BY Kaitlin Cole in Feminizzle on Sep 18, 2012 |
Although women’s involvement in labor unions has increased significantly since the seventies, a new paper finds that men still hold most of the top union leadership positions in both the U.S. and the U.K. The study, which included interviews with 130 women, was carried out by Professor Geraldine Healy and Professor Gill Kirton of the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University in London.
In nine of the U.S.’s major labor ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Feminizzle on Sep 17, 2012 |
We know that discrimination against women still exists, but sometimes we forget the fact that discrimination is not distributed equally to each woman. A recent Forbes article by political strategist Atima Omara-Alwala revealed some horrifying facts about health care discrimination among black women.
African American women, as just one example of many, are three times more likely to experience unwanted pregnancy and four times more likely to die of ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Feminizzle on Sep 14, 2012 |
Global Times has spotlighted some awesome feminists in China who have recently staged various grassroots protests that go beyond writing articles or giving speeches. They focus on pressing women’s issues like sexual harassment and workplace and financial inequality.
China is a more difficult environment to protest in, as feminism is less accepted there than in the United States (and a lot of people in the U.S. aren’t down with feminism ... Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan in General on Sep 12, 2012 |
In case you’re anything like me and know nothing about football, you may not know about Shannon Eastin, who has just made sports history. On Sunday night, she refereed the game between the St. Louis Rams and the Detroit Lions, making her the first-ever woman to referee a NFL regular season game.
There was a lot of positive energy surrounding the first female referee, though some of it was admittedly a little sexist. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Feminizzle on Sep 06, 2012 |
During the Democratic National Convention, double-named CNN contributor Erick Erickson tweeted, "First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected." Apparently this guy doesn’t know the difference between Eve Ensler's blockbuster play and a convention full of well-spoken female politicians. (Here's a hint: the former involves a lot more mentions of clitoris and labia). To give you more evidence of this guy’s distaste for women ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in General on Sep 06, 2012 |
If you live in NYC, you’ve probably heard about fracking recently. We blogged about Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon leading a group of high-profile New Yorkers against the practice, a drilling method which can release a bevy of harmful chemicals into our water and air, damaging our environment and our health. It turns out that many of these chemicals are especially detrimental to women; ecologist Sandra Steingraber has even taken to classifying fracking as a ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in General on Aug 30, 2012 |
BUST's own Callie Watts makes Candy Rain, a porn magazine for women, made by women. If you haven't seen an issue yet, do not pass go and do not collect $200-- check out the site above. She also appears in VICE’s new "Pornification" series of video interviews, talking about how she started the amazing mag. Check out both the video and, of course, Candy Rain, for more excellent ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Feminizzle on Aug 29, 2012 |
Feminist icon Germaine Greer has come under fire recently for making negative remarks about other women. Greer wrote the 1970 bestseller, The Female Eunuch, which encouraged women to reject the traditional nuclear family idea (she felt it oppressed women.)
In March, the Australian feminist said Prime Minister Julia Gillard had a "big arse." She also noted that Gillard's jackets make her look like an "organ grinder's monkey," though she later ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in General on Aug 29, 2012 |
A new survey released by the Women’s Media Center (a non-profit organization founded by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan) revealed that roughly three-quarters of the presidential coverage in newspapers is written by men. The survey included well-known papers such as The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. From January 1 to April 25, 76% of articles were written by men, and from April 16 to August 25, ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in Feminizzle on Aug 27, 2012 |
Women are chatting about all sorts of issues in salons, but we're not talking about spots where you can get your hair cut and colored. Glynda Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen of Higher Heights for America (which they founded in 2011) are organizing social gatherings where intellectual conversations and cultural discussions ensue--the kinds of salons that have been held for centuries.
(Above, a 17th-century women's salon)
Higher Heights creates ... Read More