BY Jamie Doak in Feminizzle on Apr 30, 2010 |
Okay, we probably shouldn't be derogatory towards any genitalia regardless of its gender.....however....OMG, have y'all read Savage Love today? (For those who may not have discovered Savage Love yet, it is the best and most hilarious sex advice column of all time. Start reading it immediately.) Anyway, for all those who call people "pussies" like it's a bad thing, behold the genius of Dan Savage.
Letter to Dan Savage: "Wah wah wah my ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Apr 30, 2010 |
The UN has launched a campaign to raise awareness about and prevent rape all around the globe. The campaign, called Stop Rape Now, focuses on rape as a part of conflicts. The website, StopRapeNow.org, is filled with news and ways to get involved. It also features a novel idea: you can, with your webcam, take a picture of yourself holding your arms in front of you in the shape of an X, which is then uploaded and added to a map to show the supporters of the ... Read More
BY Susan Engberg in Feminizzle on Apr 30, 2010 |
An NPD Group market research survey reports an increase in tween (8-12) girls' regular use of mascara, eye liner, and lipstick compared to 2007, while overall use of beauty products by teens (13-17) and young women (18-24) is declining. In the past two years mascara use among tweens has almost doubled, from 10% to 18%, as well as eye liner, from 9% to 15%.
Notably, the study defined "regular usage" as at least once a month, which isn't very often. So luckily ... Read More
BY Krista Ciminera in Feminizzle on Apr 29, 2010 |
Tonight is the 34th annual Take Back the Night event, a nighttime vigil and march that takes place worldwide to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and physical violence against women. In the United States, dozens of local Take Back the Nights will begin at 9pm (6pm PST), with ten locations holding special candlelight vigils to illuminate the darkness of abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Take Back the Night was first practiced in 1976 at the ... Read More
*Yes, I totally missed 'BoobQuake'---So, today when I read the headline in the Daily News, it made me shout out loud, "HOLY BANANA TITS!- YOU GOTTAAA BE F^CK*ING KIDDING ME! WWWWWWWWWWWWhatttT? FOR THE LOVE OF ALL CHRIST/GOD/HELL-NO FC^KING WAY THIS STILL HAPPENS, AND LEADERS CAN STILL SAY AND ENFORCE THIS SHIT--- ANYWHERE!" Tehran police chief: Iran to crack down on suntanned womenFrom 4.27.10 article on NYDailyNews.com:...Women in Iran ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Apr 28, 2010 |
Monday, for the first time in NYC, federal prosecutors utilized the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act to convict two men with blocking the entrance of a Planned Parenthood in Manhattan.
Both men will be sentenced June 10th. They will face a maximum of six months and a maximum $10,000 fine.
In light of the circus in Oklahoma, it's nice to know that some government folks are working to make access to abortions easier.
[New York Times]
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BY Lisa Kirchner in Feminizzle on Apr 27, 2010 |
Oklahoma is well on its way to becoming the most restrictive state for women seeking abortions. The two most recent bills are bad enough–one forces a woman to have an ultrasound and then listen to a detailed description of the fetus' limbs and organs, while the other prevents a woman for suing a doctor who fails to mention if the fetus is disabled. I don't even get how these two bills can actually work together, but apparently that doesn't matter in ... Read More
BY Jamie Doak in Feminizzle on Apr 27, 2010 |
Have y'all heard of Boobquake? It was a joke facebook event started by Jennifer McCreight in response to Iranian Prayer Leader Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi's quote that, "Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes." Makes sense......
Boobquake is a science experiment encouraging women to dress 'immodestly' on the same day (April ... Read More
BY Brandy in Feminizzle on Apr 24, 2010 |
CNN's Showbiz tonight presents a piece calling networks FOX and ABC right onto the carpet for running Victoria's Secret ads without issue during prime time, but pulling the plug on a recent Lane Bryant commercial featuring a woman who happens to be attractive and curvaceous. I smell a rat! What do you think, BUST blog pals? Watch this piece and share your ... Read More