Posts tagged "femininity"

I Am A Witch: Finding & Unleashing My Feminine Power

Blessed Samhain!
OK, so maybe you don’t know what that means. Five years ago, I wouldn’t have had any idea either.
In witch speak, Goddess speak, wise woman healer speak, that…

Sarah Durham Wilson | October 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm

No, Just No: Jose Canseco Plans To “Live As A Woman” For A Week In “Support” Of Caitlyn Jenner

According to TMZ, four-fingered former baseball player Jose Canseco says that on his upcoming reality show, “Spend The Day With Jose,” he’ll be showing his support for Caitlyn Jenner by “living as…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 29, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Frisky Rant: Vocal Fry Isn’t Holding Women Back, Misogyny Is

Young women: femininity is powerful. Your speech patterns are powerful. The slang and vocal patterns of teenage girls are so powerful that they’ve been dissected and analyzed by linguistic scientists:…

Caitlin White | July 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Make It Stop: “How Do I Become More Girly?”

Seriously, makeup can be confusing.

Anna Goldfarb | June 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Best Friend, My Beauty Muse

Whenever anyone asks my mother what I was like as a child, she always responds by telling stories of her first attempts to put me in a dress as a…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: I’m A Feminist Who Loves Miss America And That’s OK

This weekend, Kira Kazantsev from New York won the 88th Miss America pageant at Atlantic City, which was inevitably followed by a slew of blog posts viciously skewering Kazantsev and the…

EJ Dickson | September 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: “What If” Star Zoe Kazan Talks Femininity & Feminism

I guess, in our post-“Harry Potter” world, a lot of people would be really excited when a new movie comes out starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Alas, I am not…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2014 - 9:00 am

On Femininity Vs. Masculinity In The Workplace

Could it be that plain old mental habit is the reason for gender inequality at work? According to consultant and former businesswoman Caroline Turner, that’s pretty much what it comes…

Claire Hannum | June 11, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Farrah Abraham Says The Dumbest Thing A Celeb Has Ever Said About Feminism

Miami NewTimes: Do you consider yourself a feminist?
Farrah Abraham: I’m pretty feminine. I think so.
Not feminine — feminist.
What does that mean, you’re a lesbian or something?

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2013 - 3:30 pm

French Director Francois Ozon Says Lots Of Women Fantasize About Being Prostitutes

Francois Ozon: I think women understand the film more than men. … I think women can really be connected with this girl because it’s a fantasy of many women to do…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2013 - 5:20 pm

The Soapbox: It’s Not Just That I Don’t Want Kids, It’s Also That I Don’t Like Them

Last week, I was in a conversation on Facebook in which I admitted to not liking kids. (My comment: “Real talk: I don’t actually like babies, actually, or children.”) I…

Chanel Dubofsky | May 16, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Love MMA Fighting

The first MMA fight that I saw was by accident. I was visiting a friend at her apartment and her boyfriend and his friends were watching the last battle in…

Courtney Young | March 19, 2013 - 12:00 pm

“Girls Don’t Play Football” & Other BS Gender Stereotypes

Something nice for a change: here’s a clever new video from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault about “breaking the box” of society-prescribed gender stereotypes. Boys can cry. Girls can…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Hitched: Does Being A Wife Mean Being A Proper Lady?

“Are you going to grow your hair out for the wedding?”

Obviously my stylist needed to know, because she was standing there with scissors. But family members? Dress…

Andrea Grimes | January 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

21 Things We Do To Make Ourselves Feel Feminine

Hey, masculinity and femininity are totally constructions. That’s some Women’s Studies 101 stuff right there. Nevertheless, there are times when we just really want to dig in and fulfill our…

Julie Gerstein | December 18, 2012 - 10:00 am

Alanis Morissette Writes Some Hippie-Dippy, New Age Stuff About The “Divine Feminine”

I love hippies … I just don’t always understand what they’re talking about. Case in point: an uber-New Age-y piece Alanis Morissette penned today on The Daily Beast about the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Superfluous Study Says Republican Women Are More Feminine Than Democrats

Big news in science land: A new study from UCLA’s Department of Psychology has found that Republican women have more feminine facial features than their Democratic counterparts. Researchers examined the…

Julie Gerstein | October 22, 2012 - 1:40 pm

The Soapbox: Where Helen Gurley Brown Got Feminism Wrong

When Helen Gurley Brown passed away earlier this week at the age of 90, female journalists and writers came out en masse to laud Brown for her contributions to the…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Olympic Athlete Alysia Montano Wear A Flower In Her Hair, Sends Rad Girl Power Message

“The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like ‘You run like a girl.’ That doesn’t mean you have to run soft…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 9, 2012 - 9:40 am

Republican Politician To Offer Class On “Posture, Deportment And Feminine Presence.” Yes, Seriously.

Update: 4p.m. Well, that was quick. State Senator Mary Marty Golden’s website has canceled the event. I guess you’ll have to learn your feminine wiles elsewhere. [New York Observer]…

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2012 - 3:20 pm