Kevin Maher (the mind behind the "Monster Gaze" video we also shared) compiled some of the most terrifying moments of PG films that left a deep scar on our young psyches that we've never fully recovered from. Did you see any of your childhood nightmares?Read More
Sandra Fluke Pens Scathing Open Letter to Trump About Birth Control: You’re ‘Radicalizing Religious Liberty’
"Exactly what religion would a publicly traded corporation like Bank of America or Coca-Cola or General Electric have? The religion of the majority of shareholders? Its CEO? Its board? What if an employee takes a job at an agnostic telecommunications firm, but then new leadership is hired and the company announces it has a new religion affecting health care coverage for all employees?"Read More
In a recent editorial in National Geographic, Melinda Gates recommitted to a 2012 goal to increase access to contraception worldwide. She wants to bring family planning services to 100 million more women by 2020.Read More
The Stranger Things Funko set includes all the main characters, with a few different versions of Eleven, the Demogorgon, and Will. They're available for pre-order now and will hit shelves early next year.Read More
Or the Korra-nation! Ha. Ha. Ha.Read More
Nyan Catwoman? Grumpy Catwoman?
It makes sense that Catwoman's favorite Internet memes would be cat memes. Check out this Internet Catwoman print by artist, M.K. Matsumoto, which is available at the artist's Society 6 store for $18. (via Geek Alerts)Read More
Well this is as stupid as [REDACTED].
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board in Arizona became displeased with a section in a high school biology book that described how an abortion-inducing drug works after complaints from a Christian law organization called Freedom, so they advised school officials to redact it with extreme prejudice. I can't wait until someone goes full-on Fahrenheit 451 on them.Read More
Everything's coming up ovaries.
From lack of affordable health care providers in rural communities to the stigma surrounding sexuality, there are plenty of reasons why a woman might be unable or unwilling to physically see a doctor and discuss contraception and protection. It should be as cheap and easy as possible for women to take care of their bodies--and thanks to Planned Parenthood's incredible new online service and app, soon it might be.Read More
Not so fast, condoms. You've still got a job to do.
Thanks to the non-profit Parsemus Foundation, the birth control field might be on the cusp of becoming far more egalitarian--starting as soon as 2017, a reversible and non-hormonal male contraceptive may soon be on the shelves of a pharmacy near you.Read More
There and bag again?
Baby got bag?Read More
Now, where's the button that turns Hobby Lobby off?
Not a fan of IUDs or other hormonal contraception options? Don't worry, friends, the future of our fallopian tubes is bright! The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently experimenting with an incredible microchip that could be embedded into the body to provide convenient and reliable protection for far longer than any currently available hormonal birth control. Now if I can just keep track of where I put the remote...Read More
Let's see, what rhymes with "it's 2014, get your shit together America"?
"Slut-shaming geezers" is not a Ginsburg quote. Not exactly.Read More
As do we, incidentally.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a passionate 35-page dissent on today's Hobby Lobby mandate, condemning a ruling that will revoke thousands of women's contraceptive coverage.Read More
It’s Really Hard to Castrate a Hippo, but Vets Have a New Technique to Get the Job Done. Sorry, Hippos
Bad news for hippos, but also probably not great new for vets.
Unlike some species (looking at you, pandas) the common hippopotamus can reproduce very well in a zoo environment. Sometimes a little too well, creating the need for hippo birth control. Castration of males is a logical way to go, but until recently castrating a hippo was harder than it sounds, and it already sounds really hard. Hippos are crazy.Read More
Things We Saw Today
Allow Us To Explain
I'll be honest, it's been a while since I sat in a science class and my brain has refused to retain most of what I learned when I did. Though mostly, I don't care how things like the pill or Plan B work, just that they do work. But in case you're curious (or forgot), here's a great animation from AsapSCIENCE showing you what goes down in your body. (via The High Definite) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More