BY Gwen Berumen in General on Jun 04, 2014 |
Thanks to a study conducted by the public policy organization Demos, we now know that women in retail are earning four dollars less than their male counterparts. In order for them to eliminate the gap, they would have to work for 103 more days.
This disparity costs women $40.8 billion yearly.
The vast majority of retail employees are women - the industry employs 7.2 million women. Over 1 million of those are on the brink of poverty. And, if this trend ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Apr 16, 2014 |
If you have not already seen the World Toughest Job vid floating around your news feed, take a look before you read on. It's pretty damn sweet. This video is not only a clear reminder of the undeniable love and dedication required to be a parent and mother, but it is also a lesson about women's work. Labor has historically been divided along gender lines in families; women are in charge of the the home, and men handle outside work. Of course, ... Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley in General on Oct 24, 2013 |
There has always been a bit of controversy surrounding breast-feeding, but one label that is hardly ever given the natural mammalian processes is “cult-like.” Yet, in Russia last week, the country’s top breast-feeding specialist was arrested and charged for just that: being a cult leader.
The Rozhana Center was founded in 1989 to re-introduce birthing techniques, such as home birth and breast-feeding, that were not allowed during the Soviet ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh in Feminizzle on May 16, 2013 |
For some ungodly reason, these two guys wanted to feel their wives’ labor pains for themselves. Sweet? Strange? Well, it’s definitely something.
After technicians hooked electrode simulators onto the guys’ abdomens, they electrocuted them (!) over and over to simulate labor. Yowza!
The dudes start out laughing but that doesn’t last long. Check out the video, and then for Goddess’ sake - thank your mom.
BONUS: If your twisted self enjoyed ... Read More
BY debbie in Feminizzle on Jan 22, 2013 |
Dennis Storm and Valerio Zena, the hosts of a Dutch TV show called "Guinea Pigs," have done lots of crazy things before, including eating bits of each other's flesh. But in this episode, the men wanted to have the chance to experience what women go through during labor--and boy did they ever. With electrodes on their stomach simulating contractions, which got stronger over time, and a labor that was scheduled to last two hours, the men laughed, screamed, and ... Read More
Can women tolerate more pain than men?
Though Mythbusters has already weighed in on the side of lady endurance, one brave doctor has decided to take the experiment even further. After all, says Dr. Andrew Rochford, “there’s not one man in the world who's been through the most painful experience of them all: childbirth."
Guided by an obstetrician, Dr. Rochford decided to personally undergo simulated labor pains through low-voltage ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in Feminizzle on Jul 23, 2012 |
Hyatt hotels are currently being boycotted, with great support from feminist and LGBQT activists. Tiger Beatdown reports on the terrible worker abuses fueling this boycott, and I, for one, am pretty horrified by them. Here they are:
- Branches around the country have fired many of their workers and brought on contract workers, who are temps but end up staying for months or even years, and don’t get any benefits, get paid less than regular employees, and are ... Read More