Posts tagged "feminist"

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 yourself anything? I'm just a woman and I love being a woman… I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2013

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.  Gigi Chao is sticking with her female partner of seven years, Sean Ev.  Chai recently appeared on the cover of Hong Kong Tatler, where she displayed…
By: Sarah Gray / April 2, 2013

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 we don't also encourage men to participate in the process. Chrissy Teigen is one lucky lady. [Celebitchy]…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 29, 2013

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 threatened with death by stoning or lashes by Muslim leaders. (One warned she might "give ideas to other women." Oh no! Ideas!) Now activists are calling…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2013

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 ... and, who am I kidding, who I still want to be today. If you're not familiar with Gloria Steinem's place in Second Wave feminism —…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2013

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 throws "life" at you and you seek to respond in the way that would make you feel proud of yourself. That doesn't always work. Thi…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2013

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, sexism reared its ugly head before the job even started! According to News.Com.Au, the first requirement on a posting for the Korean coal company…
By: Sarah Gray / March 22, 2013

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 conference. "Not cool. Jokes about forking repo's in a sexual way and 'big dongles,' #pycon" Richards tweeted, referring to PyCon, a conference for the Pytho…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2013

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 the trilogy) seems never-ending.  From Hanna Rosin's book The End of Men to Charles Murray's Coming Apart, everybody must add their…
By: Sarah Gray / March 21, 2013

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 a trio of fights between Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, two notable MMA fighters. I’d always had a healthy respect for the craft of boxing…
By: Courtney Young / March 19, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Authors Jennifer Armstrong & Heather Wood Rudulph Discuss “Sexy Feminism”

It’s no big secret that one of the many battles the feminist movement fights against is its own poor PR. Many see feminism as the other "F-word" due to  stereotypes that paint feminists as mean harpies with no sense of humor who hate men, makeup, bras, and shaving their legs. Despite the majority of feminist…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 15, 2013

Kathleen Hanna Gives Taylor Swift Her Feminist Seal Of Approval

I’m totally into Taylor Swift. I think she has super-clever lyrics, and I love that she writes her own music. Some of the themes she writes about are stuff I wish was there for me when I was in high school, and I’m so happy she really cares about her female fans. She’s not catering…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2013

Mexican Town Bans Slutty, Slutty Miniskirts & Gay, Gay Cross-Dressing

Because no man in the history of the world has ever been able to control his rape-alicious sexual urges, a Mexican town has banned women from wearing slutty, slutty miniskirts. And they've also banned crossdressing. Because, you know, gays.
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2013

Conservative Writer Compares Ashley Judd To Todd Akin

Ashley Judd was compared to Todd Akin by conservative writer for The Daily Caller, Alex Pappas. Seriously? Ashley Judd's name has been floated around as possible Democratic candidate to run Senator Mitch McConnell in Kentucky in 2014. But haters have already come out swinging, with a writer for conservative blog The Daily…
By: Sarah Gray / February 27, 2013

Violence Against Women Act Might Actually Pass The House Of Representatives

Keep your fingers crossed: Politico is reporting that the Violence Against Women Act is expected to pass in the House of Representatives this week. VAWA was originally championed by then-Senator Joe Biden back in 1994 and gets renewed very six years. The bill allocates funds to help victims of rape and domestic violence, including money to proce…
By: Sarah Gray / February 27, 2013

“Feminist” Ex-Politician Louise Mensch Now Runs Fashion Site “Unfashionista” With Tips On “Man-Pleasing”

Once upon a time, a woman named Louise Mensch was an MP for Britain's Tory political party. Last summer, Mensch suddenly resigned [last item], saying she could not juggle her young family and being a politician at the same time. Since then, Mensch has taken up a somewhat ... surprising ... pursuit: she now…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2013

An Answer For Fox’s “The Five” Host Bob Beckel: Yes, Rape On College Campuses Happens

Nothing gets me up on my soapbox more than comments about rape, especially rape on college campuses. It seems that despite the plethora of statistics laid out plainly in nifty little infographics, the public remains woefully ignorant to the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and rape right here…
By: Sarah Gray / February 21, 2013

GOP Congressman Says VAWA Has A “Motherhood-And-Apple-Pie Title” — What?

Congressman John Duncan from Tennessee says he is undecided on which way he'll vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which passed the Senate last week 78-22.  His reasoning?  "Every bill is given a motherhood-and apple-pie title," and if "you voted on the title, you'd vote for every bill up here."  Funny…
By: Sarah Gray / February 20, 2013

New York Governor Cuomo Looks To Update State’s Abortion Laws

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to update abortion laws in New York by removing restrictions on late term abortions (past 24 weeks), which have previously been available only if a woman's life is at risk.  His proposal also includes allowing licensed practitioners to perform abortions, and changing the regulation of abortion to the state's public health law…
By: Sarah Gray / February 19, 2013

“One Billion Rising” Today To End Violence Against Women And Girls

If you're not into the commercial cutesiness of Valentine's Day, there's an alternate, empowering holiday to celebrate on February 14th: V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.  "The Vagina Monologues" playwright Eve Ensler created V-Day, which is celebrated each year on Valentine's Day as the play is staged around the…
By: Sarah Gray / February 14, 2013
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