Hickory Ham Maik on Michelle Obama’s Weird Water-Related Public Health Campaign

I’ve spent the last 15 minutes being rather baffled by the website for Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America campaign to get people to drink more water (file under: procrastination). You can find it here. You might have expected the website to provide you with some tips on how to remember to drink water throughout […]

Fitness Party: Twerk 2 5K!

If you’re a Ms. Behaved regular, you’re well aware that editors Bianca and Rashaun are both hardcore fathletes- thick hotties who like to get physical for the joy of it, and bust stereotypes about fat people and fitness. Both Rashaun and I are runners (although I run really fucking slow, I’m out there almost everyday […]

Turning the Tables: Would it Still be “Hilarious” if Somebody Raped Daniel Tosh?

I was having a tough time finding inspiration for my weekly post here at Ms. Behaved.  I started a column about how I recently shaved my legs for the first time in over a decade, getting about 100 words in before I gave up, and then I did the same with another installment of Sex […]

Drama Driven Profit and Other Sad Realities of the Feminist Blogosphere

My gentleman friend recently sent me this article from Salon about creepy depictions of rape in video games, that also touched on the kerfuffle around Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency (her videos are a must-watch if you haven’t seen them yet) and her Kickstarter to fund a series of videos entitled “Tropes vs. Women in Video […]

Evolution of the Female Gaze: Live Nude Dudes

Read the first installment of Evolution of the Female Gaze here.  I’ll freely admit it- I had a thing for strip clubs in my twenties. The kind that cater to straight men, feature a pole,  sequinned pasties, and overpriced drinks . I even went to Jumbo’s Clown Room in Hollywood with Michelle Tea when I was 21 […]

Confessions of an (Almost) Attachment Parent

I’m going to start this off by saying the only book by Dr. William Sears that I’ve ever read was The Baby Book.  I’ve never really thought about Attachment Parenting before, or any other “type” of parenting, for that matter. I’m just not all that big on labels, or boxes… or anything that smacks of effort […]

May’s Female-Directed Movie Round Up

Twenty-three films are in competition for this year’s Palme D’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival; not a single one is directed by a woman. Nearly 1,800 films were submitted for consideration, and I would assume that SOME of them were female-directed.  Still, none were deemed worthy. Some explanations being offered are pretty anemic, such […]

Bully Culture by Angie Jackson

It was brought to my attention that The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) launched an anti-bullying campaign this week highlighting the negative impact it has on children. You can get the details  here.  In honor of Anti-Bullying Week, Angie Jackson aka Angie the Anti-Theist  graciously shared an article originally posted on her blog with  MsBehaved.  Read […]

Things That Should Exist: A Rielle Hunter Reality Show

Former U.S. Senator and two-time presidential hopeful/ infamous adulterer John Edwards is on trial facing criminal charges–including conspiracy, four counts of receiving illegal campaign contributions and one count of making false statements for allegedly soliciting and spending over $925,000 to cover up his affair. If you haven’t been keeping up with the scandal, here’s the […]

Do As I Say, Not As I Do: The Beautiful Edition

Recently, a woman named Samantha Brick made international news for writing an article in which she suggested that women hated her because she was beautiful. The piece strangely wasn’t a work of satire. The disturbing thing about Brick’s article wasn’t just that she was suggesting that women hated her because of her appearance, but that […]