BY Melanie Mignucci in General on Aug 29, 2013 |
The violence in Egypt is reaching its apex. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood, voted into power barely a year ago after the Egyptian revolution of 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, are hiding out in mosques. History’s happening all over again in Tahrir square.
What Egypt needs, maybe, is a li’l inspiration.
My jaw literally dropped when I saw this video of 12-year-old Ali Ahmed explaining the problems with the Islamist constitution ... Read More
Fiona Apple commands a certain level of crazy, but would you love her any other way?
This video of Apple posted by tourmate Blake Mills’ record label, Record Collection, shows her and Mills singing an acoustic cover of “I Know,” from 1999’s When the Pawn…, as a gaunt-ish Apple holds an unidentified elderly woman’s hand. Another, aptly titled “Untitled,” shows Apple cutting off her locks in front of a bathroom mirror ... Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci in Boob Tube on Aug 15, 2013 |
This HYSTERICAL CollegeHumor video addresses that “dumb double standard” in the TV industry that’s got so many ladies’ feathers ruffled. No, not the pay grade one … or the leading actress/actor ratio one… or the one where “30 Rock” isn’t on the air anymore. (Not quite a double standard but an issue I, as a woman, have.)
These female comedians have “a boner to pick” with HBO … for not giving us the D.
It’s true! For every time we ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Feminizzle on Aug 14, 2013 |
Gloria Steinem's Golden Bra Award acceptance speech was one of the highlights of our 20th Anniversary Extravaganza. (Let's be real--it was fan-fucking-tastic.)
Luckily, artist Gail Ahlers captured this magical moment on camera...and we're so excited to share it with you!
The video also includes some nifty behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the Golden Bra statuette. Can you believe it started off as a goofy sketch in the BUST conference ... Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci in General on Aug 08, 2013 |
Here’s my heroine of the day: this video shows Natalya Kuzmina, a 20 year-old powerlifter, squat a 225 kg weight while wearing a Superman t-shirt under her official leotard thingy. (That is almost 500 pounds – holy moly!)
As a five-foot-nothing girl who has tried and failed miserably to lift up just the bar in my very rare forays to the gym, I am impressed by this on many levels. I feel like the strength needed to squat that much weight is more ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu in General on Apr 05, 2013 |
Award-winning slam poet Denice Frohman drops some fresh verses against gay hate. There's not much I can say about the video that doesn't speak eloquently for itself. Just press play. She'll make you laugh, cheer, and cry - all in three minutes.
image via ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu in General on Apr 04, 2013 |
I'll admit - I have albums upon albums of memorable face-warpy photos taken in Apple Photo Booth that I couldn't be more proud of. But I have never experienced so much giddiness and self-discovery as this girl is having in this amazing two-minute video:
The original video, uploaded in June 2009 by duckswithhooves, currently has over 3 million hits and it is still being obsessively duplicated throughout YouTube. If you're curious to see ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop in Music Stuff on Feb 05, 2013 |
MS MR have just released their first official music video! The video is for their latest track, “Fantasy”, off their upcoming album Second Hand Rapture, which will be available on May 14th. The video was shot is Jamaica, Queens, and features a slew of fractured fantasies being played out—dismembered hands, cheerleaders puking glitter, drum flash mobs, the works.
The duo behind MS MR is Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow, who played ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop in General on Jan 30, 2013 |
Have you ever found yourself wishing for an online community full of like-minded ladies who craft, create, and care for each other? Are you feeling inspired by all the female-centric work being shown at Sundance and The Athena Film Festival this year, and ready to try your hand at a video or web series of your own? If so, you should hop on over to Wonderly, a new multi-platform digital space for female creators.
The Wonderlings, as the site’s ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop in Artsy on Jan 28, 2013 |
Today, Swedish electronic music duo The Knife premiere “Full of Fire”, a track off their upcoming album Shaking the Habitual. The video for the song is a new short film by Marit Östberg, the Stockholm and Berlin based filmmaker whose works are known for their feminist leanings. Östberg’s films tend to focus on queer bodies and sexualities with an unblinking eye, and “Full of Fire” is no exception.
“The film ... Read More