Last Tuesday, July 12, at St. Mark's Bookshop, I had the distinct honor of listening to a panel of three super rad and super interesting ladies talk about their experience when it comes to being a woman working in media, their role in showcasing women through media, and how they view the overall consumption and creation of mainstream and indie media. Speakers included: Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine, Editor), Emily Rems (BUST magazine, Editor), and ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Feminizzle on Jul 14, 2011 |
The future of science may rest in the hands of women. In each of the three age groups at Google's first science fair, three girls were the chosen winners among 7,500 entrees from 91 countries.
And not only were these projects scientifically impressive--they also may be used to benefit public health. Lauren Hodge, winner of the youngest group of 13-14 year olds looked at carcinogenic levels in various marinades for grilled chicken. Winner among ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner in Feminizzle on Jul 13, 2011 |
Thanks to milk, your testosterone fueled other half may never have to listen to you whine again. Praises be to everythingidoiswrong.org! Now men have somewhere to go when they need to verify their mistakes (hey guess what, you're always 100 percent wrong!), build an apology video (featuring every girl's favorite things--hearts, chocolate chip cookies and cats), and sensitize their vocabulary (get cracking boys, you're going to need to come up with more ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Feminizzle on Jul 11, 2011 |
A new preschool in Stockholm named Egalia, the Swedish word for equality, has declared its purpose “to free children from social expectations based on their sex.”
So how do you create a genderless environment? With a team of teachers/administrators who are passionate about gender equality, they’ve created some guidelines. First, they don’t reinforce gender through language; all of the students at the school are either referred to by their ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Jul 07, 2011 |
While sterile blue liquid will probably remain a staple of female hygiene television ads, Always has taken a small step towards reality by creating a print ad that represents blood. Somewhat. The campaign, seen above, features an Always pad with a small red dot trapped (or neatly placed) inside a maze.
Advertising expert/blogger Copyranter referred to the ad as a “historical advertising move”.
However, this bit of period pride is nothing new ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Feminizzle on Jul 06, 2011 |
Gender identity can be confusing for anyone to navigate without adding unnecessary childhood genital surgeries to complicate things even further.
Several recent studies have shown that in the United States, India, and China, boys are the preferred offspring. As we’ve discussed, in India this is resulting in sex-selective abortions and seven million fewer girls than boys under the age of six. Now there are also claims that up to 300 female children have ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Feminizzle on Jun 29, 2011 |
Hint: don’t rely on standard compliments about their appearance.
We’re all guilty of it: when being introduced to a perfectly coiffed little girl wearing some absurdly frilly dress it’s almost impossible to restrain from commenting. It is what we have been culturally conditioned to do.
But these seemingly innocent off-hand comments build our appearance-obsessed culture, which has an effect on these girls, as anyone who’s seen Toddlers and ... Read More
BY Grace Evans in Feminizzle on Jun 29, 2011 |
5 women were arrested for driving in Saudi Arabia, after almost two weeks of a hands-off approach by the authorities. Did they just have a delayed reaction, or did the Saudi religious police hesitate because they thought women would get bored of increased autonomy and independence?
Four young women were arrested in a single car being driven by one of them in the Dorat Al Aroos area of Jeddah yesterday morning. The religious police, also known as the ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Jun 29, 2011 |
On February 11, 2011 CBS reporter Lara Logan (above) was beaten and sexually assaulted while covering the celebrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square following Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Just months after Logan was assaulted, Dan Rottenberg, editor of the online arts magazine Broad Street Review, released an attack of words through an editor’s note titled, “Male sex abuse and female naiveté”. The photograph accompanying the article is of ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Jun 28, 2011 |
I haven’t shaved for quite a while now. It started with a lazy winter, when I found it unnecessary to shave my legs. But with hairy legs and all I thought it was weird that I still shaved my armpits, so the razor went on indefinite hiatus. Up until college, I was always careful about shaving. I wouldn’t dare be caught with hairy armpits and legs in gym ... Read More