BY Emily Robinson in Feminizzle on Aug 12, 2014 |
OK I’m sorry, but if you haven’t heard of Twitter’s new Woman Against Feminism (@NoToFeminism), you need to stop what you’re doing and open up a new internet tab, because damn if it’s not the funniest thing to hit the internet. Ever. I’m really serious. We’re all familiar with the tumblr blog, Women Against Feminism, right? Good. Though all of these ladies have the right to their opinion and to share it, the ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Aug 05, 2014 |
Although we’re fresh off the new Beyoncé-Nicki collaboration that has quite literally rocked the internet, we may have another duo of fire starters partnering up soon. A few days ago, Miley Cyrus turned her Instagram into a one day, mini-shrine to one of music’s most prevalent and influential feminists: the one, the only Kathleen Hanna. She threw out a couple pro-Hanna comments, like “coolest ever” and “f*** ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Feminizzle on Jul 29, 2014 |
Food policing sucks. It can totally catch you off guard the first time it happens.
“You’re getting fries too? Those’ll go straight to your hips, you know.”
“Are you sure you seconds are a good idea?”
“Just a salad? You’re so thin—eat a darn cheeseburger!”
It’s startling, uncalled for, and people often don't know it’s a problem until it actually happens to them. ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Jun 24, 2014 |
On June 22, Frances Bean Cobain spoke out about Lana Del Rey’s recent comments regarding the glamorization of musicians that die young, specifically her now infamous statement: “I wish I was dead already.”In a series of tweets that tagged @LanaDelRey, Cobain reached out to the singer, saying “The death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticize…I’ll never know my father because he died young & it becomes ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Feminizzle on Jun 10, 2014 |
Are you still secretly five years old? Do you enjoy buying a cool toy every once in awhile? Are you frustrated at the lack of equal gendered-representation in the pink vs. blue toy world? If so, meet Dr. Ellen Kooijman and the people behind the #WeWantLeia campaign. Thanks to them, we have a few more fun, gender equal toys for kids and kids-at-heart.Kooijman, a geochemist from Stockholm, has always loved the LEGO brand, but didn’t quite love the lack of ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in General on Jun 05, 2014 |
On May 25th The Washington Post published an article by Ann Hornaday which cited movies like Judd Apatow's and Seth Rogan’s recent film “Neighbors” as feeding into the misogynistic culture that cultivates killers, like Elliot Rodger, who experience the conflicted “toxic double helix of insecurity and entitlement that comprises Hollywood’s DNA.” Now, I enjoy your average Hollywood flick as much as the next girl, but I have ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Feminizzle on Jun 02, 2014 |
You've heard of #YesAllWomen, but what about #AllMenCan?Elizabeth Plank dreamed up the heartening flip side to the #YesAllWomen coin. Searching through the #YesAllWomen tag, you'll find tweets detailing the hurtful minutiae of sexism which plague daily life as a female.
Since the #YesAllWomen posts have left me feeling like I've been dragged through the dirt, and the horrible related news stories piling up all over the web, I'm glad that ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on May 30, 2014 |
The so-called feminist magazine, Playboy, recently published an article written by a dude who argued that Neko Case is, “too smart—and frankly too old—to be one of those shiny young pop starlets who sing about love with superficial life-or-death stakes."
Earth to everyone; she is not a commercial pop star. So, why compare her to the likes of Katy Perry or Beyoncé?
The problem with the article is ... Read More
BY Laurie in Music Stuff on May 29, 2014 |
I love the band X. In the '70s and '80s, these California punk rock icons inspired many young people like myself, and I’ve always especially admired lead singer Exene Cervenka. But I noticed something distressing over the past few months. She's calling herself a “Conspiracy Therapist” on Twitter, writing some disturbing tweets, and posting videos like The Blunt Truth about The Trayvon Martin Case. (Which essentially complained that the uproar ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Feminizzle on May 29, 2014 |
Shortly after the news broke out that Elliot Rodger went on a shooting spree targeting young women who'd rejected his advances at UCSB, many outraged Twitter users responded with stories of their own—stories about assault, discrimination, and pain.
Given the history of Twitter activism, I wasn't surprised that the tragedy generated this much discussion. Since hashtags make Twitter uniquely equipped for organizing, it was pretty evident that the ... Read More