Posts tagged "feminist"

Maryville Rape Victim Daisy Coleman: “I Refuse To Be A Victim Of Cruelty Any Longer”

Since this happened, I’ve been in hospitals too many times to count. I’ve found it impossible to love at times. I’ve gained and lost friends. I no longer dance or…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Sexist French Politician Fined For Making Chicken Noises While His Female Colleague Was Speaking

What a load of chickenshit. Conservative French politician Philippe Le Ray has been fined $1,700 for making chicken noises at a female colleague while she spoke before the National Assembly…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Feminist Nicole Kidman “Believes In The Sisterhood”

“I was raised by a feminist mother. And yes, she said never be frightened about using the ‘F’ word. So I’m not. She believes in the sisterhood, and so do…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2013 - 9:20 am

Natalie Portman: Feminism Shouldn’t Be “Macho”

“I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or…

Jessica Wakeman | September 30, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Literature Bro David Gilmour Isn’t Sexist, He Was Just Busy Speaking French When He Said Women Writers Suck

“I was having a conversation, in French, with a colleague while this young woman was doing this interview. So these were very much tossed-off remarks. … [T]his is a young…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Farrah Abraham Says The Dumbest Thing A Celeb Has Ever Said About Feminism

Miami NewTimes: Do you consider yourself a feminist?
Farrah Abraham: I’m pretty feminine. I think so.
Not feminine — feminist.
What does that mean, you’re a lesbian or something?

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Iranian Woman Disqualified From Council Seat Because She Is “Too Attractive”

Nina Siahkali Moradi won an alternate seat in Qazvin, Iran city council elections fair and square. But male colleagues agree she’s “too attractive” to join them and have disqualified her from…

Daley Quinn | August 19, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Incredulous Man Who Started Women’s Website Can’t Believe Ladies Who Like Yoga Don’t Always Care About Fashion

Women, you guys! It’s pretty crazy how we all have vaginas and we don’t all like the same things! Is your lady brain just continually blown away by that fact…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2013 - 1:12 pm

The Soapbox: On The Forgotten Women Of “Fruitvale Station”

Everything you’ve heard about “Fruitvale Station” is true. The biopic, which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at Sundance, explores the final day in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Hugo Schwyzer, Personal Essay Writing & Redemption

Last week, the controversial professor, feminist blogger and personal essayist Hugo Schwyzer announced on his blog, in an interview with and again in LA Weekly that he was retiring…

Melissa Petro | August 5, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Robin Thicke Says “Blurred Lines” Is A “Feminist Movement”

Robin Thicke’s new album, Blurred Lines, is out today and to promote it, he performed on “The Today Show” this morning. When he was done makin’ it rain, Matt Lauer and Savannah…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 30, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Pregnant Women Really Do Not Belong In Public, Turkish Leader Sensibly Points Out

You know what is just the worst? When pregnant ladies go out in public. Yeah, their selfless maternal giving and their miracle of life — it is really not something…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2013 - 6:00 pm

I Tried To Play Feminist Barbies With My Nieces And Kinda Failed

I think I’m a decent aunt. Not so good at remembering birthdays, admittedly, but what I lack in presents-giving, I make up for in lots of facetime. We play all…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: Sometimes I Don’t Understand Feminists

I don’t know if I’m the right kind of feminist.

Oh, my principles are in the right place -– birth control and abortions for those who want/need them;…

Sara Benincasa | July 22, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: Feminism Deserves Better Than “Sex-Negative Vs. Sex-Positive”

As a feminist, kinky person and sex commentator, I am the target audience for Jillian Horowitz’s xoJane essay “I’m a Sex-Negative Feminist” — and that’s exactly the point. Part of…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | July 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Duh, Amy Poehler Is A Feminist

“It’s always just been in my nature—it’s just kind of my everyday. Sometimes I access it in a conscious way, but it wasn’t always the headline of stuff that I…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2013 - 9:40 am

Ellen Page Says Feminism Should Be Considered “A Radical Movement”

Leave it to Ellen Page to say exactly what I wish every celeb woman who identifies as a feminist would say: “Feminism always gets associated with being a radical…

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Scottish Politician Boycotts Golf Tournament Because Club Doesn’t Admit Women

Last week, Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, announced that he will be sending a junior minister to the British Open, a prestigious golf tournament,  instead of attending it himself.

Mary Odell | July 5, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Iranian Swimmer Elham Asghari Can’t Get Time Recorded Because Her Swimsuit Is “Too Revealing”

Imagine being an athlete at the top of your field and not being recognized by the authorities for your accomplishments simply because you are a woman. This is the problem…

Jessica Wakeman | July 4, 2013 - 3:00 pm

We’re Madly Jealous Of Feminist Summer Camp For High School Girls

Summer camp is the quintessential summer experience for many, but at this Manhattan-based camp, there isn’t a campfire or s’more in sight. This is Feminist Camp.

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Mary Odell | July 2, 2013 - 9:20 am
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