Posts tagged "feminists"

MRA Says Germanwings Crash Might Have Been Prevented If “Sluts” Gave More Blowjobs To “Omega Males”

Leave it to a men's rights activist to figure out a way to spin this horrifying tragedy into yet another example of how feminists are ruining the world.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2015

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Pregnant Women In UPS Case

Peggy Young wins in court, Rebecca Martinson's "cunt punt" email inspires performance art and Gloria Steinem gives Black women their due, in Today's Lady News...
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 25, 2015

11 Witches From Fiction Who Embody What Feminism Really Means

Of all the spooky beings spotlighted on Halloween, none is more truly badass than the witch. Sure, they may seem a little square in the age of sexy zombies and shimmering vampires -- the black pointed hat and broomstick have a musty, traditional air -- but let’s not turn our back on the supernatural being…
By: Huffington Post Women / October 31, 2014

How Feminists Watch Commercials

Actually, yes, this does accurately sum up how I watch both shaving cream commercials and the E! channel. For the sake of comediennes Akilah Hughes and Suzanne Hitchman, I hope other feminists are able to laugh at this, too. [YouTube]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2014

This McGill University Campaign Takes Back The F-Word

The Law School of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, has had enough of the negative stereotypes that sometimes come alongside the word "feminist." Their campaign, "McGill Law Feminists," aims to remind us that feminism doesn't have just one face. Members of the McGill community from a diverse range of backgrounds were photographed as they reclaimed…
By: Claire Hannum / April 1, 2014

I’m So Over Arguing About SlutWalks

I have to say I'm dismayed by an upcoming piece in The New York Times Magazine by Rebecca Traister. Let me first say: I love Rebecca. She's been the women's political issues writer for Salon.com for nearly forever and last year she published Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything For…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2011

Skinny Jeans Are The Downfall Of The American Man, Says Lady Who Needs A Hug

Sometimes I like to write in a dry style. When I do this, it's amusing to read comments by commenters who don't understand that I'm being sarcastic. So I hoped this op-ed which popped up in my Google alerts, "Skinny Jeans, John Wayne, And The Feminization Of America," was also being very dry.
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2010

Swedish Feminists Burn $13,000 To Protest Unequal Pay

Usually "burning money" is a figure of speech. But Sweden's feminist party literally set fire to $13,000 (or 10,000 Swedish kronar) to symbolize the amount of money women aren't getting every minute compared to men. An advertising agency donated the $13K, which members of the Feminist Initiative heaped on a BBQ. According…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2010

There’s More To Helen Gurley Brown Than Sex

The first biography of Helen Gurley Brown, who was Cosmopolitan's editor-in-chief for three decades, hits stores today, and we'll be snapping up a copy after work. Written by Jennifer Scanlon, a professor of gender and women's studies at Bowdoin College, Bad Girls Go Everywhere looks at Helen's life from her start in a…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 22, 2009

The Guerrilla Girls Go Down In History

The Guerrilla Girls, a group of anonymous activists whose mission is to fight discrimination against female and minority artists in the art world, have sold a bunch of documents, letters, and artwork to the Getty Research Institute for an undisclosed sum. This is kind of ironic because the Guerrilla Girls have protested against the art…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 9, 2009

Feminism And The City

The Guardian has a really long feature on whether it's okay for feminists to like Sex and the City. If you skip to the last paragraph, you'll discover that smart women everywhere can enjoy the show and upcoming movie as long as they realize SATC is not a guide to life (duh). "It does make…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2008