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This year, when the ladies of The Frisky decided to show off our rad Halloween costumes from Yandy.com, online purveyor of ridiculously sexified Halloween costumes, we were met with mostly supportive, entertained viewers. Mostly…
One woman send us a comment, which has since been deleted, about how she’s “disappointed” that the women behind a feminist website would choose to wear such “sexual” costumes. But, hey, NEWSFLASH lady… what we choose to wear for Halloween, a holiday where we can be whoever we want to be and embrace another persona, has nothing to do with the way we feel about feminism. In fact, choosing to embrace our sexuality and femininity without shame is exactly the type of body confidence we hope to encourage, and YOU, my friend, are slut-shaming. Keep reading »
Of all the spooky beings spotlighted on Halloween, none is more truly badass than the witch.
Sure, they may seem a little square in the age of sexy zombies and shimmering vampires — the black pointed hat and broomstick have a musty, traditional air — but let’s not turn our back on the supernatural beings that made fantasy exciting to the mainstream again. From “Bewitched” to “Charmed,” witches have always maintained a cozy spot in the popular imagination, but with the arrival of Harry Potter, witchcraft exploded into a genuine craze. Though the changing tides of cultural fashion have elevated other fantastical beings, leaving witches in the dust, it’s worth asking whether we’d even be enjoying this bonanza of “The Walking Dead” and “The Vampire Diaries” were it not for J.K. Rowling’s internationally beloved witches and wizards. Read more on Huffington Post Women…
Let it be clear: I have no desire to go back to school, UNLESS it is to take Rutgers University’s “Politicizing Beyoncé” class.
The course, which takes a look at Beyoncé’s songs, music videos and feminist advocacy, usually begins with a viewing of one of her music videos, and is followed by a discussion of readings and songs, and how they may tie into each other. Kevin Allred, the course’s lecturer, says he teaches the class because Beyoncé “provides a really good entry point to a lot of black feminist texts, so it’s a class about Beyoncé, but it’s also not a class about Beyoncé. It’s a class about black feminist history and black feminist theory, in the United States, especially.” Keep reading »
While some actors might take the compliment of being called a “sex symbol” and move on, Daniel Radcliffe had some articulate feminist commentary to add to the label during a recent interview.
In an interview with the Associated Press published on Oct. 24, the 25-year-old actor discussed his upcoming movie “Horns” and how he feels about being labeled an “unconventional romantic lead” after starring as a young wizard in the “Harry Potter” movie series for so long. Read more on Huffington Post Women…
Another name can be added to the growing list of celebrity feminists– and this one comes with some great commentary about gender equality on the big screen. In an Oct. 11 interview with The Daily Beast‘s Marlow Stern, Kristen Stewart talked about the rarity of strong and complex female protagonists in film and the double standards experienced by many women in Hollywood.
While she admitted she doesn’t see herself as the type of person to “stand up and affect change” when it comes to talking about issues in the news, Stewart did make some great points about why many women are rejecting the feminist label, telling Stern, “It’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist.” Read more on Huffington Post Women…