Hating Sansa Stark (and Not for Her Femininity)

Readers hate Sansa Stark and feminists argue that Sansa is a strong character, hiding behind her feminine whiles. Here’s why they’re both wrong. tell me more

Holi Hindu Festival of Colors at UC Berkeley

As Spring festivals go, Holi is among the most fun. Forget about the Maypole, during the Indian Holi festival people douse each other with bright colors. It usually takes place during March, but UC Berkeley’s Indian Student Association has their Holi celebration in April. The UC Berkeley Holi festival is a dance party. The DJ mixed house hits with Indian pop music. The event is free, and you can buy color from the Indian Student Association ahead  time, or day of, until they run out. Ten packets (500 grams altogether) is sufficient but you could use twice as much so… tell me more

Diwali Lights in Bollywood 2014 (Bandra, Mumbai, India)

I’ve always wanted to go to India, and here I am in Mumbai. Life is good. There’s a holiday here called Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights. Imagine it as the Hindu version of Christmas: shopping, lights, and family dinners. But instead of Santa Clause stories are about Vishnu and his wife Lakshmi; instead of Jesus offerings are to Ganesh. I’m staying in Bandra, Pali Hill which is where many of the Bollywood stars live. We took a walk around the neighborhood. Here are some of the lights we saw. tell me more

Yoga Is Primal

  I have a hedonist friend who would rather die early from a sustained binge of wine, women and bacon than to devote a second of his resignedly short life eating vegetables and lifting weights.He smirks in condescension when I praise yoga. He thinks it’s a bunch of superstitious mumbo jumbo and—worse yet—exercise. It may be those things. But it also feels effing fantastic. Sure it may be a “practice” and a “discipline” but yoga is the discipline of getting in touch with your primal self. In yoga you are trying to find that part of yourself that is more… tell me more

The Burning Man Principle of Radical Inclusion: Take It to the Tourists

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Jaw-Dropping Homophobia Still a Thing in South Carolina

South Carolina Mayor Prefers Drunk Drivers to Lesbians My jaw dropped when I heard the recording of South Carolina mayor Earl Bullard’s reasoning for firing his lesbian sheriff…and replacing her with a guy convicted of drunk driving. He was caught on tape saying, “”I would much rather have somebody who drank, and drank too much, taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children.” Bullard now smugly denies it. This stuff still happens people. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive   Here’s a handy image… tell me more

Basic Bitches, Hate Labels and an Amazing Kreayshawn Remix

I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately, among them Slate’s Double X Gabfest. In a recent podcast they discussed the concept of the “basic bitch.” Immediately I thought of Kreayshawn’s 2011 hit, “Gucci Gucci” which proclaims “Gucci Gucci Fendi Vendi Prada: basic bitches wear that shit so I don’t even bother.” At one point in the show one of the hosts declared she wanted a remix of that song, and I am here to supply. How can I resist when Party Ben’s remix is so damn good? The hosts discussed basic bitches as compared to hipsters. They seem… tell me more

Final Janis Joplin Interview, Animated (Five-Minute Video)

I just had to share this charming animated short of Janis Joplin’s final interview. It addresses some of the criticism she got from feminists of the time. She says, “You are what you settle for. You’re only as much as you settle for.” The full story behind the interview from four days before her death. tell me more