BY Emma Tilden in Feminizzle on May 22, 2014 |
“Asian Girlz,” a song by Day Above Ground, opens with the lines “Asian girl, she’s my Asian girl,/ you’re my Asian girl.” Right off the bat, the singer proclaims his ownership of a woman (or ‘girl’) who he identifies only through her race. PS, NSFW:The song only gets worse from there, fetishizing Asian women through its use of sexually aggressive language and, in the music video, imagery. It ... Read More
BY Molly Simms in General on May 02, 2014 |
What do NFL locker rooms and a mobile clinic doling out “Free Prostate Exams!” have in common? They’re all places where you’re unlikely to find women. And that’s unsurprising and fine, but the creator of the genius Tumblr 100PercentMen has blown my mind grapes by pointing out other places where women have yet to tread. And though I’m well-versed in Infuriating Woman’s Issues News, even I had to gasp at some of ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Apr 21, 2014 |
At this point, if you are a feminist you are probably aware of the absurd squawkings of Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-ERA, hyper-conservative, anti-feminist activist--her most recent offense being an op-ed authored for the Christian Post about how us poor feminist are going to die alone if we get equal pay.
No, really. She actually believes it. From BUST's blog response to the op-ed:
The most shocking and insulting words perhaps are these: ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Mar 10, 2014 |
Apparently feminism has immortal/zombie/undead/magical abilities because it was declared dead. Again.
This is not a new notion. The history of feminism is often told as a three wave model: first wave = suffragettes; second wave = the picketing bra-less feminists; third wave = the daughters of second-wavers. The wave model inherently implies that between these three waves, feminism was non-existent. Pretty bogus, amiright?Before we move on, you need to know ... Read More
With song titles like “Miss Independent,” pop star Kelly Clarkson would seem to most like a feminist. But she doesn’t see it that way. In conversation with TIME’s Belinda Luscombe, Clarkson stated the word feminist is “too strong. I think when people hear feminist, it’s like, ‘Get out of my way, I don’t need anyone.’” She goes on to explain, “I love that I’m being taken care of, ... Read More
Karl Lagerfeld’s recurrent anti-woman and body-shaming comments probably aren’t great career moves for a Chanel and Fendi designer who thrives on appealing to women. He first got under my skin when giving an interview with Harper’s Bazaar... as Coco Chanel herself. When asked if she was still a feminist, the faux Coco Lagerfeld clumsily responded, “I was never a feminist because I was never ugly enough for that.” Wow. Not only ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Feminizzle on Oct 28, 2013 |
I guess we were overdue for a high-profile anti-feminist diatribe, huh? Well, looks like we have VICE Magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes to thank for the misogynistic tirade he gave during a Huffington Post liveblog last week. It only took a measly eight minutes for McInnes to prove he fears nothing more than a set of ovaries.
The wise and worldly McInnes stated that feminism has made women "deeply unhappy" and that all a woman really wants to do ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Feminizzle on Oct 01, 2013 |
Last week, we shared with you The Most Misogynistic Article of All Time: Return of Kings “24 Signs She’s a Slut”. Right on cue, the “Male Rights Activists” (MRAs) squirmed out of the woodwork, informing every advocate of women's rights of just how wrong they are. Think I’m joking? I wish! But you can’t make this stuff up people!
Let's have a look-see at some of the most memorable gems from the diamond mine that was ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton in Feminizzle on Sep 13, 2013 |
This morning, I started my day with a chuckle after stumbling upon New York Magazine's "39 Things We'll Miss About the Patriarchy, Which is Dead". The article came as a response to Slate Magazine's piece "The Patriarchy is Dead" (subtitle: Feminists, accept it.) (sub-subtitle: ugh, gross.)
Check out a few of the things New York Magazine says they will miss the most about the dead-and-buried patriarchal structure:1. The 200 abortion restrictions passed since ... Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley in Feminizzle on Sep 13, 2013 |
Fix the Family, a Catholic centered lifestyle blog, has never been known for their feminist ideals. They preach traditional gender roles to the nth degree: the man is the provider and head of household, while the woman cooks, cleans, cares for the children, and submits to her husband. But even when you know not to take the things a website says too seriously, sometimes they go ahead and post something so archaic and misguided that you can’t help but feel ... Read More