A multicomponent mass media campaign was launched in Vietnam promoting the life-saving practice of exclusively breastfeeding for babies’ first 6 months. Exclusive breastfeeding is described by some as the single most effective intervention for preventing child deaths, and the benefits of this practice are well documented. Experts claim that for the first 6 months of a baby’s life, it is best if it is simply fed breastmilk and only breastmilk. ... Read More
Miley Cyrus can’t stop, and she won’t stop, and (let’s be honest) why should she?  Before the controversial singer embarks on her 38-city tour promoting her #1 album “Bangerz,” she will appear in her own “MTV Unplugged” special. Not sure how to feel about it yet, but the poster is promising. Over the past 25 years "Unplugged" has been the source of many iconic musical performances, showcasing super-star artists like ... Read More
Heather Hansen, a New Orleans based fine artist, has combined visual and performance art in her totally mesmerizing piece Emptied Gestures, which she describes as an experiment in kinetic drawing. While being filmed from above by photographer Bryan Tarnowski, she uses her entire body as a tool to manipulate charcoal and pastels into imagery over engulfing panels of paper spread on the floor. Her dance-like movements are sensual and organic, creating a painting ... Read More
I sometimes feel as though I was born in the wrong damn decade. While I may have caught myself in the timelessness of being barefoot and topless swaying to the positive energy of love and music (my fellow summertime folk and music festival attendees can relate), it’s hard not to wish myself into the original time and place of the peace and love drenched hippie movement. I spend my time reading books about the cities and people that influenced that time and ... Read More
Lena Dunham’s first Vogue cover story will be appearing in the magazine's February 2014 issue. The spread, shot by the ultra famous Annie Leibovitz, includes images of the doe-eyed Dunham dressed in some serious high fashion pieces, posing in various typical New York scenes while her Girls co-star Adam Driver and her dog Lamby attempt to share the spotlight. Personally, I think that even the way she is holding her hands while resting them on Driver’s ... Read More
I’m not one to give a [insert animal body part] about many professional playoffs, if any at all. I do admit that while living in “America’s Dairyland” (a.k.a Wisconsin) a couple of years ago, I may have occasionally gushed over Aaron Rodgers like the rest of my fellow Cheeseheads and/or called the Super Bowl the Ultimate Grand Supreme, but in all honestly being attentive to anything but the half-time show during the NFL Super Bowl was and ... Read More
  In a story that has been making headlines across Canada all week, ideas of gender equality and human rights are being confronted by York University, Canada’s 3rd largest university located in Toronto, Ontario.In September of last year it was requested of a sociology professor by a student registered in his online course to be exempt from participating in group work that would require the male student to interact with fellow female students. In ... Read More
With Colorado’s legalization of the commercial sale of non-medical marijuana last week, I have personally come to wonder what this might mean for women. Sherrie Silman (who is a totally amazing editorial writer for feminspire.com) wrote an article on why cannabis is a feminist issue, and her thoughts are especially relevant this week. She breaks it down by defining feminism as advocating for equality regardless of gender, sexuality or social location. This ... Read More
  Girls and kittens... together! Are you kidding me?! Hipster TV fans and cat lovers everywhere, get ready to feast your eyes on the cutest video since Sleepy Kitten. Pretty sure it’s true, and I’m not embarrassed to say it: I think my life is complete. Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls has been reenacted by cats. Can you handle it? Didn’t think so. The Pet Collective has released this Tuesday’s parody video complete with the ... Read More
  My ultimate favourite funny female duo, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, are all set to host the Golden Globes for their second year in a row this Sunday (January 12). The two chatted with The Hollywood Reporter recently about the upcoming gig and, of course, in their own witty style, they keep it kinda snarky and super hilarious answering questions about the gender lines in comedy, ageism in Hollywood and the criticism towards SNL for its lack of African American ... Read More
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