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Integrated Prom Is Not So Integrated -- But Trailblazing Nonetheless Integrated Prom Is Not So Integrated -- But Trailblazing Nonetheless

A mixed-race group of students at Wilcox County High School in south Georgia received worldwide attention earlier this year when they raised money to throw the area's first racially integrated prom after the school refused to fund the event. (Yes, in 2013.) Although it seems that few white kids deigned to dance at the…

Sorry Not Sorry: How to Non-Apologize Sorry Not Sorry: How to Non-Apologize

Being called out on your shit is the worst. It can be humiliating, frustrating, and hurtful. When it happens, the natural reaction is often to be dismissive, defensive, or to complain that the other party just "doesn't get it/you/jokes". I say, go with that feeling. Because if lots of people are telling you that…

Clueless Justice Scalia on the 'Silver Lining' of Excluding Women From Jobs Clueless Justice Scalia on the 'Silver Lining' of Excluding Women From Jobs

In his essay for New York Magazine, Supreme Court's head hater Antonin Scalia writes about growing up in New York City. Of course, he takes this benign topic, and uses it to make a dumb statement about the bright side of sexism.

Female Superheroes Are Still Badass Warriors When Fully Dressed Female Superheroes Are Still Badass Warriors When Fully Dressed

Usually lady superheroes sport skin-tight skimpy outfits, but not in the reimagined world of artist Michael Lee Lunsford. Although he says his drawings of Power Girl, Zatanna, Elektra, and other DC and Marvel favorites, aren't evidence of "moral codes" he's trying to push on others, it's clear from his art that women…

Ever Notice That There Aren’t Any Female Breakfast Cereal Mascots? Ever Notice That There Aren’t Any Female Breakfast Cereal Mascots?

This sunny, almost-warm Sunday morning, CBS put together a cheerful little slideshow featuring the most eccentric and, dare we say, demented breakfast cereal mascots. The slideshow featured retro iterations of Tony the Tiger, the homoerotic trio of rice-puffing elves, Snap, Crackle and Pop, Franken Berry, the Quaker…

If You’re Not Willing to Use Your Vagina as a Fishing Lure, You’re Not an Ultimate Naked Survivor If You’re Not Willing to Use Your Vagina as a Fishing Lure, You’re Not an Ultimate Naked Survivor

What happened to the Discovery Channel? Is the demand for majestic wildebeest documentaries really that low, or is the demand for reality shows featuring naked white people pooping outdoors in exotic locations really that high? It must be, otherwise we wouldn't be getting such a robust lineup of naked survivalist…

Sad Pete Campbell Is Sad Vincent Kartheiser in Real Life Sad Pete Campbell Is Sad Vincent Kartheiser in Real Life

Have you heard about this show on AMC called Mad Men, about a reptilian account executive at an advertising agency whose life is complicated by his outsized professional ambition and awkward interpersonal skills? Most likely, you're much more familiar with the version of Mad Men that centers on a handsome philanderer,…

The Archdiocese, New York’s Shittiest Landlord, Bans Public School Tenants from Teaching Sex Ed The Archdiocese, New York’s Shittiest Landlord, Bans Public School Tenants from Teaching Sex Ed

If the Catholic Church was your landlord, it almost definitely wouldn't let you masturbate in your apartment. You'd have to sneak away to a public park, like some sort of deviant. The Catholic Church, in other words, would make a pretty overbearing landlord, something that is being proved right now in New York, where…

You Can Thank ‘Paleo Nostalgia’ for the Paleo Diet’s Popularity You Can Thank ‘Paleo Nostalgia’ for the Paleo Diet’s Popularity

The epiphanic moment in Midnight in Paris doesn't have anything to do with artists, cultural decadence, or even trans-epoch romance — it's all about a mundane dream visit to the dentist in which Hemingway sycophant Gil Pender realizes that, holy shit, the local anesthetics in the early 20th century sucked so much that…

A New Bill in Florida Would Make Non-Consensual ‘Revenge Porn’ a Felony A New Bill in Florida Would Make Non-Consensual ‘Revenge Porn’ a Felony

A new bill in Florida would make it a felony to publish online nude photos or videos of a person without his or her permission and with his or her identifying information. That's a step in the right direction towards slowing the proliferation of the exceedingly icky "revenge porn" Internet sewage spill that has made…

Please Stop Telling Us When to Get Married Please Stop Telling Us When to Get Married

Should you get married while you're young and have "peak nubility," or wait until you're older and have not-as-great boobs but a more emotionally mature attitude toward compromise? Careful, I think it's a trick question. But if you're the sort of person who needs an article or someone else's experience to answer that…

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Settle Wrongful Death Claim with Florida Subdivision Trayvon Martin’s Parents Settle Wrongful Death Claim with Florida Subdivision

On Friday, the Orlando Sentinel reported a new development in the case of Trayvon Martin: Martin's parents have settled a wrongful death claim that is believed to be worth more than $1 million against their Sanford subdivision where Trayvon was shot and killed by self-annointed sheriff of suburbia, George Zimmerman.

Ireland Is Opening an Inquest into the Awful Death of Savita Halappanavar Ireland Is Opening an Inquest into the Awful Death of Savita Halappanavar

Ireland is set to open an inquest into the horrifying (and probably unnecessary) death of Savita Halappanavar, the Indian dentist who died from suspected complications from septacaemia after the hospital that admitted her reportedly refused to terminate her pregnancy. Halappanavar was 17 weeks pregnant at the time.

In a Perfect World, Courtney Love Would Judge a Talent Show Where Contestants Shoot Butterflies Out of Their Asses In a Perfect World, Courtney Love Would Judge a Talent Show Where Contestants Shoot Butterflies Out of Their Asses

Courtney Love addressed (started) a rumor that she'll be hosting one of the many talent shows currently choking the television airwaves like cheese cubes in the GI tract of a constipated Canadian goose:

Cat Marnell's Friends Are Nervous That She Now Has $500,000 To Buy Drugs With Cat Marnell's Friends Are Nervous That She Now Has $500,000 To Buy Drugs With

Enabling! What does it mean?! Are we all doing it?! Or, as we all remember from the iconic bedtime story of our childhood: If you give a mouse a cookie, it might overdose on heroin.

Facebook Watchdog Group 'Rapebook' Throws In The Towel Facebook Watchdog Group 'Rapebook' Throws In The Towel

Social networks' chicken-egg impact on rape culture has been discussed in detail since before the landmark case in Steubenville (and, more recently, a quite similar case in Torrington, Connecticut). As of this morning, a Belfast teen's Facebook post about raping a woman has garnered 1,226 likes. (It was since reported…

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Blasted For Culturally-Ignorant Havana Vacation Beyoncé and Jay-Z Blasted For Culturally-Ignorant Havana Vacation

Bey and Jay are currently celebrating their fifth anniversary eating, wearing tribal-printed DVF (her), smoking cigars (him), and posing with schoolchildren in Old Havana. They also brought their moms Tina and Gloria, as well as some bodyguards, just like you or I would do on our anniversary vacations, right?

A Depressingly Large Percentage of Nigerian Women Are Using Harmful Skin Bleach A Depressingly Large Percentage of Nigerian Women Are Using Harmful Skin Bleach

Last September a horrific-sounding "intimate bleaching product" gained popularity in India and Thailand, which promised to make vulvas "fairer within four weeks." While the shock value garnered this a lot of coverage, sadly, skin bleaching has actually been immensely popular for quite some time.

Toss That Ironic Sweater You Were Saving: Sears Portrait Studio Is No More Toss That Ironic Sweater You Were Saving: Sears Portrait Studio Is No More

Fuuuuck! If you've been meaning to do that professional hideous-Christmas-outfit group photo (or some other variation, as did my siblings and myself) for the last five years or thereabouts, we've got some bad news for you.

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