I write this article from a loving place. John Legend is my mom’s favorite artist, and I’ve been conditioned to enjoy his smooth R&B style. I’m not a diehard fan, but I definitely agree that he and his music are cool.
However, liking a celebrity doesn’t mean it’s my job to defend problematic behavior. Personally, I think it means the opposite. Since I respect this person, I want them to do better. ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Feminizzle on Jul 17, 2014 |
If you haven’t heard already, Leighton Meester is serving up every Of Mice and Men audience member (and “selfie with James Franco” taker) with a healthy dose of knowledge and double standard destruction.
Though the cast boasts an impressive roster of named actors, Meester wants to call attention to her character: the unnamed wife of Curley. If anyone is familiar with John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, a cursory understanding of ... Read More
BY amanda in Boob Tube on Jul 15, 2014 |
It was your average summertime Friday night, when a lack of money and available activities led to another sweat-band-hair-tie-chillin-with-no-makeup-on movie night. After scanning through the available selections, my friends and I decided on “The To Do List” the “Valentines Day”-esque movie, that seemed to feature a character from almost every single Emmy-nominated TV series. The Comedy stars Parks and Recs’ Aubrey ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal in Feminizzle on Jul 11, 2014 |
My mother has been calling my father a feminist for a while now. I’ve been calling him subconsciously misogynistic for even longer. He makes jokes at the expense of women, tends to make unsolicited comments on women’s bodies, and has different expectations for his sons than he does for his daughters. Despite growing up with a very independent woman for a mother, having been married to my mother (who is a diehard feminist) for 20 years, and having ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal in Feminizzle on Jul 11, 2014 |
There is a total of 7,021 post-secondary institutions of education in the United States. 2,870 of those are undergraduate schools (colleges and universities) that offer bachelor’s degrees. 221 of those schools, or ever so slightly over 7.7%, offer a Women’s Studies or Gender Studies major, so students at only less than 8% of four year colleges in America can get a degree in what is, essentially, feminism. Of course, it isn’t as if every ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Feminizzle on Jul 11, 2014 |
Meredith Graves, you are a woman after our own heart. First, she tore down (literally and figuratively) some misogynist posters at a semi-recent show in Dallas, Texas. Now, she’s calling out critics who judge purely on appearance (not music), promoting total body positivity, and showing us what it’s really like to be Meredith Graves in a new video with fashion blog Stylelikeu.
The video is a part of their “What’s Underneath ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal in Artsy on Jul 10, 2014 |
For those of you who don’t know, Tumblr is a fantastically fun place full of food, feminism, fandoms, and kittens! However, one thing Tumblr isespecially great for is allowing young artists to self-promote; they can post, share, and sell their work, all while having fun blogging. Other Tumblr users can enjoy what they blog and support their online friends by purchasing their products, be they books, paintings, custom stickers, or whatever else these ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in General on Jul 09, 2014 |
Wonder Woman pretty much epitomizes the ‘strong, female character’ that is sadly rare in current media. She battles bad guys (and gals), she is confident, and she is a powerful person. Basically, she is a wonderful feminist role model.
David Finch, the artist who is taking over the drawing of the DC Comics hero, recently said that he wants the heretofore feminist icon to be “strong.” But ... Read More
BY amanda in Feminizzle on Jun 21, 2014 |
In an age where feminism is often misunderstood and demonized as a movement for female “man haters,” this progressive high school teacher finally decided to take matters into her own hands and reeducate her students about the true meaning of the word. The students responded so positively to the course that 7 of the boys in her class decided to make a video (shown below), in which they proudly declare themselves feminists.Even though the course ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Jun 17, 2014 |
Apart from her amazing performance in her band White Lung, it was Mish Way's unabashed admiration for Courtney Love that first endeared her to me. For all her faults, Courtney taught a generation of girls that women could be wild rock stars too. Sure, there were lots of female-fronted rock groups like Veruca Salt and Garbage around, but none were nearly as in-your-face, smart and unapologetic as Courtney. She always had an articulate and witty reply ... Read More