A superhero has been unmasked!  Namely, the patriarchy-smashing Twitter superhero of feminism, the Feminist Hulk (@feministhulk)!  In an interview with Ms. Magazine, the Feminist Hulk came out as 28-year-old Jessica Lawson.  Lawson is a new mother as well as a Ph.D English Lit candidate at the University of Iowa.  Lawson describes herself as a “white, vegan, queer, woman-identified female.”  She released the Feminist Hulk into the Twitterverse over a year ago, and since then he (the Feminist Hulk) has gained more than 45,000 followers. Read More
Rodarte's simple, yet dreamy lookbook for their newest Opening Ceremony collection was shot by frequent Rodarte collaborator Autumn de Wilde and features models, Stephan Haurholm and twins Gwen and Donna Loos. The collection, inspired by Scandinavia, is full of muted colors of ruffles and pleats that give way to delightfully full, bright patterns showcased in their jumpsuits and dresses. I have to say, I'm most fond of the short, pleated party dresses above and the graphically patterned jumpsuits below. Read More
Ladies, meet Peg Aloi. If you've been reading the internets in the past week, you may recognize her as the writer  who got the knitting, gardening, cupcake-baking, and feminist-thinking blogosphere in an uproar over an article she published at Huffington Post in which she asked, “Tough Gals: Do they still exist?” There, she basically called everything that is considered girly “weak,” and really pissed off a universe of cupcake baking, knitting, gardening tough gals. Well, surprise, surprise. Turns out not only does Ms. Read More
In my previous entry, I chronicled the look I put together for the 2011 Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. My outfit was just one of many and when I got to the event, there were so many fantastically dressed people that I didn't know which way to turn! I love how everyone was completely dressed to the nines. The men were dapper, the ladies were glamorous, and even a few adorable kids were dressed up. It made me glad that such an event even exists! Check out some of my favorite fabulous looks from this wonderfully jazzy event.. Read More
New York City Council Member Letitia James, NOW, Permanent Wave, and other women's advocacy groups have banded together to organize tonight's rally and press conference to request continuation of Nafissatou Diallo's case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.  Three months after the indictment and arrest of Strauss-Kahn on sexual assault charges, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., has decided to ask a judge to dismiss the case. Read More
Of the 6.78 billion people on Earth, over 60% of the population belongs to Asia. In the last two decades, the Asia-Pacific population has been growing at a slower rate compared to the rest of the world, according to the United Nations. A recent study by the East-West Center, a research center based in Hawaii, reveals that a great societal change is taking place in various nations of East and Southeast Asia - the marriage and fertility rates are dropping significantly among Asian women. Read More
Accidents happen, but they don't have to send you underwear shopping after every cycle! Stop throwing out your panties and grab a bottle of Ruby's Red Wash. Ruby's Red Wash is an eco-friendly menstrual stain remover made of a mixture of live bacteria cultures. Why didn't anyone think of this sooner? (I miss you, panties.) I used the wash on an old stain on my bedsheets, and it knocked it right out without hardcore scrubbing. And it turns out Ruby's Red Wash is great for cleaning any type of blood. Read More
The Jazz-Age Lawn Party, a fabulous bi-annual, daytime jazz event on NYC's  Governors Island took place earlier in the summer and is currently taking place this weekend, August 20th and 21st. I was lucky enough to attend yesterday and I have to say the outfits were fantastic and the bow-tie clad boys made me swoon. Read More
A little bit '60s psychedelic revival', a little bit 'garage rock', and all 'up in your face'. Here are two clips of the Pandoras performing for the Los Angeles cable show, "L.A. IN!", circa 1985. This is my kind of band. Read More
More than 75% of American women who are employed work full-time jobs. In the Netherlands, nearly 60% of working women are employed part-time. While it may not be possible to pinpoint all of the reasons for this discrepancy, these are two different statistics, denoting clearly different job cultures. In the United States, most young women are raised to be career-oriented and taught to do whatever it takes to climb the ranks in the workforce. Read More