BY Casey Krosser in Feminizzle on Aug 24, 2011 |
A superhero has been unmasked! Namely, the patriarchy-smashing Twitter superhero of feminism, the Feminist Hulk (@feministhulk)! In an interview with Ms. Magazine, the Feminist Hulk came out as 28-year-old Jessica Lawson. Lawson is a new mother as well as a Ph.D English Lit candidate at the University of Iowa. Lawson describes herself as a “white, vegan, queer, woman-identified female.” She released the Feminist ... Read More
BY debbie in Feminizzle on Aug 23, 2011 |
Ladies, meet Peg Aloi. If you've been reading the internets in the past week, you may recognize her as the writer who got the knitting, gardening, cupcake-baking, and feminist-thinking blogosphere in an uproar over an article she published at Huffington Post in which she asked, “Tough Gals: Do they still exist?” There, she basically called everything that is considered girly “weak,” and really pissed off a universe of cupcake baking, ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Aug 22, 2011 |
New York City Council Member Letitia James, NOW, Permanent Wave, and other women's advocacy groups have banded together to organize tonight's rally and press conference to request continuation of Nafissatou Diallo's case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Three months after the indictment and arrest of Strauss-Kahn on sexual assault charges, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., has decided to ask a judge to dismiss the case.
Nafissatou Diallo ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Aug 20, 2011 |
More than 75% of American women who are employed work full-time jobs. In the Netherlands, nearly 60% of working women are employed part-time. While it may not be possible to pinpoint all of the reasons for this discrepancy, these are two different statistics, denoting clearly different job cultures. In the United States, most young women are raised to be career-oriented and taught to do whatever it takes to climb the ranks in the workforce. Part-time Dutch ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Aug 18, 2011 |
A southwestern Missouri school district is feeling the heat as comments of denial circulate regarding the federal lawsuit that seeks punitive damages from school officials who allegedly failed to protect a 7th grade student from sexual assault. The lawsuit was filed on July 5, 2011, against the Republic School District in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.The student, identified as a 7th grade special education student, claims that ... Read More