BY Intern Ariana in Feminizzle on Jun 27, 2012 |
Do you remember Project Runway’s season eight fan favorite and finalist Andy South? He was always calm, polite and drama-free as an out and proud gay man. Well, now almost two years later, Andy South is an out and proud transgender woman, named Nong Ariyaphon Southiphong. Yesterday, Southiphong changed her Facebook gender from “male” to “female,” making her transition publicly official.
The 25-year-old designer largely ... Read More
BY Diana Denza in Feminizzle on Jun 27, 2012 |
Imagine returning home from a long day of school or work and wondering if tonight was the night you’d be sexually assaulted. For the vast majority of us, it’s a thought that rarely, if ever, crosses our minds. For Native American women sadly forced to hold a “not if, but when” attitude toward rape and molestation, it is a bleak reality.
According to a 2012 Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC) roundtable ... Read More
Today is the day when my personal favorite and BUST-featured deadpan actress extraordinaire was born: Aubrey Plaza. In honor of her day of birth, here's a playlist of clips that detail what I think Aubrey's doing on her birthday.
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First, Aubrey is probably going to receive a lot of gifts from other people. But if there's one lesson that her show Parks and Recreation taught us, it's this: treat yo ... Read More
BY Diana Denza in Feminizzle on Jun 25, 2012 |
There are many reasons why the gay wedding I’m about to gush over for the next few paragraphs is worthy of attention. First, it blows New Girl out of the water in terms of adorkableness (I’m still a fan, Zooey!). Second, it follows on the heels of recent decisions by comic book writers to get on board with the gay. And third of all, June is Pride Month and that means every blog gets a little more colorful.
Ohio-based Scott Everhart, 39, never expected ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in Feminizzle on Jun 25, 2012 |
Islam is a topic that triggers a variety of reactions and questions from people in the West, especially in regard to the role of women who practice the religion. Today, The National, a publication that “tells the story of the Middle East as seen through the region’s eyes," featured an opinion piece by Sahar Khan, where she discusses the Western misconception that Islam oppresses women. She points out that, first of all, the ... Read More