Elizabeth King

Why Is This Still a Thing?

Remember When You Called Someone and Heard a Song?

Ringback tones are still a thing.
Elizabeth King
6.21.17
Asking for a friend

How Risky Is it to be Choked During Sex?

Maybe don't die in the throes of kink.
Elizabeth King
3.13.17
The Tight Squeeze Issue

How Risky Is it to Be Choked During Sex?

Maybe don't die in the throes of kink.
Elizabeth King
3.13.17
argentina

How Argentina’s Political Crisis Gave Rise to Hacker Culture

Argentines have always had to make things work with fewer and lesser resources—a prime environment for hackers.
Elizabeth King
12.14.16
tv

Why Reality Stars Are So Obsessed with Throwing Drinks on Each Other

The wine-hurling Real Housewives of today come from a long tradition: Since the early 1900s, women in film have been angrily tossing drinks on their rivals and nemeses.
Elizabeth King
12.13.16
Holy Shit

What Abortion Looked Like 1000 Years Ago

When crocodile poop failed as a contraceptive, women needed options.
Elizabeth King
11.29.16
Work

How Freelancers Are Forced to Fend for Themselves Against Sexual Harassment

Lacking a standard protocol for dealing with sexual harassment, freelancers are often left without a clear course of action when a boss gets inappropriate over email or a married colleague slides into their DMs.
Elizabeth King
11.2.16
you know who sucked

Elvis Was the King of Treating Women Like Shit and Luring 14-Year-Olds into Bed

No thank you. No thank you very much.
Elizabeth King
10.7.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Are CDs Still a Thing?

CDs are still sold by the tens of millions.
Elizabeth King
4.8.16
thongs

Cracking Open the History of the Thong

Millennia before it was making you uncomfortable at work—and before it rose to pop culture prominence—the thong graced the bodies of our oldest ancestors.
Elizabeth King
2.9.16
history of

The Rise and Fall of the American Shopping Mall

Although it was invented by a socialist, the shopping mall has come to represent the perils of capitalism. Here's how that happened.
Elizabeth King
1.27.16
history

String Theories: How the Tampon Came to Be

From wrapping one's pelvis in animal pelts, to enormous menstrual belts, to nonbinary period products, pads and tampons have a long history.
Elizabeth King
1.4.16
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