VIDEO: “It’s up to the young people to take our country back.”

7 Oct

#OccupyDC

Nicki + Willow = Awesome

6 Oct

Are you creeped out by Willow Smith because she’s ten years old, on the radio all the time just whipping her hair, making mad money/having Will Smith run her career? Maybe she is creepy, maybe I was jealous, but whatever. Girlfriend is making moves to steal my heart by teaming up with Nicki Minaj for a bomb pop song called Fireball.

Um, hello? Can we get this party started?!

Check itttttt. Love it. Etc.

Let’s Discuss: SlutWalkNYC and Racism

5 Oct

Maureen: Really?

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Knowing a Lug Nut From a Spark Plug

5 Oct

Here’s one more reason why I regret forever not taking a job offer in Burlington, VT when I had the chance….

I present to you…

GIRLINGTON GARAGE.

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My blue sequined skirt is not an invitation for you to rape me.

4 Oct

This video popped up on my Tumblr feed today, and I had to share, 1.)  because of the message of the video, and  2.) because of the accents.

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Walt Disney Employee Handbook (circa 1943) Features Biggest Creep Ever

29 Sep

The folks at Brain Pickings posted pdf images of Walt Disney’s WWII-era employee handbook titled “The Ropes at Disney’s.”

The handbook is obviously illustrated, with a short narrative between a male employee and female employee  accompanying the pages of the company’s employee policies. And let me tell you, this guy is a creeper. Its no wonder the handbook doesn’t include any policy around sexual harassment in the workplace, because Disney pretty much encourages it through the illustrations. Dude’s basically a stalker:

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Thought of the day

28 Sep

College hook-ups suck?

28 Sep

Not sure what your sexual experiences in college were, but we can relate to the thought that hooking-up kind of sucked sometimes? Especially when it came down to a win-lose, friends-with-benefits deal….

But don’t take our word for it. MTV breaks it down…..

Race, clothes and SlutWalks

28 Sep

A white woman, with the exception of prostitutes and some manual laborers, could be a “lady,” the model of respectability, modesty, and even sexual purity. A white woman can be labeled a slut on the basis of specific behavior, such as perceived promiscuity. But black women, stereotypically, can be considered sluts at any time, no matter what they do or wear.

-from What To Wear to a SlutWalk

Too Fat for American Apparel?

28 Sep

Photo: Shannon Skloss

American Apparel wanted plus-sized models—so, the company threw a contest recently, with the top prize being a modeling contract with the clothing company.

The text of the contest’s advertisement read:

Think you are the Next BIG Thing? Calling curvy ladies everywhere! Our best-selling Disco Pant (and around 10 other sexy styles) are now available in size XL, for those of us who need a little extra wiggle room where it counts. We’re looking for fresh faces (and curvaceous bods) to fill these babies out. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next XLent model, send us photos of you and your junk to back it up. Just send us two recent photographs of yourself, one that clearly shows your face and one of your body. We’ll select a winner to be flown out to our Los Angeles headquarters to star in your own bootylicious photoshoot. Runners up will win an enviable assortment of our favorite new styles in XL! Show us what you’re workin’ with!

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Trending: #LawsMenShouldFollow

27 Sep

Hey Tweeps. Yeah, I know you’relurkin. You already know that #LawsMenShouldFollow is trending today in the twitterverse. Imagine my delight when I see this! I am having a ball. Ooooh this will be so fun. (P.S. Does God really count lady tears??)

LOL, that’s troo!

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Ladies can’t watch sports unless they love sports

27 Sep

Rich Santos of Marie Claire has some advice for budding female sports enthusiasts: Make sure you truly want to learn about sports.

Santos published somewhat of a how-to for men and their girlfriends to get into sports together, explaining how to fix the oft-repeated stereotype that men have to choose between a lady-friend and “bros” for Sunday football. His advice boils down to this: it’s sexy if you know Steelers back-up players but not if you like “trendy” teams like the Yankees. Basically, if you pretend to know sports, that’s no good. Continue reading

The Inequality of the Middle Class

26 Sep

These illuminating infographics from Mother Jones sparked a deeply personal discussion here at Mislabeled this weekend.  Initially, we were talking about just what it says – IT’S THE INEQUALITY, STUPID!  Am I surprised that the 10 richest members of Congress all voted for the Bush tax cuts?  Nope.  Am I slightly more shocked that, as an entrenched member of the bottom 20 percent of this country’s earner’s, I’m losing about $5,000 a year in taxes that I would have held onto if the growth rate had remained stable, while the top one percent gained nearly $600,000 in the same period?!  Well, yea, that one gave me some pause.

Look at the graphs.  They speak for themselves.  I’d love to see a discussion happen in the comments below about your impressions, thoughts, and experiences along these lines.

What I’d like to bring up more, though, is the issue of class. There’s been a lot of discussion in recent years about the “disappearing” middle class.  While the commentators go back and forth on what’s happening in light of the 2008 recession, a lot of folks failed to notice that all our talk about the middle class doesn’t define who those people actually are!  A few studies were done, and things got interesting. Continue reading

IMPORTANT: Birth Control recall

20 Sep


 
From webMDThe recall affects two Clyclafem products and two Glidess products, as well as Emoquette, Orsythia, Previfem, and Tri-Previfem oral contraceptives. A complete list of products and affected lot numbers may be found at the Endo Pharmaceuticals web site.

Is something wrong with this picture?

16 Sep

Maybe I just have a dirty mind or maybe Learn Vest did a terrible crop job… But at first/quick glance, it looks like their tips for landing your first job after graduation seems to include being a hot Asian and taking it from behind.

Just sayin.

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