BY Krista Ciminera in Feminizzle on May 06, 2010 |
Many news outlets are poking fun at an outdated 1799 France law that prohibits women from wearing pants, which has been overlooked and is technically still legal. France president Nicolas Sarkozy has asked the parliament to go through old French laws like this one and rework them as needed, and a bill has been submitted to repeal the ban on pants for women. This small, light-hearted milestone, however, comes on the heels of France's proposed ban on ... Read More
Yesterday the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 2010 Webbys Awards, celebrating various Internet achievements.
Amy Poehler won “Best Actress” as host of her web series, Smart Girls at the Party.
“Using her series to reach smart and passionate young girls, Poehler’s show demonstrates that branded content can be creative, entertaining and even inspirational,” it states ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on May 03, 2010 |
According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald: “During the trial the jury sent a note to the judge asking for more information about 'how exactly [the accused] took off her jeans’. 'I doubt those kind of jeans can be removed without any sort of collaboration,’ the note read.” That is, apparently, all it took for the jury to acquit. Even after testimony from the victim stating that she had no trouble getting her jeans off herself, the ... Read More
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