Posts tagged "feminist"

I’m Kind Of Obsessed With Knowing Everything About “Wives With Beehives”

Oh, feminism, what a tangled web you weave! How could I have missed “Wives With Beehives,” a program that aired last Thursday night on TLC (of course), about couples who…

Jessica Wakeman | January 2, 2013 - 9:20 am

Swaziland Criminalizes Miniskirts, So Sluts Don’t Tempt Men To Assault Them

Police in Swaziland are now enforcing an 1889 law against “immoral” dressing and will arrest any woman who incites a complaint by wearing a miniskirt, low-rise jeans, or crop tops…

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Beware: Your Boss Can Fire Your Flirty Ass

I will never so much as smile at my boss Amelia again. Why? Because the Iowa Supreme Court ruled today that an employer can fire an employee that he or…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm

CA Judge Derek Johnson Says Rape Victim “Didn’t Put Up A Fight,” Body Would Have Shut Down

Men who inaccurately believe a woman’s body “just shuts down” during rape aren’t just all up in your legislature making your laws. They also sit on your courts.

Jessica Wakeman | December 14, 2012 - 11:20 am

True Story: My Date Called Me “Irrational” Over Dinner

Here is a list of subjects in which I would consider myself an expert:

the best places in New York City to eat a pulled pork sandwich…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

UPDATE: Black Meteorologist Fired For Responding To Racist Facebook Posts, Including One About Her Hair

UPDATE: HuffPost has a copy of an email sent by KTBS to employees regarding the company’s “guidelines” (as they put it) for using social media — which Lee confirmed she…

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Send This To Your Friend Who Says “I’m Not A Feminist, But …”

We all have one: that girl friend or coworker or cousin who says things like “I’m not a feminist, but I think women should be paid as much as men…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2012 - 3:00 pm

“American Psycho”‘s Bret Easton Ellis Makes Sexist Asshat Comment About Kathryn Bigelow

“Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she’s a very hot woman she’s really overrated.”
That’s a tweet from Bret Easton

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Barbie Now Has Her Own Construction Site

When I was a little girl, playing LEGOs with my little brother was far from appealing. Not only did I have no interest in hanging out with him anyway, but…

Daley Quinn | December 6, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Katy Perry: I’m Not A Feminist

Katy Perry is the latest young female celebrity to declare she is not a feminist. Speaking at Friday’s night’s Billboard Women In Music awards, Perry said, “I’m not a…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2012 - 5:40 pm

The Soapbox: I’m On Twitter Strike Until The Men I Know Get Loud

Jen Kirkman is a comedian on “Chelsea Lately” and “After Lately.” This post was reprinted with permission from her Tumblr. 

I’m on a Twitter strike. I am so…

Jen Kirkman | November 30, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Bangladesh Woman Forced To Remarry Husband After He Threw Acid In Her Face

As if dealing with a cheating and violent husband is not enough to endure, a Bangladeshi woman had acid thrown into her face by her husband when she dared to…

Daley Quinn | November 28, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Ke$ha’s Not A Whore Or A Drunk, But A Feminist

“If men can talk about drinking in every awesome rock ‘n’ roll song and every awesome rap song, why can’t a woman? Just because I drink doesn’t mean I’m a…

Jessica Wakeman | November 27, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Top 12 Most Absurd Allegations From Fox News’ “War On Men” Scare Piece

You thought you were so smart, America, didn’t you? Between the Republican presidential nominee who flip-flops on reproductive rights to various Republican politicians who declared pregnancy resulting from rape is…

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Not Even Serena Van Der Woodsen Can Abide This “Upper East Side Makeover” Video Game

If I was a rich girl … I would play with eyeshadow all day? That seems to be the idea behind “Upper East Side Makeover,” an online video game by…

Jessica Wakeman | November 23, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Ke$ha’s Memoir Is The New “Feminine Mystique”

If you asked me three years ago whether I thought Ke$ha was a positive feminist role model for both myself and millions of other young girls belting out her bravado…

Daley Quinn | November 22, 2012 - 10:00 am

The Soapbox: Why Is Facebook So Against Breastfeeding?

For all the pomp and circumstance of having nursed my son until he was three-years-old, I’ve only ever dealt with somebody negatively commenting on it twice. The first time happened…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Taylor Swift Says She Doesn’t Like “Wearing The Pants” In Relationships, Gets Trashed By Blog

“Whether it’s a summertime dress that makes me feel carefree, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy, or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a ’50s…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Vivienne Westwood Not A Feminist, Says Women In “The Privileged World” Can’t Be A “Victim Of Society”

Jemima Khan, writing for the New Statesman in the spring, asked [Vivienne Westwood] if she was an antifeminist, so I thought I’d check out how consistent her views are: is…

Jessica Wakeman | November 12, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Ways In Which We Fail At Being Feminists

Some people might look at a title like “5 Ways I Failed At Being A Feminist” and turn up their noses. It’s a listicle by a woman of ways that…

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2012 - 11:00 am
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