09/08/14 9:43am
sherides

Not all cabs. via Flickr user Eric Konon

We just got done grading cab apps available around here, but the thing about technology is that it always keeps moving. Sure you can pay for your cab by credit card now, but can any app protect you from the problem of creepy (at best) and criminal (at worst) drivers? Well actually, there’s an app for that launching next week according to the New York Times, at least for female passengers. Called SheRides (not to be confused with the Danzig song), the app will employ an exclusively female staff that will only pick up female passengers. (more…)

07/24/14 2:14pm
silicon alley

New York City’s tech scene, basically. via Facebook

New York City’s tech scene is really booming, or so we’ve been led to believe, what with the coining of the phrase “Silicon Alley” and the whole Brooklyn Tech Triangle thing. Which is good we guess in the sense that it brings jobs, but it looks like it also brings some of the bad parts about the meritocracy that is tech, like the fact that it’s mostly a bunch of dudes in the boardroom yelling “DISRUPT” into their Google Glass or whatever. In fact, New Yorker’s tech scene is so good at excluding women in the boardroom that we lead the nation in it, with just 38% of NYC tech companies having a female executive on their board. (more…)

sue smith

Sue laughing at the concept of adding some dudes to the line up. via Facebook

Female comics are making gains and causing laughter all over Brooklyn, with names like Jo Firestone, Charla Lauriston, Sasheer Zamata, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer standing out as some can’t-miss names in comedy. Our pal Sue Smith, who you might know from Brokelandia, her useful and informative posts or even Best Week Ever, belongs on that list too, especially since she hosts Tits & Giggles, a free show featuring the best female standups in the city every other Wednesday at Cobble Hill’s People’s Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith Street). And hey, tonight is one of those Wednesdays. (more…)

05/21/14 4:01pm
saving room for cats

It all makes sense now! via Saving Room for Cats

Men on the subway who decide to stretch out and take up two spots is always a go-to subject for ridicule that everyone can get behind. Silence your #notallmen. No one ever knew why men did this though, beyond some macho “I own everything I see” attitude that some guys have. No one knew that is, until a Tumblr user recently came up with a brilliant theory: they’re saving room for cats. And so, Saving Room For Cats, a Tumblr dedicated to Photoshopping cats in between the legs of men spreading out on the train was born, and was brilliant and we all laughed. Except for r/mensrights. A couple more favorites after the jump. (more…)

ride brooklyn

Look how happy she is! You could be this happy too. via Facebook

After many false starts, it might be spring, maybe. Just in time for summer! In that case, you obviously want to to get out there on a bike with all of your friends, but you might have the slight issue of not having a bike. In which case, Ride Brooklyn’s Park Slope location (468 Bergen Street) is coming to the rescue, at least if you’re a lady, with a live ride demo and 10% off sale for all of their Giant women’s bikes on Saturday. (more…)

04/16/14 12:47pm
judy-chicago-butterfly

Nothing like a little explosive action over your weekend. Photo by Donald Woodman, via Prospect Park

For one night only, the Brooklyn skies will be aflame with fiery feminist passion. And no, I don’t mean that I’ll be yelling out my window at random people about male privilege, because that happens every night. In an equally loud, but presumably more pleasant display, DNA Info reports that artist Judy Chicago will show a 20 minute feature of fireworks and light called A Butterfly for Brooklyn. The piece includes hundreds of fireworks, thousands of road flares and miles of LED lights erupting over Prospect Park’s Long Meadow on April 26. (more…)

04/03/14 9:15am
daenerys targaryen

Can you spell “Daenerys Targaryen” from memory? Nerd. Also, go to WORD on Saturday

1. You know the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster. Learn the schlocky story of his daughter, Lady Frakenstein, at the Spectacle Theater (Friday)

2. Get your footwork in order for dance party Footwerq at The Trophy Bar, because you don’t want to be the only one there who can’t make it bounce (Friday)

3. Get your daily recommended dose of exploding heads at a free screening of Scanners (Friday) (more…)

03/17/14 11:37am
blues brothers

That car goes through a hell of a lot of shit

1. It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so you might as well drink. And if you might as well drink, you might as well do it while listening to Irish rock and roll at the Way Station (Monday)

2. Speaking of Irish rock and roll, The Vaderbilt is screening The Commitments and will have corned beef and cabbage on the menu (Monday)

3. Times obit columnist Bruce Weber rode his damn bike all the way across America, so the least you can do is take the short trip to BookCourt to hear him talk about it (Tuesday)  (more…)

03/11/14 1:19pm
nyaaf

You’ve already got way too many tote bags, so why not get involved on a deeper level? via Facebook

There are jobs out there to be had, but maybe you’re one of those lucky people who’ve found professional fulfillment. In that case, you might be looking to branch out for other forms of feeling fulfilled. Here’s one way: Help low-income New Yorkers and Americans get access to abortion by applying to be a board member on the New York Abortion Access Fund. (more…)

03/03/14 10:56am
hair metal salon williamsburg

Williamsburg’s Hair Metal seems expensive at $60, but is actually below average in New York for a women’a haircut. via Facebook

Women’s hair, as we all know, is both as difficult to cut through as adamantium and as precious to the women’s heads it sits upon as said fake metal is to shadowy government comic book groups. So that’s why women’s haircuts are so expensive around here. They’re so expensive in fact, that New York City is the most expensive city in America for a women’s haircut, at $73, edging out San Francisco by two dollars. They can have this one if they want, though. (more…)