Posts Tagged: susan elizabeth shepard
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The Foursquare of Booty

"It's full of paper here," said Matteo Bormetti, speaking of the layers of flyers and posters covering every vertical surface around the Austin Convention Center during South by Southwest. Bormetti and his business partner Matteo Sarzana were in town from Milan to promote their mobile site, nipple.io, which is designed to track and quantify users’ sexual experiences. "We have to do something special, something strange, to take the attention of the people."

For Nipple, that something special is large, bright pink posters. One shows a Fitbit-wearing penis and says, "You quantify everything, start quantifying your sex!" On another is a vulva with a beer bottle pointing toward it. It reads, [...]

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Rihanna On My Mind: Chatting About the "Pour It Up" Video

The other day, after Rihanna's new video for "Pour It Up" came out (embedded below, NSFW), we started chatting about it on Twitter. There was too much to say. Here, we discuss why Rihanna is better than Miley, why Rihanna is better than Nicki, and why Rihanna is better than Jesus.

This conversation took place in a Google Hangout and has been condensed and edited.

Sarah Nicole Prickett: Hii, does this work?

Ayesha Siddiqi: Yes! I see you both on here.

SNP: So this Rihanna video is AMAZING, but let's start from Instagram. Riri’s instagram is how I know she's a girl's girl and it's why I love her. When I started following [...]

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A Certain Amount of Suffering: On the Women of True Detective

Something happened last week in the True Detective response ether: up to this point, online discussion had mostly rotated around the McConnaissance, the aesthetics, or the thickening mythology. But we woke up last Monday to a slew of pieces on the treatment of women on the show—see Slate’s Willa Paskin, and

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Man Quits Internet: Goodbye, Hugo Schwyzer

Hugo Schwyzer quit the Internet yesterday. The self-described male feminist wrote about facials and pulling tampons out of ex-wives. He tried to kill his girlfriend and is on his fourth marriage. He has been published regularly, most recently at The Atlantic and Jezebel. On Twitter, he regularly searched his name and would passive-aggressively favorite unflattering mentions of himself.

No longer. Schwyzer also announced he would cease teaching a class on pornography at Pasadena City College, where he is a tenured instructor. He then immediately took part in an utterly bizarre interview with The Cut's Kat Stoeffel, in which he said things like, [...]

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The Women of Our Year

We salute you, Robin Griffin, Wendy Davis, writers of dinosaur erotica, Kreayshawn, Diane Martel, Adele Exarchopolous, Erykah BaduEmily M. Keeler, Nancy Silberkleit, our mothers and role models and newlywed lovers and really you guys, all of our friends.

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"A Stripper’s Guide to the Modern American Boomtown"

Susan Elizabeth Shepard, a writer and stripper from Texas and co-founder of sex workers' site Tits and Sass, chronicles her yearly sojourns to "boomtowns" such as Williston, N.D., to work at clubs as the regular influx of oil workers come into town. The "logical progression of a service economy," she writes in an excellent piece at BuzzFeeᴅ, [...]