In Part I of Shaming Famewhores, I talked about going on Vh1’s reality dating series Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair as a performance art piece to explore firsthand this decade’s “famewhore” phenomenon. In Part II of Shaming Famewhores, I discussed how my attempts at being a famewhore ultimately failed. In an effort to rupture production’s veil of realism and to expose their narrow portrayals of women I decided ... Read More
I'm a pretty much a textbook third-wave, sex-positive feminist.  I wear make-up and mini-skirts (no high heels though, I can barely balance in my Converse.)  Occasionally for parties, I'll dress up in sexy costumes (sexy Hester Prynne is my masterpiece.)  I even straighten my hair sometimes.   And I don't see anything wrong with that. Now, I recognize that by doing these things, I'm engaging in practices sold to me by a capitalist ... Read More
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It's time to meet the bands playing at our party this Saturday to celebrate our new April/May issue!  Pictured above is Derek Watson and Isabel Ibsen of Hunters, a Brooklyn based rock band who give an intense live performance, with lead singer Ibsen's strong, throaty vocals coupled with an unrelenting, driving rhythm section.  Their moody, rhythmic beats create the perfect sound to nod your head to and get your dance on.  Isabel's firecracker moves ... Read More
The Feminist Review has been providing reviews for three and a half years on books, music, films, and more, all through a smart and savvy feminist lens.   This year, they're yet another independent publication feeling the burn of the recession era.  To combat loss of advertising, they've launched an aggressive campaign this month to meet their fundraising goals for the year, with Women's History Month as their theme.  They make their case from ... Read More