BY niesha sharay in Feminizzle on Sep 21, 2011 |
Erika Lopez, a writer and performance artist who has been featured in the pages of BUST, is in N.Y.C. with a new performance project, The Welfare Queen. Adapted from her memoir, The Girl Must Die, the new work chronicles Lopez’s descent from a Simon and Schuster-published author to a welfare and food stamp recipient, all in the matter of a few years.In 1998, Simon and Schuster published Lopez’s illustrated novel Flaming Iguanas. After breaking ... Read More
If anyone was watching the Emmys on Sunday, you may have noticed Glee star Heather Morris' nipple slip on the red carpet.
This is hardly shocking news, as these fashion faux-pas seem to happen constantly in Hollywood. If you search "nip slip" online you can find pictures of various celebrities accidentally flashing some boob.
What I don't understand is why human beings are shocked over a little nudity these days. Sure it's unexpected, sure it isn't ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay in Feminizzle on Sep 20, 2011 |
Faith Evangeline of Girl World Design and the awesome Evil Pawn Jewelry has created a portion of her website that goes out to the ladies: the Girl Revolution section works to engage female positivity and be an open space where women of all ages can spread a little (or a lot) of joy about themselves and each other. Seeing a lack of female bonding in the world, Faith started hosting parties where she and her girlfriends hang out and get ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay in Feminizzle on Sep 19, 2011 |
An upstate New York teen is getting her fifteen minutes of fame in a positive, woman- empowering way. Lexi Peters made history when she became the first lady of video games in National Hockey League. Frustrated with the lack of female options when playing her video games, she decided to do something about it. Her father encouraged her to write a letter to the company to explain her conondrum. She proceeded to write to the CEO of EA Sports, the creators of the ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser in Feminizzle on Sep 15, 2011 |
Do you love to knit? Well pick up that yarn and get knitting for The Birth Attendants: Prison Doula Project’s annual fundraising Knit-A-Thon. Your knitting will support The Birth Attendants and their reproductive rights advocacy services provided to imprisoned mothers. The Knit-A-Thon is throughout the month of October, but you can sign up immediately. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a packet with a square patch ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser in Feminizzle on Sep 15, 2011 |
If you watched Gloria Steinem’s documentary last month, you remember her point that the media often promotes myths about gender-equality. Either gender-equality has been reached and feminism is over, or feminism is harmful to men, or some other non-factual argument is often promoted. However, like all meaty issues, gender-equality is always up for debate. Next Tuesday, September 20, an exciting gender-equality debate is set to take ... Read More
It doesn't take a tabloid hound to be in on the celebrity gossip these days. There has been a load of discourse in the recent weeks on the split between Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, on accounts of the former's "theft" of Marc Anthony, with headlines like "Jada steals J Lo's Man!"
Whether or not this information is factual is still under speculation, but regardless of the unbeknownst facts, must publications such as Life&Style, and UsWeekly, subvert ... Read More
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