BY Web Intern in Feminizzle on Jun 26, 2009 |
Remember the heated discussion we were having about the Calvin Klein billboard in SoHo?Some felt that it was too racy to be up in public where kids could see it, others felt that it should be left alone as art. We're even divided on the issue here at BUST (so what I'm saying here is my opinion but not necessarily everyone's).Well, now CK has put up a different ad, replacing the steamy scene with a chick in a bikini. The question remains whether the company ... Read More
BY Web Intern in Feminizzle on Jun 25, 2009 |
As the new owner of an iPod touch, I have been scouring the iTunes app store looking for whatever awesome (free) things I can add to my new toy. In the process, I've discovered something sort of troubling.There's a whole host of incredibly sexist apps. Tons of bikini babes and hottie slideshows, and that's just the beginning. As annoying and moderately offensive as those objectifying ones are, others are much worse. Let's start with fetishes. Of course, you can ... Read More
BY Web Intern in Feminizzle on Jun 19, 2009 |
With all the attention that the Iranian election protests are getting, some focus is being drawn to an incredibly important issue: women's rights .
Right now, women in Iran are legally second-class citizens. An NPR segment talking about recent women's protests said that women are considered one-half of men. A woman's life is valued at half of a man's and her testimony in court is only worth half of what a man's is. This also means that women have less say in ... Read More
BY Web Intern in Feminizzle on Jun 12, 2009 |
A young couple in Canada decided they don't want to have more than two kids, but their doctor won't perform a tubal ligation.
Tarrah Seymour is 21 and pregnant with her second child. She and her husband, Adam Sylvester, who is 23, know they don't want to have any more children, so they asked the OB/GYN, Dr. Kayode Ayodele, to perform the sterilization during Seymour's planned C-section. He refused because of their ages, claiming Seymour might ''get involved ... Read More
BY Web Intern in Feminizzle on Jun 10, 2009 |
The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, which is the headquarters of the National Women's Party, honored Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with its Alice Award. The award is named for Alice Paul, who founded the National Women's Party and authored the Equal Rights Amendment.In her acceptance speech, Clinton said, ''there is so much work to be done to improve the status of women and girls in many parts of the world. Every single day, you can pick up the newspaper ... Read More
BY Web Intern in Feminizzle on Jun 05, 2009 |
If anything good can come out of Dr. Tiller's murder, it would be that it seems to have mobilized the pro-choice movement. New groups and websites have been popping up left and right over the past few days, dedicated to the cause in different ways.I found this one, I Am Dr. Tiller , to have the potential to be very compelling. It is basically a collection of stories from people around the country who have in some way worked in the abortion field. It's not just ... Read More
BY Team Intern in Feminizzle on Jun 02, 2009 |
Through an article from Jezebel, it was found out that Afghanistan is taking a few steps forward concerning gender equality. This was accomplished when the country opened Skateistan, a school for young children, both boys and girls. There they are taught on computers, the arts, and most interestingly of all, how to skateboard.
In a country where women are not given the same rights as men, this is progress. However, there are still problems. After ... Read More
BY Laurie in Feminizzle on May 18, 2009 |
In a response to the kerfufflle set up by the new double X site where one writer slams some other feminist writers, my favorite Jezebel blogger, (and former BUST staffer) Tracie 'Slut Machine' Egan posted this hilarious Judge Judy comicÂ that made me crack up. JJ grills some famous feminists (and exposes their drinking habits), takes no crap, and points out that feminists don't all have to agree. Wouldn't a real life throwdown between Judge Judy and Courtney ... Read More
BY Web Intern in Feminizzle on May 18, 2009 |
Dalia Grybauskaite cinched nearly 70% of the vote for the presidential elections in Lithuania. Grybauskaite has been the European Commissioner responsible for Financial Programming and Budget since 2004. An unprecedented 51% of registered voters turned out for this election, making it possible for Grybauskaite to secure the presidency in the first round of elections in a system where two rounds is usually required.
Despite her great achievements and ... Read More
BY Web Intern in Feminizzle on May 15, 2009 |
This web intern has a serious pet peeve - technology marketed to women.So imagine my dismay at Dell's new site, Della. Of course, given the quality of the last two computers I had before I switched to Mac, I don't expect a whole lot from them. But seriously, marketing a new line of pretty pink laptops as eBook readers/diet monitors? Vomit.I don't want my computer to be pink - especially at the expense of function. I don't need cutesy little models to hold ... Read More