Art critic John Berger’s text Ways of Seeing suggests that women in art are often displayed for the pleasure of men, tilting their heads and looking at the viewer with an air of suggestion and submission. There’s a connection between this idea and his claim that advertising sells fantasy more than it does products; ads seem to suggest, “Buy this, and this girl will want to sleep with you.” The objectification of women ... Read More
We’ve all been taught that drinking isn’t very ladylike: my mother cautioned me as a child not to drink before I was of age because she “embarrassed herself” in her youth. I never asked any questions, and I didn’t drink more than a sip until that lychee martini I had on my 21st birthday. On the other hand, my father got made fun of for not liking alcohol in his younger days; today, people still tell him to ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Movies on Jul 11, 2013 |
2011 brought us Miss Representation, one of the most influential documentaries on women and the media ever made. Across the world, feminist resource centers, colleges, universities, and countless individuals have screened the film. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out. We only have great things to say about Jennifer Siebel Newsom's work. And now she's bringing us something new.
At Miss Representation screenings, many people asked Jennifer about ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Feminizzle on Jun 06, 2013 |
It all started with a ‘zine.
Twenty years ago, we Xeroxed and stapled BUST into existence. Since then, we’ve evolved into one of the most beloved and ballsy women’s magazines in the world, surviving and thriving through some of the most cataclysmic changes in the media landscape.
Our very first issue!
To celebrate this milestone, we’re throwing a good old-fashioned Brooklyn birthday bash featuring performances from ... 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 Melissa Coci in General on Apr 18, 2013 |
Some days, a lady just wants to see a fine man strip. You’d think this would be easy but there are so many perils in the way. Male strippers, for some reason, often feel the need to oil themselves up, grow their hair long and stringy and perform in such a way that you feel you need to go home and take a shower and not in the good way.
Enter the New York Boylesque Festival on April 26th and 27th. A troupe of talented and titillating males will be ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu in Feminizzle on Apr 01, 2013 |
Last Tuesday, in association with V-Day, Eve Ensler, award-winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues, hosted a panel discussion regarding sexual violence, in the light of the Steubenville rape case. The event sold out in eight minutes. Though it was exciting to know that every seat would filled with engaged listeners, there was something so annoyingly typical about the scene that greeted me: the audience was composed almost entirely of women, with a couple ... Read More
BY Lindsey Gentile in General on Feb 06, 2013 |
A recent study at Edinburgh University proves that men have a harder time reading other people’s emotions than women do. Well, this explains a lot.
During the study, a group of both men and women were shown pictures of faces and asked numerous questions about them while their brains were scanned. When asked how approachable the people in a photograph seemed, the men took longer to respond. Though they eventually came up with the same results as the ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Music Stuff on Dec 20, 2012 |
The day is almost here. No, not the apocalypse, silly—we’re talking about our world-endingly good lineup at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar!
For the rock-bottom price of zero dollars, you can shake your booty to our radical dance-rock headliners, MEN (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre):
Bear witness to indie-folk chanteuse Laura Stevenson’s powerhouse pipes as she performs with her band the Cans:
Groove to the ominously sexy ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie in General on Apr 30, 2012 |
The Occupy Movement is kicking it up a notch. Tomorrow, May 1st, Occupy is calling for a general strike of the 99%, a continuation of the historical May Day, which has been International Workers Day for over a century. Regardless of your political leanings, the hype around tomorrow's events calls for some attention.
In Bryant Park, there will be free food, a free market, public art, the Occupy Library, and a rehearsal for the Guitarmy, which will later be ... Read More