BY Intern Kerishma in Feminizzle on Mar 06, 2012 |
Finally, FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, has lifted its infamous ban on headscarves. The ban, created due to “safety concerns,” was instituted in 2007. FIFA has now proposed a headscarf that is fastened with Velcro instead of pins, and is permitting female soccer players to test them out over a trial period of four months.
As a fan of both soccer and human rights, all I can say is, “It’s about time!” ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie in Feminizzle on Mar 05, 2012 |
We've been following the growing controversy in Virginia regarding HB1, the so-called "personhood" bill, and SB 484, which requires women to undergo an invasive ultrasound if they are seeking an abortion. These pieces of legislation are drawing national attention, even in the current pervasive climate of assault on women's rights, and on Saturday, March 3 in Richmond, Virginia, citizens took to the capitol steps to protest. According to the Richmond ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie in Feminizzle on Mar 02, 2012 |
We certainly hope not, but a recent study in the United Kingdom quizzed 18-25 year olds (women only, of course. Men surely don't worry about such things...) about body image, and the group's answers are more than a little unnerving. The survey found that 41% of women respondents would rather have bigger breasts than a high IQ. For women who aren't necessarily that into the idea of a buxom bust, the survey offers a "slim figure" instead, which 44% would ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma in Feminizzle on Mar 02, 2012 |
I think I can say with almost 100% certainty that most of us have seen and loved the many incarnations of the “Hey Girl” Ryan Gosling meme. From the original Feminist Ryan Gosling to Sex Radical Ryan Gosling, us Internet-dwellers have looked to Ryan's face for deep and meaningful social commentary (and eye candy, of course).
But now the “Hey Girl” meme has evolved away from Ryan's chiseled cheekbones to other familiar faces. As a ... Read More
BY Intern Maura in Feminizzle on Mar 02, 2012 |
Yesterday, the Senate narrowly avoided another political attack on women's health when they voted 51 to 48 against the Blunt Amendment. Even though Republicans tried to assure everyone that this bill wasn't actually contributing to their war on women, (just their war on citizens who believe in the separation between church and state), it would have allowed employers to refuse to cover any health care service for their employees, and only have to cite "moral ... Read More