BY Jamie Doak in Feminizzle on Feb 09, 2010 |
"As for a man’s cheating, 'that’s a thing that girls let slide, because you have to,' said Emily Kennard, a junior at North Carolina. “If you don’t let it slide, you don’t have a boyfriend.'"Sounds like a quote from Cosmo right? It's from a New York Times article, "The New Math on Campus" by Alex Williams. Basically, the article is saying that a horrible outcome of women outnumbering men on college campuses is that girls ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in Feminizzle on Feb 09, 2010 |
Live in New York and looking for something to do on Valentines Day that doesn't involve cheesy cards and heart shaped boxes? Belt out all your favorite hits by Stevie Nicks, Bikini Kill, the Muffs, Le Tigre, the Gits, the Breeders, and more at the Anti-Valentines Day Riot Grrl Women Fronted Cover Band Show.
It all goes down on February 14 at the Loft, 1087 Broadway. For the Birds, an awesome New York-based feminist collective, will also be tabling their ... Read More
BY Claire Hamilton in General on Feb 08, 2010 |
Ok - it's deepest darkest February, so you might need a) cheering up b) to keep warm c) to get fit - or all three!
If that's the case and you love to shake your booty on the dance floor, then we've got a treat in store. Bust has one copy of Just Dance for the Wii to give away - and you'd better believe me when I say this is an awesome collection of party tunes which will drag even the couchiest of potatoes off their favorite arm chair and onto their ... Read More
BY Claire Hamilton in General on Feb 08, 2010 |
She's been an astronaut, a doctor and a rock star - now Barbie's diverse resume is about to get it's latest update.
On Friday February 12th, Mattel will announce which job the doll's young fans have decided she will do next. Luckily, the little girls (and boys) aren't being given free reign to decide how she'll spend her 9-5. They're being asked to vote online from a list.
The list is pretty impressive - she might be a computer engineer, ... Read More
BY Claire Hamilton in Feminizzle on Feb 08, 2010 |
Here's a depressing story - and yet another reminder of how girls the world over are persecuted simply for being, well, girls. Turkish police have recovered the body of a 16-year-old girl they say was buried alive by relatives in an "honor" killing carried out as punishment for talking to boys.
Medine Memi, was found in a sitting position with her hands tied, in a hole - pictured here - in her family's garden in the south-eastern province of Adiyaman.An informant ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in Boob Tube on Feb 08, 2010 |
Tim Tebow's anti-choice Super Bowl commercial might be getting all the attention, but I needed a second pass at this Snickers ad featuring Betty White. Not bad for someone who just celebrated their 88th birthday!
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BY Claire Hamilton in Artsy on Feb 08, 2010 |
It doesn't get much more quintessentially American than a waitress in a diner. The everlasting pot of coffee, the no-nonsense approach to customer satisfaction and occasionally a shoulder to cry on - these women have been steadily serving eggs sunny side up for generations, without too much thanks (though they do show up in a lot of movies!) But one woman who's made it her business to document and celebrate these angels of the formica tables is Candacy ... Read More
BY Intern Laura in Music Stuff on Feb 08, 2010 |
It goes without saying that we need more girls in rock 'n' roll. The path has been laid out by greats such as Aretha Franklin, Patti Smith, and Kathleen Hanna, but who's next? Come support rock 'n' roll's future of talented girls and ladies by checking out the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girl's 4th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Auction, hosted by the ever entertaining Mr. Murray Hill tomorrow night at the Knitting Factory. Get down to ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in Feminizzle on Feb 08, 2010 |
Ladies, meet Markus: the first man you can legally hire for sex in the U.S.
The Shady Lady Ranch in Nevada hired the "prostidude" after winning state and county approval to employ male prostitutes. This 25-year-old former Marine found himself outpacing a few other good men, and now he can be yours—for $300 an hour.
Here's the intimate details on Markus, according to Markus: Before accepting the position he had a brief stint as a porn actor (he only ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Feb 08, 2010 |
This past week, several members of Congress re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act, a bill designed to support international programs to end violence against women. From an article on Politico.com, co-written by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Representative Bill Delahunt (D-MA), as well as Larry Cox and Kerry Kennedy (from Amnesty International USA):
"IVAWA will support innovative programs that challenge public attitudes and cultural practices ... Read More