Posts tagged "feminist"

17-Year-Old Zooey Deschanel Wrote An Angry Letter To Vogue

There are feminists in Hollywood after all: the Tumblr blog WellsBones unearthed a letter Vogue published written by a 17-year-old Zooey Deschanel, long before she was famous. Without context, I…

Jessica Wakeman | May 13, 2011 - 1:20 pm

What Is “The Smurfette Principle”?

Who do “Inception,” “Transformers” and “The Muppets” all have in common? I was scratching my head on that one. All three movies are examples of “the Smurfette principle,”…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Raquel Welch On Pole Dancers, Brazilian Waxes & Feminism

“I guess you could call [my views on sex and relationships] conservative. I think there is a lost art to being a woman. … I have this romantic part to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Men, You Might Be A Feminist If …

The other day, I read a post on the liberal politics blog, The Daily Kos, called “What Does A Feminist Man Look Like?” and unfortunately I found it a little…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2011 - 5:00 pm

The “Dear Woman” Video: These Guys Are So Creepy (Even Though I Agree With Them)

I love the feminist sentiment espoused in this “Dear Woman” video by what seems to be a spirituality-based group called Conscious Men … but can we talk about how…

Jessica Wakeman | April 7, 2011 - 11:40 am

Guy Talk: How Men’s Rights Activists Get Feminism Wrong

When I was getting clean and sober in a Twelve Step program many years ago, there was one phrase from the literature that always resonated with me. We addicts have…

Hugo Schwyzer | March 10, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Happy Feminist Coming Out Day!

In addition to today being International Women’s Day, today is the also first-ever National Feminist Coming Out day! If you’d like, please share with us in the comments why you’re…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Topless Ukrainian Feminists Protest NZ Radio Station’s Mail Order Bride Contest

A notorious topless Ukrainian feminist group turned out to protest the New Zealand radio show “Win A Wife” contest that matches up a Kiwi man with a “mail

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Keri Hilson Dances Around The Word “Feminist”

“That word [‘feminist’] has been tossed around a few times. I absolutely stand for women’s rights — I do. I also believe in empowerment and just owning and controlling your…

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Girl Talk: My Newfound Respect For Chivalry

My freshman year of college, I went on a date with a guy to a fancy restaurant in Manhattan. It was the kind of place with a white tablecloth, where…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m A Feminist, But I Think I Want To Date A More Traditional Dude

One of the defining tensions in my life has always been reconciling my feminist political beliefs, my desire for a respectful and egalitarian relationship, and my attraction to more traditional…

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Roseanne Barr Is Depressed By Feminism, “Ignorant Women In This Country”

ParentDish: Does feminism today depress you?

Roseanne Barr: Yeah incredibly so, until you actually meet a real…

Jessica Wakeman | January 7, 2011 - 7:32 pm

Feminism Explained (Sort Of)

Oh man. This YouTube video “Feminism Explained” is so freaking funny. Granted, the guy in the cartoon is basically arguing sexism does not exist, which is complete BS.

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Sarah Palin Calls Herself A Feminist, Promptly Renounces Feminism

I know nothing will put some warm, fuzzy Christmas cheer in your heart like listening to Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin discuss feminism. So let’s dive right in…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2010 - 5:15 pm

“The Man Whisperer” Dating Advice Book: Stop Nagging, Or Else You’ll Die Alone

Every few years some enterprising publisher knocks off the world’s most famous “how to change yourself to get a man to love you” book, The Rules (which itself knocks off…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Joy Behar To Judge The 2011 Miss America Pageant

Color me shocked: Joy Behar, the one co-host of “The View” who makes any damn sense, will be judging the 2011 Miss America pageant. Now, if the qualities needed to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2010 - 7:45 pm

What Is The Evangelical “Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement”?

Weeks ago, we met the evangelical housewives who submit to their husbands. Now let’s meet the evangelical “stay-at-home daughters” — young women who forgo higher education and a career to…

Jessica Wakeman | November 30, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly On Flaunting Her Legs For Journalism

“Well, it’s a visual business. People want to see the anchor.”

—”Fox News” host Megyn Kelly’s response to a comment from a GQ reporter that “you sit behind…

Jessica Wakeman | November 23, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Amelia Sounds Off On Dating While Feminist

Hit pause on that “Dancing With The Stars” clip, because you’re going to want to watch our editor-in-chief Amelia sound off on dating while feminist! Who should pay…

Jessica Wakeman | November 23, 2010 - 5:40 pm

6 Feminist Fashion Statements

I’m proud to call myself a feminist. I also love jewelry. And while we should be wary of commodifying political movements, I think it’s always valuable to increase feminism’s visibility.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 18, 2010 - 3:20 pm
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