For women and girls born without vaginas or ones that are partial or deformed, the good news is that scientists can now grow you a brand new real live vagina from your own cells. For everyone else, the good news is that scientists can now grow perfect vaginal replicas of other people’s vaginas, for… reasons. Where do I pre-order?
Always thinking about the future and boobies, researchers at Microsoft have been working on a smart bra that would detect when the wearer is stressed out and likely to binge eat, and somehow preventing that unwanted action. Possibly by powerful electric shock or robotic voiced nagging, I don’t know, I got distracted by looking for a picture of boobs for the article header.
In 1985, author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel wrote a comic strip that established her “Rule” for watching movies— it must have more than 2 named female characters and these characters must have a conversation at some point in the film about something other than men. It sounds like a pretty easy standard, but about 90% of the films now and ever would fail— all of the Star Wars movies, all of the Lord of the Rings movies, all but one Harry Potter movie, Pulp Fiction and almost every superhero action movie, unless you count the ones with the last minute girl-on-girl shit talking beat-up scene as conversation.
Now many movie theaters in Sweden have decided to use this simple test to highlight gender inequality in film, by giving a movie an A rating if it passes, a failing mark if it doesn’t. So that leaves… The Hunger Games… Bridesmaids… Carrie… ummmm… Steel Magnolias. I think that’s about it. No, Black Swan. There was some cunning linguistics in that one.