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Searching the words “ballet” and “feminism” in tandem is unlikely to yield many inspiring results. After all, ballet has a unique rep in people’s perceptions of the dance world—as a rigorous discipline that celebrates only traditional femininity and promotes unhealthy body-image standards. There's even a belief that ballerinas spend most of their stage time supported by their male partners (an assumption that I, a longtime ... Read More
Imagine a comic book superhero. Can you name more heroes who are men or women? Many comic book lovers have wished to see more strong, bad-ass ladies saving the world and their  prayers will be answered by Womanthology: an all-female-created graphic novel anthology of lady superheroes! About a month ago, a group of both comic book industry pros as well as up-and-coming comic book creators met to discuss funding the project and launched a Kickstarter campaign ... Read More
A couple of years ago, whilst browsing in a store, a man suddenly came up to me and put his hands on my shoulders. I was shocked, but managed to say, "What are you doing?" "And he said something like, "Oh, you were in my way," as if that made any sense. I wish I had come up with something more cutting in response, but the experience really rattled me, and I just walked away. Of course, sometimes I actually am in people's way, and, as a small female, I am ... Read More
Do you like bicycles, art, and weird shit?  What a silly question, of course you do!  That said, you’re going to want to attend the silent auction benefit, "Bizarre! Weird Bikes! Weird Art!”  (plus, I think it’s common knowledge that anything with three exclamation points in the title is guaranteed to be awesome).  It all goes down tonight from 8-midnight @ Brooklyn Fireproof Bar (119 Ingram St.).    Not only ... Read More
A few weeks ago I stumbled across the blog, But You’re Like Really Pretty and instantly became a huge fan.   Each Wednesday, illustrator and site owner Ryan Casey, posts a hilariously mean webcomic featuring someone or something in pop culture that’s been a particular source of annoyance that week (example below).  Her illustrations are so good and so clever that the blog was recently nominated for a Webby and won the 2010 Bloggie ... Read More
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