Posts tagged "feminist"

What?! Susan Sarandon Doesn’t Call Herself A Feminist

“I think of myself as a humanist because I think it’s less alienating to people who think of feminism as being a load of strident bitches and because you want…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2013 - 11:20 am

The “I Need Feminism Because…” Campaign Hits Cambridge University

Recently, students at England’s Cambridge University took part in the “Who Needs Feminism” campaign, a public awareness campaign aimed at asking people why and how feminism is important to them.

Julie Gerstein | June 21, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Kathleen Hanna On Borrowed Nostalgia For The Unremembered ’90s

I do a lot of interviews and stuff where they ask me about it and I feel like the nostalgia is this happy thing where it’s like, “oh, I wish…

Julie Gerstein | June 21, 2013 - 9:20 am

Busy Phillips: Body Image Is “The Last Frontier Of Feminism”

“I was asked to lose weight by a network for a TV pilot. The conversation happens because you get a job and your agent or manager calls and they say,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2013 - 9:40 am

Lena Dunham Isn’t Down With Hustler’s Parody Porn Of “Girls”

Lena Dunham is not psyched about the “Girls” parody porn, “This Ain’t Girls XXX,” tweeting “‘Girls’ is, at its core, a feminist action while Hustler is a company that…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2013 - 10:40 am

Danish Show “Blachman” Offers Unkempt Men’s Opinions On Naked Women

Take a good look at the picture of the two men posted here. Would you want the two of them to judge your naked body? On national television? Because that’s…

Julie Gerstein | May 3, 2013 - 11:40 am

“Bridesmaids” Director Paul Feig Is A Feminist

“My goal is to keep breaking the door open wider so Hollywood doesn’t say, ‘No, you can’t star a woman in this.’ It’s not about whether or not it’s a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Sexy Shoe Shines: Because Everything Has To Be Sexy Now

Men! Why get a shoe shine when you can get a seXXXy shoe shine? That seems to be the theory behind Star Shine NYC, a new New York City shoe…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Marvel Sells “I Need A Hero” T Just For Women

It’s rad when women are into comics, a sphere that suffers under the stereotype of being just for the Kevin Smith set. So you’d think Marvel might want to encourage

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 1:20 pm

The Soapbox: Roger Ebert Might Not Have Been A Feminist, But I’ll Miss Him Anyway

When I was in middle school, I was required to create a diorama illustrating a hypothetical synagogue sanctuary (as you do, at Jewish day school). All I remember about my project…

Carrie Nelson | April 9, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Beyoncé Is A Feminist

“I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label…

Jessica Wakeman | April 3, 2013 - 11:20 am

Gigi Chao Responds To Dad’s Million Dollar Offer To Marry His Lesbian Daughter & Make Her Straight

Remember Gigi Chao? She’s the lesbian daughter of Chinese billionaire Cecil Chao who offered millions to a man to marry her into heterosexuality?  While many offered, all were refused.

Sarah Gray | April 2, 2013 - 6:30 pm

John Legend Says Men Should Care About Women’s Rights

“All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights the world will be a better place.”
John Legend totally gets it. We can’t expect real social change if…

Julie Gerstein | March 29, 2013 - 11:20 am

Amina, 19, Posts Topless Pic On Facebook, Threatened With Death By Stoning

Amina, a 19-year-old FEMEN feminist activist in Tunisia, posted a topless picture of herself on Facebook with the words “Fuck your morals” written across her chest. She’s since been…

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2013 - 5:40 pm

15 Things To Know About Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem

Happy 79th birthday, Gloria Steinem! Journalist, feminist icon, and one of the founding members of Ms. magazine, Steinem is the woman I wanted to be when I was 17 …

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Feminist Blogger Reveals Eating Disorder, Apologizes To Readers

Living one’s values are difficult for any human. Living one’s values when those values are idealistic, compassionate, and come from a deep and open heart can be extremely difficult. Life…

Jessica Wakeman | March 22, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Sexist Job Listing Only Wants You If You’re Female, Attractive & Under 25

Sexism in the workplace is manifested in a slew of ways: pay inequality, dress code regulations, getting hit on by your boss. In this case, on the site Australia InfoMine,…

Sarah Gray | March 22, 2013 - 9:20 am

Developer Evangelist Adria Richards Fired After Tweeting About Sexual Jokes At Tech Conference

Developer evangelist Adria Richards has been fired from her job at SendGrid after she tweeted a picture of a developer cracking sexual innuendo-filled jokes behind her at a recent tech…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Study: Single Mothers The Reason For The Decline Of Men?

Nerd alert!  I feel very “Lord of the Rings” whenever I read about the “fall” of men: dramatic, old fashioned, and spoken in Cate Blanchett’s voice.  And the conversation (like…

Sarah Gray | March 21, 2013 - 11:20 am

Girl Talk: Why I Love MMA Fighting

The first MMA fight that I saw was by accident. I was visiting a friend at her apartment and her boyfriend and his friends were watching the last battle in…

Courtney Young | March 19, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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