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Literary Ladies

BY Nissa in Feminizzle

Two talented women will be in town tonight to discuss their recent literary endeavors. Koren Zailckas, author of Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood will be reading and leading a discussion tonight at McNally Jackson Books alongside author Hephzibah Anderson, author of Chastened: The Unexpected Story of My Year Without Sex. The reading will start at 7 p.m. Smashed, which came out about four years ago when Zailckas was twenty-three, was Zailckas first book, and, ... Read More
Forbes Magazine has just released its annual list of “The 100 Most Powerful Celebrities” and it appears the past year was particularly good for Hollywood’s most talented and versatile ladies.  Raking in a ridiculous $315 million from her media empire, the one and only Oprah Winfrey kicked Angelina Jolie out of the No. 1 spot to reclaim her throne.    She’s followed by Beyonce at No. 2 who earned $87 million largely due to her ... Read More
There's a new column on Salon dedicated to Lady Business. No not your 'lady business' but actual women in business! Any questions you have related to the workplace can be directed at the very funny Julie Klausner. Her advice column is dedicated to ladies navigating the workplace and includes topics ranging from determining appropriate skirt length to being a commanding authority as a female boss. The column isn't only for women though, so fire away too men! ... Read More
  Like Lollapalooza, Woodstock, and all good organized events, Pride Month has gotten so corporate. The line-up for PrideFest has such cringe-worthy events like PETCO's PetPride, so leave it to the dykes to keep the spice in all things gay with the 18th annual Dyke March this Saturday, June 26th. Dyke March officially started in 1993 by the Lesbian Avengers as a protest march against the largely white and male focus of Pride Month and Pride events. The ... Read More
If you haven't read Hanna Rosin's Atlantic piece, "The End Of Men," here's the short version–modern society has created a world better suited to stereotypically defined female skills. The sad facts she trots out include statistics on dropping levels of male enrollment at colleges and in the post-recession workforce. If you, like me, love men, it is a truly tragic read. That said, besides the title I didn't find it particularly incendiary. The same cannot be ... Read More
Hollaback!, an international movement to end street harassment using mobile technology, has been announced as a finalist in the online competition, Revelation to Action: Your Place. Your Idea. Your Change. The Revelation to Action competition seeks to find and help fund creative solutions for motivating local citizens to strengthen communities across New England and New York.  "Street harassment is a gateway crime.  It is ... Read More
Crossposted from my other blog here. When I saw the NYTimes Europe piece called “Feminism of the Future Relies on Men,” I was a little bit confounded. The piece was written concisely and surely, with no hesitation, and started by describing “women closing ranks to battle blatant sexism, get an education and go to work” as the feminism of the past. After all, wasn’t that just women acting like men? Well, it sure was. The ... Read More
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
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