BY shannon carlin in Feminizzle on Sep 07, 2011 |
Are you outraged by the government’s assault on female reproductive rights? Well you’re not alone. Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, is here for you.
Since July, Winstead, along with some of her funny friends, has been touring the country spreading the good word and raising money for Planned Parenthood. On Thursday, September 22, the “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here For You” tour ... Read More
BY niesha sharay in Feminizzle on Sep 07, 2011 |
All hail Tavi Gevinson, the new queen of teen magazines. Gevinson, everyone's favorite teenage fashionista has embarked on a new project, Rookie. Named after her own personal blog, Rookie aims to be a fun, smart, and totally age-appropriate magazine geared toward teenage girls. Each month's content will revolve around a theme and feature writing from a bevy of teenagers as well as adult bloggers and art makers. Posts generally go live three times per day: ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser in Feminizzle on Sep 01, 2011 |
You might be asking yourself, who are these crazy ladies in gorilla masks and how can I get in on whatever shenanigans they're up to?! If you don't already know, the Guerrilla Girls On Tour are just as fantastic as their name implies. They are an anonymous touring theatre company started by three members of the Guerrilla Girls, a group of feminists that has been combating sexism through their art since 1985. When I say anonymous I mean that every Guerrilla ... Read More
BY Intern Candice in Feminizzle on Sep 01, 2011 |
Women aren't the only ones who can be feminist. One such man, is proving that by spreading the word of equality for women that he says Islam, in fact, promotes.Imam Yahya Hendi, imam is the title given to prayer leaders of mosques, has been traveling to both Muslim and non-Muslim countries since 1998 spreading his knowledge and take on Islam. For Hendi, it is a huge challenge to teach Afghan society that equality for women is actually promoted. Which isn't ... Read More
BY niesha sharay in Feminizzle on Aug 31, 2011 |
JC Penney, department store giant, is creating quite the buzz with a new shirt from their back-to-school collection. The decidedly anti-feminist juniors shirt is tag lined as Too Pretty to do Homework. The description of the shirt bears the question, “Who has time for homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out? She’ll love this T-shirt that is just as cute and sassy as she can be.”
While I wouldn’t suggest our ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Aug 31, 2011 |
A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas abortion law that would require doctors to provide a sonogram to pregnant women before they go through with the procedure. As written, the law would require women seeking an abortion in Texas to view a picture of the embryo or fetus and hear a description of its development before having the procedure. It was to take effect on September 1.
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks found several portions of ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser in Feminizzle on Aug 31, 2011 |
It's gotten better, but think back to your high school history classes and ask yourself if more women or men were mentioned in the textbook. Traditionally history classes have left out many of the numerous women who have also impacted the world. Here's an interesting article from the Online Colleges blog we'd like to share, which discusses 15 of the first female professors. Prepare to learn about some fantastic women you may or may not already know of!
There ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser in Feminizzle on Aug 26, 2011 |
It always blows my mind to hear the close-minded reasons that the best books are banned. Whenever I hear about a book being banned, I’m also instantly curious about it and think it must be worth reading. It’s funny how book banning can have that effect. However I also like to think that this isn’t happening in US high schools anymore, and that they’re working to incorporate more diversity into their English ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Aug 26, 2011 |
Today marks the 91st anniversary of the signing of the 19th amendment - the right for U.S. citizens to vote regardless of sex - into U.S. law. Women were officially given the right to vote on August 26, 1920 though the amendment was drafted and introduced 42 years earlier by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
On the same day half a century later, the National Organization for Women organized a nationwide "strike for equality". Women in 40 cities put on ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser in Feminizzle on Aug 24, 2011 |
A young American woman strolls down a side street of Florence, Italy. Along the way men jeer at her, shouting crude complements in the hopes of catching her eye for just a moment. She is unfazed outwardly, her scarf a protective shield from their world as she continues on her way. Although this image is from 1951, it could easily have happened today. When I first saw this picture I empathized completely with the woman, and not only because ... Read More