BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Jan 19, 2011 |
Hoping to illuminate the disparity of women to men in the film industry, the Women's Media Center is sending girl journalists to this year's Sundance FIlm Festival in Park City, UT to report, blog, and tweet about the festival's women filmmakers and the state of women in film. This year, Sundance is showcasing 24 feature films and 25 short films by women. While this may seem like a lot, in the top 250 films of 2009, only 16% had females in leadership roles like ... Read More
BY Gabi in Feminizzle on Jan 19, 2011 |
This weekend I went to a refresher breast exam workshop. A woman with actual medical credentials took out her breasts and demonstrated the correct way to exam them. I was taught this when I was in high school, but to my surprise, after being in this workshop, I realized I’ve been doing it all wrong. Maybe it was because this time I was shown on an actual person, not on an inanimate object. I realized in this workshop (which was part of the Quorum Forum which ... Read More
BY Molly Labell in Feminizzle on Jan 14, 2011 |
I know periods. I first got mine when I was 11 and get mine every 29 days, for exactly 5 days. I'm a machine! I've been menstruating for half of my life now and have tried just about every option out there: pads, tampons, disposable and reusable menstrual cups, the Pill, sea sponges and just wearing old undies you don't care about. Few things worked for me. Pads and sponges felt too bulky, not doing anything is only something I feel comfortable doing around ... Read More
Toddlers & Tiaras is at it again!
Last week we brought you Mia the Mini Madonna, but this week we bring you something even more horrifying.
A five year old having her eyebrows waxed.
Alright, so, Toddlers & Tiaras does take place in a world where children wear false teeth and spray tan and parade around like dolls, but this clip is enough to make me cry.
In it, we see the poor little girl crying and pleading, “No, nooo, no please ... Read More
BY Gabi in Feminizzle on Jan 12, 2011 |
QuORUM FORUM is a ten-day extravaganza of knowledge, skills, and talents for the purpose of creating and supporting sustainable community projects. It includes workshops, discussions, skillshares, performances, and parties. All events are FREE. Workshops range from topics such as queer sexual health, a drag tutorial, and book-making.
QuORUM (Queers Organizing for Radical Unity and Mobilization) is a network of radical queers and queer ... Read More