Posts tagged "feminist"

“The Playboy Club” Gets Cancelled: Why Did It Suck So Much?

Gloria Steinem, rejoice: “The Playboy Club” has been cancelled after only three episodes. Viewership dropped from 5 million to 3.2 million, which spooked NBC enough to give it the axe.

Jessica Wakeman | October 5, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Jon Hamm Talks Rape Prevention, My Heart Swoons

“It is an important thing to instill in a younger generation about the impact of rape, the lasting impact of rape. Children from grade school to high school to college…

Jessica Wakeman | September 29, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Saudi King Spares Woman 10 Lashes For Breaking Driving Ban

Saudi Arabia is on a roll with this not-treating-women-too-much-like-2nd-class-citizens thing! Earlier this week King Abudllah announced that women could vote and run in elections. Then on Wednesday, a member of…

Jessica Wakeman | September 29, 2011 - 2:40 pm

How To Teach Boys To Be Feminists

Recently, I wrote a blog post about teaching our girls to be feminists. But I also think boys should be taught what it is to be a feminist. A couple…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 25, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Feminists Can’t Get Laid, Say Ladies On Fox News

“After decades and decades and decades of feminists burning their bras, saying, ‘Make more money than men, do this, run over men, have sex like a man, tell…

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Feminist Parenting Sounds Really Freakin’ Hard

One of the things that freaks me out the most about having kids someday is letting them choose their gender roles on their own. I am going to make a…

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2011 - 1:40 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “Gloria: In Her Own Words”

Gloria Steinem became famous in 1963 when she published an article called “A Bunny’s Tale” in which she went undercover at a Playboy Club to expose the treatment of its…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Gloria Steinem Remembers Going Undercover At Playboy Bunny Club

“At first, it was such a gigantic mistake from a career point of view that I really regretted it. I’d just begun to be taken seriously as a freelance writer,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2011 - 6:20 pm

5 Things To Know About Betty Ford, “Stealth Feminist” And First Lady

Betty Ford is not a First Lady most of us think about regularly (unless, I suppose, one is an addict). She lacked the glitz and glamour of Michelle Obama or…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2011 - 1:20 pm

That’s Not Feminist!

It may be awhile before the Internet graces us with new webisodes “Vag Magazine,” about a cabal of feminist hipsters who buy fashion magazine Gemma with proceeds from…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2011 - 4:30 pm

Investigators Find Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Accuser Has Lied About Some Stuff

The hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund, of sexual assault has lied to investigators numerous times about her past and has some dodgy…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2011 - 11:19 am

Michele Bachmann Doesn’t Call Herself A Feminist

I could not have been more annoyed when Sarah Palin called herself a “feminist.” It wasn’t because I think a hairy-legged, Diva Cup-loving separatist in Berkeley should get to decide…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Michele Bachmann: What Sexist BS Can She Expect While Running For President?

Rep. Michele Bachmann formally announced on Monday she is seeking the Republican nomination for President. The feminist within me says, “Yay, someone with a vagina running for president!” Followed by…

Jessica Wakeman | June 29, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Girl Talk: How My Parents Made Me A Feminist

A few weeks ago, on a first date, a guy told me about how watching his mother — a strong, intelligent woman who held the family together — made him…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Kathleen Hanna On Being A Feminist Ambassador

“I feel like there’s this weird thing that as a feminist band you get put in this role as ambassadors. Certain people are like ‘Oh, here come the Feminazis!’ You…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Texas Chick-Fil-A Hosting Daddy-Daughter “Date Night”

Saturday June 18 will be a creepy evening in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: it’s Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-Fil-A. Dads and daughters can RSVP for tables at participating restaurants on…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Playboy Club Opens In London And Feminists Say “Eff Off Hef”

Perhaps is not such exciting news now that we live in an era when 8th graders go to Hooters on a field trip, but a new Playboy Club opened this…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Nigella Lawson Says Baking Is A Feminist Act

Baking is the less applauded of the cooking arts, whereas restaurants are a male province to be celebrated. There’s something intrinsically misogynistic about decrying a tradition because it has always…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2011 - 11:20 am

Rihanna Kills Her Rapist In “Man Down” Video

Rihanna kills her rapist in her new music video, “Man Down,” a reggae-influenced song about a woman who gets revenge on “somebody’s son” “in front of a crowd.” It’s…

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2011 - 11:20 am

Why I Don’t Feel Too Bad For Maria Shriver

Like many women before her, Maria Shriver is doing the rounds as the disgraced political spouse. She’s on the cover of People magazine — “Maria’s Broken Heart!” trills the cover…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2011 - 3:00 pm
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