Thirteen years ago today, the Women’s National Basketball Association began its very first season.
The inaugural game--in which the New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 67-57-- was nationally televised on NBC with over 14 thousand people watching from the stands.
The league started out with eight teams but had doubled in size by the early 2000s.
In 2006, it became the first team-oriented women’s professional sports league ... Read More
South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers has created what she sees as a new weapon of defense for women against what is said to be one of the highest rape rates in the world. The device is Rape-aXe, a female condom with "teeth." The hooks inside are designed to latch on during unwanted penetration so that, “it hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it’s on… If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter... however, it doesn't break the skin, and ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in Feminizzle on Jun 17, 2010 |
I’m sure that there will be a couple of people who read this headline without reading this post first and say something along the lines of “What the eff BUST! This isn’t news…” Hear me out.
It’s no news that one in six women have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime (and one in thirty-three men), and a lot of victims don’t even report their abuse, so the statistic is most likely much higher. And while Perez ... Read More
BY debbie in Feminizzle on Jun 17, 2010 |
I loves me some documentaries. I could watch a documentary about anything: corn, fish, toothpicks. But I especially love documentaries about women. HBO has made a name for itself by producing and airing some of the best documentaries around, and last night I watched two of them, "Google Baby" and "For Neda". both of which deal with women's issues. By the end of the night, I was plastered to my couch, depressed and in tears. What these docs showed about women's ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner in Feminizzle on Jun 17, 2010 |
In a print edition of the New York Times I oddly came across last weekend, I read an article by Katherine Zoepf about a woman in Saudi Arabia who is leading a campaign called, "My Guardian Knows What's Best for Me." Simply put, all women in Saudi Arabia are accorded legal and human rights by their closest, eldest male relative. This typically goes from father to husband. And eventually to son, but that's getting ahead of the story. The point being, one ... Read More