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Has Hollywood Punished Rachel Dratch for Her Looks?

One blogger thinks her brand of humor is to blame instead

(Newser) - In her new book, Girl Walks Into a Bar, Rachel Dratch says her looks have cursed her career. "By Hollywood standards, I’m a troll, ogre, woodland creature, or manly lesbian," she writes, and that's prevented her from getting the roles she wants—NBC replaced her as... More »

Do We Really Need a New Sassy?

And can it survive in 2011?

(Newser) - Sassy is back. That sentence probably only means something if you're a member of "the My So-Called Life generation" who used to read Jane Pratt's iconic magazine while "wearing ringer tees and listening to Sonic Youth." But those women—and their daughters—are squarely in... More »

Scott Baio, Wife Rant About Jezebel's 'Lesbians'

Renee Baio shows her classy side in Facebook diatribe

(Newser) - Scott Baio seems to enjoy tweeting offensive things and then watching as outrage ensues. The latest controversy started when good old Charles in Charge tweeted that his taxes would pay the way of “lazy non working people,” and Jezebel posted the tweet. Baio wasn’t too happy, calling... More »

Semenya's Makeover Downright Cynical

Too bad South African athlete can't just 'wear pants if she feels like it'

(Newser) - The appearance of Caster Semenya, the runner who was the subject of gender controversy at last month’s world championships, all made over on the cover of a South African magazine has blogger Anna N., on Jezebel, smelling a rat. “It’s hard not to see the shoot as... More »

Feminist Camps Brawl Over Sex and Booze

Double X scribe says untamed 'lifestyle' feminism hurts cause

(Newser) - It's second-wave feminism vs. the "Slut Machine." A writer on Slate's women-oriented Double X site recently blasted bloggers on Jezebel for shrugging off date rape and boasting about boozing. Self-indulgence furthers no political goal, cried feminist Linda Hirshman. Retorted Jezebel: "I have seen misogyny and, most... More »

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