Posts tagged "feminist"

What Do You Do To Avoid Sexual Assault And Harassment?

Wow, everyone: Project Unspoken at Emory University put together this amazing video in which it asked both men and women on camera what actions they take on a daily…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm

“Bra-Burning Feminist” Romola Garai Talks Body Image

“My weight was a very big issue when I started. I was then — and am now — a very normal size 10. But that’s not acceptable. Everyone’s aware of it.

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2012 - 10:40 am

It Turns Out Declaring War On Women Is Not Such A Successful Election Strategy

Who’d’ve thunk?! Suggesting that pregnancy from rape is “God’s will,” that some rape is “legitimate” while other rape is not, and saying a woman’s body has “a way of shutting…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Illinois Woman In Labor Votes Before Going To Hospital

Now that’s dedication! Illinois mama-to-be Galacia Malone stopped at her local voting station to vote while her contractions were still five minutes apart. Once she voted, she dashed off…

Jessica Wakeman | November 6, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Egyptian Activist Groups Now Working To Stop Street Harassment

When the Arab Spring hit in early 2011, no one could have guessed what it might have meant for women’s rights in Egypt. But as the country continues to feel…

Julie Gerstein | November 6, 2012 - 2:40 pm

“Nashville” Creator Callie Khouri Is A Feminist

“When I started reading Ms. Magazine when I was 16 years old, I knew, Oh, there’s a name for this. I didn’t know before that, but I knew I had some pretty serious discussions…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Lady Gaga Talks Feminism, Makeup & Submission

“You know what’s so funny is, I actually think there’s a new feminism that is completely different and I don’t think either is better or worse. Any kind of feminist…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Today In UGH: Adam Carolla Joins Fox News

The former “Man Show” host Adam Carolla has been all too happy to be a professional douche. That time he said women are not as funny as men? The time…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Taylor Swift Doesn’t Consider Herself A Feminist

The Daily Beast: Do you consider yourself a feminist?
Taylor Swift: I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Feminists Need Cozy Winter Sweaters, Too

… seeing as we don’t have a man to keep us warm at night and all. Click through Flavorwire’s gallery to see them all — one to accessorize with every…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Swiffer Thinks Men Should Get A Damn T-Shirt For Cleaning

Yes, men cleaning. Who’d’ve thunk, right?!  Just a T-shirt, Swiffer? Not a Boy Scout badge? Or the Nobel Prize, perhaps?  I mean, men cleaning is obviously such a rare and…

Jessica Wakeman | October 20, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Hillary Clinton: Stop “Whining” About Not Having It All

“I can’t stand whining. I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they made. You live in a time…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Bitch Magazine Kills Caitlin Moran Interview Over “Girls”/Race Tweet

If you haven’t fallen in love with Caitlin Moran, there is something wrong with your head. Earlier this year, the Times Of London columnist published a brilliant modern-day feminist screed called

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Angelina Jolie On Malala Yousafzai, 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By Taliban

Angelina Jolie has written a piece for The Daily Beast about Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girls’ education activist in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, and how she…

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Irish Politician To Swap Lives With Single Mother For A Week

Like an episode of “Wife Swap” with feminist underpinnings and adorable accents,  an Irish politician plans to swap lives for a week with a single mother of three.

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2012 - 1:40 pm

The Soapbox: Does Street Harassment Keep You From Exercising?

When most people think about street harassment, they think about what women wear or about how women should respond to catcalls. But there are other, more subtle, effects of street…

Lilit Marcus | October 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Elizabeth Banks Producing Feminist Sitcom About Women’s Studies Professor & Playboy Bunnies

Oh squee of squees! Elizabeth Banks from “Wet Hot American Summer” and “30 Rock” is producing a sitcom for CBS about “the culture clash as a feminist professor rooms…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Mom Defends “Pizza Boy Rapist,” Suggesting Alleged Victim Was Drunk

 Victim Blaming 101: Of course she wasn’t raped — she’s just lying! Or drunk! Or both!
Sadly, victim blaming is in full swing with the “pizza boy rapist,” a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2012 - 12:20 pm

IKEA Photoshops Women Out Of Saudi Arabian Catalog

Photoshop, you beast! Look at all the problems you cause.
I kid, I kid. The real problem here is Saudi Arabia’s backwards attitude towards women, which is the reason why…

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2012 - 8:30 am

Feminism Is Dead And It’s Probably Your Fault

Did you know that Pinterest is killing feminism? Yup, that website that you were really batshit crazy about back in May but haven’t really touched since is the reason why…

Julie Gerstein | October 1, 2012 - 4:20 pm
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