BY shannon carlin in Feminizzle on Sep 14, 2011 |
American Apparel was looking for a model for the launch of its plus size line. They decided to have a contest where people could submit their own photos and other people could vote on it. The company used the tagline, “The Next BIG Thing,” which made a bunch of people mad. But one plus size woman decided to get even.
Nancy Upton, a size 12 actress and student from Dallas, submitted her own ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay in Feminizzle on Sep 14, 2011 |
Students for Free Enterprise USA (SIFE) and Wal-Mart are teaming up to launch an economic empowerment partnership for women. The project started earlier this year and Wal-Mart will make the announcement of the initiative via a live webcast today (September 14, 2011) from their home offices in Arkansas. SIFE is an international non- profit organization that collaborates with university students and business leaders to develop skills to help students make ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in Feminizzle on Sep 13, 2011 |
To me, feminism is an all-encompassing word. It’s about inclusion. But it seems not everyone agrees.
In a piece on The Christian Post’s website, Sarah Hamaker declares that there’s a new feminist out there. One who “embraces Christianity” and has “a calling in politics.” It’s no surprise that she references Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin as ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay in Feminizzle on Sep 12, 2011 |
Upcoming Event: How Rape Hurts All of Us
What: NOW NYC is hosting an event that discusses rape and how it hurts all women, the discussion is led by a panel of activists, authors and survivors. The group investigates how stereotypes about rape increase the epidemic of the violent crime and impact the way a survivor reaches justice.
When: Wednesday 9/14/2011 6:00 pm
Where: The lecture is located at Pace University Lecture Hall South, Room 130, One Pace ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay in Feminizzle on Sep 09, 2011 |
An upcoming children’s book by author Paul Kramer has come under scrutiny for its message. Maggie Goes on a Diet is aimed for children under 12 years of age and is the story of a 14-year-old girl (she looks much younger on the cover) who attempts to eat healthily and exercise as a response to teasing she receives from her classmates. She then goes on to lose weight and become the star of the soccer team in a Cinderella-like transformation. The ... Read More