I don’t really know much about fashion. Nor do I read Vogue, but when my school (Pratt Institute) announced that Anna Wintour would be the speaker for this year’s Presidential Lecture, I knew I had to go, if only to say I’d gotten to see her speak. Last year, I got to see the absolutely wonderful Martha Stewart give a lecture as part of the same series (which, when I relayed the details of said lecture to my father, he decided that I, much to his ... Read More
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of their book, Manifesta, authors Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards have convened a panel of women to discuss what the feminist third wave is up to today.  From the event description: "During the 1990s, new expressions of feminism were popping up: riot grrls were starting bands and making zines; activist/writers like Rebecca Walker and Naomi Wolf were writing best-sellers and starting organizations; ... Read More
"Green Porno," the uber weird and wonderful series by Isabella Rossellini, now has a follow-up in "Seduce Me." Like its predecessor, "Seduce Me" demonstrates the bizarre mating rituals of animals--including bedbugs (ew!), ducks, salmon, and snakes--with Rossellini costumed up and acting out each of the various roles. It's crazy entertaining. How something this whimsical made it in this economy beats me. There's no upsell to this thing, except maybe a line of ... Read More
Today, April 20th, marks the time it would take the average woman to earn the same as her male counterpart did in the 2009 calendar year. Almost four months to get the same paycheck! Well personally, I find that ridiculous, and so do the ladies of Claim Change. Earlier today, Claim Change and the Women and Girls Foundation gathered to rally in Mellon Square, jingling the spare change in their purses as a symbol of the money women are still missing out on. Whether ... Read More

Even Dead Women Wear Lipstick

BY debbie in Eat Me |

Kartina R., of This Moi blog, has an interesting post up today about lipstick, which she has allowed us to share with you. Lipstick is a fascinating thing. On Tuesday a New York  theater did not pick a play of mine to be a part of their one-act marathon. On Wednesday I felt sorry for myself. On Thursday a good thing happened to me. An accomplishment of sorts. On Friday I wore lipstick. On Saturday and Sunday I did as well. Bright. Red. Thick. Matte. Lipstick ... Read More