BY shannon carlin in Boob Tube on Nov 09, 2011 |
Director Darren Aronofsky is known for scaring the crap out of people on the big screen with Black Swan and Requiem For a Dream, but now he’s back doing the same thing on the small screen. Four years ago, the Montana Meth Project hired the auteur to direct a few PSAs that give a very scary and very real look at the effects of meth. Now Aronofsky is back with a few more videos aimed at keeping teens away from the drug.
Though these videos may be aimed at ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller in General on Oct 11, 2011 |
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Canadian charity organization Rethink Breast Cancer is launching an iPhone/Droid app that encourages women to stay on top of their self-exams: Your Man Reminder. The free app features a bevy of buff dudes for your educational…pleasure(?): a shirtless guy of your choice will appear on your phone monthly as if by pec- er, tech magic, to remind you to examine your own boobs with a little TLC ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay in Feminizzle on Sep 07, 2011 |
Not to put a damper on anyone’s day, but I wanted to touch on the recent controversy surrounding Glee star Heather Morris' and photographer Tyler Shields' new photo shoot. The images show the blonde in a polka-dotted dress surrounded by household appliances, clearly as a Barbie doll figure. That’s not the controversial part. She sports a black eye in the photos as well. Looking through Mr. Shields’ work one can see Morris' photo spread is not the ... Read More
BY Annelise S in General on Jul 13, 2011 |
A week ago, the New York Times shed light on this issue with a feature entitled ‘Women, Uneasy, Still Lag as Cyclists in New York City”. The article features Julie Hirschfied, owner of Reade Street bicycle boutique, Adeline Adeline. Hirschfeld opened the store with the intention of catering exclusively to female cyclists. One year after the store’s opening, Hirschfeld could no longer deny the lack of enthusiastic female bicyclists in New York ... Read More
BY Annelise S in Movies on Jul 13, 2011 |
Calling all New Englanders: From the Back of the Room, a documentary chronicling female involvement in the diy punk community, is going on tour through your home state!
ABOUT THE FLIM:
“Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies ... 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
BY Nissa in Artsy on Jun 23, 2010 |
I found myself in the art/ photography publication section of a Borders this morning; where on the cover of Color Magazine the face of Kimiko Yoshida was discovered gazing back at me. The art nerd in me lost it to her technique: the neon green and highlighter yellow layered over a matte grey, the choice of tonal variations within a monochromatic field, the fact that somewhere in this latticed color landscape is a distinct, yet sinking, shape of a woman peering ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner in Artsy on Jun 22, 2010 |
A friend recently sent a link to a Foreign Policy magazine article showing a not-so-distant past in Afghanistan. The author, Mohammad Qayoumi, recalls a past quite different to portrayals in today's media, and has the book of photographs to prove it. In the essay accompanying the pictures he writes, "A half-century ago, Afghan women pursued careers in medicine; men and women mingled casually at movie theaters and university campuses in Kabul; factories in ... Read More
BY Jules Abraham in Feminizzle on Jun 08, 2010 |
It was May 3rd 2006, a group of women walked together within the fresh scent of the flowers they were planning to sell at the Texcoco local market. They must have been relishing the small pieces of triumph and hope within themselves, because today was the day they had been told they could finally sell their flowers again. Thoughts of returning home with happy little extras for their families that night were swiftly extinguished upon their approach. Laying in wait ... Read More
BY Alison Berry in Artsy on Jun 03, 2010 |
Like many people who frequently frequent the interwebs I have a long list of bookmarked websites that I visit daily. A good portion of these websites are webcomics.
So here are some awesome woman-made visual literacy chock full of wit, humor and a bit of naughtiness to stimulate (or melt) your brain.
Hark! A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton.
Silly historical comics and other nonsensical things. Super sweet if you like historical ... Read More