Posts tagged "feminist"

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 alpha males. I passionately believe in women's equality, in reproductive rights, and in equal pay for equal work. And I want to be i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2011

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2011

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. But I'll be damned if I don't know some feminists like this one (to be clear: not the "Men are bad" part, but the "It take…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2010

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 and hear what Mama Grizzly has to say, shall we?
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2010

“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 Fascinating Womanhood). We know what condescending "rules" these books teach: men are simple, men are visual creatures, don't nag them or…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 10, 2010

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 rate women in bikinis include not being a misogynist and a prescription pill addict, Joy Behar is a vast improvement over…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2010

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 stay close to their fathers and learn how to be a good homemaker and helper before they are getting married. Writing i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2010

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 a glass table that shows off your legs." Interestingly, this segues into a GQ reporter asking Megyn if she is a feminist. Let's see what…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

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 for birth control? Should you take your husband's last name? Why is gender equality important in a relationship? Amelia's got all the answers, duh! The video…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

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. If I get to wear a cute necklace in the process, so be it. After the jump, some clothing and accessories that let you wear…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 18, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Sally Hawkins Of “Made In Dagenham”

Beating Meryl Streep for a 2009 Best Actress Golden Globe is no small feat. After watching actress Sally Hawkins in her latest film, "Made In Dagenham," I now fully understand her talent. In the movie, which is based on a true story, Sally plays a working-class woman in 1968 Britain who sew…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 17, 2010

NY Times Mag Profiles Evangelical Housewives Who Submit To Their Husbands

I am absolutely fascinated by people's reasons for holding onto stiffly defined gender roles. For that reason, this weekend's New York Times Magazine article, "Housewives of God," was an absolute treat. Journalist Molly Worthen profiled Priscilla Shirer, an evangelical Bible teacher who has published numerous religious books and workbooks and accepts 20…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2010

Portia De Rossi Believes “The Beauty Myth”

"The word 'feminism' has completely disappeared. No one wants to associate themselves with that because the culture did a fantastic job of making feminists ugly, and saying that ugly is the worst thing a woman could possibly be. So anyone associated with feminism, or anyone who willingly calls herself a feminist, is considered ugly.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2010

Frisky Q&A: The Comediennes Behind The Web Series “Vag Magazine”

Even those of us who proudly call ourselves feminists can admit that sometimes other feminists can be a wee bit extreme. That's why "Vag Magazine," a new webisode series about a cabal of young feminist hipsters who buy out fashion magazine Gemma with proceeds of their Etsy shop and replace it with uber-P.C. mag…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 10, 2010

Feminists Can Wear Spanx Too

Tracy Clark-Flory, a senior writer at Salon, wrote of anxieties running high as subjects squeezed into uncomfortable shoes and deceptive shapewear at a photo shoot for More magazine's November 2010 feature on young feminism, which both Clark-Flory and I participated in. Her conclusion? "There isn't much that's feminist about a feminist photo shoot."…
By: Lena Chen / October 27, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Stitch ‘N Bitch Knitting Queen, Debbie Stoller

I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I don't know how to knit. My mom taught me after college, but I messed up my stitches and abandoned it in frustration. Debbie Stoller promises she can teach me. Why shouldn't I believe her? The editor-in-chief and co-founder of Bust magazine has taught hundreds of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2010

“These Skirts Need To Be More Feminist!”: Vag Magazine Webisodes Spoof Feminist Mags

Because all patriarchal structures must fall, fashion magazine Gemma is gone! In its place is Vag Magazine, a feminist rag purchased by Fennel, Sylvie, Bethany, Heavy Flo (a roller derby legend), and Reba (a gonzo feminist pop-culture journalist) with the proceeds from the reusable menstrual pads they sell on their Etsy shop. Will Meghan,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2010

Do Feminists Need A “Coming Out Day”?

Growing up is all about figuring out who you are, who you can call a real friend, and if you are really (really?) just going to turn into your parents. So, yeah, it's a pretty crappy experience for everybody — and especially so if the place you call home does not embrace being "different." I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 6, 2010

The Anti-Porn Men Project: Dudes Take A Stand Against Violent Porn

If aliens landed and took stock of pop culture from the past decade, they might conclude that men on Earth are boobie-crazed sex beasts enslaved by their own desires, and that pornography is as essential to a man's life as air. Two male activists are seriously troubled by the ubiquity of porn in Western men'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 22, 2010

Tavi’s Sweater Says The “F Word” On It

Is it OK if I live vicariously through Tavi for a while? The 14-year-old style blogger brunched with Kathleen Hanna of Le Tigre and Bikini Kill while in New York for Fashion Week and not only did Kathleen hush up Tavi's inside-baseball fashion jibber jabber with "Who cares? People are dying!" but she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2010
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