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Like a Prayer

BY debbie in Sexy

I'm so glad to see my girl Madonna is getting back to her roots and once again (supposedly) dating a beautiful MOC (man of color). It's so obvious that these guys are her type - from her early squeeze Jellybean Benitez to baby daddy Carlos Leon, she's long gone for cute Latinos and men of mixed-ethnicity. For some reason, though, she never seems to think of these guys to be the marrying kind, instead shacking up with pasty Sean Penn and Whitey Whitestein ... Read More

Hell Hath No Fury...

BY debbie in Feminizzle

I cannot stop thinking about how pissed I am about the bonuses that all those slimy bank execs received this year. When the story first came out, they were all, 'Hey! we are so cutting costs! because we are only getting 50% of our usual bonuses this year'. But I was immediately like, wtf? You guys were greedy and made crappy deals, which has brought the entire country to its economic knees -- you should be getting NO bonuses this year! I've worked at companies ... Read More

Who's That Girl?

BY debbie in Feminizzle

Sure, we're feeling all proud about ourselves here in the US for electing our first African-American president, and rightly so. But over in Iceland, they've just got their first openly gay Prime Minister, and that makes her also the first openly gay head of state in the whole entire world, ever! Johanna Sigurdardottir is Iceland's first lipstick lesbian leader, as well as Iceland's first female Prime Minister (although they previously had a female President. Can ... Read More

Lily Allen: Bummed Out?

BY debbie in Sexy

The always adorbs, unsinkable Lily Allen performed at some sort of UK nightclub recently in some sort of giant bunny costume before stripping down to this electric blue sailor-esque romper outfit. Haters can shut the F up, i think it's completely cute, and everything I want from the only ballsy comtemporary female pop singer who has not yet spontaneously combusted. I'm glad to see Lily continuing to be her cheeky  self, especially since her new album is about ... Read More
This morning, my main man Barry speedily enacted legislation reversing the Supreme Court ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear , in which employees (like gender bias plaintiff Lilly Ledbetter) lost their right to their day in court for ongoing wage discrimination. 'By swiftly signing the Ledbetter legislation into law, President Obama insures that employees, regardless of their gender, race, national origin, age, or disability, are protected from the additional ... Read More

Un-Gag me with a spoon!

BY Laurie in Feminizzle

Today Obama lifted the gag order on international groups that offer counseling and abortions to women in other countries. According to a Planned Parentood statement, in the pat 8 years, 'Clinics have closed, contraceptive supplies have dwindled, and women were left without basic and critical health care services. As a result, there were more unwanted pregnancies and more unsafe abortions. Today, one woman dies every minute of every day due to pregnancy related ... Read More
On this day 36 years ago, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision protecting the right to choose for all American women, and that right has been challenged and threatened ever since. Here's hoping that the new administration that began on Tuesday will keep our best interests at heart, and will begin to undo the eroding of our reproductive freedoms that has occurred over the last three and a half decades. One important way Obama's team can do this, is to strike ... Read More

Clinton be pimpin'!

BY Maggie in Feminizzle

Yay!! The Senate voted 94-2 for Hillary Rodham Clinton to become US Secretary of State.     Clinton came a long way from her freshman year at Wellesley College, serving as president of the Wellesley Young Republicans. Don't ya ... Read More
Tonight I thought of Lorraine Hansberry, author of 'A Raisin in the Sun' and songstress, Nina Simone.  Simone co-wrote the song and tribute to Hansberry and the Civil Rights movement 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black.' I imagined that these two very talented women, activists and friends would have spoken and sung at the inauguration with joy and amazement!                 Lorraine Hansberry ... Read More

How To Be Perfect

BY Team Intern in Artsy

We all know that there is a huge amount of alterations made to most of the images we see of women celebrities in magazines and ad campaigns. It's all behind the scenes and pretty damn creepy if you ask me. I love how this inspired a group of grafitti artists in Berlin (FTW-Crew) to actually paste the photoshop tool bars next to posters of current pop icons and shed some light on one of advertising's greatest myths: what you see is what you get. Check out more of ... Read More