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 Hey Rockers-- I have not been around much lately. (Although you can read my cover story with SECRET PERSON in next month's Bust!) But I wanted to post about this show and say some things about Japanther, and women, and the music scene. As you know, if you are in a band or go to shows, rock and roll sexism is alive and well! Brooklyn Vegan and other music sites regularly feature disparaging comments about the appearance of female musicians. Bands with women in ... Read More
Dr Pepper is market testing a new diet soda: Pepper 10. The name refers to the ten (manly) calories packed into the diet drink. Pepper 10 and Diet Dr Pepper are almost identical on the inside, with Pepper 10 containing a blend of sweeteners including high-fructose corn syrup, acesulfame potassium and aspartame and has 10 calories. Diet Dr Pepper is made with aspartame and has 0 calories. There's really one only key difference between the traditional Diet Dr and ... Read More
Want to know why you are sitting on your 'fortune'? Then I will share with you a little bit of what has been published, just two days ago, on Italy's major newspaper, the Corriere della Sera. I'm an Italian girl and I happen to find the article quite sexist...maybe you can tell me what you think! Mr Piero Ostellino wrote an editorial about the Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, and his most recent prosecution. A brief overview: Berlusconi is accused of ... Read More
 PETA has released a new ad in response to the controversy surrounding TSA screenings, causing a rumble of its own by displaying (yet another) picture of a close-to-naked woman promoting their cause with her (thin) body. PETA's staff is not new to accusations of being sexist with their ads, and issued a thoughtful response last year to a reader of feministsforchoice.com explaining their motivations.  So, what do you think, readers? Is PETA promoting ... Read More
A disturbing New York Times article published this week brings to light a very scary reminder that the plight of feminism isn't over yet: poison gas attacks targeting all-girls schools in Afghanistan. According to an Afghan official, said attacks have been going on for two years, with two attacks occurring in the past week.   According to the article "The spokesman, Dr. Kargar Norughli, said his ministry and the World Health Organization had been ... Read More
  Ladies, apparently we’ve been consuming delicious sugary treats without stopping to consider guy's feelings. Even worse, we’ve been tainting them with our cutesy designs and confections. But now thanks to the New York cupcake company Butch Bakery, men can satisfy their sugar tooth without having to jeopardize their masculinity. Owner David Arrick refuses to serve anything that looks remotely like the "frilly, pink-frosted, ... Read More
“The City of Queens” has just been crowned the “Manliest City in America.” [cue the confetti] Having come in second in 2009, Charlotte, NC managed to beat last year’s winner Nashville, TN which dropped to fourth in the rankings.  Some of the other 50 major cities who appear to have grown a pair since last year include Chicago, Washington D.C, Baltimore and Philadelphia which all broke the top 10 this year.  The rankings were ... Read More
This week’s Village Voice feature article is about a woman who was apparently too hot for her male colleagues to focus on their own jobs. Debrahlee Lorenzana, a former Citibank business banker, is suing Citigroup for being fired because her sexy curves were too much her bosses to handle. The majority of the article focuses on how sexy she is, mainly Lorenzana reinforcing the fact that it’s not her fault she’s attractive and there’s only so ... Read More
Standard DOUBLE-Page Spread.At first when I saw the pics of Senator Scott Brown doing his best Burt Reynolds impression in Cosmo, I was like, "whatevs, of course this won't be a big deal- he's a dude".  It didn't shock me; it also didn't shock my grandmother or Scott Brown's grandmother for that matter- "My Grandmother saw it. She laughed", he informed Barbara Walters, Sunday in his interview on ABC's 'This Week.' Jane's Addiction ... Read More
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