the frisky

Nicki Minaj Tried & Failed To Teach Models At Alexander Wang How To Twerk

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Models are good at being gorgeous walking clothes hangers — and I’m sure they each have their own individual talents — but one thing they’re seemingly not so great at is twerking. Nicki Minaj dropped by the Alexander Wang show at New York Fashion Week...

12 Reasons Black Women Are Not More Privileged Than Black Men

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A seemingly impervious narrative dominates today’s social discourse in the Black community where Black men are painted as more vulnerable victims than their female counterparts. This far-reaching myth typically arises along with discussions about gender inequality or sexism where claims are made that Black women face...

On Being The Black Girl At Rockabilly Events

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As sometimes happens, I came to it — rockabilly — for the clothes. I started collecting vintage clothes from the 1940s through the early ’60s when I graduated from college and was entering the working world, because I wanted more than black pants and a sweater for business...

Why I Inspect My Vagina Every Day

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“Are you okay in there?” my roommate asked me after I’d surpassed the 30-minute mark in our shared bathroom. “Yep!” I hastily replied from the cold, linoleum floor where I sat naked. “I’ll be right out!” I took one last look through the small compact mirror...

7 Responses To Mansplanations About Street Harassment

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The current furor over street harassment is hard to miss. Everything from Internet message boards to Facebook pages are littered with gender driven discussions on an issue that has become a hot-button topic the world over. There are countless voices in the mix, but sadly, many...