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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… More »


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… More »


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 sews car seat upholstery… More »


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 out of 300… More »


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. So… More »


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. More »


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.”

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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 thousands of women… More »


“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… More »


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.” In… More »


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’s… More »


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 gifted the… More »


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… More »


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 relationships. More »


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 — nay,… More »


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 girls… More »


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 ferocious animals into… More »


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? [L.A. Times]
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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 many pies… More »


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. But… More »


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