BY Oriana Asano in Feminizzle on Jun 12, 2014 |
I have a confession, everyone! I’ve joined the online dating community and so far, it’s been a mothereffing rollercoaster. Before I begin, if any of the guys have Googled me and found this, for the sake of our potential future: stop reading now. Kidding (not really, though). So, I joined a popular, free website a couple months ago because I was sick of meeting no one interesting and liked the idea of window shopping for men in the comfort of my home. ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Artsy on May 30, 2014 |
I like Classical Art…and I also like voluptuous ginger cats. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Russian artist Svetlana Petrova probably heard the art world (and me) cry for more cat-tastic representation. Our “we need moar catz!@$!” vibes were heard! Petrova has a website that we can waste away hours on appropriately named FatCatArt. Petrova photoshops her big cat, Zarathustra, into classics like Hokusai’s Great Wave off ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Feminizzle on May 30, 2014 |
I’ll never understand the logic behind a society that both accepts the unnecessary sexualization of female bodies for advertisements and shames public breastfeeding. Seriously, it doesn’t make sense. The entire point of having breasts is lactation and when a baby is hungry, do we seriously expect women to deprive them just because someone doesn’t want to see a boob? Women literally have been asked to stop feeding their hungry babies because it makes them ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Feminizzle on May 22, 2014 |
Summer is well on its way and I might be falling victim to the annual frenzied, half-assed attempt to tone all the soft parts of my body. As automatic as my reaction is, I check myself: I must remember that I don’t have to be a size 4 to dress appropriately for the weather. I must remember that I dress for me and no one else.
Unfortunately, women are bombarded by all these gross magazines that insist we get fit for summer because everyone will be looking at ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in General on May 22, 2014 |
Writing good poetry requires talent, but being able to deliver at Poetry Slams and bring people to tears is another thing entirely. A performance done by a woman named Samantha Peterson called “Dead Men Can’t Catcall” is floating around the web right now among my friends. After hearing the title, I knew I had to watch and share it. She performed this piece at CUPSI (College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational) this year at Finals. During her ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Feminizzle on May 15, 2014 |
Former New York Times executive editor, Jill Abramson, was abruptly fired this past Wednesday, allegedly for being “pushy” and “mercurial.” Hmm, could it be that she got a little peeved and pushy (ahem, gendered terms) once she found out that she was being paid less than her male colleague, Bill Keller? That’s right, once Abramson discovered a pay discrepancy, she confronted publisher and chairman Arthur Sulzberger about the pay ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Feminizzle on May 15, 2014 |
Feminist Frank is the meme of the week! Guys could take a few pointers from our friend, Frank. Gentlemen: if you ever find that you're tempted to be a sexist pig in a conversation, try ending every comment with the thought that women are human beings! Super effective and really swell.
I leave off with one of my favorite quotes by Kelley Temple: “Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Style File on May 13, 2014 |
Fashion is a powerful form of self-expression. For better or worse, people make assumptions about our personality by how we present ourselves. We’re okay with parading around in oversized tees with cute cats shooting lasers out of their eyes, our favorite band’s merch, and basically being walking advertisements for brands, so why not make political statements with our dress? Instead of having a dead-end conversation about your love for ironically tacky ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Music Stuff on May 08, 2014 |
Ultra-fab fashion blogger Gabifresh has made her own rendition of Bey’s “Flawless” (featuring Nadia Aboulhosn and Tess Munster) — and the new video is an ode to body positivity. Though "Flawless" is already an anthem of self-love, Bey's original visual accompaniment doesn't exactly explore a gamut of lovable bodies.
This is where Gabifresh comes in. Her project's hashtag says it all: #everyBODYisflawless. The three ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Artsy on May 07, 2014 |
Cotton Candy Machine is having their opening event for their new show featuring artists Jessicka Addams, Lindsey Way, and Lori Nelson on May 9th through June 8th. Cotton Candy Machine is an art boutique based in Brooklyn that sells original art, apparel, housewares, etc. from today’s trendiest contemporary artists. It was founded by artist Tara McPherson and Sean Leonard so they could share contemporary art with the public.
So, do you love Goth culture and ... Read More