For many young feminists, the “selfie” has been claimed as a fulfilling expressive medium that lends itself to self-actualization and confidence. The artist Lindsay Bottos explains, “The act of women taking selfies is inherently feminist, especially in a society that tries so hard to tell women that our bodies are projects to be worked on […] Selfies are like a ‘fuck you’ to all of that.” And maybe she’s ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Artsy on Feb 04, 2014 |
Lady Pink is a no-joke graffiti artist who got her start painting in high school, had her fist solo show at 21, and has since continued to dominate in the mostly male street art in NYC with her prolific and powerful pieces. Her work has been shown in collections at the Whitney Museum, the MET, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Groningen Museum of Holland.
Stated by Rhiannon Platt on Complex: "Lady Pink is considered to be ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Feminizzle on Feb 04, 2014 |
At 17, Tavi Gevinson already has a long list of titles: writer (she’s been blogging since she was 11), editor (she runs Rookie, the best Web site for teen girls ever), speaker (her TED talk has more than half a million YouTube views), actor (she recently made her feature-film debut in Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said), and, oh yeah, high school student (she’s finishing up her senior year). She’s also a book editor—Rookie Yearbook Two is the second ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Feb 04, 2014 |
Rookie seems to do no wrong, and the release of their new grrrl power anthem "Go Forth, Feminist Warriors" is a perfect example of their flawlessness.
Jessica Hopper, Rookie's music editor, hatched the idea for a feminist version of "We Are the World" in the same place she gets most of her inspiration; the shower. Armed with the killer idea, she enlisted the help of Katy Davidson and Marianna Ritchey from the song writing duo Lloyd & Michael. Sarah ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in General on Feb 03, 2014 |
Makeup is part of the daily routine of countless women (and a few good men). Why women wear makeup is a complicated question, that often comes down to arguments of alleged and arguably false agency - paralleled in conversations about the choice to shave one's legs/armpits - complicated of course by societal beauty standards that put an immense amount of pressure on women's appearances, emphasizing the necessity to be as soft, supple, and attractive as money can ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Artsy on Feb 03, 2014 |
Intersections is an impossibly ornate installation by artist Anila Quayyum Agha, that uses laser-cut wood to throw whimsical and incredibly detailed patterns onto gallery walls and floors.Agha was born in Pakistan, attended the University of North Texas in and is decorated with many accolades, including the Creative Renewal Fellowship, awarded by the Indianapolis Arts Council.
From the artist:
"With this large scale patterned wood project I explored ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Feminizzle on Jan 31, 2014 |
Ethan Fixell of MTV's Guy-Code won himself a little flack last Wednesday when he published an article decrying the typical lack of hot chicks at metal concerts. The piece, somewhat obtusely titled “Why Are There So Many Cute Girls at Metal & Hardcore Concerts Now?” challenges its readers with funny, true remarks like “Death metal events are known to be...how do I put this...'vaginally challenged.'” ...yup.
But Mr. Fixell is also pretty good at ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Boob Tube on Jan 28, 2014 |
The old-as-time question of the feminist killjoy: Should I be enjoying this? I’ve found the answer is, typically, not really. Unless of course it’s 30 Rock, or Wanda Sykes standup.
Girl Code is the MTV show that echoes VH1’s I Love the 80’s/90's in set-up and production. The show provides a litany of interview sound bytes from a variety of funny women, and a couple of dudes for “the male perspective.” *eye roll*
What can be ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Jan 28, 2014 |
Praise the App Gods. The incredible ass-kicking team behind Miss Representation has given us yet another gem. #NotBuyingIt is an app dedicated to calling out sexist representation, and celebrating media that empowers women and girls. *downloads immediately*
The app reads like an Instagram/Twitter hybrid. As you scroll through your #NotBuyingIt timeline, you read short posts from other righteous feminists calling out some horrible stuff, and you ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Jan 27, 2014 |
"I am tired of sexually tinted images" reads an angrily scribbled message on a half-ripped billboard.
Well, so are many of us. Billboards and posters all over the streets are beacons of sexist merchandizing, objectifying women's bodies as things to be had. Often faceless, topless, and pants-less, images of overly-sexualized women litter the streets as a way to sell, well, anything - including liquor, cigarettes, and beer. This is not a new topic, and there's ... Read More