As the New York Times continues to worry about me even more than my mother does, concerns over a generation, drifting are also being voiced by feminists--with baby-boomers who defined themselves in active protest often left perplexed by twenty-somethings who define themselves in semi-anonymous blog posts.  The generation gap is widening when it comes to reproductive rights in particular, and it's true that today both abortion clinics and ... Read More
  …But if I may be so bold, I daresay the Lady might like this.               Last night I saw the craziest dance thing.  Two girls, two matching outfits, two blonde wigs, one weird mash-up of Kid 66 and Prodigy, among other things, and ten or fifteen minutes of strong, theatrical, synchronized, legs-and-arms-all-over-the place movement.  Genna Baroni and Yarden Raz are the female ... Read More
One somewhat unusual event this Fashion Week took place Sunday at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, with the screening of Voula Duval's debut short "The Trophy Wife."  "The Trophy Wife" follows an Upper East Side woman's chance meeting with a "tomboy" music producer, and ends with the two women's new-york-minute romance.   Now I'm fairly new to this whole thing, but it seems to me that short films by first-time directors, not to mention short films by female ... Read More
Good boob tube news:  Amanda Cohen, chef and owner of the East Village all-vegetarian standout Dirt Candy, will be competing this Sunday against Masaharu Morimoto himself in what may in fact be the first ever all-vegetarian contest in Iron Chef history.  You may remember Amanda's name from an earlier post on recognizing women in the professional kitchen.  And if you don't, that's totally cool because no one needs an excuse to watch the glory of Iron ... Read More
 Listen up.  You have one week to prepare your bid for the 2010 Panties Princess crown (Princes are also welcome). Interested?  Intrigued? Unlike most bids for power, this is your chance to do something truly good for other people, and for young women in particular.  Days For Girls, a program that operates out of Washington State as part of the larger organization "Project Thrive," is asking for donations of new underwear to be sent to ... Read More

First Run Females

BY Phoebe Magee in Eat Me |

            Remember when Kathryn Bigelow won an Oscar and for a minute, the whole world was talking about women directing films?  It’s not a bad issue to return to, considering that female voices are still notably, even shockingly, absent in our theaters.  At the end of 2009, Indiewire published a set of dismal statistics regarding women in film over this last decade (the 00’s)—in ... Read More
Appearing tonight on HBO2 is Israeli filmmaker Zippi Brand Frank’s award-winning documentary Google Baby, about online shopping at its most bizarre.  The film opens with the idea that in the 1960s, the development of the birth control pill “took the baby-making out of sex.”  Today, with the development of advanced fertility treatments, the Internet, and the global marketplace the Internet facilitates, we have the technology to ... Read More
If you have the afternoon off tomorrow, or work weird hours like I do, consider dropping by 92Y Tribeca for In the Fullness of Time:  Women Writers on Life After 50.  The downtown cultural center will host a panel of five highly influential female writers, in a discussion of "what it means to grow older as a woman in our world."  The writers attending made first made noise in the 1970s, introduced new vocabulary, had a hand in the development of the ... Read More
Cyndi Lauper has always had a big voice.  In the 1980s, she sang pure, emotionally important pop with staying power.  She also spoke up, wore corsets with purpose and intention, and had girls singing:  I wanna be the one to walk in the sun.  Through the ‘90s, she wrote her opinions into her music and stood up for gay rights, becoming something of a fixture at Pride events. Today, she’s finished a blues album (due for release this ... Read More
  Why don't women need to wear watches?  Because there's a clock on the stove!  I'm running out of good sexist jokes, but I think I heard that one in middle school and somehow it stuck with me. Of all the stupid things you can say about women, that they belong in the kitchen is a classic.  Or rather, it's outdated.  With each year, we move farther and farther from a society that says it's a woman's job to cook.  Unfortunately, our ... Read More
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