BY Ivanna Avalos in Feminizzle on Mar 29, 2012 |
Adrienne Rich, a renowned feminist poet and essayist died Tuesday in her Santa Cruz home from complications with rheumatoid arthritis. She was 82.
Rich’s writing centered on her observations and reflections on women’s rights, racism, civil rights, politics, sexuality and sexuality between women. She brought to the forefront issues that plagued women in the 1950s and was a true pioneer of the feminist movement.
She wrote over two-dozen volumes of ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie in Feminizzle on Mar 28, 2012 |
Ancient Greece is comin' back to life, y'all. Aristophanes' famous play Lysistrata follows a group of women who are fed up with the way that men are ruining their government. To effect the change they want to see, securing peace for the Athenian state, these cunning women decide to withhold sex until their goals are met. Long (and very funny) story short, the men cave to the women's desires because of the irresistible wiles of the feminine form. Lysistrata and her ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in Feminizzle on Mar 27, 2012 |
Driving is one of my favorite things to do. The feeling of freedom I get when tearing down the highway at 60 MPH with the window down, and screaming along to my favorite tunes is amazingly exhilarating. That’s why feeling safe in my vehicle is super important to me.
The Washington Post reported that Crash Test Dummies have traditionally been built like men, so when cars ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie in Feminizzle on Mar 26, 2012 |
For the past eight years, it has been the age of the woman in Washington state politics. The Evergreen State is not only the singular state to have a female governor and two female senators currently, it is also the only state ever to have accomplished this feat. Washington seems to be doing something right.Governor Christine Gregoire and Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray are doing exactly what we love here at BUST: setting goals, achieving them, and ... Read More
BY Intern Ginny in Feminizzle on Mar 23, 2012 |
I love that feeling when two of your favorite things are suddenly merged into one beautiful internet meme (Arrested Westeros anyone?), so I was thrilled to find out about Feminist Harry Potter, a Tumblr that’s in the business of “feminist theory consciousness raising, one Harry Potter reference at a time.”
One of the things that makes Harry Potter so much fun is the variety of female characters that are integral to the storylines. While the blog ... Read More