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Fox and the Cougar

BY Web Intern in Feminizzle |

Speaking of horrifying TV shows, on my way out of the subway this morning I passed an ad for The Cougar.The premise? It's a dating show where a middle-aged woman selects her favorite from a group of much younger men. It's being hosted by Vivica A Fox.I hate the whole ''cougar'' label to begin with. Why is it worthy of a title when a woman dates a much younger man but not when the opposite happens? Why is Demi Moore open to more scrutiny than Harrison ... Read More
You know how the media can't stop talking about Michelle Obamas arms? How they think it means she's 'strong-arming' her husband? how she's gonna win the arms race? how she's giving American women the right to bare arms? well, the arms themselves have decided to enter the fray of bad puns and semiotic limb deconstruction with a blog of their own. First Guns is a hilarious look at our cultural preoccupation with the First Lady's guns, in said guns' own words. From ... Read More

WAM! Wrapup

BY Sarah J. in Feminizzle |

I survived WAM! 2009. More importantly, I had a wonderful time. Meeting and connecting with women I've looked up to for years (Abby Scher , Sarah Posner , Julia Serano ) and bloggers I love (Jill, Cara and Jack from Feministe, Sally from Jump Off the Bridge, Tammy from Bitch) in a space where everyone talks to everyone and new friendships form as quickly on Twitter as they did in the halls was inspiring. Speaking of Twitter, the WAM Twitter stream can be viewed ... Read More

WAM! 2009

BY Sarah J. in Feminizzle |

Hi BUSTies! I'm at the Women, Action The Media conference in Cambridge this weekend. I'll be blogging here periodically from the conference, but I'm also livetweeting the panels I'm hitting. I'm @seasonothebitch on twitter, so feel free to follow along and give me a shout if you're here ... Read More
I snapped this photo outside of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum yesterday, and while I couldn't make the talk last night, I just wanted to give a belated shout-out to our sisters who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911. The factory was a sweatshop employing young immigrant women who worked in sub par conditions for very little pay. The tragic deaths of 146 workers (including children) spurred safety and labor reform laws and also made the ... Read More

Ladies In The Know

BY Web Intern in Feminizzle |

Legal Momentum will be hosting a panel discussion on Women's Economic Equality: The Next Frontier in Women's Rights, at Cornell University ILR (16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor) on Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30 pm. Linda Hirshman, Heather Boushey, Mimi Abramovitz, and Irasema Garza will be discussing policy initiatives to advance women's economic equality and security in this time of crisis. Any insight into our economic landscape is especially important these days. ... Read More

Happy Birthday, Gloria

BY Laurie in Feminizzle |

75 years young today! ... Read More
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, so I'm celebrating by blogging about a few of the ladies I admire in technology. Who the heck is Ada Lovelace and why should we be celebrating her? This fine filly born in 1815 (sprung from the loins of Lord Byron and Annabella, no less) cooked up the first computer program for Charles Babbage's analytical engine, which, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, is 'generally considered the first computer.' You can peep a trial run of ... Read More
It seems the world has hit a new low when it comes to women and body image. Fitness First, a chain of gyms in the Netherlands, launched a new ad campaign -- they rigged a scale up to the benches in bus stops so that when someone sits down it displays their weight in big red numbers. The display is right above their logo, of course, so that as soon as someone is appalled by the number they know exactly where to go to change that. Enough is enough! Just last week, ... Read More
Then get yourself down to the new event called Ladies, Laugh Out Loud, presented by Comedy is The New Black and BUST! It is going to be a hilarious event featuring some of the funniest female comics L.A. has to offer. It's all going down at our favorite place in Cali, the Echoplex ! There will be raffles, give aways, tees, mags, and more all under one roof. Erin Foley (who just had her own show on Comedy Central, btw) will be the special headliner, making sure ... Read More
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