Posts Tagged ‘feminist’

The Morning After: Feminine Feminist Edition

* Ms. Magazine reporter Kate Noftsinger asks a panel of Lilith Fair artists a question:
“Who here identifies as a feminist?”

Fucking While Feminist, With Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman is, in short, a feminist rock star. She is the executive director of  WAM!: Women, Action & the Media. She edited the incredible Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, and continues the work of dismantling rape culture in her weekly pro-sex column. She writes as compellingly about [...]

The James Chartrand Theory of Feminism

Remember James Chartrand, the female blogger behind "Men With Pens" who adopted a male pseudonym in order to earn respect, feed her kids, and pen privileged tirades against the feminist mommy-bloggers who "try to shave the balls of all males who dare to visit the blog"? Well, Chartrand has got some more scandalous revelations for [...]

Why Is Rihanna Expected to be a Feminist Icon?

Rihanna's new song, "Russian Roulette," was released two days ago, and it's already been deemed too shocking for the sensitive ears of America's youth. "What message do think it sends to the millions of girls who admire Rihanna as an artist?" asks Deborah Reber of Rihanna's barbed-wire cover pic. Anna North of Jezebel wrote that [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: Semen Facials Edition

Last week, "Semen Facials Are Like Weddings" was the perfect storm of Sexist comments. The facial ejaculation rant drew comments from feminists wanting to blame the patriarchy, feminists wanting to defend sex-positivity, and dudes who like to describe jizzing on their sex partners' faces on the Internet. The really weird part, though? Nobody spoke [...]

Sexist Beatdown: How Beyonce In A Cop Outfit = Feminism Now Edition

Pre-post-post-feminism was marked by elaborate personality-based costumes
Sady of Tiger Beatdown and I were totally prepared to have a Very Serious Discussion Concerning Our Feelings on the Defense Of Marriage Act and Why Obama Was Or Was Not A Dick About It (VSDCOFOTDOMAAWOWOWNADAI) today.
But then we read this awesome piece by Steve Haruch, dude in Texas, [...]

Celebrate National “Offend A Feminist” Week!

Ooh boy, it's National Offend a Feminist Week!
You know, as a feminist blogger, I spend most weeks out of the year not getting offended by anything. Frankly, I'm sick of raking up obscure sexist bullshit to be offended by! That's why I always look forward to National Offend a Feminist Week, when I finally get [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Sex Positive Negativity Edition!

To truly call myself "feminist," must I partake of the dildo?
Earlier this week, I explained, ever-so-respectfully, why I thought sex-positive feminism was boring and dumb. In this edition of Sexist Beatdown, a chatty-thing, Tiger Beatdown's Sady kindly explains how she came to personally identify as a "sex positive feminist" by being the only employee in [...]

Is “Dating a Banker Anonymous” Anti-Feminist?

"Dating a Banker Anonymous," a self-help blog for women whose relationships have gone sour with the economic downturn, states in its introduction that it is a "safe place" that is "free from the scrutiny of feminists." Of course, once you've been featured in the New York Times—sad, beautiful group photo and all—you're no longer free [...]

Obama Lobbies to Drop Family Planning From Stimulus Bill

In a major bummer, feminist centrist President Barack Obama has personally asked Democrats in Congress to drop the family planning provision in the proposed stimulus bill, the Associated Press reports. The speculation is that Obama is looking to crack down on the bill in order to fulfill his campaign promise to look out for the [...]