Posts tagged "feminist"

Shailene Woodley Says She’s Not A Feminist Because She “Loves Men”

"No [I'm not a feminist] because I love men, and I think the idea of ‘raise women to power, take the men away from the power’ is never going to work out because you need balance. With myself, I’m very in touch with my masculine side. And I’m 50 percent feminine and 50 percent masculine,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2014

The Soapbox: The Three Dimensional Feminism Of Sally Draper

A lot has happened since 2010 when we got to witness Sally Draper’s temper tantrum as a little girl, and feminist blogger Amanda Marcotte made the astute observation that Sally Draper was a feminist hero. That tantrum was our first glimpse into what would later become Sally's numerous instances of resistance…
By: Katrin Higher / April 29, 2014

Not This Crap Again: Phyllis Schlafly Says Women Should Be Paid Less So We Find Husbands

It's about time human mothball Phyllis Schlafly got tucked away in the attic of history. But somehow, someway, the anti-feminist and founder of the uber-conservative Eagle Forum is still sharing dumb, archaic ideas that were rejected by society over half a century ago. Her latest batch of craziness is an op-ed in the Christian Post…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2014

DJ Banned After Playing “Blurred Lines” At A North Carolina Bar

A University of North Carolina student's complaints about the Robin Thicke song "Blurred Lines" successfully got a DJ banned from playing a Chapel Hill bar again. Here's how it went down.
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Speak Author Laurie Halse Anderson On RAINN, Rape Culture & Consent

Every year, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, when many of us participate in Take Back The Night speak-outs and marches to raise awareness about sexual violence in our communities. This year, the beloved young adult novelist Laurie Halse Anderson has thrown her support behind a fundraiser for the Rape Abuse And…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 10, 2014

The Soapbox: The ’80s Called And They Want Their Sex Wars Back

I’m writing this on an airplane from Toronto, Ontario, to San Francisco, California. I’ve just spent six days among other women, other queers, other porn performers, and other feminists at the Feminist Porn Awards and the Feminist Porn Conference. In that time, I have witnessed moments that made my heart soar,…
By: Kitty Stryker / April 10, 2014

True Story: My Crash Course In Porn And Empowerment

It’s easy to say that pornography is empowering for women, or that it degrades them. Oversimplifying, certainly, but easy. The truth is it’s much more complicated than that. I was 19 when I realized I could go to college without the debt that my friends were already beginning to complain about. I could…
By: Kitty Stryker / March 27, 2014

Photo Series Tackles Dating While Feminist

We're pretty intrigued by this photo series project called "Feminism is not a means to just justify self entitlement," in which signs held by a man and a woman clarify what it can mean to be in a relationship while being a feminist. I know I've definitely had moments where I've gotten caught up i…
By: Claire Hannum / March 27, 2014

The Soapbox: Comedy Still Sees What Men Think Is Funny As The Default Human Experience

Recently, London comedian Jenny Collier tweeted a screen grab of an email she received from a booker informing her that she was kicked off a show because there were too many women already on the line-up. Yes. That’s right.
By: Katrin Higher / March 20, 2014

Lily Allen: “Of Course I’m A Feminist”

"Of course I’m a feminist ... I know that I get talked to in label meetings and by executives like a woman. It’s demoralising and sneering, and we apparently don’t have an opinion. It’s done in a way to make you feel ashamed, whether they know they’re doing it or not. There are women in the room,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 13, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Academy Award-Winning “ANITA” Director Freida Lee Mock

Before she transcribed this interview, our intern told me that she wasn't entirely sure who Anita Hill was. I could hardly blame her. Even with a segment on the Anita Hill testimony during a gender studies class in college, I didn't know too much about Anita Hill myself. The new documentary,"ANITA," revisits Anita Hill'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 13, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Melissa Gira Grant, Author Of Playing The Whore: The Work Of Sex Work

If you've done any reading on the Internet about the business of sex work, chances are you've come across Melissa Gira Grant. She's written about sex, politics, labor and tech everywhere from the UK's Guardian to The Atlantic  to Jezebel and Valleywag, making her one of the top intellectuals to turn to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2014

Emma Watson Is “Conflicted” About Beyoncé’s Feminist Credentials

"As I was watching [Beyoncé's visual album] I felt very conflicted, I felt her message felt very conflicted in the sense that on the one hand she is putting herself in a category of a feminist, but then the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her." Emma Watson and Rookie…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2014

Lily Allen Battles Blogger Over Feminism Comments

Lily Allen got in a Twitter dispute with a blogger from Holy Moly, after she took the pop star to task for saying she doesn't understand why feminism exists anymore and "I don't think men are the enemy. I think women are the enemy." Lily Allen reacted defensively, accusing writer Becca Day-Preston of misunderstanding her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2014

“Normal-Sized Barbie” Could Be Coming To A Kid Near You

How awesome would it be if we could hand a kid a doll that didn't have absurdly unrealistic proportions like Barbie does? You may remember last year's 3D print of a Barbie created using the average measurements of a 19-year-old girl. It made waves on the internet because, spoiler alert, the original…
By: Claire Hannum / March 6, 2014

8 Reasons More Women Don’t Write About Sex

Like many daydreamers, I often think about time periods other than the one I'm currently living in that I would most likely enjoy. I usually settle on the roaring '20s (it's easy to get caught up in how cute everyone would look with flapper dresses and bobbed hair). Then I remember, of course, what the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2014

Now You Really Can Be A Card-Carrying Feminist

If you're like me or Emma Thompson, you've likely called yourself a "card-carrying feminist" since you were in diapers. But now you can call yourself an actual card-carrying feminist with this wallet-sized card that says, well, "FEMINIST." The other side reads "This card does not entitle the holder to any special rights, privilege…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2014

Leighton Meester Is A Feminist & Betty Friedan Is Her Role Model

Who is your role model and why? The American writer Betty Friedan — she fought for gender equality and wrote the great book “The Feminine Mystique” which sparked the beginning of a second-wave feminism. So do you consider yourself a feminist? Sure. I believe in equal rights for men and women. Color me just a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2014

Boston University Feminists Want Robin Thicke Concert Cancelled

It costs approximately $360,000 and one gold doubloon to attend NYU and we never got any sort of concert. Anyway, Boston University students are petitioning to have a Robin Thicke concert cancelled because he is a tool.  1,400 students have signed the petition by the Humanist Society at BU which states, “It is a dishonor to our…
By: College Candy / February 24, 2014

Jessica Paré: “Of Course I’m A Feminist”

"Of course I’m a feminist … if you’re not for the equal treatment of men and women, then you’re a fascist." Yup, what Jessica Paré said. See, I knew there was a reason I loved Canadians. (Also, those earrings are insane.) [Fashion Magazine]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2014
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