BY Web Intern in General on Oct 22, 2009 |
Are you ready to get your Amelia Earhart on? Put away those Ray Ban aviators and get some authentic aviator goggles? Then, lace up your Victorian boots. Time to trim beards or take on corsets.
This Saturday, October 24th, Brooklyn Indie Market presents Steampunk II .For one day, Carroll Gardens won't belong to Moms with strollers. The only handlebars will be carefully groomed mustaches. From 11-7 PM, the neighborhood will be a playground of combat boots, top ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in General on Oct 08, 2009 |
The Artificial Virginity Hymen Kit has been causing a legit uproar in Egypt. What's in the phony purity pack? Why, a diaphragm that trickles a blood-like liquid, of course! And it's all in an effort to trick new hubbies into thinking their brides are carrying a V-card.
The kit is seen as a tool of empowerment to some, but Egyptian conservatives believe it promotes promiscuity and ultimately threatens Islam. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in General on Oct 01, 2009 |
''She's majoring in Fat Studies'' might sound like a cruel frat boy heckle, but the field of study really does exist--and an increasing number of identity scholars are out to prove that size does matter.
Have you ever stopped to wonder why Ursula, the evil sea-witch from the Little Mermaid, is characterized as larger-than-life? Professor Julia McCrossin (pictured left) has. She's researching the impact of literary characters' size in ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in General on Sep 28, 2009 |
When a Washington Post article about the possibility of women being allowed to serve on submarines popped into my newsfeed this morning, it was kind of a no-brainer that misogynistic reader comments would abound. Still, I wasn't expecting one commenter to suggest women ''were sterilized'' before taking the plunge, or that another would recommend a plumber for all the tampons that block up the pipes on the seafarer. Do people really still think like ... Read More
BY Web Intern in General on Sep 28, 2009 |
The Guerrilla Girls have made their way to Ireland so you know what that means...sexism in the arts is under attack! Project Ireland has been unveiled and yes, the campaign is just as informative and to the point as their previous ones. (Sorry for fuzz, Busties! Check out the website for a crystal-clear look)If you're in Ireland (hello to my sister) you should definitely make a point to visit the ladies/guerrillas while they're out and about. Tomorrow ... Read More