Posts tagged "occupy wall street"

Vice Mag Thinks Ridiculing OWS Is Really Funny

So, it was only a matter of time before Vice magazine, the arbiters of all things desperately cutting edge, would deign to make some kind of commentary on Occupy Wall Street. Align themselves with the 99 percent--an earnest movement aimed at bringing forth a more equitable model of wealth and social justice? Forget it. Instead,…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 9, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Gloria Steinem Says Women Should Occupy Wall Street

Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem on why women should join Occupy Wall Street. [San Francisco Gate] Sharon Bialek, who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, said she feels "vindication" now that he has suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination for presidency. Cain suspended his campaign on Saturday citing "distractions." Last Monday, a woma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2011

The Best Of The Pepper-Spraying Cop Meme

There is absolutely nothing funny about the incident at UC Davis late last week, in which police officers -- specifically Officer John Pike -- pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters at close range. But there is something quite funny about the internet meme which features Pike pepper-spraying…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 21, 2011

Police Officer Pepper Sprays Peaceful UC Davis Student Protesters

Late last night, I got an email from a Frisky reader studying at the University of California at Davis. She was writing to bring to my attention an incident that had occurred on campus in which police officers pepper sprayed, at close range, students involved in demonstration in support of Occupy Wall Street. Having followed…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 21, 2011

Hero Of The Day: Denise Vega, The Single Mom Whose Home Was Used To Send #OWS Bat-Signal Projections

Last night, I went with my mom to the Occupy Wall Street protest at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan and then marched to the Brooklyn Bridge with 30,000+ other participants. It was awesome. One of the coolest things about the event was the "bat-signal"-esque OWS messages that were projected against the nearby Verizon building. They…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2011

Jay-Z’s Rocawear Pulls “Occupy All Streets” Shirts

Why shouldn't Jay-Z -- a man firmly entrenched in the 1 percent as any -- be able to profit off of the Occupy Wall Street foment that's taken over the country? That, I suppose, was the thinking behind his Rocawear label's "Occupy All Streets" T-shirt, which was, said a statement from the company, "a way…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 14, 2011

Stay Tuned For “True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street”

Brace yourself, folks:  "True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street" will air tonight on MTV and here's what the New York Times has to say about it.  "[The show portrays] the scene in Zuccotti Park as summer camp with protest signs, a rolling festival of exasperation and naïveté, stone-faced cops and Hacky Sack—Fuming Man." Hmm. That doesn't…
By: Stefanie Blejec / November 5, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Sexual Abuse Arrest At Occupy Wall Street

A 26-year-old named Tonye Iketubosin has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of an 18-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl. The 18-year-old reported said Iketubosin raped her inside a tent at Occupy Wall Street, where he is volunteering at the protest as a kitchen worker, early Sunday morning. That girl had an argument with her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2011

Walter White Is The 99 Percent

"Breaking Bad"'s Walter White might just be a hero for the Occupy Wall Street movement. After all, he's a perfect example of a guy whose health insurance wouldn't cover his medical treatment, forcing him to pick up a little "side job" in order to make ends meet. Sure, there's that whole meth problem, but ...
By: Julie Gerstein / November 2, 2011

Will Smith Responds To Occupy Wall Street

Okay, not really. But wouldn't it be awesome if this clearly-Photoshopped image of Big Willie was real? I think everything in life can be debated via the opening rhymes of  "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," don't you? Carlton for the rebuttal?
By: Julie Gerstein / October 25, 2011

The 99 Purrrrrrrcent

With all this political and social upheaval, will no one think of the kitties? They need their kibble and belly rubs, too. [99Purrcent.Tumblr.com]…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 18, 2011

Everybody’s Having A Lot Of Feelings Right Now

Occupy Wall Street. Afghanistan. Iraq. Unemployment. Self-absorbed health editors. The cancellation of "Charlie's Angels." Everybody is having a lot of feelings right now, about a lot different things. There's a crapload of feelings juice being jizzed out all over the place. Are you jizzing feelings juice? Are you getting jizzed on?
By: Julie Gerstein / October 17, 2011

Be My Boyfriend: LOLCats #OccupyWallStreet Guy

Dear guy holding this purrrrfectly wonderful sign featuring a fluffy Persian cat without health insurance, I know we already agree on two things: Politics and kittttttttehs. Let's date. Love, Julie [Flickr/CherryKittenBomb]…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 12, 2011

Occupy Condoms: “We Won’t Be Screwed!”

One of the things I've noticed about Occupy Wall Street is that there are really a lot of attractive people involved. Not that I would ever characterize a very large group of protestors as "dirty hippies," unlike, say, Fox News. But I hardly expected my lady boner to have its interest piqued with…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 11, 2011

12 Celebs Occupying Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street got its biggest -- if briefest -- celeb occupier on Monday when Kanye West showed up at Liberty Square/Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan and pow-wowed with Russell Simmons. Simmons was there showing his support for the movement, and while Kanye has yet to say what he thought of his time among the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 11, 2011