Posts Tagged ‘girl power’

The Relevance of Lilith Fair In 2010

Yesterday, I appeared on WNYC's "Soundcheck Smackdown" to debate the merits of the floundering 2010 Lilith Fair tour. I took the "it kinda sucks!" position; Marisa Meltzer presented the opposite viewpoint. I'm a big fan of Meltzer's book, Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution In Music, so it was fun. Bonus: at the end of [...]

The Problem With Defending The Sacred Choice to Vajazzle

Following my post on vajazzling last week, I received several responses from commenters who were concerned that I was questioning a woman's sacred choice to vajazzle.

“Swing It Again, Elin!” In Sweden, Domestic Violence Is Girl Power

Sweden, a nation that has managed to avoid war for over 200 years, has nevertheless been quick to condone overseas agression in one recent conflict: Stockholm-born Elin Nordegren's reportedly golf-club assisted assault on her philandering husband, Tiger Woods. Today on the Daily Beast, Katarina Andersson noted how some prominent Swedish media types have reacted to [...]

Pseudo-Feminist Anthem: Paramore’s “Misery Business”

Yesterday, I counted down the top 5 pseudo-feminist anthems, the pop hits that are marketed on girl power but actually rely on the same-old anti-feminist messages. Readers: You're invited to weigh in with more contributions to the genre. This suggestion comes courtesy of Twitter user elenielstrom.
Pseudo-Feminist Anthem: Paramore's "Misery Business," one woman's response to the [...]

Taylor Swift: Feminist, Princess, Avatar

Over the past few months, the feminist blogosphere has struggled to come to terms with the girl power enigma that is Taylor Swift.