BY Jamie Doak in Feminizzle on Feb 19, 2010 |
Just in case you need another reason to love the man, in a recent meeting with President Obama, the Dalai Lama brought up the need for more women in leadership roles:
"I also mentioned the female, biologically, more sensitive about others’ pain … about others who are suffering. I wish, you see, the amount of leadership more female … should take the leadership role."
While a part of me bristles at the assertion that women are biologically more ... Read More
BY Intern Laura in Feminizzle on Feb 18, 2010 |
In a recent interview on Laura Flanders' news and arts discussion program, GRITtv, Kathleen Hanna discusses what it was like breaking into a male dominated music scene, being a "three-dimensional-icon," donating her zine archive to the Fales Library's Riot Grrrl Collection at NYU, and why she is hopeful for the future.
Always focused on collaboration and progress, Hanna is reluctant to call herself a role model though she surely serves as one, exhibiting ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Feb 17, 2010 |
Some disturbing news: according to a survey done in London reported by the BBC, women are more likely than men to place blame on rape victims. Wait, what? According to the article: “Almost three quarters of the women who believed this said if a victim got into bed with the assailant before an attack they should accept some responsibility.
One-third blamed victims who had dressed provocatively or gone back to the attacker's house for a drink."
Furthermore, ... Read More
BY Carmen Rios in Feminizzle on Feb 14, 2010 |
My Valentine's Day experience is pretty similar year-to- year.
(This is to say that I've spent every Valentine's Day trying to get over the fact that it's Valentine's Day.)
I've always struggled not to be overly cynical of the entire day; being a feminist has often made accepting cultural messages about sexuality and relationships difficult. Since most of my activism has been directed at changing that landscape, I am glad to be taking steps toward doing that this ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Feb 12, 2010 |
“On March 14, 2010, for the first time ever, jokes will be told topless in the name of breast cancer,” states the press release for Generosititties, a night of comedy dedicated to raising money (and awareness) for the Young Survival Coalition. YSC is an organization dedicated to increasing the "quality and quantity" of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 40.
The show, produced by comediennes Amy Beckerman and Leah Dubie, will ... Read More