In 1855 a public speaker and human rights activist named Lucy Stone married Henry Blackwell. She was the first woman in the US to get married and keep her birth-name. In addition to keeping her own name, the couple wrote up an agreement they called the Marriage Protest.
When I am the gorgeous old age of 96 I want to be swigging obscene amounts of lemonade infused vodka, wearing tie-dyed overalls, and screaming at my 15 grand-babies from an enormous wrap around porch. However, our Bad Ass Bitch of the Week doesn’t have time for that!
In New York City 4.3 million people ride the rails everyday. During rush hour it can feel like billions. Everyone is tired from work and would rather be somewhere else. No one takes the train for a joyride, it’s your vessel from point A to point B. In the throngs of all these commuters there are certain rules of respect that are unspoken: you move out of the way of the doors at stops, you don’t stare, you offer your seat to children, and you generally try not to make anyone feel uncomfortable while you are sharing such close quarters. However, on my way home from the train today, a single mother was hit in the face.
Guys, I dunno if you have ever tried to write a poem about your vagina, but I will tell you from experience that the best thing you can do with this type of prose is share it with the first republican you see. Which is just what our Bad Ass Bitch of the week, Katie Heim, did! This word wizard and overall goddess penned the most glorious poem comparing her v-town to a gun.
If we have to dress every man in America like a woman for them to understand how provincial our views of beauty are, then I say full steam ahead. Someone get RuPaul on the phone! Dreamboat Dustin Hoffman recently opened up about his role in the 80s flick Tootsie and it’s enough to make your heart grow three sizes- please watch immediately!