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It’s time to admit Hillary Clinton is an extraordinarily talented politician

This is the paradox of Hillary Clinton: She has achieved something no one else in the history of American politics has even come close to doing, yet she is widely considered an inept, flawed candidate.<p>These two things are not unrelated.<p>Twice now we have thought that it should have been easy for …

Transgender Men See Sexism From Both Sides

“Cultural sexism in the world is very real when you’ve lived on both sides of the coin”<p>By Charlotte Alter<p><b>Three guys are sitting at a Harlem bartop</b> …

Recipe: Avocado chocolate breakfast trifle

Scoop the avocado flesh into a food processor and add the juice of both limes, followed by the vanilla, oats, milk, maple syrup and banana. Blitz everything together for a few minutes, until super smooth, then spoon half of the mixture into four small glass bowls or cups.<p>Add the cacao to the …

Moments that tore up the accepted script for women in 2015

I still have Mad Maxine on my mind as one of my favourite feminist moments of 2015.<p>To some male devotees of the blockbuster series, the plot of <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> felt like naughty subterfuge. Get the audience in the door with a promise of testosterone-fuelled action and brand it <i>Mad Max</i>, only to …

Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

Shares 58K<p><i>Rich, creamy and oh-so-delicious! These 4 ingredient, no-bake Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls are the perfect gift for family or friends…</i> …

A boy told his teacher she can't understand him because she's white. Her response is on point.

Fifth-grade teacher Emily E. Smith is not your ordinary teacher.<p>She founded The Hive Society — a classroom that's all about inspiring children to …

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The New New Museum: The Whitney May Have Just Won New York’s Museum Arms Race

The New New Museum<p>How the Whitney might just solve the impossible problem of contemporary art.<p>Curatorial staff and art handlers placing artwork on …

Here's How To Eat Everything You've Ever Wanted From A Miyazaki Film

Warning: tears of happiness may ensue.<p><b>CORRECTION:</b> <i>Oops! The fried treats from #8 are actually fried horse mackerels and the soup dumplings from #12 are Ba-wan Taiwanese snacks. An earlier version of this post had the wrong recipes.</i>

Melting POP - Alexandre DUBOSC

Code Words For Spinster Throughout History

• Porch witch<br>• Hearth mistress<br>• Parish foot-maid<br>• Alms-eyes<br>• The friendless chambermaid<br>• The Self-Known<br>• An unsauced woman<br>• Fjordhearts<br>• A frostling<br>• Penelope’s …

The Young Survivors of Boko Haram

In Nigeria, what happened on the night of April 14th, 2014, can seem like a fever dream, a surreal nightmare that, as soon as you wake up, lingers uncomfortably, poking at the edges of your waking life. In the early hours of the 15th, members of the Boko Haram terrorist group arrived at a girls’ …

Sexual Abuse: A Hidden History

Sexual Abuse: A Hidden HistoryBy Adrian BinghamThroughout the 20th century responses by Britons to the sexual abuse of children have been hindered by …

A Mexican Martyr

Amy Fuller looks at the life of the Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and asks why we feel the need to kill our heroines rather than celebrate …

What Should You Do When Someone Is Being Sexually Harassed in Public?

A recent incident on a Toronto subway involved a 17-year-old girl allegedly being loudly sexually harassed by a large man has sparked a debate about who should intervene in such a situation.<p>On Thursday, two women riding the TTC were allegedly accosted by a large, aggressive man who degraded them …

'Sleepy Hollow' for Oculus wins first virtual reality Emmy

Virtual reality has officially become mainstream, as an Emmy has been awarded to a work created for a VR headset (the Oculus Rift DK2) for the first time. <i>The Sleepy Hollow Virtual Reality Experience</i> (below), co-produced by Fox and Toronto-based Secret Location, won in the "Interactive Media, User …

A historian thinks he’s pinpointed the oldest known use of the f-word

A British historian has stumbled upon what he believes is the earliest known use of the word “fuck” in a sexual context.<p>Paul Booth, a research fellow at the UK’s Keele University, found the name “Roger Fuckebythenavele” in a 1310 court document in the UK National Archives.<p>Booth believes that this …

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Game Review: Regency Love - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

<i>Regency Love</i><p>Tea for Three Studios<p>While all of us here at the Bitchery love <i>Mario Kart</i>, I would probably say I’m the gamer amongst us. I played <i>World of</i> …

Kickass Women in History: Sylvia Rivera - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

The movie <i>Stonewall</i>, directed by Roland Emmerich, premiers September 25, 2015. This movie has been the center of controversy regarding its cast and …

5 Card Games to Know (and Snacks to Eat While Playing)

<i>Play your cards right:</i> <i>5 games to learn—and 20 snacks—for your next night in.</i><p>It's safe to say that Food52 staffers like a little healthy competition: We're on soccer teams and bowling teams; we run races and shake cocktails against one another (cooking is a sport too, right?). <b>And, we're card game</b> …

Introducing the Archive Corps

Meet the man behind a new effort to save documents and other artifacts before they disappear.<p>Jason Scott has something of a reputation. He’s a historian who works for the Internet Archive, and he’s known in some circles as the guy who can save bits of history right before they disappear.<p>So when he …

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The Japanese Art of Recognizing Beauty in Broken Things

How did you feel the last time a coffee mug slipped from your hands and shattered on your kitchen floor? Probably some combination of surprise and annoyance. If it was an heirloom or a sentimental piece, you may have even felt supremely guilty as you swept up the shards.<p>In Japan, instead of tossing …

Stashbusting // Mason Jar Cozy

I've been fighting a real itch to get crafty again recently. I haven't really touched any projects—knit, crochet, cross stitch, or otherwise—since I …

Some People Eating Normally In Paintings, The Way One Eats

<i>so i just hold the beanspoon near my nose and scream, is that right<br>ah, waiter, another bunch of raw green onions for the table, please</i><p><i>YELLING NEAR</i> …

Guest Post: Gender, Genre, and Representations of Violence Against Women: Report from the Semana Negra - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

<i>NB: This guest post is from Rebecca Pawel, who attends an annual literary festival Semana Negra in Gijon, Spain. She thought this year’s sessions</i> …

I'm almost 30 and still a virgin—and that's totally OK

I’m going to be turning 30 in a few months. And guess what? I’m still a virgin. That’s right: I still haven’t had sex. Do I, or should I feel bad …

How Princess Reema Is Opening Doors For Women In Saudi Arabia

In a country where women can’t legally take the wheel of a car, one leader is finding creative ways to offer them other means of control.<p>“She comes from a country where women can’t drive, can’t go outside, can’t go to restaurants, can’t socialize, can’t, can’t, can’t . . .”<p>This is how Her Royal …

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