Category » Feminizzle
  When we think of beauty pageants, we think of doe eyes, blond ringlets, and tiny waists; the bizarre ritual of choosing the most beautiful woman in the room seems antiquated and oppressive. But it turns out that prior to Women’s Liberation, pageantry was an even more surreal and shocking part of the American experience, and the queens provide insight into their contemporary social and political climate, cataloging the strange ways in which women were ... Read More
All of my wildest dreams just came true. Hillary Clinton and Pussy Riot have united and will now take the world by storm.  Okay, maybe they aren’t plotting world domination, but at least they have met and are now definitely friends. The controversial Russian pop duo Pussy Riot posed with Clinton backstage at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit last week, and it renewed my faith in humanity.  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of ... Read More
"Your body is not a problem to be solved."  In the spirit of the budding of Spring, and the unfortunately inevitable and unending pressure to get your body "bikini ready" for beach weather, here is a lovely selection of some kick-ass body positive illustrations from all over the internets. Body positivity is all encompassing. It is not only about accepting and loving bodies at every shape and size (which includes very thin!), at it's ... Read More
There are currently an estimated 27 million people who have been trafficked into sexual and manual labor. Only 1-2% of these victims are ever rescued. These facts are pulled straight from the A21 Campaign, which is an organization that seeks to end human trafficking and slavery. As large as that number is, statistics are impersonal and often numbing. We connect and sympathize with individual stories that we can match to a face, and that’s what the A21 ... Read More
Phyllis Gould, 91, is one seriously awesome lady. As one of the original members of the “Rosie the Riveters”, she has been working since the Clinton Administration to receive White House recognition for the original “Rosies” and their indispensable contributions during WWII.And, luckily for us, Vice President Joe Biden is the first politician to ever respond and invite a group of six women (including Gould) to the White House for a ... Read More
There are more than 124 women who will be taking the stage this weekend at the "Women in the World: Stories + Solutions" summit to speak about their stories, accomplishments, and missions for change. One of the attendees was the magnificent Hillary Rodham Clinton, who got the ball rolling with a critique of a media-driven double standard for women. “The double standard is alive and well," Clinton notes, "and I think in many respects the media is the ... Read More
We are so proud of these awesome women from the Rutgers University Slam Team and their powerful group poem: “Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems.” In case you needed further proof that rape culture really does suck. “Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems” has received over 95,000 views on Facebook, after gaining considerable popularity from being reblogged on Tumblr. The poem was performed at the 14th annual College Unions Poetry Slam ... Read More
The universe gives us great news, Firefox lovers and LGBTQIA members and supporters: Brendan Eich, Mozilla CEO and gross homophobe, is stepping down from his position as chief executive after only two weeks. After his promotion, three board members and several employees quit because Eich donated $1,000 to Proposition 8, which dictates, “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” Even dating website, OkCupid, weighed ... Read More
Attention, everyone: I think I’ve just found the role model I’ve been looking for my entire life. Amani Terrell has taken to Hollywood Boulevard to use her body to speak out against Hollywood’s beauty standards, and to remind people that those standards are unrealistic and— by extension — unhealthy. In a video clip aired by FOX News, Terrell struts her stuff down the boulevard in a bikini, and where I expected to hear ... Read More
I used to think The Onion was a real magazine when I was younger (...erm), and today the satirical news source came close to proving younger me right. Earlier today, the site published a "news" clip called “Increasing Number of Men Pressured to Accept Realistic Standards of Female Beauty,” and the piece was depressingly accurate. I know the writers are mocking how the beauty ideal controls men’s notions of how the women in their lives should look, ... Read More