Posts tagged "feminist"

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

Lena Dunham Is Having To Defend Her Workouts As “Not Anti-Feminist”

According to Marie Claire (because I don’t watch Letterman), Lena Dunham is having to defend herself as a feminist … because she’s working out. Let me say from the outset, because I’m going to say it at some point, that I really do not like Lena Dunham (The Public Figure). I don’t think it’…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

UN Report Finds 35 Percent Of Women Worldwide Have Experience Sexual Or Physical Violence

A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

Four in 10 Teenage Girls Report Being Coerced Into Sex

More than 40 percent of high school-aged girls in England report being coerced into sex. [The Guardian] A memo to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions: Judges who disagree with you aren’t “activist” judges. [Vox] A new study shows that there are long-term health benefits for LGBT youth who come out during high school. […
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015

Alcohol Is Now Classified As A Weapon In Military Sexual Assault Cases

The military has classified alcohol as a weapon in sexual assault cases. [RawStory] The American Library Association’s awards are super-diverse. Is #WeNeedDiverseBooks working? [Flavorwire] Here’s a rundown of the types of total nutbags who are still really into #GamerGate. [Gawker]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting Isn’t A Feminist Except For The Fact That She’s Living An Ideal Feminist Life, But Whatever

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…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

Gift Guide: 15 Gifts For The Feminist You’re Fond Of

What to get the exhausted feminist in your life? Something practical, something to make them laugh, something to tell catcallers where they can shove it? Click through for ideas! Follow me on Twitter.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 11, 2014

23 Moments From 2014 Women Are Happy To Leave Behind

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…
By: Huffington Post Women / December 9, 2014

Terry Crews Talks Feminism & Modern Masculinity

"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,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2014

#FeministPrincessBride Keeps Using The Word “Feminist,” But Unlike Time, They Know What It Means

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:…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 13, 2014

Newsflash: Having A Sexy Halloween Costume Doesn’t Mean I’m An Anti-Feminist

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 bee…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 31, 2014

11 Witches From Fiction Who Embody What Feminism Really Means

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 being…
By: Huffington Post Women / October 31, 2014

A Day In The Life Of Rutgers University’s “Politicizing Beyoncé” Class

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…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 29, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe’s Delightfully Feminist Response To The Label ‘Unconventional Male Lead’

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 feel…
By: Huffington Post Women / October 28, 2014

Kristen Stewart Thinks It’s ‘Ridiculous’ To ‘Say You’re Not A Feminist’

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…
By: Huffington Post Women / October 13, 2014

7 Things To Do When You Need A Break From Feminism

Ladies, I’m exhausted. I know, I know -- things are better in 2014 then they have historically been for women and gender minorities for generations. Our foremothers’ victories are nothing to sneeze at. They’ve paved the way for us to do incredible things, and in doing so they’ve raised the bar.
By: Phylisa Wisdom / October 8, 2014

Aziz Ansari’s Analogy For Why He’s A Feminist Is Simple And Perfect

"If you look up feminism in the dictionary, it just means that men and women have equal rights. And I feel like everyone here believes men and women have equal rights. But I think the reason people don’t clap is that word is so weirdly used in our culture. ... People think feminist means like,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2014

8 Reasons Why Feminism Isn’t “Anti-Male”

As highlighted in Emma Watson's recent speech addressed to the United Nations, society has ravaged the word "feminism." For many, the term has become synonymous with "anti-male." This perception derives from the attempt to view feminism as a singular movement or theory founded by…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / September 26, 2014

Zosia Mamet: Feminism Is “Not About Running A Fortune 500 Company”

"I think that the term [feminist] has been incredibly bastardized. I am a huge advocate of empowering women — the idea of women supporting each other and supporting themselves and making strong choices that make them happy. I think often feminism gets a very narrow definition. It's not about making shit-tons of money and running…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2014

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 Miss America pageant in general. Gawker honed in on Kazantsev’s "rhythmless red-cup percussion" rendition of "Happy," inspired by the movie "Pitch Perfect." Salon, i…
By: EJ Dickson / September 16, 2014
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