This month, we’ve put together a series of feminist gift guides. They're a way to highlight fun stuff we love and creators we're excited to support. Today's list, though, is different.
It’s time to talk about hostile gifts.
A hostile gift is not merely a bad gift or an insulting gift. Rather, a hostile gift is meant to intentionally inspire perplexity, confusion, and apoplexy in the recipient. This second annual hostile gift guide should help you not only to select a hostile gift, but also to determine whether you have received one.
You may have received some hostile gifts this year already—if so, please tell us about them in the comments!
Everyone knows Precious Moments. But for the truly hostile gift, these creepy Dreamsicles are your answer!
While the figurine style is more common, you can also find plush versions They are available for all occasions, for every hobby lover (Dreamsicle with soccer ball!), every profession (no kidding—search for “Dreamsicle” and “fireman”).
Historical dramas often stick to a tried-and-true formula: Important figures face struggles, then they triumph, becoming the great people we know today. We can usually count on a scene from their conflicted childhood, scenes showing their romantic troubles, any issues with drugs or alcohol, and how they persevered through it all to deliver whatever divine message or artistic gift they possessed.
Ava DuVernay’s new Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, Selma, avoids this formula—much to its benefit.
On July 26th 2014, Maya Sherpa, Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa became the first all-female team to summit K2, widely regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous peaks. “For us, it was our dream come true,” Pasang Lhamu told National Geographic.
In the remake of Anniethat hit theaters this weekend, Quvenzhané Wallis stars in the title role. That itself is thrilling: The film not only tells the story of a feisty girl, but a feisty young girl of color.
This month, we’re putting together a series of feminist gift guides. They're a way to highlight fun stuff we love and creators we're excited to support.
Being sober isn’t easy—especially when holiday socializing is often organized around getting drunk enough to tolerate the casual racism and homophobia of your family. Of course, the best gift you can give sober friends and family is support. We've wrangled up a list of gifts sure to please everyone from the straight-edge to the newly sober.
Fancy Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipe Book
You know what’s badass? Coming to a party and being able to enjoy a festive drink that’s not boozy. If you’re throwing a party, be sure to include some mulled cider or fancy soda on your menu.
I was born in 1986 and feel like I'm clueless about basically all music from around the mid-'70s to the mid-'90s. For this mix, I asked my friends to tell me all the music from that era I should know about but don't.