BY Libby Zay
on Aug 13, 2009
What's in a name? Apparently, a lot more people get heated up about the issue than you might think. Although far from a new debate, a recent study reports that 71% of Americans think women should take their spouses name after marriage. Half of the respondents said the act should be a legal requirement. Um, does the idea of individual choice apply to our individuality?
The study, by the Center for Survey Research at Indiana ... Read More
BY Libby Zay
on Jul 31, 2009
How did you first discover feminism? My story starts as a Midwestern teen with a burgeoning love for punk rock and unlimited access to the internet. Naturally, it was just a matter of time before I bellied up to my conservative family's dinner table wearing a ''revolution grrrl style now'' tee.
Although I embraced feminism at an early age, for a lot of women--young and old--the f-word is nothing but a curse. That's why when I stumbled ... Read More
BY Libby Zay
on Jul 29, 2009
Okay, I have a confession to make: I love postcards. But who doesn't? Nothing fills my heart with honest-to-goodness sentimentality like a 4x6 piece of flimsy cardboard sent from a friend in a faraway place. That's why when I saw an exhibit dedicated solely to postcards featuring ''bathing beauties'' of the 20th Century is opening, I instantly knew it would be a gush-worthy spread of feminist nostalgia.
And connecting feminism and fashion ... Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Jul 01, 2009
There is a unique movement happening in Iran right now; some have preemptively labeled it a 'revolution,' while others have said it's all U.S.A.-backed smoke and mirrors, but should anyone reject this as anything less than an uprising, they would have to be in denial. So often in traditional media outlets, we see women in Iran and throughout other Muslim-majority countries portrayed as oppressed homemakers, washing clothes by hand outdoors, pulling tightly at ... Read More
BY Web Intern
on Jun 26, 2009
So Amnesty International has this new interactive billboard . When you look right at it it shows a picture of a happy, smiling couple. As you look away the picture changes to one of domestic violence. The poster has an eye tracking camera in it to know when someone is looking directly at it.
The point is to raise awareness of how domestic violence is often behind closed doors, when no one is looking. A couple could seem happy and perfect to the outside world ... Read More