Posts tagged "feminist"

Today’s Lady News: What Meghan McCain Thinks Of Sarah Palin

Meghan McCain's new book, Dirty Sexy Politics, is out today. Sen. John McCain's daughter speaks to "Good Morning America" about being a young Republican woman and opens up for the first time about Sarah Palin. "I respect [Palin] as a feminist, as a Republican feminist," Meghan says. Meghan also talks about how when Bristol…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2010

Quotable: Beyonce Uses The “F-Word”

"I think I am a feminist in a way. It’s not something I consciously decided I was going to be; perhaps it’s because I grew up in a singing group [Destiny's Child] with other women, and that was so helpful to me. It kept me out of so much trouble and out of bad…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2010

Girl Talk: My First Bikini Wax

I've waxed my eyebrows. I've waxed my upper lip. But when it came to waxing my ladyparts, I passed. I checked out. I just chose to be a noncombatant. I removed excess hair on my eyebrows and on my upper lip because it embarrassed me. But did it make sense to be embarrassed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2010

Quotable: Does Olivia Munn Understand The Definition Of Feminism?

"I just consider myself a person in this world who wants to stand up for everyone who can’t stand up for themselves. I care just as much about the guys as I do about the girls. I want geeks to feel empowered to stand with people who are more socially accepted. And I want girl…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2010

Is Sarah Palin Allowed To Call Herself A Feminist?

Once upon a time, Sarah Palin was just a pit bull in lipstick. But speaking on May 14 to a PAC that finances anti-abortion female congressional candidates, Palin not only called herself "feminist" but praised the "emerging, conservative feminist identity" and the "pro-woman sisterhood." (Never one to miss an opportunity to inject ferociou…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Is Sarah Palin A Feminist?

Lots of feminists were pissed recently when Sarah Palin referred to herself as a "feminist" at a fundraiser. Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum, who herself identifies as feminist, says, "If she has the guts to call herself a feminist, then she's entitled to be accepted as one." Do you agree? […
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 25, 2010

Quotable: Martha Stewart Is Anti-Feminist But Pro-Pies And Tarts

"I don’t think in a male or female way. I don’t differentiate between male and female. I never have. I’m not considered a feminist. ... Do we really need to waste time saying, 'I’m a feminist'? I never thought about glass ceilings. I never thought about glass floors. I was thinking about how…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2010

The Kick-Ass Girl Power Message Of Miley Cyrus’ New Single, “Can’t Be Tamed”

Confession: I've never listened to a Miley Cyrus song before in my life, save the one time I watched her strut around a stripper pole while singing "Party In The U.S.A." at an awards show last year. I always thought she was a cheesy Disney star with crap parents who have bad judgment.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2010

Craigslist Dating Experiment: Looking For A “Feminist Man”

There are lots of good reasons not to go looking for love on Craigslist — namely, getting stabbed by some creep. But The Frisky will condone Craigslist dating "experiments" of the feminist variety, like the one conducted by Alexandra Tweten, a blogger for Ms. magazine. Tweten posted a W4M personals ad on Craigslist…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2010

Tina Fey: Not Feminist Enough?

I knew this was going to happen: Tina Fey hosted "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend and yesterday morning, our fellow lady blogs were all abuzz with complain-y posts. Bloggers I read and respect, including Sady Doyle at Feministe, Jessica Grose at Double X, and Irin Carmon at…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2010

Quotable: Ellen Page Talks “Juno,” Abortion, And White Dudes

"You all need to calm down. People are so black and white about this. Because she kept the baby everybody said the film was against abortion. But if she'd had an abortion everybody would have been like, 'Oh my God.' I am a feminist and I am totally pro-choice, but what's funny…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 2010

Arizona Teacher Makes Chivalry A Classroom Rule

Teacher Cord Ivanyi, a Latin instructor at Gilbert Classical Academy, was tired of seeing boys physically push aside girls as they rushed through the classroom door. So at the beginning of this school year, Ivanyi told his students the new classroom rules about chivalry: boys would hold doors for girls; boys would ask…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2010

17 Phrases We’re Tired Of Hearing About Women

Sometimes a girl just gets sick and tired of all the cutesy little words and phrases that exist to describe women. I mean, cougar? Puma? Cheetah? Who can keep them all straight? Depending on the situation, most of my life I've been called either a "princess" (for wanting what I want when I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2010

Girl Talk: I’ve Become The Woman I’ve Always Hated, The Calorie Counter

I used to hate women on diets. They look at your frosted brownie, then at your waist, then at your cookie again. Women on diets whine, "I can't eat that..." They poke and prod their bellies and upper arms like displeased factory inspectors. They complain about how "fat" they look seemingly because they…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2010

Female Bloggers Ask, Is Taylor Swift Bad For Women?

Let me start off by saying a few things: I'm a feminist; I love Taylor Swift; and I also respect the minds of bloggers Kate Harding of Broadsheet and Amanda Hess of The Sexist. But I really disagree with both of them, as well as with Sady Doyle o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2009

15 Things A Woman Can Do And Still Call Herself A “Feminist”

There's an article this week in the Daily Mail UK admonishing a TV newscaster in England for wearing "more makeup than a drag queen" during a recent news report. The biggest problem was that she's a feminist news correspondent. "Is it possible to be a feminist while wearing false eyelashes?" the writer —…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 24, 2009

Jessica Valenti Of Feministing Proves Feminists Can Get Hitched, Too

If you call yourself a "feminist"—which basically means you believe women deserve the dignity, rights and respect afforded to men—then you can relate to how peeps come out of the woodwork to tell you you're either being "too feminist" or "not feminist" enough. Some people think feminism should be a spartan existence where…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2009

David Letterman’s Dalliances Are Not A Feminist Issue

One of the country's largest feminist groups, National Organization for Women, has weighed in on the revelations that "Late Show" host David Letterman slept with several of his interns and assistants. In a statement released on Tuesday, NOW said:"The latest Letterman controversy sheds new light on the widespread objectification of wome…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Lady Gaga Says She’s Not A Feminist

Lady Gaga told an interviewer she is not a feminist because, "I hail men, I love men. I celebrate American male culture, and beer, and bars and muscle cars." [Daily Beast]—Dang, Gaga, didn't you read about that study that found feminists don't actually hate men? When I was a starry-eyed little girl,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Study Finds Feminists Actually Don’t Hate Men. Um, Duh.

Here's a shocker: Feminists don't actually hate men. A study published by the Psychology of Women Quarterly found that people who cheerlead for traditional gender roles, not feminists, reportedly have the most negative attitudes about the menfolk. [Feministing] — However, further study is required on why feminists won't shave their hairy…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2009
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