BY Susan Engberg in Feminizzle on Apr 30, 2010 |
An NPD Group market research survey reports an increase in tween (8-12) girls' regular use of mascara, eye liner, and lipstick compared to 2007, while overall use of beauty products by teens (13-17) and young women (18-24) is declining. In the past two years mascara use among tweens has almost doubled, from 10% to 18%, as well as eye liner, from 9% to 15%.
Notably, the study defined "regular usage" as at least once a month, which isn't very often. So luckily ... Read More
BY Krista Ciminera in Feminizzle on Apr 29, 2010 |
Tonight is the 34th annual Take Back the Night event, a nighttime vigil and march that takes place worldwide to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and physical violence against women. In the United States, dozens of local Take Back the Nights will begin at 9pm (6pm PST), with ten locations holding special candlelight vigils to illuminate the darkness of abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Take Back the Night was first practiced in 1976 at the ... Read More
*Yes, I totally missed 'BoobQuake'---So, today when I read the headline in the Daily News, it made me shout out loud, "HOLY BANANA TITS!- YOU GOTTAAA BE F^CK*ING KIDDING ME! WWWWWWWWWWWWhatttT? FOR THE LOVE OF ALL CHRIST/GOD/HELL-NO FC^KING WAY THIS STILL HAPPENS, AND LEADERS CAN STILL SAY AND ENFORCE THIS SHIT--- ANYWHERE!" Tehran police chief: Iran to crack down on suntanned womenFrom 4.27.10 article on NYDailyNews.com:...Women in Iran ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Apr 28, 2010 |
Monday, for the first time in NYC, federal prosecutors utilized the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act to convict two men with blocking the entrance of a Planned Parenthood in Manhattan.
Both men will be sentenced June 10th. They will face a maximum of six months and a maximum $10,000 fine.
In light of the circus in Oklahoma, it's nice to know that some government folks are working to make access to abortions easier.
[New York Times]
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BY Lisa Kirchner in Feminizzle on Apr 27, 2010 |
Oklahoma is well on its way to becoming the most restrictive state for women seeking abortions. The two most recent bills are bad enough–one forces a woman to have an ultrasound and then listen to a detailed description of the fetus' limbs and organs, while the other prevents a woman for suing a doctor who fails to mention if the fetus is disabled. I don't even get how these two bills can actually work together, but apparently that doesn't matter in ... Read More