Posts tagged "feminist"

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

Jessica Wakeman | March 13, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 9, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

“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…

Claire Hannum | March 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 27, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 25, 2014 - 1:20 pm

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…

College Candy | February 24, 2014 - 6:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2014 - 3:30 pm

New York Times Magazine Comes Up With World’s Most Creative Cover For An Article About Female Politician

Why does the mainstream media have to ask if politicians who are also mothers can “have it all”? We never ask if dads can “have it all”; instead, we…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 11:20 am

This Awesome Recreation Of A 1981 LEGO Ad Says Everything You Need To Know About Sexist Toy Marketing

Maybe you saw this 1981 gender-neutral LEGO ad (left) the first time around. Or maybe you saw it more recently, going viral on the Internet to underscore how advertising for…

Claire Hannum | February 11, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Saudi University Lets Female Student Die Of Heart Attack Rather Than Allow Male Paramedics On Campus

A female student who suffered a heart attack at the all-women’s campus of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, died because officials would not allow the male paramedics…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Pussy Riot Win At Life On “The Colbert Report”

Pussy Riot on “The Colbert Report”! Pussy Riot on “The Colbert Report”! Pussy Riot on “The Colbert Report”! You can watch the second part of Colbert’s interview at the…

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Avital Norman Nathman, Editor Of The Good Mother Myth

You know Avital Norman Nathman as the columnist behind Mommie Dearest, our feminist parenting column. But Avital is also the “mom” of her first book, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

The Women Behind “Portlandia”‘s Real Feminist Book Store Are Livetweeting The Super Bowl

Finally, a reason to watch the Super Bowl: the women behind the feminist bookstore in Portland that inspired the one on “Portlandia” will be livetweeting the game “from a…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The Soapbox: For The Most Feminist Marriage On TV, Look To Denmark’s Drama “Borgen”

Realistic marriages have little real estate on television, and feminist marriages even less. “Mad Men” and “The Sopranos” were studies of estrangement; “Breaking Bad” of spousal abuse. On “Friends,” marriage…

Janet Manley | January 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Lily Allen: Women Are Expected To Look Pretty And Not Talk

Of course I’d rather look like Kate Moss than look like myself. I wish I didn’t feel like that, and I think the reason we feel like that is because…

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2014 - 12:40 pm

“ANITA” Documentary Explores Anita Hill’s Sexual Harassment Nightmare

Many Frisky readers are too young to remember the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas, then a federal circuit judge. One name you might recall is Anita Hill.

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Ladies: Mike Huckabee Says If You Use Contraception, You Can’t Control Your Libido

“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each…

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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