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Some people really have a problem with referring to him- or herself as a feminist. Generally, even if someone still believes in gender equality, they still tend to get defensive when someone calls them a feminist. This is clear in first segment of an article published in the Guardian written by a man who, when asked by a fellow journalist to answer some questions about male feminism, agreed to speak, but was adamant about not being labeled a “feminist." He asserted that being called a...
Calling all comics fans! Comic artist Peter Bagge has announced that he will be going on tour to promote his new book, "Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story.” The comic book graphic novel is a beeeautiful hardback representation of Margaret Sanger’s political influence and journey to becoming the public figure she’s known as today. From the Drawn and Quarterly blog: "Peter will be presenting a slideshow about Margaret Sanger's social and political activism, and explaining how Woman Rebel came together, sharing early sketches from the book. Woman...
On a day-to-day basis, my feelings towards science are complicated at best. As a biology major in college, I’m in constant duress – by science’s unforgiving long hours, its strenuous lab reports, its difficult tests, its high standards. As a member of the general public, however, I can’t ignore science’s unfailing neglect of female scholars; studies show that prestigious scientific honors are awarded to males more than 95% of the time (ugh, right?).  But who can deny that science is one of the most beautifully revolutionary, thoroughly...
HOW many times have you said to yourself, “I love watching  Golden Girls reruns, but I wish I could take it one step further—if only I had a safe space where I could dream up my own Dorothy Zbornak zingers and Blanche Devereaux double entendres, and maybe lay a tiny plastic cheesecake on the kitchen island?” Well, get ready, because your dreams are about to come true for the extremely reasonable price of $175. Thanks, Etsy! Painstakingly researched details listed on the Esty ad include:  Sophia's bamboo...
Never before have there been so many colorful ways to objectify women. Following up on the ‘slutbag’ brouhaha of last week, New York Magazine compiled a “taxonomy” of the suffixes –bag and –piece. The author, Maureen O’Connor, provides Google Analytics graphs of the two insults’ use on the Internet over the last few weeks – it seems like, thanks to the Weiner campaign, everyone’s talking trash. (To recap: Weiner aide Barbara Morgan called former intern Olivia Nuzzi, above, a “slutbag” for publishing a scathing article about work...
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