If you love music mash-ups, you’ll love this video by MediaMatters4America on YouTube. Seventy clips of Fox News being sexist have been woven together for your viewing pleasure! It’s hard to believe, but these aren’t vintage clips I’m sharing with you. That’s right – these lovely reports and interviews, ripe with sexism, are ultra-modern. Not only are these clips modern, but they’re super diverse. We have sexism ranging from male dominance, to women in the kitchen, to slut shaming, so if you have a preference, I’m sure you’ll find it. Read More
In The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality, Rachel Hills identifies the sexual restrictions that still exist in a society that claims to be sexually liberated. Although our perception of sex has changed from only permitting sex within marriage to encouraging casual sex with several partners, how we have sex is still confined to the guidelines of strict social norms. This new set of rules is what Hills describes as the Sex Myth. According to the Sex Myth, sex is the ultimate source of pleasure, but it’s also a source of corruption and moral decay. Read More
It's not news that advertising is pretty damn sexist. Women are seen as objects. By that, I mean they're portrayed as if they exist only for men's pleasure. But also, they are literally made into objects. As bad as it is now, ads back in the day made women out to be ridiculously dumb. Car companies were some of the worst culprits in this trend because, you know, a woman can't possibly know anything about cars. Here's a few examples that will drive you insane:   Image via Jalopnik 1. Read More
The University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi sorority made a recruitment video, like many other sororities do, and posted it to various social media outlets. What made this specific video different is how it was greeted –  with pretty intense backlash. Deemed “worse for woman that Donald Trump” by A.L. Bailey on AL.com, the video is a montage of attractive women laughing, blowing glitter into the air, and waving from various locations in slow motion. Bailey called it “hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. Read More
Mark your calendars for the biggest indie craft bash in Brooklyn, happening December 19th & 20th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. Vendors who apply early can get a 10% discount off of their booth fee up until September 1st with code 10OFFHOLIDAY – plus we’re offering new booth options and the unveil of the Brooklyn EXPO Center’s new and improved venue. Apply here to get in on the discount!   The Details: December 19th & 20th , 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.   Brooklyn Expo Center 79 Franklin St. Read More
Oh, life as a teenage girl: it's awkward, hormonal and...cutting-edge?  It's true –  has been for centuries, actually. Young women have been leaders in vocabulary innovation since the 1500s, argues Gretchen McCulloch for Quartz. It's bizarre to think about, especially when words like 'selfie,' and 'bootylicious' seem hardly cutting-edge at face value. Still, both can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary now, meaning McCulloch may be on to something. Read More
Peaches recently teamed up with Kim Gordon on hew new song, “Close Up,” and now the electronica goddess has released a music video to match. It features all the run-of-the-mill things you'd expect to see in any standard music video: breast milk being shot into someone’s mouth, a wrestling match, pink glitter, and a former member of Sonic Youth wearing a giant fur coat. In the video, Kim Gordon plays Peaches' angry, vape-obsessed wrestling coach. Read More
On August 18, 2015, the FDA decided to approve Addyi (ad-ee) – a new pill made to boost female libido. The decision follows a long campaign fighting the lack of sex enhancing drugs available to women. While Addyi is the first of its kind, men have access to several libido-inducing options including Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. For years, the standard belief has been that only men lose their sex drive, but Addyi is a strike against this prehistoric view – the pill will (hopefully) allow doctors to begin to prescribe proper treatment for women with lower sexual desire. Read More
Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a French artist, poet, and musician who left Paris for New York in the mid 1970's to pursue her creative interests. After settling in NYC, Mercier (with her androgynous cool looks) quickly fell in with various local luminaries and CBGB punk rock club alumni like Richard Hell and Patti Smith, to whom she was something of a muse. Lizzy soon was signed to ZE Records, whose roster included Was (Not Was), Kid Creole & The Coconuts, and Cristina (whose albums Light In The Attic Records will hopefully reissue next). Read More
With the Philly Naked Bike Ride and fall’s SlutWalk Providence quickly approaching, I needed something glitzy to complete my event attire - or non-attire. Yeah, yeah, it’s called the "Naked" Bike Ride, but it’s also an opportunity to wear nipple tassels and pasties and prance around in public. Since I don’t have the funds for the fancy stuff (like these babies from Agent Provocateur), I rolled up my sleeves and crafted my own no-sew nipple tassels. They’re easy to make, and your wallet won't go running for the toilet. Read More