Former BUST cover-gal Natasha Lyonne has been stealing hearts ever since the days of Pee-wee’s Playhouse stardom. Post Pee-Wee, she has been inspiring women everywhere with her sex-positive, witty, and provocative performances in dramedies like But I’m a Cheerleader, American Pie, Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, and Nora Ephron’s play Love, Loss, and What I Wore. The actress has an uncanny ability to portray women ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in General on Sep 16, 2013 |
Last night, Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America 2014. Yet, the aspiring cardiologist and Syracuse, New York native isn’t receiving the kind of congratulations customary. The reason? She’s Indian-American.
The second the crown touched her head, everyone with a Twitter account and an IQ of less than 65 took to the internet to voice their outrage at the fact that a “terrorist” had just won the Miss America title. You heard me. Being ... Read More
Feminist writing can often be mislabeled as dull, preachy, overly political, and other eye-roll-inducing adjectives. (Just so you know: Betty Friedan is awesome! Simone de Beauvoir rocks! Gloria Steinem is cool as heck!) But while compendiums of that type of writing abound left and right, small, everyday kinds of feminism are lost right under our noses - on TV, on the radio, in the fiction stacks of your public library.
This great list by Flavorwire racks up 50 ... Read More
Some say there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.
In a brazen display of Internet chutzpah, the talk-show circuit ‘doctor’ posted this unbelievably stupid question hoping, probably, for some unbelievably stupid answers. Dear Dr. Phil: is it OK to ask the Internet if rape is OK?
The tweet was almost immediately deleted, probably because some nice intern at the Dr. Phil offices politely raised her hand and told whoever is in charge of ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Feminizzle on Aug 14, 2013 |
There comes a time in moments of crisis when we need to just sit back and listen. Sometimes this request comes from a partner, a mother or a sister, but right now it’s coming from women worldwide. Al Jazeera reported recently that women from South Africa to Japan and the United States are demanding a diverse approach to feminism, or a fight for feminism that represents women of all cultural backgrounds.
The hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen was developed by ... Read More
When was the last time you heard some jack-off say that women don’t make music, or that chick-fronted bands pale in comparison to bands of Big, Strong Men? Well, tell those jerks to whine no more, because I have a playlist for you that will prove them all wrong.
Extremely funny Twitter lady Amber Earnest (@rare_basement, and if you don’t follow her yet I suggest you do) made a 1,000+ song Spotify playlist composed entirely of female-fronted bands, ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks in Feminizzle on Jul 09, 2013 |
Remember when you were younger and you would start a sentence with "No offense, but..." whenever you were about to criticize someone? Yeah, it seems like some people never grow up. News flash: if you have to start out defending what you are going to say, you probably shouldn't be saying it!
One Twitter account, Yes, You're Sexist, has started calling out people for their sexist comments that are defended by the preface: "I'm not sexist, but..." Turns out, the ... Read More
BY debbie in Feminizzle on Jun 28, 2013 |
Recently, there’s been an all-out Twitter war between two of our favorite feminist women: Jezebel writer and comedian Lindy West, and BUST columnist and comedian Roseanne Barr.
The debate focuses on the subject of rape jokes—when it’s appropriate to tell them, and what the appropriate response to them should be.
The flames started after Lindy posted a story on Jezebel, called, “If Comedy Has No Lady Problem, Why Am I Getting ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in Feminizzle on Jun 18, 2013 |
(Of all time!)
When the web gives us wonders like Feminist Ryan Gosling, Feminist Harry Potter, and now the ultra-viral Feminist Taylor Swift account, it seems like the whole cyberverse explodes—and for good reason. Feminist Taylor Swift is probably my favorite parody to come out this year, and it’s all thanks to Brown University student Clara Beyer, whose quest for lyrical justice began like most movements: out of frustration.
As both a fan and ... Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson in General on Jun 10, 2013 |
Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for the most important news of the day. Hillary Clinton is officially on Twitter! Secretary of State Clinton tweeted this little witticism 3 hours ago, using the popular Text From Hillary Tumblr folks, you know, to reach the tweeting kids out there. Adam and Stace of course got a kick out of this shout out, and replied promptly.
Classic. My favorite reply so far though, is from former Mr. ... Read More