BY Amy Bucknam in Feminizzle on Aug 31, 2012 |
There was a breach in security at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last Wednesday, but the gatecrashers in question weren't there to get violent. The perpetrators were 21-year-old Laura Mills, a recent college graduate from Illinois' Knox College, and retired colonel Ann Wright. The two feminists are members of the women’s anti-war group, CodePink, and caused a scene to interrupt the speech of Vice President candidate, Paul Ryan.
The ... Read More
BY Diana Denza in Feminizzle on Aug 31, 2012 |
Dear Style.com editors,
I recently had the pleasure of reading your pre-Fashion Week slideshow. Wedged between "Is There Life After J. Crew?" and "Are You Sick of Prints Yet?", I came across a story titled "Is Lesbian Chic Here to Stay?". It was a definite eye-opener. Here I was, so focused on trivial matters like securing the freedom to marry, that I failed to realize that I am currently a fashion trend.
Previously, I was under the impression that I became ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Feminizzle on Aug 29, 2012 |
Feminist icon Germaine Greer has come under fire recently for making negative remarks about other women. Greer wrote the 1970 bestseller, The Female Eunuch, which encouraged women to reject the traditional nuclear family idea (she felt it oppressed women.)
In March, the Australian feminist said Prime Minister Julia Gillard had a "big arse." She also noted that Gillard's jackets make her look like an "organ grinder's monkey," though she later ... Read More
BY Diana Denza in Feminizzle on Aug 28, 2012 |
Remember when Todd Akin, the Republican representative currently vying for a seat on the Missouri Senate, made his now-infamous rape gaffe earlier this month? Well, it looks like angry white men across the country just can't stop committing political suicide by drowning in Akin’s word vomit.
From “legitimate rape” to “forcible rape” and everything in between, here are five of the worst rape-related comments lawmakers made this month. ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in Feminizzle on Aug 27, 2012 |
Women are chatting about all sorts of issues in salons, but we're not talking about spots where you can get your hair cut and colored. Glynda Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen of Higher Heights for America (which they founded in 2011) are organizing social gatherings where intellectual conversations and cultural discussions ensue--the kinds of salons that have been held for centuries.
(Above, a 17th-century women's salon)
Higher Heights creates ... Read More