As you meander around the internet, you may occasionally encounter an article or video prefaced by a trigger warning (or the abbreviated version, TW). A trigger warning is a note that indicates potentially traumatic content. These notes applied to such varied topics as sexual assault, graphic violence, racism, transphobia, eating disorders and child abuse — […]
In case you’re wondering why #BeautyAndTheBeast is trending outta nowhere, it’s because Emma Watson announced on Monday that she’s signed on to portray the beloved character of Belle in a live-action version of Disney’s 1991 animated landmark, Beauty and the Beast.
This post by Kelley Calkins originally appeared on Ravishly on Jan. 22, 2015, and is reprinted with permission. A dear “happy birthday” and a hearty “goddamn, I want to build a barricade around you to protect you from the clutches of politicians who seek to render women autonomy-less chattel” go out to Roe v. Wade today!
“Do you ever get tired of stallions?” asked Celestia, flopping down next to her Luna on the chaise lounge. “I mean, do you ever feel like this palace is practically seething with testosterone-fuelled rivalry? Sometimes I’m just so over it.” “It’s bad enough being a princess, with all the gender garbage that goes along with […]
Get ready, everyone, because the future of sexual pleasure is here. And it’s a doozy.
In case this is your first time reading anything written by me — your humble narrator — let it be known: I’m wildly cynical. So it should come as no surprise that findings from what’s being touted as “the largest study to date” about infidelity have me simultaneously scratching my head and rolling my eyes.
We’re all desperate to understand the heinous slaughter in Paris Wednesday, chilled by those seemingly assailing free speech. Twelve people are dead and it doesn’t make any sense.
On CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting plays Penny, a busty, scantily-clad blonde bimbo who is lusted after by a group of brilliant male nerds. But lest you think this very premise is rooted in entrenched sexism, Cuoco-Sweeting has let the world know, via an interview with Redbook, that:
Not so long ago (this morning), in a galaxy not-so-far away (this one), I wrote a piece about how I’m not feeling the holidays this year… OK, more accurately I wrote a piece that spelled out in detail the mental manipulations I’m engaging in to pretend the holiday season doesn’t exist at all. Because it’s […]
Listen. I’m not one to ever come out against presents. I love sea turtle calendars just as much, if not more than the average person, but I really need society to get the hell away from me with this whole “let’s be jolly” thing.
For many women, sexual harassment is (sadly) common. Those of us who experience it frequently are all too familiar with its negative effects… to the extent that it’s hard to understand how anyone could possibly not understand such impacts. The truth is, though, that many persist in believing harassment doesn’t really do harm; that, to use […]
It was a story that ricocheted across the Internet, leaving waves of shock and outrage in its path. On November 19, Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely published an article about rapes committed by members of a University of Virginia fraternity — and cover-ups by the school’s administration. On December 5th, the magazine issued a […]
Ravishly’s Nikki Gloudeman went undercover in a PUA forum to see what kinds of awful things they say when they think they’re among friends. They were predictably terrible. TW misogyny.
While Lilo & Stitch masquerades as a cartoonish, feel good science-fiction comedy, the real themes of the film touch on a much deeper emotion — a sense of family, of belonging — that’s almost impossible to capture in words. The film had the power to help me process my own childhood as a second-generation Japanese […]
Losing a creative visionary is always tragic — and we’ve just lost one of the most creative visionaries of the film world. Esteemed director Mike Nichols died today at age 83 of undisclosed causes. Though the name may not ring a bell immediately, you’ve probably seen at least one movie from his portfolio of dark, […]