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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, was released last Friday, and had the 5th highest-grossing opening weekend ever. Girls, tweens, and full-grown ladies around the world are flocking to movie theaters to see the film, but what are they taking away from it? Mild spoiler, but in the movie, leading lady Bella opts to carry her demon baby to term, risking her life in the process. Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter for the entirety of The Twilight Saga and ... Read More
Roseanne Barr is an unapologetic feminist and a damn funny one at that. Back in the late ’80s and ’90s, she took feminism mainstream, paving the way for women in television with Roseanne, the show she created, starred in, and fought tooth and nail for during its decade-long run (read her recent account of the ordeal in NY Mag). Now she’s a macadamia nut farmer in Hawaii, chilling with chickens, goats, and her partner Johnny Argent. She's also ... Read More
  Since its earliest models dating all the way back to 1880’s the history of the vibrator is one steeped in controversial issues and uncomfortable conversations. Where women were shunned for wanting to embrace their female sexuality and freely talking about sex is frowned upon. The American public is beginning to usher in a new age of sexual liberation even greater than that of the sixties. Once upon a time, vibrators and other sex toys were only sold ... Read More
  When wandering the seemingly endless world of Tumblr and fashion blogs there tends to be a never ending ocean of pictures displaying stick-thin, model looking girls and and an overall lack of  diversity in size. Curve Appeal (http://curveappeal.tumblr.com) is a blog, which argues, curves are beautiful too!  Many of the pictures are self-submitted by readers, along with their measurements or are found images that have made their way on to the site. ... Read More

Susie Sexpert!

BY jodi sh doff in Feminizzle |

Okay, so nobody's called her Susie Sexpert in a long time, but it's not a name she's outgrown, exactly. Susie Bright was at the forefront of sex positive activism, and the co-founder of On Our Backs. You know her from the Best American Erotica series, or from the Herotica series. Maybe you know her from the Audible show, In Bed with Susie Bright.  But you know her and she's influenced your life and the world you've grown up in whether you know it or ... Read More
Ima gotta admit–I think the world was a better place before this series of books and movies came out. OK, maybe I should limit it to the movies since I haven't read the books, and obviously that means just the first two since the hornet one is yet to arrive on our shores, but I can't imagine how augmenting my knowledge of this trilogy would change my mind. I was going to hold off on passing judgment until the third one came out, but with the the ABC News ... Read More
  August 23rd marked the last day of the IFC Center’s summer Queer/Art/Film festival, a series of  truly unique cinematic productions from some of New York’s most talented queer artists. If you were too busy rooftop hoppin’ and bronzing on the beach to catch any of the festival’s flicks, fret not because autumn brings a whole new line up. BUTT (not to be confused with BUST) magazine editor Adam Baran and filmmaker Ira Sachs ... Read More
   The BBC reported last week on a case in Israel where a man has been convicted of rape because the woman he had sex with learned after the fact he was not Jewish, but Arab. The judge deemed it "rape by deception" and cited another case where a man posed as a neurosurgeon in order to sleep with a woman and later was convicted of fraud. But fraud is not rape. According to reports filed by the woman, the two met in a public street then later that day ... Read More
 It’s said that a woman’s purse contains all sorts of mysterious items that baffle the male species.  So imagine a dude’s reaction upon finding a clitoris inside (if he’s completely baffled, perhaps you should do us all a favor and explain it to him).   Yes, thanks to The Purssy, you can now celebrate your lady parts and store your necessities.  On the outside it looks like a normal clutch, but when you open it ... Read More
“The City of Queens” has just been crowned the “Manliest City in America.” [cue the confetti] Having come in second in 2009, Charlotte, NC managed to beat last year’s winner Nashville, TN which dropped to fourth in the rankings.  Some of the other 50 major cities who appear to have grown a pair since last year include Chicago, Washington D.C, Baltimore and Philadelphia which all broke the top 10 this year.  The rankings were ... Read More
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