BY Erika W. Smith in Feminizzle on Oct 01, 2012 |
Here at BUST, we are all women in journalism. As an experienced intern with a journalism degree, I’m used to seeing both classrooms and newsrooms full of driven, talented women. It seems only natural that I–and my female classmates and co-workers–belong in this field: we’re ambitious, capable, and damn good at what we do.
It’s startling to realize that it would have been near-impossible for young women like us to break into ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Feminizzle on Sep 14, 2012 |
Three members of Pussy Riot were convicted of hooliganism, but the movement continues – Feminist Press is making sure of that.
Only a month after three members of feminist punk performance art collective Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in a penal colony for staging a protest performance in a Moscow cathedral, Feminist Press is releasing an ebook about the trial.
Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer For Freedom collects previously unavailable Pussy Riot material, ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Feminizzle on Sep 06, 2012 |
You’ve been hearing plenty about Hurricane Isaac this summer, but did you ever wonder why Isaac is called Isaac, and not Isa or Ingrid?
Until 1979, hurricanes were always named after women. The system started during WWII, when U.S. Air Force and Navy meteorologists needed a way to identify hurricanes while analyzing weather maps. Many of those meteorologists – male, of course - began naming the hurricanes after their wives and girlfriends in ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in Feminizzle on Aug 31, 2012 |
There was a breach in security at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last Wednesday, but the gatecrashers in question weren't there to get violent. The perpetrators were 21-year-old Laura Mills, a recent college graduate from Illinois' Knox College, and retired colonel Ann Wright. The two feminists are members of the women’s anti-war group, CodePink, and caused a scene to interrupt the speech of Vice President candidate, Paul Ryan.
The ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in General on Aug 23, 2012 |
Jaws dropped across the world after Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's “legitimate” rape comment was made public. The outrage was palpable, and among those speaking out is Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist Eve Ensler.
She addressed an open letter to Akin through The Huffington Post in which she wrote, “You used the expression ‘legitimate’ rape as if to imply there were such a thing as ... Read More