BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Mar 13, 2014 |
Okay, okay...so perhaps you already saw this video in 2011, shortly after PBS profiled the reunion of childhood-friend-elephants Shirley and Jenny at the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary. But if you have even the slightest soul, you can watch it again, damn it. Separated for twenty-two years and held in captivity, these two gentle giants were afforded the chance to live free after long, lonely lives. And what happens when the two old friends meet again is possibly the ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Feminizzle on Mar 13, 2014 |
Are you a kick-ass lady? Wanna nosh, drink, and exchange ideas with similarly kick-ass ladies? Here’s your chance!
The Lady Project, a Providence-based organization for female entrepreneurs and curious, creative women, is hosting its second annual Lady Project Summit on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Last year’s Summit, which featured BUST co-founder Debbie Stoller as its keynote speaker, ruled super-hard. You won’t want ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Feminizzle on Mar 13, 2014 |
Yesterday Czech director and screenwriter, Věra Chytilová (often called the “first lady of Czech cinema”) died at the age of 85. She left behind a legacy of 20 feature films. Ms. Chytilová was the first female director to gather attention in her country, and a pioneering contributor to the 1960’s New Wave of Czechoslovakian cinema. Ms. Chytilová was especially controversial because of her ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Style File on Mar 13, 2014 |
Herstory (n): a fraught subject and a sad, compelling legacy — bound up as it is in, you know, a culture of violence and disenfranchisement. But in honor of Women's History Month, let's take a flip-book look across countries, decades and ideas at some ladies (those famous, recognized, and not-so-much) who helped shape the way we think, talk, move, dress, and exist. Obviously, this list is abridged: ten billion other photos wouldn't ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Boob Tube on Mar 13, 2014 |
I find Yahoo! Answers endlessly entertaining and Audra McDonald’s singing breathtaking, so the combination of the two is just freaking amazing.
Thank you Jimmy Fallon and Alison Watts, for making this a reality:
The unexpected combination of these two makes me want to take to the dumbest part of the web and sing my heart out, which is such a better alternative to crying about the state of humanity.
Fallon’s Tonight Show has thus ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Feminizzle on Mar 13, 2014 |
Peer pressure is used to excellent effect in the Scottish Police Department's new anti-rape campaign — a particularly notable effort in the quest to end sexual violence because it shifts a crime's blame fully on to the perpetrator. This is contra to some of the more disturbing ad campaigns anti-rape advocates have employed in recent years, like this gem from the Pennsylvania Liquor Board in 2011:
Image courtesy of Feministing.
Unlike the ad ... Read More
Photo by Blue
A woman sits alone beneath hundreds of dangling scissors; they teeter above her, metallic mouths open and sharp edges facing downwards. Calmly, she sews. As part of 2011’s The Mending Project, the performance artist Beili Liu put herself in this position, asking audience members to cut away portions of a large piece of fabric and patiently threading it back together.
Photo by Rino Pizzi
In juxtaposing the ... Read More
The photographer Sarolta Bán’s new series of images of abandoned and sheltered animals stays true to its touchingly simple title: Help Dogs with Images. For homeless animals, visibility is often a dream; far too many go unseen and unrecognized, and through her vivid imaginings in Photoshop—brought to life by the dignified warmth and wisdom of furry faces—Bán hopes to change all that. With a support ... Read More
Okay, I admit it: the ABC show The Bachelor is my guilty pleasure. As I recover from a recent injury, an inordinate amount of my mostly bed-ridden time is spent thinking about the recent season of the franchise, starring Juan Pablo Galavis. And the truth is, I don't feel so guilty after watching this season.
The Bachelor typically features a group of 25 attractive (mostly white) women competing for the affections of one man, framed by the network to ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Feminizzle on Mar 12, 2014 |
Decades ago, three brave women broke into the male-dominated and hyper exclusive field of war journalism in order to establish their names and place within history. These heroines overcame dangerous front lines, misogyny and their own fear to establish more then just a “woman’s angle.”The documentary NO JOB FOR A WOMAN: THE WOMEN WHO FOUGHT TO REPORT WWII follows the paths of wire service reporter Ruth Cowan, magazine reporter Martha Gellhorn, ... Read More