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Music, All Shook Down Singer/Songwriter Briana Marela on Why Female Musicians Get Judged More Harshly Than Men and Missing Her Chance to Meet Bjork

Singer/Songwriter Briana Marela on Why Female Musicians Get Judged More Harshly Than Men and Missing Her Chance to Meet Bjork

Seattle-born Briana Marela has a knack for crafting charming, whimsical ditties that remind one of retro British singer Vashti Bunyan mixed with a hint of Canadian electronic producer/crooner Jessy Lanza. The singer/songwriter, who now resides in Mount Olympia, Washington…
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News, The Snitch Rape Victim Sues SFPD, Alleges Police Told Her To Go On "Date" With Rapist, Never Tested Kit

Rape Victim Sues SFPD, Alleges Police Told Her To Go On "Date" With Rapist, Never Tested Kit

After she was drugged and raped at a Bay to Breakers party in 2010 — and after she discovered, years later, that San Francisco police had failed to test her rape kit and thousands of other rape victims' over a…
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News, The Snitch Google's Self-Driving Cars Don't Brake for Minorities

Google's Self-Driving Cars Don't Brake for Minorities

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – As Google continues to test its self-driving cars on California streets, a new report by J.D. Power and Associates gives the cars high rankings in speed, responsiveness, and comfort, but deducts 10 points from their…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Naomi Wolf Talks Criticism, and Yes, Vaginas

Naomi Wolf Talks Criticism, and Yes, Vaginas

When I went to study cadavers at UCSF, we had the opportunity to touch, hold, and examine a number of organs in the human body. We passed around hearts and lungs like foreign fruits. When it came time to take…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: Museum Pays Homage to Women Bookbinders

Recent Acquisitions: Museum Pays Homage to Women Bookbinders

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. Tim James says he's more interested in the stories of people…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Fashionably Drawn" -- Edgy Art on Femmes, Feminists, and Fashion

"Fashionably Drawn" -- Edgy Art on Femmes, Feminists, and Fashion

Fashion illustration? You mean drawings of models with cheekbones that double as letter openers and enormous '80s shoulder pads?…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sweet Talk: Business Tips from the Bay Area's Best Chocolatiers

Sweet Talk: Business Tips from the Bay Area's Best Chocolatiers

In search of answers and free samples, San Franciscans filled the room at the Commonwealth Club on Monday, eager to hear from a panel of female chocolatiers. Attendees quickly claimed seats adorned with samples from participating businesses, and while…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: Exploring the Orgasm, Part 1

The Sweet Spot: Exploring the Orgasm, Part 1

Did you know you can determine a woman's orgasmic history just by the way she walks? Well, a few sexologists say they can, according to a 2008 article in Science News. They claim that a swaggering woman "could reflect the…
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Dining, SFoodie Nominees for Woman Entrepreneur Award Include Omnivore, Huarache Loco, Ritual

Nominees for Woman Entrepreneur Award Include Omnivore, Huarache Loco, Ritual

Celia Sack (Omnivore Books), Krystin Rubin and Karen Heisler (Mission Pie), Veronica Salazar (El Huarache Loco), Eileen Hassi (Ritual Roasters), Lisa Rogovin (In the Kitchen With Lisa), Kaytea Petro (Neighborhood Fruit), Kara Lind (Kara's Cupcakes), Erin Archuleta (Ichi), and Jennifer…
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News, The Snitch Blogger Takes on Important City Issues: Where the Girls At?!?!

Blogger Takes on Important City Issues: Where the Girls At?!?!

I've got a Google alert for "women + San Francisco" and that's how this little gem found its way to my inbox. How could I not click on a link that said, "Why there are no girls in San Francisco"?…
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News, The Snitch Go Cougars! S.F. Study Probes Into What Older Women Want.

Go Cougars! S.F. Study Probes Into What Older Women Want.

A recent study regarding mature women's turn-ons is, somewhat ironically, published in a journal whose title is an instant turnoff: The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In any event, a U.C. San Francisco survey published this week plumbed the…
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News, The Snitch SF Receives Dubious Accolade from Dude Bro Web Site

SF Receives Dubious Accolade from Dude Bro Web Site

Ah, askmen.com. The Web site that boasts articles in their Dating and Sex section like "Why Being Nice Doesn't Work & More" and "Popping the Question to Her Father" (because everyone knows women are just chattel that get shuffled from…
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News, The Snitch 'Short' S.F. Women: America's Next Top Model Will Totally Consider Judging You

'Short' S.F. Women: America's Next Top Model Will Totally Consider Judging You

Rejoice, short San Franciscan women! The arbiter of beauty, America's Next Top Model, has deemed you worthy to put on your highest heels and totter onto their set. Per the gushing e-mail received at the SF Weekly offices, reminding us…
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News, The Snitch Mail Call: Girls, Guns, and Scare Quotes

Mail Call: Girls, Guns, and Scare Quotes

By Andy Wright In addition to a book about how to train your cat to defecate in a toilet and a jingly pair of felt reindeer antlers attached to a headband (oh, how they will be abused at the…
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News, The Snitch Chron on Homeless Women: Not a Pretty Picture.

Chron on Homeless Women: Not a Pretty Picture.

Chron columnist CW Nevius had a piece in Sunday’s paper about the plight of homeless women in SF, focusing on the frequency of sexual assault and the difficulty these women have finding assistance. So far so good. Nevius writes…
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News, The Snitch Yahoo's Shine for Women is Dull

Yahoo's Shine for Women is Dull

Our neighbors in Sunnyvale, Yahoo!, launched a new site for women on Monday called Shine. Whenever something is made over "for women" it usually means "we’ve dumbed this down for you, and made it pink." Hence, we have tiny pink…
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News, The Snitch Robbers, San Jose Police Can Agree On One Thing

Robbers, San Jose Police Can Agree On One Thing

San Jose Police are warning women to be careful of a group of purse snatchers they've dubbed with the catchy name "The Rippers", according to an ABC 7 report. (Perhaps this is in honor of famous fictional Bay Area resident,…
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News, The Snitch Today's Bogus Study: Depressed Women Have More Sex

Today's Bogus Study: Depressed Women Have More Sex

A study coming out of Monash University, Australia says that women who have a case of the blues like to get down more. Because, y'know, there's got to be something wrong with a chick who has a lot of…
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News, The Snitch How To Get In the News If You're A Chick

How To Get In the News If You're A Chick

1. Be reasonably attractive. 2. Have sex with somebody famous or 3. Die (Image from front page of today's Examiner online edition) -Andy Wright…
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News, The Snitch Examiner Has a Female Problem

Examiner Has a Female Problem

A story in the Examiner yesterday reported the arrest of four women who went on a purse-snatching rampage in the Richmond and Sunset areas of San Francisco. The attacks began on Sunday and continued into Monday, which is when the…
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