BY Sonia Edwards in Feminizzle on Aug 01, 2014 |
Well it’s about time! This week, President Obama gave a speech in Kansas City, where he talked about a letter a young girl had recently sent him. The girl had asked why there weren’t any female faces on our paper currency. She attached a list of possibilities, and the president said he thought it was "a pretty good idea.”While we don’t know who exactly was on the girl’s list, New York Magazine has created their own list ... Read More
BY amanda in Feminizzle on Aug 01, 2014 |
Whether we have the internet or real life experience to thank, most human beings are aware of the every day existence of cat callers and subway perverts. Less is said however, about the presence of sexual harassment at events like Comic Con. Often, in preparation for these conventions, super fans will spend months planning insanely amazing, elaborate costumes that perfectly and uniquely embody their favorite characters, movies, TV shows, and comic books (this is ... Read More
The Satanic Temple (TST) is asking the SCOTUS for the same religious protections and exemptions it gave Hobby Lobby. This is a win for people with uteruses living under the new Informed Consent laws that 35 states have now enacted. Can a corporation have a religion, and then use said religion to weasel out of providing its employees the healthcare they deserve? Absolutely! Can actual human beings use religion to avoid parts of the law that they ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Feminizzle on Jul 29, 2014 |
Food policing sucks. It can totally catch you off guard the first time it happens.
“You’re getting fries too? Those’ll go straight to your hips, you know.”
“Are you sure you seconds are a good idea?”
“Just a salad? You’re so thin—eat a darn cheeseburger!”
It’s startling, uncalled for, and people often don't know it’s a problem until it actually happens to them. ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Feminizzle on Jul 28, 2014 |
As most feminists know, the Women Against Feminism blog has blown up over the past couple of days. Hundreds of women have taken to social media to discuss why they are against the feminist movement, making arguments along the likes of “I love being a woman,” “I love men,” and “feminism isn’t about equality.” As much as I would love to sit with these women and argue with them over what feminism really is and whether or not ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Feminizzle on Jul 28, 2014 |
The feminist group femifesto is part of the collaborative team bringing us this hilarious infographic entitled “How Not to Get Raped,” which pokes fun at the victim-blaming culture that runs rampant in our society. These “safety tips” are based on actual pieces of advice that buy into victim-blaming and shaming that ignore the institutional reinforcement of rape culture and the responsibility of the ... Read More
Imagine earning the opportunity to go out into the field and explore the world, as a budding young scientist, only to be greeted by predatory superiors.
In a PLOS ONE survey of mostly archaeologists and anthropologists, 64% of field scientists reported having experienced sexual harassment and 22% reported sexual assault in the field. The academic article also noted that “73% percent of female [medical trainees] had experienced workplace sexual ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Feminizzle on Jul 25, 2014 |
According to BuzzFeed, a woman posted on the /r/relationships subreddit with some concerning news about her marriage. While on her way to the airport for a business trip, the woman's husband emailed her a spreadsheet that detailed their sexual activity since early June. For the past month and a half, the husband was recording the response his wife would give when he asked for sex; if she responded with a no, he would provide what the excuse was for ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Feminizzle on Jul 25, 2014 |
I love New York. I’ve lived here my whole life, and wouldn’t trade a minute of it for anything. That being said, there’s a lot about growing up in a big city, especially for a young woman, that’s not so great. I’m thinking particularly of street harassment—it’s something that I, along with countless others around the world, have had to deal with almost every day from a very young age.Some of my friends yell ... Read More
BY amanda in Feminizzle on Jul 24, 2014 |
In light of Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi’s arrest for her “obscene” vagina art, it’s safe to say that our society has developed some sort of vendetta against our vaginas (or has the extremely rational fear of getting eaten alive by our man-eating “Venus Flytraps”).
In part 1 of his memoir “My Vagina,” Nathan Schaaf divulges about his lack of knowledge regarding the “mysterious” nature ... Read More