Did the Jezebel Thirsty 100 make anyone else uncomfortable?

Especially, the crack about BDSM nerds getting upset at inaccurate portrayals of BDSM? It just seems really insensitive to abuse and rape survivors. "You're not desperate to avoid getting raped, or trying to overcome past abuse without sacrificing your desires. You just want us all to know the graphic details of your… » 12/30/14 4:45pm 12/30/14 4:45pm

How do I make my earache go away?

I've been sick with a sinus infection for a few days, and now I find myself plagued with a killer earache that's making it insanely painful to swallow. How do I make the pain go away (especially enough to eat and drink)? Is the answer "just do a couple shots and pop a couple vicodin"? Because I'm about to tear my… » 12/15/14 10:07pm 12/15/14 10:07pm

When everyone is a feminist, is anyone?

Maybe doing the work of feminism is more important than identifying as a feminist. After all, word isn't just an identity – it's a movement. It's something that you do. The ubiquity of the word in popular culture, all the people identifying as feminist – that doesn't guarantee progress on the ground. A word doesn't… » 11/25/14 12:32pm 11/25/14 12:32pm

When does a zine stop being a zine?

What is the difference between a zine, and a self-published book? Is there a certain thickness at which point it can no longer be a zine, and can only be a book (and if so, where does a 111-page "zine" fall?) Do you still consider publications like Bitch and Bust to be zines, or have they become big enough that… » 10/20/14 1:35pm 10/20/14 1:35pm

When did "high heels" become synonymous with all heels?

You never hear about mid heels or low heels; there are only high heels. But then why even bother with saying "high" at all, when it has become superfluous? Are all heel heights equally oppressive and harmful, or does the validity of the "high heels oppress women" argument go down as the heel height goes down, meaning… » 10/15/14 7:04pm 10/15/14 7:04pm

Who are your favorite chick rock bands?

My music collection needs more women in it. I trust others feel the same way about their music collections. So who would you recommend? Who's your favorite to listen to, even if they aren't normally seen as one of The Greats? What indie band do hope to someday be able to say, "I was listening to them before they were… » 7/03/14 3:24pm 7/03/14 3:24pm

What shall I pair with these foods?

In the past couple days, I have purchased a) a chocolate bagel and b) Sriracha mayo. Both sound delicious, but I am somehow at a loss for actual things to pair with them. (I don't want to put cream cheese on the chocolate bagel.) So, what goes deliciously on top of a chocolate bagel? What becomes more delicious when… » 6/27/14 6:36pm 6/27/14 6:36pm