BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 13, 2013
This morning, I started my day with a chuckle after stumbling upon New York Magazine's "39 Things We'll Miss About the Patriarchy, Which is Dead". The article came as a response to Slate Magazine's piece "The Patriarchy is Dead" (subtitle: Feminists, accept it.) (sub-subtitle: ugh, gross.)
Check out a few of the things New York Magazine says they will miss the most about the dead-and-buried patriarchal structure:
1. The 200 abortion restrictions passed since 2011, closing 58 (or roughly 1 in 10) clinics.
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BY Adrienne Tooley
on Sep 13, 2013
Fix the Family, a Catholic centered lifestyle blog, has never been known for their feminist ideals. They preach traditional gender roles to the nth degree: the man is the provider and head of household, while the woman cooks, cleans, cares for the children, and submits to her husband. But even when you know not to take the things a website says too seriously, sometimes they go ahead and post something so archaic and misguided that you can’t help but feel the feminist rage brew. Read More
BY Lindsay Harris
on Aug 19, 2013
Oh hell to the naw! These men went there, so the backlash they are about to receive will not be pretty.
Maybe not so surprisingly, comic creators Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Gerry Conway (The Punisher) have unabashedly inferred that it doesn’t matter how they portray women in their comic creations, because comic books are not for women, anyway.
Right. Because if boys and men enjoy reading unadulterated rape scenes, that’s not any of us “uninterested” females' concerns. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Aug 07, 2013
I’ll be honest: I’m not a math fan. My high school career was all about Algebra dragging down my otherwise stellar C+ average. I can't do fractions or long division or tell time on a clock... I dislike numbers and try to avoid them at all costs.
But that doesn’t take away from the fact that the above shirt from Children’s Place is ridiculous. How ridiculous?
The shirt proudly proclaims that girls excel in important subjects like “shopping,” “music” and “dancing. Read More
“Just because you regret a one night stand, doesn’t mean it wasn’t consensual."
Wow. Go to hell.
These are the posters that have been popping up around the University of Alberta Campus in Edmonton. A bullshit mimicry of Battered Women's Support Services "Don't Be That Guy" project.
You may have seen the original brilliant campaign, which asserts that men should end their role in rape by not exploiting or taking advantage of someone who’s intoxicated. Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on Apr 26, 2013
In our last post about B, we raised an eyebrow at her reluctance to call herself a feminist. Why? Because we believe she is a feminist and she should own it. That’s why we did a serious double-take at what Rakhi Kumar wrote about her in the Huffington Post last week.
In “An Open Letter to Michelle Obama”, Kumar reprimands the first lady for recognizing Beyonce as a role model for her two daughters:
“... Read More
According to Princeton University alumna Susan Patton, I’ve sacrificed eternal marital bliss by not locking down a husband while in the oh-so-casual days of college. “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate.” Mrs. Patton said in a letter to the Daily Princetonian. “For most of you, the cornerstone of your future and happiness will be inextricably linked to the man you marry, and you will never again have this concentration of men who are worthy of you.”
Well, shit. Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on Apr 18, 2013
A new study from the University of Michigan shows a strong relationship between active feminism and gender/sexual harassment at work. Fun! According to Kathryn Holland, a leading author in the study, "Women openly engaging in activism for women's rights may pose a more obvious threat to the existing gender hierarchy—a hierarchy that grants more power to men than women…men may therefore feel greater motivation to sexually harass women who endorse feminist ideology."
Immediately, Lewis’ Law comes to mind. Read More
BY Lan Truong
on Oct 17, 2012
"This animal is quite harmless if not touched!"
"Muzzle or no muzzle, jabber she will!"
A picture's worth a thousand words, and the illustrations on postcards say a lot about the time that they were created. For example, it's easy to see from the women wearing muzzles postcards (did I just type "women wearing muzzles"?!) above that whatever time period they came about in, it was an important one for women's rights. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 18, 2012
Sometimes, when I read about whatever horrible thing televangelist Pat Robertson has said lately, my first instinct is to laugh — so much of what Robertson says seems straight out of the Onion. I saw this graphic going around on Tumblr recently and promptly burst into hysterical giggles:
YOU GUYS, FEMINISTS ARE LESBIAN COMMUNIST WITCHES WHO GO AROUND MURDERING MEN AND CHILDREN!!!!
But once I calm down, I remember that Robertson is an active political figure and the host of an immensely popular TV show, and about a million people tune in to watch him spew his hate every day. Read More