It was just last week that TIME Magazine issued a poll to its readers asking what word they would most like to ban in the year 2015. Included in the list were words like “bae” “kale” ... and “feminist.” It was just ten seconds after that, that the Internet rightfully lost its shit.
Some of my favorite tweets regarding the incident include:
TIME’s original argument against the word went as follows:
You have nothing ... Read More
Well, looks like we weren't the only ones that thought even suggesting a ban on the word feminist was inconceivable…
Anne Theriault, a Canadian journalist, was just as fired up. In 140 characters inspired by The Princess Bride, she launched the greatest meme of 2014. Enjoy the origin story and our ten favorite iterations of #feministprincessbride.
Having @time include feminist on their words to ban list makes me want to say it even more, like a ... Read More
It’s just beginning to get cold outside, which means it’s time for every publication to come up with their end of the year lists. For their involvement in the 2014 commencement, TIME Magazine wants to know which word you would like to ban in the upcoming year. Included in their list of potentially policed phrases or words is “feminist” because, you know, the word literally just started gaining some steam, so we should definitely just crush that ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 24, 2014
Elections for the European Union will be held this Sunday, May 25th, and polls are predicting that Soraya Post will become the first candidate from the Swedish “Feminist Initiative” party (Fi) to take a seat in the EU parliament.
Soraya Post of the Swedish Feminist Initiative, Image Courtesy of The Guardian
Fi’s feisty slogan, "Out with the racists, in with the feminists," makes the important point that feminism ... Read More
I’ve seen bell hooks speak a few times at my university, and every time, I’ve cried. For the uninitiated, hooks is the activist and author responsible for such eloquent, world-rocking works as Ain't I A Woman? and Feminism is for Everybody. However, yesterday, during her panel discussion with Janet Mock, Shola Lynch, and Marci Blackman (titled “Are You Still a Slave?”), hooks shocked everyone in the room by criticizing ... Read More
On Tuesday September 17th, TIME named Nancy Gibbs its new managing editor, as The New York Times reports. Gibbs is the first woman to be given this position in the magazine’s 90-year history. Can we all just revel in this glory, with a big YAY FOR LADIES IN PRINT MEDIA!
Gibbs started as a TIME fact-checker 28 years ago, and over the course of working for the mag, she’s written more cover stories (ahem, 174 to be exact) than any other writer in TIME ... Read More
I’ll tell the story of “The Battle of the Sexes” the way it was told to me as a little girl on my way to my first national horse show. My father explained to me:
Even after Title IX gave women athletes the rights to proper funding, the public did not have the same reverence for women’s sports as they did for men’s. Nowhere was this more apparent than in tennis. Former tennis star Bobby Riggs notoriously disrespected women and ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Feb 28, 2013
When Marissa Mayer was hired as Yahoo!’s new CEO last summer, feminists hoped that the pregnant business tycoon would advance the cause of women in the workplace. Unfortunately, it seems that Mayer might not be the feminist crusader that we hoped she would be. In a recent Yahoo!-wide memo, Mayer announced that “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.” ... Read More
on May 11, 2012
This week's Time magazine cover story about Bill Sears has everyone up in arms. Even though the article is about Sears himself, the cover image shows a woman breastfeeding her large child, and the headline "Are you Mom Enough?' seems to be screaming "Lady, you are a freak!" Even though the boy on the cover is apparently 3 years old, he looks to be about 5 or 6. Folks are saying this is pedophilia, and perverted. While everyone knows "breast is best" ... Read More
Despite my issues with TIME magazine, I love the annual “Most Influential” people list. Maybe it’s because it brings to my attention people around the world who are making changes (both positive and negative), or maybe it’s because they named me “Person of the Year” in 2006.
Though TIME has yet to honor me and my greatness since 2006, they’ve honored more upstanding women than myself for 2012. Voting went live on Monday ... Read More