 30, 2010

By Andrea Grimes

"If they don't ask, I won't tell!" -- that's what my drinking buddy Joe just said about this video from some troops stationed in Afghanistan who apparently had some free time to re-make Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" video.

Men in uniform dancing: you know you want it. After the jump!

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The price is creepy, bitch!

Posted at 12:30 PM Apr 29, 2010

By Andrea Grimes


For people of a certain age, The Price is Right got hip somewhere around early college and continues to rivet the unemployed, home-employed, under-the-weather and generally lazy every weekday morning. Sure, Bob Barker's gone, but Drew Carey does a pretty solid hosting gig if you ask, well, anybody.

But while Barker may have wanted us to spay and neuter our pets, he also appeared pretty concerned with the sexual bits of the ladies on the show in the 70's, as evidenced by this clip on Sociological Images today. It's called "The Price Is Creepy" and demonstrates some seriously infantilizing, harassing comments made by Barker to female contestants. Behold:

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Giving yourself away on your wedding day

Posted at 10:00 AM Apr 29, 2010

By Andrea Grimes

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The wedding influx has begun. I'm 26 years old, and for the first time in my life, my actual friends are getting married. Not people I went to church with as a kid. Not my parents' friends' kids. People I, personally, know and love and care about. I'm going to be a proper bridesmaid for the first time next year, and I am so very excited. In fact, I'm disappointed that my friend Lauren has great taste and won't make me wear an awful bridesmaid dress.

And, true fact: I really like thinking about weddings. I like parties and all manner of big events that require specialized costuming and clothing, and weddings seem like especially fun to plan because the honorees get to personalize them so. But, as a feminist lady, I've had trouble with one bit in particular: the idea of a father giving his daughter away is pretty offensive to me. Are women property to be transferred? We are not!

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Dudes of the World: There is a feminism for you!

Posted at 1:45 PM Apr 27, 2010

By Andrea Grimes


Dudes of the World--specifically the young ones,

If you are of a mind to be heterosexually inclined, and if you are also of a mind to dismiss feminism as something only crazy batshit feminazis benefit from and partake of, you owe it to yourself to read "Feminism For Young Dudes" courtesy of The Awl.

To many ladies, and indeed to many dudes, feminism seems righteous and necessary. But also to many ladies, and indeed to many dudes, feminism seems outdated, unneeded or downright silly. To the members of this latter group, Matt Ealer directs a funny and engaging argument: feminism is for you, too. Particularly if you like the sex.

And don't we all like the sex? Writes Ealer:

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Diablo Cody brings you "Tight"

Posted at 9:45 AM Apr 27, 2010

By Andrea Grimes


Well, Diablo Cody has found her calling, and it's not being a massive jerk who writes crazy bitch ladyfilms and demeans other women for sport. It's writing comedy shorts for Funny or Die.

The short is a female take on Hung, a show about a dude with a massive dingdong. It's called "Tight" and guess what special power the main character, played by Michaela Watkins, has? Yes'm. You're right. That special power.

Watch as she squeezes the laughs right out of you, with this NSFW-ish business:

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Lin Yu Chun makes a total eclipse in my pants

Posted at 2:20 PM Apr 22, 2010

By Andrea Grimes


Meet Lin Yu Chun, pictured at right. He has been dubbed the "Taiwanese Susan Boyle." You'll remember Susan Boyle (oh! have we but forgotten her already?) as the Britain's Got Talent phenomenon who wowed the world with her ability to sing and--wait for it!--not be conventionally attractive. Lin is chubby, and I guess that means we all have to lose our shit because he's also an extremely talented vocalist.

Last night, he performed on George Lopez's TBS show alongside William Shatner, singing "Total Eclipse of the Heart." My Dolls! My guys! Do not miss this amazing video:

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Would you let Adam Scott unwrap you?

Posted at 3:40 PM Apr 21, 2010

By Andrea Grimes

This new Funny or Die video is directed by a lady (yes!) and stars Adam Scott (oooohyes!) and lampoons the ridiculousness of sci-fi romances in manner of Twilight and True Blood. It's called "Mummy!" and is a faux preview for a faux HBO show about a lady mummy who is stuck in a dead-end mummy relationship and falls for a human "fleshy."

The sex is my favorite part: 57 seconds in, maybe the most awesome hand-job ever, and 1:48, a fairly accurate portrayal of a ladygasm.

Anyway, here you go:

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Feminist Rapper III: THE RECKONING

Posted at 1:45 PM Apr 20, 2010

By Andrea Grimes

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First, the Feminist Rapper came.

Then, the Feminist Rapper saw.

Today, the Feminist Rapper conquers.

New York comedian and writer Jenny Hagel is back with the third and final installment of the "Feminist Rapper" series, wherein a square women's studies professor uses the power of the rapped word to bling some sense into the kids today. Or however you would say that if you were down with the lingo.

Here she goes in her white puffy coat--Ke$ha, start taking notes:

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Ads gone good: Single lady "Search Stories" on YouTube

Posted at 4:30 PM Apr 14, 2010

By Andrea Grimes

You know the adorable Google "Search Stories" ads wherein you find out someone's getting married or having babies or some business and it's all heartwarming and what-have-you because you watch them type queries into the Google search bar?

Yes, you do know them. Turns out--and I'm sure I'm late coming to this--you can make "search stories" of your own via YouTube. It's actually a pretty sweet little meme if you want to get sucked into doing nothing important for hours. So instead of lovey stories about loveybusiness, I figured I'd make a couple to honor my favorite hashtag, #beingasinglelady. After the jump, a two-part singleladyhood via "search stories."

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Young men and the college degree gap

Posted at 7:15 AM Apr 13, 2010

By Andrea Grimes


According to the U.S. Department of Education, there is an increasing gap between the number of men and women getting college degrees, with women graduating at ever higher numbers and men graduating at ever lower numbers. Now, if you read this news and you think, "Holy cow, let's figure out what's going on here. Let's try to understand why this is. Let's try to understand what this means, and what we might need to do to get our heads around this," you might be a non-sexist, even feminist, thinking person.

If your reaction is to blame the whole thing on women and also tell them to fix it because they "completely dominate" now, you might be fucking stupid, and misogynist besides. Of course, you might also have a graduate degree and an MBA, but as someone who currently roams the halls of a major university getting a grad degree, I can tell you that they give degrees to all kinds of ignorant assholes, including Some Dude, Ph.D, who would like to know when all the selfish, educated women of the world will start fixing this problem and, preferably, get back to not getting more degrees than men. (His contribution to the solution is, presumably, this blog post.)

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Getting raped? Just start yammering about commitment!

Posted at 4:20 PM Apr 08, 2010

By Andrea Grimes

I don't even know where to start. I guess I want to find this trite, offensive fake rape infomercial  funny because I think the people behind it probably mean well, but mainly I find it trite and offensive.

Trigger warning. For serious.

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Feminist Rapper fights the patriarchy, part deux

Posted at 10:55 AM Apr 08, 2010

By Andrea Grimes


Y'all heard? Feminist bitches be all up in the patriarchy's face! Feminist bitches be rappin'! Feminist bitches be all, for more information, check out my master's thesis about some shit! Feminist bitches be all, yo patriarchy, yo mama is so ... non-existent, she is basically written out of history in favor privileging white males who systematically oppress women!

Indeed, I love New York comic and "Feminist Rapper" Jenny Hagel, and you should too. Here's the second installment of her kyriarchy-smacking-down web series:

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