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You've heard of #YesAllWomen, but what about #AllMenCan? Elizabeth Plank dreamed up the heartening flip side to the #YesAllWomen coin. Searching through the #YesAllWomen tag, you'll find tweets detailing the hurtful minutiae of sexism which plague daily life as a female.    Since the #YesAllWomen posts have left me feeling like I've been dragged through the dirt, and the horrible related news stories piling up all over the web, I'm glad that #AllMenCan is here to pick me up and dust me off. Read More
My day was just ruined by a little viral video about men learning the science of seducing women. This video isn’t about how to get to know women, or listen to what they want or need, it's about straight up TRICKING THEM INTO BEING SEXUALLY AND EMOTIONALLY DEPENDENT ON YOU. Gosh, I know that sounds like the perfect relationship for every woman everywhere!  I especially love that the video credits women’s super basic DNA and uncontrollable primal urges as the research. Read More
So people everywhere are still annoyed by guys occupying waaay too much space on the train. You may remember the blog: Men Taking Up Too Much Space On The Train from this past September. This is a particularly real issue on NYC public transit because the ceiling handles are positioned just 6 inches out of my 5’4’’ reach.  Brooklyn resident and writer, Jenna Clark Embrey, took it upon herself to publish an open letter to men on the subway through McSweeney’s Publishing House. Read More
  Art critic John Berger’s text Ways of Seeing suggests that women in art are often displayed for the pleasure of men, tilting their heads and looking at the viewer with an air of suggestion and submission. There’s a connection between this idea and his claim that advertising sells fantasy more than it does products; ads seem to suggest, “Buy this, and this girl will want to sleep with you.” The objectification of women sells.    Motorcycle advertising is no exception. Read More
      We’ve all been taught that drinking isn’t very ladylike: my mother cautioned me as a child not to drink before I was of age because she “embarrassed herself” in her youth. I never asked any questions, and I didn’t drink more than a sip until that lychee martini I had on my 21st birthday. On the other hand, my father got made fun of for not liking alcohol in his younger days; today, people still tell him to “man up” and have a drink. Read More
  2011 brought us Miss Representation, one of the most influential documentaries on women and the media ever made.  Across the world, feminist resource centers, colleges, universities, and countless individuals have screened the film. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out. We only have great things to say about Jennifer Siebel Newsom's work. And now she's bringing us something new. At Miss Representation screenings, many people asked Jennifer about issues of male representation in media and the current "crisis of masculinity. Read More
  It all started with a ‘zine. Twenty years ago, we Xeroxed and stapled BUST into existence. Since then, we’ve evolved into one of the most beloved and ballsy women’s magazines in the world, surviving and thriving through some of the most cataclysmic changes in the media landscape. Read More
  For some ungodly reason, these two guys wanted to feel their wives’ labor pains for themselves. Sweet? Strange? Well, it’s definitely something. After technicians hooked electrode simulators onto the guys’ abdomens, they electrocuted them (!) over and over to simulate labor. Yowza! The dudes start out laughing but that doesn’t last long. Check out the video, and then for Goddess’ sake - thank your mom. BONUS: If your twisted self enjoyed watching that, click here to see two different guys do it in Dutch. Thanks to LiveLeak.com. Read More
  Some days, a lady just wants to see a fine man strip. You’d think this would be easy but there are so many perils in the way. Male strippers, for some reason, often feel the need to oil themselves up, grow their hair long and stringy and perform in such a way that you feel you need to go home and take a shower and not in the good way. Enter the New York Boylesque Festival on April 26th and 27th. A troupe of talented and titillating males will be entertaining you with the ancient art of burlesque. Expect amazing outfits, sidesplitting routines and yes, some oiled up bods. Read More
Last Tuesday, in association with V-Day, Eve Ensler, award-winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues, hosted a panel discussion regarding sexual violence, in the light of the Steubenville rape case. The event sold out in eight minutes. Though it was exciting to know that every seat would filled with engaged listeners, there was something so annoyingly typical about the scene that greeted me: the audience was composed almost entirely of women, with a couple of guys sprinkled here and there. Read More