Since its earliest models dating all the way back to 1880’s the history of the vibrator is one steeped in controversial issues and uncomfortable conversations. Where women were shunned for wanting to embrace their female sexuality and freely talking about sex is frowned upon. The American public is beginning to usher in a new age of sexual liberation even greater than that of the sixties. Once upon a time, vibrators and other sex toys were only sold ... Read More
BY Janelle in Feminizzle on Apr 20, 2011 |
I am not a good enough feminist. This may be a thought that has crossed your mind at some point in your life. But what does it mean to be a good feminist? And what does it mean to be a feminist at all? Concrete Utopia invites us to explore the meaning of feminism through an art exhibition that will showcase the works of 23 interdisciplinary artists. Through the experiences of artists, writers, activists, and intellectuals- the investigation of feminism will ... Read More
BY Intern Julie in Feminizzle on Apr 19, 2011 |
A class-action suit has been filed against the Wal-Mart corporation on behalf of 1.5 million former and current Wal-Mart women workers. The plaintiffs claim that Wal-Mart promotes a work culture of patriarchy where women are constantly devalued in the workplace. The sex discrimination case includes multiple instances of men being promoted over women with similar qualifications, wage disparity that favors men in comparable positions as women, - in one case, a male ... Read More
According to a new game on Facebook, America 2049, social networking can be socially conscious! The new game is centered on such topics as forced sex work and prostitution, racial profiling, segregation, abortion issues, LGBTQ injustice, marriage inequality, and general disillusion of government. Created by global human rights organization Breakthrough, the game proves that we can use social media to generate actual social change.
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BY Janelle in Feminizzle on Apr 13, 2011 |
Men Can Stop Rape, an organization that challenges the roles of traditional masculinity and seeks alternatives for male strength has responded to the gang rape of the 11-year-old girl in Texas just last month. In hopes of ending sexual violence and promoting gender equality, MCSR works with young men in order to positively encourage and reinforce healthy relationships with women (and girls). And in simpler terms: these are men seeking to change the way men ... Read More
BY Laurie in Feminizzle on Apr 07, 2011 |
Today a very special box of books came into our office.
We’ve been waiting very patiently for Tina Fey’s new book, Bossypants, and man are we stoked and honored to be mentioned on its pages! I plan on reading the entire book immediately but so far, I’ve laughed out loud a few times at the random pages I’ve perused. A long time ago (2004), before Tina was the media mogul she is now, we put her on our cover, and we’ve always remembered ... Read More
BY Janelle in Feminizzle on Apr 06, 2011 |
At this point, it’s pretty common knowledge that the average woman only earns 77 cents to their male counterpart's dollar. Translated to a whopping $10,622 less a year, and the gap is even more substantial when both gender and race are factored in together. Introduced in January of 2009, the Paycheck Fairness Act was passed in the House on January 9, 2009, but was unfortunately defeated in the Senate, 58-41, on November 17, 2010. So let's try this ... Read More
BY jodi sh doff in Feminizzle on Mar 30, 2011 |
Okay, so nobody's called her Susie Sexpert in a long time, but it's not a name she's outgrown, exactly. Susie Bright was at the forefront of sex positive activism, and the co-founder of On Our Backs. You know her from the Best American Erotica series, or from the Herotica series. Maybe you know her from the Audible show, In Bed with Susie Bright. But you know her and she's influenced your life and the world you've grown up in whether you know it or ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch in Feminizzle on Mar 30, 2011 |
"The recipe that will make him propose!"
I saw the recipe for “Engagement Chicken” in a 2004 issue of Glamour Magazine. I was 17, and the article stayed with me, perhaps because I was young enough that it made an impact. There was something both sickening yet hilarious about a lemon roasted herb chicken that would make him get down on one knee. If Glamour had to make an analogy for the recipe, it would probably read like this—Poultry: Lifelong ... Read More
BY Intern Julie in Feminizzle on Mar 30, 2011 |
Multi-media artist, Pierre Bennu, has released the second piece in a three-series installment of commercials for a hypothetical "Black Moses Barbie" toy. The commercials are an extremely clever and funny tribute to the legacy of Harriet Tubman and offer incisive and witty commentary on sexism and racism - then & now. The videos not only celebrate Tubman's legacy and offer alternative ways to remember and celebrate black and American history, but Black ... Read More