“When you publish content or information using the public setting, it means you are allowing everyone, including people off of Facebook, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture).” Those words, taken from Facebook’s Statement of Rights, serve as inspiration behind the photographer Jenna Garrett’s ongoing series The Public Profile of an American Girl. As part of a larger ... Read More
BY Shannon Iggy in Feminizzle on Dec 19, 2013 |
Meghan Murphy of Feminist Current has declared that Twitter may be “a necessary evil”, but is “a horrible place for feminism.” Murphy explains that the platform encourages bullying and oversimplifies complex theories. She finds that Twitter is not representative of the entire spectrum of feminists (“The women who built this movement….are not on Twitter”). Murphy concludes that though “hashtag activism” can be ... Read More
With the availability internet porn, social networking sites, and dating apps, modern teens have more ways to communicate sexual desires to one another. Dating apps like Tinder enable kids to meet one another for the purpose of “hooking up.” Some teens send nude pictures or masturbate together over video. Because of these technologies, sex is no longer forbidden or mysterious for many teens. While this tech-sexual revolution is absolutely ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Artsy on Aug 30, 2013 |
Envision this: a giant, solid-gold clitoris suspended on a spring, rodeo style. Women and men ride it, dance around it, and are generally just happy to be in its awe-inspiring presence. No, this isn't that awesome dream you had last Tuesday, it's just one of the many features of artist Sophia Wallace’s latest project: Cliteracy. A little more than ten years ago, the human race had only a vague notion of the scientific workings of the clitoris (shout ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in Feminizzle on Jun 12, 2013 |
It all started with a vagina.
Earlier this spring, a Facebook support group directed towards moms posted a picture of an anatomically correct vulva. The group boasted a readership of around 22,000, and the image was clearly meant for education, empowerment, and advocacy. It fell in line with the other discussion topics on Motherwise – which writes about “breastfeeding, parenting issues, and birthing options,” as well as serving as a ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in General on Jun 11, 2013 |
There's no denying that Facebook has influenced the way people think about themselves and their friends, as well as the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships. This can be seen in the way in which people behave and what they post on their accounts - endlessly posting beachside bikini shots, photos of exotic clubs, new job promotions and even their magnificent$15 lettuce lunches. It brings me to ask a very relevant question, who really cares? And ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Eat Me on Nov 07, 2012 |
Clear your freezer: Girl Scout cookie season is nearly upon us. And you’ll need to strengthen your resolve this year, because Scouts aren’t just adorably shilling their addictive treats on a sidewalk near you: they’re also using social media to network with potential customers.
Girl Scouts are now using texts, emails, Facebook, and even mobile credit card readers to widen their customer base—and their strategy is working! Despite the ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in General on Oct 12, 2012 |
“I’ve decided to tell you about my never ending story,” reads a card in Canadian teen Amanda Todd’s hand in a soundless black and white YouTube video.
I remember watching this video years ago, feeling a chill come over me as I read the words written by Amanda in black marker on the cards she holds up to the camera. Half her face is out of the shot, but as the story progresses, you can still see the overwhelming ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Feminizzle on Oct 10, 2012 |
This Is Personal, a new social media campaign by The National Women’s Law Center, aims to educate and empower young women on keeping our reproductive rights intact and personal (since they clearly are a personal issue).
The campaign’s site provides helpful visual resources that clearly explain policies that jeopardize our reproductive rights, like a map highlighting states that require invasive ultrasounds before ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie in General on Apr 11, 2012 |
It's the moment we've all been waiting for.
Last week we told you how spectacular she is at giving presents, but this week she's taken my excitement level from a 4.5 to an 11. Betty White, that sassy spitfire who's enjoying a second wave of fame (maybe third? fourth? fifth at this point?), has joined Twitter. Let the celebrations commence!Two hours after joining, she was already nearing 40,000 followers. And, in true Betty White fashion, her third Tweet ... Read More