BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 29, 2015
Plot twist! Turns out the leader behind the controversial Men's Right's Movement used to be pals with Gloria Steinem. Mother Jones released a profile of Warren Farrell's journey from feminist to hero of the haters, and we are left with an unshakable feeling of unease (as well as many questions—like, for one, why is this guy only ever photographed in a cave? Like here. And here. And oh yeah, also here.)
In the 60s, feminists were excited about the ... Read More
Mega hottie and all-around cool dude Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants to talk about feminism, and he's interested in hearing your response.
After declaring he was a feminist on The Ellen Show and in various interviews, Gordon-Levitt did not anticipate the wave of anti-feminist comments he eventually received. Afterwards, he became interested in understanding the many different views of feminism and feminists. This inspired him to open up topic ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Sep 05, 2014
When the hosts of the web show "PolitiChicks" made a guest appearance on "Fox & Friends" this past Tuesday, they voiced opinions that probably would have been offensive if they hadn't been so deeply confusing. The occasion for the PolitiChicks' visit to "Fox & Friends" was the release of their new book, entitled "What Women Really Want." After listening to their interview, I have serious doubts that the PolitiChicks even know what women are.
The ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 22, 2014
“Asian Girlz,” a song by Day Above Ground, opens with the lines “Asian girl, she’s my Asian girl,/ you’re my Asian girl.” Right off the bat, the singer proclaims his ownership of a woman (or ‘girl’) who he identifies only through her race. PS, NSFW:
The song only gets worse from there, fetishizing Asian women through its use of sexually aggressive language and, in the music video, imagery. It ... Read More
BY Molly Simms
on May 02, 2014
What do NFL locker rooms and a mobile clinic doling out “Free Prostate Exams!” have in common? They’re all places where you’re unlikely to find women. And that’s unsurprising and fine, but the creator of the genius Tumblr 100PercentMen has blown my mind grapes by pointing out other places where women have yet to tread. And though I’m well-versed in Infuriating Woman’s Issues News, even I had to gasp at some of ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 21, 2014
At this point, if you are a feminist you are probably aware of the absurd squawkings of Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-ERA, hyper-conservative, anti-feminist activist--her most recent offense being an op-ed authored for the Christian Post about how us poor feminist are going to die alone if we get equal pay.
No, really. She actually believes it. From BUST's blog response to the op-ed:
The most shocking and insulting words perhaps are these: ... Read More
With song titles like “Miss Independent,” pop star Kelly Clarkson would seem to most like a feminist. But she doesn’t see it that way. In conversation with TIME’s Belinda Luscombe, Clarkson stated the word feminist is “too strong. I think when people hear feminist, it’s like, ‘Get out of my way, I don’t need anyone.’” She goes on to explain, “I love that I’m being taken care of, ... Read More
Karl Lagerfeld’s recurrent anti-woman and body-shaming comments probably aren’t great career moves for a Chanel and Fendi designer who thrives on appealing to women. He first got under my skin when giving an interview with Harper’s Bazaar... as Coco Chanel herself. When asked if she was still a feminist, the faux Coco Lagerfeld clumsily responded, “I was never a feminist because I was never ugly enough for that.” Wow. Not only ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 28, 2013
I guess we were overdue for a high-profile anti-feminist diatribe, huh? Well, looks like we have VICE Magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes to thank for the misogynistic tirade he gave during a Huffington Post liveblog last week. It only took a measly eight minutes for McInnes to prove he fears nothing more than a set of ovaries.
The wise and worldly McInnes stated that feminism has made women "deeply unhappy" and that all a woman really wants to do ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 01, 2013
Last week, we shared with you The Most Misogynistic Article of All Time: Return of Kings “24 Signs She’s a Slut”. Right on cue, the “Male Rights Activists” (MRAs) squirmed out of the woodwork, informing every advocate of women's rights of just how wrong they are. Think I’m joking? I wish! But you can’t make this stuff up people!
Let's have a look-see at some of the most memorable gems from the diamond mine that was ... Read More