BY BUST Magazine in Feminizzle on Aug 20, 2014 |
I came across Roxane Gay’s literature while I was deep in the clutches of ADD. But when I found her short story “The Year I Learned Everything” while poking around the web, I could not stop reading it from start to finish. Gay was there for me when I needed a voice to shout without dominating; she had true grit, without embellishment or pageantry. When I finished, I couldn't believe that the story was classified as fiction—her ability to convey the full ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Aug 05, 2014 |
Although we’re fresh off the new Beyoncé-Nicki collaboration that has quite literally rocked the internet, we may have another duo of fire starters partnering up soon. A few days ago, Miley Cyrus turned her Instagram into a one day, mini-shrine to one of music’s most prevalent and influential feminists: the one, the only Kathleen Hanna. She threw out a couple pro-Hanna comments, like “coolest ever” and “f*** ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in General on Aug 05, 2014 |
White people everywhere are tired of hearing about “cultural appropriation.” So what if my favorite pop star Katy Perry is wearing cornrows in her new video?! The only thing that is keeping racism alive is people of color talking about racism!
Well, I’m here to debunk all of the whitesplained myths about cultural appropriation, and to tell you why it is indeed racist for Katy Perry to dress up as a geisha or to have large butt mummies dancing ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Jul 24, 2014 |
In other news about male pop/R&B singers feeling the responsibility to remind women of all colors, sizes, and ages of their beauty, Pharrell has released a new music video for his song “Come Get It Bae”. The video starts out with a declaration in bright red letters: “Beauty Has No Expiration Date”. I instantly prepared myself for another John Legend-type “embrace the beauty of all women-style music video.” ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Music Stuff on May 02, 2014 |
Leather, whips, fishnets, and choke holds are the ingredients for Miley newest undertaking. For her "Bangerz" world tour, Miley Cyrus has teamed up with multi-media artist and fashion filmmaker, Quentin Jones, to create a risque two-minute video titled, Tongue-Tied. This sleek black and white art film in which Cyrus flaunts her nearly nude body is scheduled to play before the howling crowds awaiting her airborne hotdog entrance.
While Miley toils to ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Feb 24, 2014 |
Last week we published a post about TED's ban on abortion as a topic at TED events, including TEDWomen, where Jessica Valenti's article from The Nation was referenced and discussed. Since her article was full of goodies to really think about, we're taking a deeper look at the piece in this post.
TED Talks were first introduced to me by a college professor, and they have since provided some of my most well-spent viewing time on the internet. Spanning a ... Read More
Miley Cyrus can’t stop, and she won’t stop, and (let’s be honest) why should she? Before the controversial singer embarks on her 38-city tour promoting her #1 album “Bangerz,” she will appear in her own “MTV Unplugged” special. Not sure how to feel about it yet, but the poster is promising.
Over the past 25 years "Unplugged" has been the source of many iconic musical performances, showcasing super-star artists like ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Feminizzle on Nov 15, 2013 |
While I may not agree with Miley Cyrus's every move (that was not a twerking pun, for the record), she's finally spouting some truth I can get behind: feminism. In an interview with BBC's radio program Newsbeat, Miley declared: "I feel like I'm one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything. I'm for anybody and everything. I don't care what you want to do in your life, or who you want to be with, who you want to love or ... Read More
BY debbie in Feminizzle on Nov 13, 2013 |
First the good news: Lily Allen just released a new song that is most likely the most hard-hitting feminist anthem to come out since Helen Reddy's "I am woman, hear me roar."
Now the bad, bad, very bad news: In the video for the song, Lily is seen dancing, fully clothed, among a gaggle of very thin, very underdressed twerking women of color.
See, the video starts out pretty okay. Lily is on the operating table getting fat sucked out of her ... Read More
Katy Perry isn’t necessarily known for her modesty. On her candy-coated Teenage Dream cover, she posed naked amongst fluffy pink clouds. On occasion, she’s also been known to shoot whipped cream out of her bra. But the increase in female nudity in pop has her concerned.
In conversation with NPR’s Scott Simon, the singer said, “females in pop-- everybody’s getting naked [...] I’ve been naked before but I ... Read More