16 March 2015

Albert Calabrese Men's Rights Movement

The phrase “men’s rights” may be an unfamiliar one to you, maybe even a little funny to some, but know it’s a serious business to many. The idea started in the 1970’s, continued with the New Agey men’s movement of the ’90s, and picked up momentum over recent years online. As women fight to be granted more rights and power in society, the MRA movement is growing in both size and volume, as they refuse to  tolerate being held down by the “harsh, unreasonable”  demands of the feminist movement.  While the movement does have some valid concerns (parental visitation, various reproductive rights and  child custody) the overall tone of the bloggers on manosphere is one of lust and fury.  A writer at GQ recently delved into this strange and fascinating realm,  and it’s a read we highly recommend for, at a minimum, entertainment’s sake. He navigates the world of pick up artists (PUA), red pillers, and men (and women) who believe women get away with too much and that men need more protection from the world and their female counterparts. The story is loaded with commentary bound to shock you or amuse you, and expands on the mindsets of MRA members, including women who are dubbed “labia traitors.”

While the MRA makes up a very small piece of a very large pie, it’s still unnerving. Check it out.

Paul Elam Anti-Feminist

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20 February 2015

Down on Yourself? Here's Why You're Doing Just Fine

It’s easy to beat yourself up. You compare yourself to friends or family members, even complete strangers. Your eyes will glance from your outfit to the next person’s ensemble, or you’ll compare your dinner with your Instagram feed’s never ending supply of food shots. Maybe you feel like you’re not moving up the ladder as quickly as you want, or that your love life could use some work.

We all do it. We all critique ourselves harshly, and with much more disdain than we’d ever consider judging another person with. We could tell you to just stop being so hard on yourself—and we are telling you to do that—but we also want to share this list with you.

It’s a list comprised of 20 reasons why you’re doing better than you think you are. On it: you question yourself, you can afford your morning cup of coffee, you have multiple outfits in your closet, and you’ve lost relationships.

  • You paid the bills this month.
  • You question yourself.
  • You have a job.
  • You have time to do something you enjoy.
  • You are not worried about where your next meal is coming from.
  • You can eat because you enjoy it.
  • You have one or two truly close friends.
  • You could afford a subway ride, cup of coffee, or the gas in your car this morning.
  • You’re not the same person you were a year ago.
  • You have the time and means to do things beyond the bare minimum.
  • You have a selection of clothing at your disposal.
  • You can sense what isn’t right in your life.
  • If you could talk to your younger self, you would be able so say: “We did it, we made it out, we survived that terrible thing.”
  • You have a space of your own.
  • You’ve lost relationships.
  • You’re interested in something.
  • You know how to take care of yourself.
  • You’re working toward a goal.
  • But you’re not uncompromisingly set on anything for your future.
  • You’ve been through some crap.

Read the full list here.

By Wendy Rose Gould

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Posted by Wendy Rose Gould at 12:30 PM
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13 February 2015

Rebecca Minkoff Celebrates Valentine's Day with

Rebecca Minkoff has released a digital video, “Love is in the Air” to celebrate Valentine’s Day this season. The video features Rebecca Minkoff alongside some of her stylish friends who share their thoughts on love for Valentine’s Day including love at first sight, soul mates, the feeling you get when you’re in love, and more.

The video features the following style influencers in order of appearance:

  • Leandra Medine, Founder, The Man Repeller
  • Annie Georgia Greenberg, Senior Style Editor, Refinery29
  • Rebecca Minkoff, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Rebecca Minkoff
  • Toast Meets World, Dog of The Fat Jewish/America’s Sweetheart
  • Chelsea Leyland, DJ
  • Amirah Kassem, Founder, Flour Shop
  • Erica Domesek, Founder, P.S. – I Made This…
  • Jessica Minkoff, Senior Editor, Teen Vogue
  • Marina Muñoz, Stylist

Tune in to Rebecca Minkoff’s YouTube channel to view and share the video #RMVDAY.

With a vision of building a lifestyle brand for the downtown romantic, San Diego-born designer Rebecca Minkoff founded her company in 2001 after she developed a small apparel line. She spent the next few years working on the small collection until 2005 when Rebecca developed the “Morning After Bag”. The bag became an overnight sensation and Rebecca began solely concentrating on developing additional styles to build out her romantically themed day-to-night handbag collection. After four years of consistent growth in accessories under her belt, Rebecca returned to her original love of apparel design and introduced a ready-to-wear collection in 2009. Rebecca Minkoff’s designs are a favorite for modern, trend-setting everyday women and celebrities alike.

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12 February 2015

Right now — thanks to Valentine’s Day coming up this Saturday — the world is dividing into three different camps. One camp is indifferent. “Valentine’s Day” they say. “Sure, OK. Whatever.”

The second camp, and we’re sure you’ve guessed it, has been awaiting February 14 with bated breath since February 15 last year. They’ve got it all planned out, from romantic dinners to fragrant rose bouquets, to wine, chocolate and the works.

And then… then there’s the snarky bunch. The people who despise cupid’s holiday. You may find them clenching their fists into the air, screaming, “But it’s just a consumerism tactic to boost sales!” or “Valentine’s Day is for suckers! Screw pretty flowers!”

Whatever camp you’re in, we think you may find a little humor in these snarky Valentine’s Day goods we’ve rounded up.

Despite This Being A Consumer-Driven Holiday Card

Despite This Being A Consumer-Driven Holiday Card

I Love You Pint Glass

I Love You Pint Glass

The Ex 5-Piece Knife Set with Limited Edition Chrome Holder

The Ex 5-Piece Knife Set with Limited Edition Chrome Holder

Chocolate-Covered Edible Bugs Gift Pack

Chocolate-Covered Edible Bugs Gift Pack

Ex-Wife Voodoo Doll

Ex-Wife Voodoo Doll

Doughs Over Bros Muscle Tee

Doughs Over Bros Muscle Tee

Screw Valentines Day, Dance with a DOG Card

Screw Valentines Day, Dance with a DOG Card

Bittersweets Valentine’s Day Candy

Bittersweets Valentine's Day Candy

Send a Curse with PinStruck

Send a Curse with PinStruck

By Wendy Rose Gould

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Posted by Wendy Rose Gould at 07:00 AM
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