Posts tagged "feminist"

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 on Bitch magazine’s She Pop blog,…

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 — a self-defined…

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 there’s no…

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 women in the workplace. Most…

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, I…

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 armpits, burn their…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2009

Diane Keaton To Star On HBO Comedy As A Feminist Icon Running A Porn Mag

Diane Keaton will star in her own half-hour HBO series where she’ll play “a feminist icon who attempts to reignite the movement by starting a sexually explicit magazine for women,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Annie Hall working for a porn mag? Yes! Yes! Yes! The show’s writer, Marti Noxon, says Keaton is the first…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2009

The F-Bomb Blog: Why Weren’t We This Cool When We Were Teens?

Aww, F-Bomb, a new blog about feminism for teenaged girls, is like a baby Feministing! Hooray for Julie Zeilinger, a teenager from Pepper Pike, Ohio, who has her s**t together, her fingers on the keyboard and her heart in the right place.

Julie’s interview with Gloria Steinem and her smartypants post on the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2009

Girl Talk: Could You Date A Man Who Didn’t Call Himself A Feminist?

Men only care about sex. All men are violent and abusive. Women are victims. Women aren’t capable alone and need a man’s help.

Sometimes it seems like the erroneous beliefs attributed to feminism are so negative that only LiLo could have worse PR. So, why is it a surprise when the men we fall…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2009

Who’s Up For A Round Of Anti-Feminist Bingo?

Frisky commenters are seriously freaking awesome. But I’ve blogged at a bunch of different sites and have heard some not so nice things — that I’m stupid, immature—even sexist. At least no one has called me “ugly” yet, but there’s still plenty of time!

With that in mind, the blog The Curvature linked…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2009

A Revolutionary In Stilettos: Cosmo’s Helen Gurley Brown Was A Feminist And A Fashionista

Lipstick and leopard print aren’t feminists’ usual weapons of choice, but the founding editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan always thought differently.

As the original “fun, fearless female,” Helen Gurley Brown lived a topsy-turvy life as a pioneer for women in media—and in the bedroom. A recent biography of Brown, Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2009

The Case Of Huffington Post Sexism

There’s been some…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2009

Can A Homemaker Be A Feminist?

I was raised by a working, single mother. She went to Stanford, majored in economics, became a public school teacher, wrote a book, and now works as a journalist. She didn’t give up her job when she had my sister or me, and she certainly didn’t give it up after she and my father divorced.

By: Anonymous / June 9, 2009

Five More Reasons We Still Need Feminism

Sirens siren Heather Wood Rudulph has written a piece for Huffington Post about five reasons we still need feminism, including the recent murder of abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, and the propensity of pop culture to make women look like marriage-crazy loons.

Her five reasons are just dandy, but why limit ourselves to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2009

Don’t Miss Feministing’s Five Year Anniversary Party

Sigh. We remember back when Feministing was just Jessica Valenti’s small third wave feminist blog with a couple of her friends. But now one of our favorite blogs rolls nine bloggers deep and is turning five years old!

The anniversary bash will be held on June 12 in New York City. If you’re not…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2009

What The Hell Is A Feminist Wedding?

Jessica Valenti, Feministing editor and Full Frontal Feminism author, is getting married! Congratulations are in order! Wait, are they? Apparently not, if you believe feminism and marriage can never, ever go hand in hand. Certainly, marriage has its traditions that are problematic from a feminist perspective, which Valenti has addressed many times on the blog…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 13, 2009

Women’s Magazines: Who’s Evolving, Us Or Them?

Women’s History Month should feel different this 2009. We’re living in an epicenter of change and progression. We have powerhouses Nancy Pelosi and Hilary Clinton sitting high in the White House. Tina Fey represents our new wave of venerated cultural icons. And before our new president married our first lady, he was reporting to her…

By: DivineCaroline.com / March 10, 2009

Sexism Still Pays Off For Men

Growing up, my mom and dad shared the responsibility of bringing home the bacon…well, the proverbial bacon — we’re Jewish. Anyway, my mom was a realtor and good at her job, but I’ll never forget her main competitor. His wife didn’t work and he was a jerk, the kind of guy who used too much…

By: Simcha / September 24, 2008

Reverse Sexism: Man Fights For Equal Rights

Oh yes, it’s ladies night, but the feeling is not quite right — the actual perk may be as outdated as the song. Being a woman has its advantages when it comes to getting into nightclubs, but are they fair? When we flip the tradition and examine the idea of just a “gentleman’s night,” the…

By: Simcha / August 14, 2008
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