Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (of “The Big Bang Theory”) told Redbook that she’s not a feminist, which is fine. I really don’t care whether or not a celebrity or anyone else identifies as a feminist, so long as they don’t object at their core to the existence of feminists or feminism and dedicate their lives to making sure that women stay in our place, or whatever.
That being said, here are the things in Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s Redbook interview that are making me facepalm a little bit:
“She loves taking care of her man—and she’s not ashamed to admit it.” Awesome! Feminism is totally fine with women falling into whatever roles they want to have, even if that’s super-conventional gender roles. The point is that women should have the choice to be whatever we want to be, as should men, and everyone, really. Previously, women really didn’t have a choice, and we still face barriers to opportunity that men don’t. Keep reading »
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Between Beyoncé’s awesome feminist performance at the VMAs, the #YesAllWomen movement on Twitter and Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize, 2014 was quite the year for women. Unfortunately, you can’t have progress without a few setbacks.
We’ve rounded up 23 of the worst moments for women in 2014 to remind everyone that gender equality has definitely not been achieved yet. Here’s to moving forward in 2015. These are 23 moments we’re happy to leave in 2014, in no particular order. Read more on Huffington Post Women…
“I think the big thing about feminism is that it scares men because, you know—the big deal is that people are scared of being controlled…I want to be clear that feminism is not saying ‘women are better than men.’ That’s not what’s going on … What it is is that we’re talking about gender equality, true gender equality …b ut the problem is that men have always felt like they’re more valuable … I have been that guy where I felt I was more valuable than my wife and kids.”
I’m not a football fan and I don’t watch”Brooklyn 99″ so while I recognize Terry Crews’ face, I am wholly unfamiliar with his work as an athlete and actor. But after watching this interview with Crews (above), I’m psyched to learn more, especially about his recent foray into gender criticism. Crews has written a book called Manhood: How to Be A Better Man — Or Just Live With One, and participated in the recent “What Makes A Man 2014: Maps to Manhood” conference, showing just how easy it is for men to support feminist ideals without taking over and dominating feminist spaces. Check out a few more choice quotes from Crews’ interview after the jump! Keep reading »
Writer Anne Thériault, like the rest of us, was ticked that Time Magazine chose “feminist” as the word to ban in 2015. Her reaction was a lot like mine: Keep reading »
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 »