BY Gwen Berumen
on Jul 01, 2014
Music Week, UK Music, The Association of Independent Music (AIM), and Nordoff Robbins have teamed up to launch a new Women In Music event, an award ceremony to honor and reward some of the top female artists in the music industry.
According to Music Week, “The event will recognise the 30 most influential women executives from all sectors of the UK business, whilst also giving individual awards in five special categories: Outstanding Achievement, Media Pioneer, Creative Inspiration (the only category open to artists), Rising Star and Campaigner. Read More
on Jun 30, 2014
Okay America, I HAVE HAD ENOUGH. I am sick and tired of you spilling your “religious convictions” all over my nice new pair of CIVIL RIGHTS. I got them in mint condition, on sale for an exceptionally reasonable price, and now, THANKS TO YOU, they are splattered with ridiculous restrictions, based on bad science and arbitrary **cough sexist cough** beliefs. (Sorry, I’m a bit allergic to bull shit. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jun 10, 2014
Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves doesn’t take sexist antics quietly. This Syracuse hardcore band confronted some unexpected sexism at a recent show in Dallas, Texas while performing with several other female bands, including Potty Mouth, an all girl punk outfit. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, misogyny permeates even the hardcore sector of the music world.
Case in point, the concert promoters produced a flyer for the show that prominently featured two topless women in bondage, without the knowledge or consent of Perfect Pussy or Potty Mouth. Read More
on Jun 10, 2014
In an age when technology continues to grow exponentially while cultural conventions are still residual from a century ago, society becomes riddled with contradictions and people struggle to cope with their conflicting social expectations. In the incredibly relevant and scandalous play, The Feminism of a Soft Merlot or (How the Donkey Got Punched), these contradictions are thoroughly explored from a feminist perspective. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jun 03, 2014
Female-named hurricanes have statistically inflicted higher death tolls than male-named hurricanes, and according to one researcher, the reason is clear.
The research of Kiju Jung at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests that sexist stereotypes associated with women’s names are a possible explanation for why female hurricanes have double the average fatalities. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Jun 02, 2014
It's easy to say that guys sometimes don't understand the struggle inherent in the female experience. They haven't had to endure the hardship, live in the carefully negotiated bodies we women occupy, or deal with the unfair boundaries society sets for us. And then I read something that suggests men might not be the only ones who are deluded.
Mariel Loveland, a musician in the band Candy Hearts, recently wrote a piece for Noisey called "How to Survive Being the Only Girl in a Band. Read More
This Sunday, May 11, we will celebrate the mothers in our lives, those women who, with the help of our fathers and other mentors, taught us how to be good people, whose shoulders we cried on and whose laughter brightened our days. In celebration of the holiday, international clothing brand Desigual released a mystifying commercial, one which many have found sexist and insulting. The ad presents a young woman trying on a slinky, colorful dress; catching her reflection in a mirror, she stuffs the abdomen of her garment with a cushion. Read More
For your consideration: "The Domestic Anti Nag Gag," a soccer ball-shaped device that promises to silence women and allow men to live their lives free of pesky female requests. The English branch of international clothing store River Island recently came under fire for selling this shockingly inappropriate item. Consumers were outraged when they saw the gag pop up on the brand’s website; among those offended was actor Jenny Bede, who promptly shared her thoughts with thousands of Twitter followers: “This can’t be real surely?! It’s disgusting. Read More
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Online dating and matchmaking apps, though helpful for many, are unfortunately a breeding ground for harassment. Shielded by a computer and a username, people are often emboldened to say some pretty degrading things, and sexual interest is converted into straight-out internet malice. Improper sentences (both in structure and in content) like “Bet your tight” are tossed out into the viral stratosphere, without any consideration for the target. Read More
As women and especially as teenagers, we’re continuously told to hide our bodies; our clothes are deemed too low cut and too tight, and we are asked to present ourselves in ways that satisfy and placate others.
Allison Roth is a 17-year-old who wore a tank top to the gym and got scolded. As a member of Planet Fitness in Waterford Township, the young woman assumed that the facility and franchise would hold true to its mission to foster a “judgement-free zone;” she had never been informed of a dress code of any kind. Read More