BY kelsey haight in Feminizzle on Mar 06, 2014 |
March 8th is International Women's Day, yet we still have A LOT to get done before we can confidently say that women around the world are receiving equal rights. In fact, there is a war against the pride and beauty of women's genitals going on right now — the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). You can learn more and sign a petition to help end this horrifying practice here.
Note: the video below and some of the materials linked to ... Read More
Remember when artist Nickolay Lamm created a representation of a realistically-proportioned Barbie doll based off of the body of an average 19-year-old? The internet applauded his efforts, and through his stark visual comparison between Barbie and the average girl, the public began to seriously question the effects of the impossibly thin, tall, and full-chested doll on the relationship between young girls and body image.
Possibly in ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Feminizzle on Mar 05, 2014 |
A UK Footballer has come under fire in the last 24 hours after dressing up in blackface for an anti-racism campaign’s costume dinner party. Toni Duggan, a striker for Manchester City, decided to attend the party for the UK’s Kick It Out campaign as Whoopi Goldberg from Sister Act.
The stunt was similar to Julianne Hough's brainfart this past Halloween when she dressed in blackface and an orange jumpsuit in what she called an homage to ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Mar 04, 2014 |
In honor of International Women's Day (IWD) coming up this Saturday March 8th, Catapult - a crowd-funding website championing the empowerment of women and girls - created a series of photos as a part of a visual campaign depicting the growing global epidemic of sex slavery, child slavery, and child brides.
The campaign created mock magazine covers, nearly identical to the well-known pop-culture magazines we see stuffed into our newsstands. These covers ... Read More
BY Dixie Laite in Feminizzle on Feb 28, 2014 |
According to F. Scott Fitzgerald, “there are no second acts in American lives.” Clearly, F. didn’t know f—, and he certainly didn’t know 1920s Blues singer and writer, “Sippie” Wallace.
Like the more well-known Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, Sippie Wallace was one of the most popular ladies who sang the Blues — in an era and genre in which women routinely outsold their male counterparts. Her ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Feminizzle on Feb 28, 2014 |
Calling all feminists, zinesters, or anyone at all! This year’s Feminist Zinefest will be taking place this Saturday (tomorrow), March 1st 2014, at Barnard College, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. The event is free, open to the public, and there is no RSVP necessary, so you really don’t have an excuse not to go.
Not only did we, Bust Magazine, get our start as a zine way back in 90’s, but also the folks showcasing at this event are awesome and ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Feminizzle on Feb 26, 2014 |
Want to go to an awesome documentary film festival without having to shell out the cash for a plane ticket, or even having to leave your bed? Obviously, your answer is a resounding "yes." Well #SheDocs is an online film festival that runs through the entirety of March, and features documentaries that tell the stories of amazing women and what they’ve accomplished during their lifetimes. The best part? The online festival is totally free, so if ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Feminizzle on Feb 26, 2014 |
If you have always wanted a website that combines two of the coolest things in the world (I'm talking about feminism and pizza, obvi), your search is over. I give you Pizza Feminism, a Tumblr that takes quotes from important feminist icons throughout history with just a few keyword changes, with amazing and hilarious results. With the tag line "A Slice Of Feminist Fun," the site has quotes from Judith Butler to Audre Lorde to Roseanne Barr in all their ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Feb 25, 2014 |
It’s no surprise I clicked the link to the Salon article titled “What Americans Don’t Understand about Weight Loss.” Partly because I am a feminist, and I thought the piece would pick apart the idea that we need to count calories to be worthy, and partly because I myself have always struggled with poor body image and a perpetual weight-loss pursuit. The picture accompanying the story (see below) suggests that we're bound by our obsession ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Feb 24, 2014 |
Last week we published a post about TED's ban on abortion as a topic at TED events, including TEDWomen, where Jessica Valenti's article from The Nation was referenced and discussed. Since her article was full of goodies to really think about, we're taking a deeper look at the piece in this post.
TED Talks were first introduced to me by a college professor, and they have since provided some of my most well-spent viewing time on the internet. Spanning a ... Read More