What She Does With A Boring, Old Baking Sheet Is Adorably Inspired

What She Does With A Boring, Old Baking Sheet Is Adorably Inspired

You don’t have to have a tiny kitchen to know that opening the drawer with all your baking pans and sheets in it is no fun. Either it’s overflowing with far too many tools that you’ll — let’s be honest — never use, or the few ones that are in there have gathered more caked-on ingredients than you’d care to admit. Whatever your situation, before you toss those less desirable or unneeded cooking implements in the trash, give this adorable DIY a try! Not only will you be giving your baking sheet a new life, you’ll also be saving space that used to be eaten up by all your makeup — win-win! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baking-sheet-makeup/

This Woman Got EPIC Revenge On Guys Who Harass Her From Their Work Van

This Woman Got EPIC Revenge On Guys Who Harass Her From Their Work Van

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_5812ba742c20d’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118206_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_5812ba742c20d’); }); Do you feel safe walking down the sidewalk? Believe it or not, street harassment is still a major problem for women in the U.S. and abroad. I was only 13 years old when I experienced street harassment for the first time. I wasn’t dressed provocatively or behaving in a way that would attract unwanted attention. In fact, I was simply walking down the street to return a library book. I wish I could say it was a one-time-thing, but I can’t even begin to count how many times it’s happened. Not every woman is brave enough to confront her harassers, but this story might serve as an inspiration to speak up next time. On Wednesday October 19, 22-year-old Courtney Greatrex left her home in North London to head to […]

Americans Are Divided About Breastfeeding In Public -- Meanwhile, In Iceland...

Americans Are Divided About Breastfeeding In Public — Meanwhile, In Iceland…

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Breastfeeding in public is a hot-button issue in the U.S. Just last week, a mother of six had her Facebook account deleted for posting a photo of babies tandem nursing. On one side of the breastfeeding debate are those who feel it’s “gross” or “immodest.” Despite being confronted with breasts and cleavage in the media, they’d prefer nursing mothers to feed their babies under blankets or in unsanitary bathroom stalls. On the other side are moms and allies who say there’s nothing more natural than nursing a hungry baby. You don’t want to eat your dinner cramped under a blanket or in a dirty stall. Why should they? Read More: Breastfeeding Is A Hot Topic, But This Mom Was Banned From Facebook For Doing It! In Iceland, well…you could say that folks are a bit more open-minded. On Wednesday, October 12, Member of Parliament (MP) Unnur […]

Birth Control For Men Is A Reality -- Here's The Sexist Reason It's Being Delayed

Birth Control For Men Is A Reality — Here’s The Sexist Reason It’s Being Delayed

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58180066b5af9’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118329_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58180066b5af9’); }); Ever since the birth control pill first became available in 1962, the responsibility of preventing pregnancy has fallen on women. While some birth control options like condoms and spermicide focus on male anatomy, contraception is a gendered burden that disproportionately rests on women’s shoulders. Even alternatives to the pill, like implants, shots, and IUDs, all target the woman’s reproductive system. There’s good news and bad news for anyone who’s ever hoped that their male partner could help with contraception in a more significant way than condom use. The good news: A birth control shot for men exists and it’s effective. The bad news: Because 20 of the trial participants experienced side effects, the trial will not move forward. But the most ridiculous part is that those side effects are […]

Here Are 27 Eye-Opening Facts About Women You Never Knew. Men, Take Notes.

Here Are 27 Eye-Opening Facts About Women You Never Knew. Men, Take Notes.

Women don’t have it easy in this world. From the big things like menstruation and childbirth to cultural standards of beauty and expected behavior. One way for at least us men to make women’s lives easier might simply be to know more. Here are 27 entertaining, informative and occasionally tragic facts about women that I bet you didn’t know. 1.) I wonder how they actually found this out. 2.) This is tragic. 3.) Wow, but it makes sense. 4.) I just wonder how many of the richest men also inherited their money. 5.) Except maybe when they have a full diaper. 6.) Come to think of it, I always wanted to be a gladiator. 7.) But having the option is what counts right? 8.) I know where I’m booking my next vacation. 9.) Marriage isn’t as common as it used to be. 10.) Sometimes it’s worth it to have the perfect […]

I'm Not Impressed By Aziz Ansari's Feminism

I’m Not Impressed By Aziz Ansari’s Feminism

It’s great that he’s on board, but we still have a long way to go. View this image › Justine Zwiebel / Via BuzzFeed On Monday night, appearing on the Late Show With David Letterman, comedian Aziz Ansari came out as a feminist. His girlfriend is a “big feminist,” he said, which is what led him to think about feminism in the first place. And as a result of this bit, Ansari is getting pat after pat after pat on the back, simply for picking up the word and calling it his own. I know that 19-year-old feminist-button-wearing me would have been thrilled. At some point, especially early on in one’s interaction with feminism, the word alone feels profound; it’s gratifying to share it with anyone. But now, hearing Ansari’s ensuing explanation makes my skin crawl: “If you look up feminist in the dictionary” — the classic introduction of mansplainers […]

In Honor Of International Women's Day, Here Are Some Incredible Women To Watch

In Honor Of International Women’s Day, Here Are Some Incredible Women To Watch

The road to gender equality has proven to be an arduous one, but it’s always been paved by incredible women doing equally incredible work. By railing against the systems that have traditionally kept women under thumb, exceptional writers, activists, scientists, and politicians have made it their mission to call these systems into question, and ultimately undermine them. To honor these amazing monuments to solidarity and strength, the United Nations dedicates March 8 to the annual celebration of International Women’s Day. We have a long way to go, but these women prove that we’re in powerful, capable hands. 1. Roxane Gay Getty Images This professor, activist, and best-selling author has dedicated her life to deconstructing systems of oppression as related to gender, sexuality, class, and race, and she’s revered in social justice circles for her nuanced understanding of the complex intersections between them. You’ve probably heard of (and hopefully read) her […]

15 Things That Actually Go On In Locker Rooms -- This Is Crazy (Not)

15 Things That Actually Go On In Locker Rooms — This Is Crazy (Not)

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); When it comes to presidential election coverage, I typically try to avoid it at all costs by watching trashy reality shows with a bottle of wine. However, this presidential cycle has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving, so I decided to watch Sunday’s second presidential debate. Boy am I glad I did, because it was basically reality television — without the table flipping and drink throwing. During Sunday’s town-hall style debate, Donald Trump talked about the comments he made during a TV interview. He referenced sexually harassing women, but during the debate, he brushed his words off as nothing more than traditional “locker room talk.” Since Trump’s remarks have sparked controversy with a variety of male athletes, we here at ViralNova thought we’d look into the other kinds of things that go on in locker rooms. It’s quite shocking what we found out. […]

Trump Swears Clinton Talked More Than He Did, But Here's What Was Really Going On

Trump Swears Clinton Talked More Than He Did, But Here’s What Was Really Going On

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); According to CNN’s reports on speaking times during the second presidential debate, Donald Trump spoke for 40 minutes and Hillary Clinton spoke for 39. The #debate was nearly a draw, in terms of speaking times https://t.co/zgLdzPBBFm pic.twitter.com/XL1iGk38m4 — CNN (@CNN) October 10, 2016 Despite those numbers, Trump went on to say that Clinton was given more time to speak than he was and that it was “three against one,” Trump being the one and Clinton, Anderson Cooper, and Martha Raddatz being the three. It is difficult, however, to spin the web of debate corruption when the numbers just don’t add up. Although Mr. Trump is no stranger to stretching the truth, his perception of speaking times may have more to do with social conditioning and less to do with crafting a media spin. Although its findings are academia-centric, one Harvard study sheds light on what really […]

Student Chooses To Be Called 'His Majesty' To Protest Pronoun Selection Policy

Student Chooses To Be Called ‘His Majesty’ To Protest Pronoun Selection Policy

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Our understanding of gender has changed rapidly over the past few decades. In addition to changing attitudes about masculinity and femininity, our culture has become more accepting of transgender people and people who choose not to identify with any gender at all. Despite adjustments in thinking, language hasn’t caught up, which is why pronouns like the singular “they,” “ze,” and “hir” have come into more common use. iStock googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Some people are not happy about these changes, including Grant Strobl. When the University of Michigan allowed students to list their preferred pronouns on the roll sheet so professors could refer to students comfortably, Strobl decided to act. He used the new policy to change his pronouns to “His Majesty.” In an interview with Fox News, Strobl said, “When I realized that the university decided to live a fantasy of allowing students to insert […]

Barbara Boxer And The Myth Of The "Year Of The Women"

Barbara Boxer And The Myth Of The “Year Of The Women”

In 1992, the election of six women to the Senate seemed to herald a new era of gender equality. Twenty-two years later, it’s clear we still have a long way to go. View this image › Sen. Barbara Boxer Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images I was half-listening to my 9-year-old daughter talk about her day as I made dinner a few months ago when she suddenly asked, “Mommy, why has there never been a woman president?” Standing next to the stove, I froze. How could I answer this question without revealing so many things about the world that I wished weren’t true and that I didn’t want her to know yet? This moment has come back to me as a mini-political soap opera unfolds here in California in the wake of Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer’s decision not to run for re-election in 2016. Her retirement, coupled with the potential retirement […]

This Superintendent's Amazing Work Should Be The Standard In Schools Nationwide

This Superintendent’s Amazing Work Should Be The Standard In Schools Nationwide

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Meet Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of the Jennings School District. YouTube / Seeker Daily googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Jennings is a predominantly Black town in Missouri, where a majority of the population lives below the poverty line. YouTube / Seeker Daily Every day, Dr. Anderson travels four hours to school. YouTube / Seeker Daily She even serves as a crossing guard when students arrive. Youtube / Seeker Daily googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); }); She provides warm coats and hot chocolate for kiddos who need a little pick-me-up. YouTube / Seeker Daily Many had written off the Jennings School District, but that didn’t stop Anderson from wanting to make a change for the better. YouTube / Seeker Daily With the help of grants and partnerships, Anderson was able to balance the school district’s budget and launch a college prep program. YouTube / Seeker Daily She also brought back […]

Bad News, Ladies -- You're Spending A Lot More On The Same Stuff That Men Buy

Bad News, Ladies — You’re Spending A Lot More On The Same Stuff That Men Buy

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58097fb5be56d’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118106_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58097fb5be56d’); }); If you’re a woman, you’re probably aware that multiple studies show you’re only paid about 79 percent of what men make. But did you know that you’re also paying a lot more for the same things that men purchase? In fact, according to a 2015 study carried out by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, women’s products cost more than men’s about 42 percent of the time. Here’s how what’s known as the “pink tax” is making you spend more of your hard-earned cash, ladies. 1. Women’s haircuts are much more expensive. Flickr / scott feldstein Read More: 8 Outdated, Horrid Rituals Women Are Still Subjected To All Over The World In a 1996 survey of 200 New York City hair salons, 48.5 percent of them were […]

Being A Housewife Today Gets A Bad Rap, But Here's What Women Have To Say

Being A Housewife Today Gets A Bad Rap, But Here’s What Women Have To Say

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580d7421aa344’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118145_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580d7421aa344’); }); It wasn’t that long ago that women had little choice but to become a housewife. Up until the 1950s and ’60s, there were very few professions that were open to women. Now, though, that’s not the case at all, and women dominate all types of industries. However, some still choose to be a stay-at-home housewife and mother. It’s a matter of personal preference, but it gets a bad rap all the same. Housewives are often accused of being “lazy” or “unmotivated,” but what’s it like to actually be one? Here’s what ten real-life housewives have to say. 1. “I am not making money but I am contributing to something way bigger than me and making a difference in lives. I couldn’t be happier. Plus I am available for my […]

‘Still Creepy. Maybe creepier': Bill Clinton ‘campaigning for women’

‘Still Creepy. Maybe creepier’: Bill Clinton ‘campaigning for women’

http://twitter.com/#!/CharmianNeary/status/522913314503143425 Bill Clinton can’t say or do anything without it seeming creepy. .@BillClinton: "I’m really quite comfortable being here campaigning for women and taking orders. Just like being at home!" #NHJJ14 — Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) October 17, 2014 Creepy. @rubycramer @billclinton "eh? Am I right guys, or am I right?" — Harlow (@stevenharlow85) October 17, 2014 Shaheen on Clinton: Some "may simply think of him as a man who has married very, very well." Huge applause #nhpolitics — Kathleen Ronayne (@kronayne) October 17, 2014 Yeah. Women who will endure public humiliation and serial adultery in exchange for riding political coattails must be pretty hard to come by. Translated Shaheen on Bill Clinton. "Married someone who stayed married to a predator of women for political gain." https://t.co/BEFgJBbT7M — Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) October 17, 2014 .@GSF2014 @billclinton I've thought quite a bit about how Democrats revere a man who settled a civil lawsuit […]

This Photographer Traveled To 37 Countries To Prove That Female Beauty Is Everywhere

This Photographer Traveled To 37 Countries To Prove That Female Beauty Is Everywhere

The photo project “Atlas of Beauty” took photographer Mihaela Noroc to 37 countries, where she saw endless versions of beauty over 15 months. 1. Two years ago Romania-based photographer Mihaela Noroc decided she needed a change in her life. View this image › Mihaela Noroc / Via theatlasofbeauty.com Havana, Cuba 2. “I had jobs that I didn’t like. I was working just for money, had exhausting and uniform days, and I realized that all my life could be like this,” she told BuzzFeed News. Riga, Latvia Mihaela Noroc / theatlasofbeauty.com Amazonian Rain Forest Mihaela Noroc / theatlasofbeauty.com   3. A vacation abroad inspired her to make a change. View this image › Mihaela Noroc / Via theatlasofbeauty.com El Paico, Chile 4. “A trip to Ethiopia showed me some wonderful women, far away from our modern world and trends. This was the moment when I realized that beauty is everywhere and […]

These 15 Ridiculous Rules For Women Used To Be Enforced On College Campuses

These 15 Ridiculous Rules For Women Used To Be Enforced On College Campuses

Most of us think of college as a place where we can finally become independent from our parents’ rules and live how we want. However, before (and during) the 1960s, being in college didn’t exactly mean that people could make their own decisions as adults, especially when it came to women. The term in loco parentis, Latin for “in the place of a parent,” was a doctrine that many universities followed so parents would feel better about letting their children go to school. While strict rules and regulations were put into effect for both male and female students, it’s clear that women were on a much tighter leash when it came to higher education. Here are some of the most ridiculous rules that college women had to follow back in the day. 1. At Wellesley and Oberlin, if a man and a woman were in a dormitory room together, they […]

These 10 Quotes From A Poll About Women's Ability To Vote Will Make Your Blood Boil

These 10 Quotes From A Poll About Women’s Ability To Vote Will Make Your Blood Boil

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58082e194996a’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118125_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58082e194996a’); }); On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was officially ratified to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Of course, many didn’t agree with that change at the time, which isn’t very surprising. However, it might shock you to see just how many people actually still believe this. A poll was created recently on Debate.org, asking whether women should be allowed to vote. Almost half of the respondents say no, and an alarming number of the comments are so ridiculous that your head might just explode if you happen to be a woman. 1. “Heterosexual women are too emotional to vote. Women, for the better parts of their days, live in a fantasy world and whichever candidate makes them ‘feel’ good at the current moment will get […]

20 Simple Charts That Every Fashion-Conscious Woman Needs To Study

Ladies, unless you’ve got a handy computer program to tell you what looks good like Cher in Clueless (I’m still super jealous), getting dressed in the morning can be a daunting experience. There are so many different shapes, colors, patterns, and styles to sift through, and it’s hard to know what’s what. Luckily, these charts are here to help. 1. Don’t freak out if you have to size up at some stores; it’s not you, it’s them. Fit Bay 2. They told you the maths would come in handy someday. The Australian via News Limited 3. I don’t believe in color rules…but I do believe in complementary and accenting colors. Paris To Go 4. Plaid = rad (we had to do it). Fashion Lush 5. Ready to graduate to stripes? Enérie 6. Don’t be afraid to get bold with your patterns, just know some basic rules first! History In High […]

This Is What Self Care Looks Like For Women Learning To Love Their Bodies

This Is What Self Care Looks Like For Women Learning To Love Their Bodies

We asked women to share the habits that help them remember how great they are. Here’s what they had to say. View this image › Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed 1. Taking selfies. This will slot me into every millennial stereotype and sounds almost insufferably narcissistic but I Snapchat a selfie to my close friends every morning (saying good morning, usually, with some high-level pun work included). It takes me about a minute to do, but the act of paying attention to my own face and seeing it in flattering light leaves me feeling super-duper validated all day. —Rega Jha 2. And keeping some just for yourself. This is wildly embarrassing to admit but any time I see myself and I think I look good, I’ll take a bunch of selfies or shitty mirror pictures. I never post them anywhere, but every time I’ve felt shitty about myself/body/face/style since I started, […]