The Week In Review


10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week’s compilation of pop culture crap, Celine Dionscats to her baby twins, a nun dances at her 103rd birthday party, and Gayle King tries to impress Lady Gaga. More »

Product Placements Get Personal

When Britney’s “Hold It Against Me” premiered last week, it was hard not to miss all the product placement, including the promotion of Britney’s fragrance Radiance. More »

Jezebel And 30 Rock: Definitely Ambivalent, Perhaps Correct

Our new tagline, per Tina Fey: “Perhaps correct. Definitely exhausting.” And though the 30 Rock version of Jezebel has the old layout (sorry, ladies) and a womyn sign, there was no mistaking which site was featured on last night’s episode. We’re honored! More »

My Brush With Cervical Cancer

Last September, I was trying to drink on my lunch hour when the doctor’s office called. I hate when the doctor’s office calls when I am trying to drink on my lunch hour. But the phone call wasn’t a surprise. More »

A History Of Lesbian Characters At The Oscars

Through the Academy’s history, there have been six actresses nominated for playing lesbian characters, three in the leading category and three in the supporting. This is not including Annette Bening’s nomination, which makes it seven. More »

The Women Of Gaddafi’s World

Muammar Gaddafi isn’t just a ruthless dictator who is currently brutally suppressing protests around Libya. He also has a bizarre track record of female bodyguards, lecturing Italian women about converting to Islam, and indirectly financing Beyonce concerts. More »

Oprah’s Long History Of Sketchy “Experts” And Endorsements

With the news that Dr. Melvin Levine-who appeared on Oprah repeatedly over the course of several years as a childhood education expert-committed suicide on the same day that 40 of his former patients filed a medical malpractice and sexual abuse suit against him, it raises the question of whether O is doing enough vetting of the authors and experts to whom she chooses to lend her credibility. More »

This Week In Tabloids: Rihanna And Ryan Phillippe Play “Put The V In The P”

This week: Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez are probably about to get engaged since he likes her muscular arms; Miley Cyrus has stopped speaking to her dad; and Rihanna is making Ryan Phillippe say oh na na what’s my name. More »

The Red Hair Fetish

Non-gingers are obsessed with going red. Only 1-2% of the population has red hair. This is because having red hair is a way of life.
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Why Aren’t We Talking About Owen Wilson’s Suicide Attempt?

In 2007, Owen Wilson tried to commit suicide. And yet somehow we are not constantly reminded of his psychological problems. Let’s examine this oversight. More »

How To Survive Public Transportation

Traveling can be tough. But whether you’re going by bus, train, or airplane, we have some tips for being crammed up against other passengers for several hours without going insane. More »

Shattering Voices From The Military Rape Lawsuit, Verbatim

Last week, a group of women and men sued Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, for creating a culture that enabled and protected their rapists. The words in this video are taken directly from their complaint. Watch »

What To Wear Speed Dating, In 5 Minutes Or Less

At one time, this seemed to be an easy question. Until I actually tried it. More »

Major Mag Editors Address The Dearth Of Female Bylines

The overall message from the editors, delivered with varying degrees of passion, was an agreement that things need to change. But there was not much in the way of explaining why things are the way they are. More »

Anti-Woman Legislation Mad Libs, Now In Handy Printout Form!

We sure are lucky that legislative bodies consisting mostly of white, economically privileged men are there to make the hard decisions for us weak-minded and yogurt hungry ladies! More »

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