Grab your galentines, this app connects female friends

Grab your galentines, this app connects female friends

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It can be difficult trying to develop friendships when you’re an adult. There’s no school recess forcing you make friends.

New app Hey! Vina is a Tinder-like app that lets women swipe their way to friendship. 

Hey! Vina was created by two Silicon Valley women, Olivia June Poole and Jen Aprahamian, who met at the General Assembly computer programming school. Says Poole, they wanted to help introduce women to friends wherever they are in their lives, all over the world. 

“Vina” comes from a Scottish girl’s name meaning “beloved” or “friend.” Read more…

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Grab your galentines, this app connects female friends

This video powerfully reminds the ad industry that women are not objects

This video powerfully reminds the ad industry that women are not objects

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A new campaign is tackling how women are depicted in ads — and it’s using a simple Google search to start the conversation

On Nov. 18, 2015, ad executive Madonna Badger Googled “objectification of women” as part of a campaign called #WomenNotObjects, turning up years’ worth of sexist ads that hypersexualize and objectify women’s bodies for marketing. In a new video released this month, the campaign spotlights some of these ads, with women sarcastically confronting the images for their harmful depictions

The ads featured, many from well-known brands such as DirectTV, Tom Ford and Post-It, are shocking and sigh-worthy — and all too common. The video itself shines a light on just how ridiculous these ads can read — like conflating oral sex and sandwiches, for example, in reference to a highly criticized Burger King ad that was pulled from public circulation in 2009 after mass outrage. Read more…

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This video powerfully reminds the ad industry that women are not objects

Man posing in a traditional boudoir photo shoot is beyond stunning

Man posing in a traditional boudoir photo shoot is beyond stunning

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Women often pose in sexy boudoir photo shoots to show they care for their significant others — so it only makes sense that men do it as well. It’s 2016, after all.

Dubbing it “dudoir,” Masika May posted her latest collection of photographs featuring a man posed in the same traditional poses — complete with shy smiles, flirty glances at the camera, suggestive body language and very little clothing.

According to May, Brendon Williams of Langford, Canada contacted her back in September, and together, they created the concept they wanted for the photo shoot. Williams, who is a friend of May, wanted to take the sexy pictures for a photo book for his wife, whose birthday was on Jan. 19. Read more…

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Man posing in a traditional boudoir photo shoot is beyond stunning

That sexist pink Lady Ball commercial was actually just a PR stunt

That sexist pink Lady Ball commercial was actually just a PR stunt

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Are you ready for The Lady Ball? Lots of people weren’t.

Pens, razor blades and many other products out there that claim to be “for her” are needlessly gendered for the sake of marking up prices by adding pink and glittery labels — so it comes as no surprise that sporting equipment that would be added to that list.

The so-called Lady Ball hit the Internet on Jan. 13 in the form of a kitschy viral video that vaguely reminded us all of those instructional videos from the early 1990’s that taught us about the Internet. The video (above) tells the viewer, “why should the boys have all the fun? We can play ball too.” Read more…

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That sexist pink Lady Ball commercial was actually just a PR stunt