Category » Feminism
We were laughing our asses off at the BUST 20th Anniversary Extravaganza while these two took over the stage. Now the hilarious duo has once again proved their comedic genius with a response to the anti-abortion legislation in Texas. Comedian David Cross and actress/poet Amber Tamblyn created the perfect parody of the newest doctor - the "Gynotician." In a seemingly typical  gyno checkup, a patient (Amb Tamb) comes in to see her doctor to get birth control. Unfortunately, her physician is Dr. Read More
You might've already seen the great boylesque parody of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" by Mod Carousel, but this one gets an A+++ for creativity and FEMINISM. These ladies totally rewrote the song to show the overtones of sexism, male dominance, and general inappropriateness of the lyrics. The original video and lyrics basically indicates that women are pretending to be "good girls" by playing hard to get with dudes. ("You know you want it." That definitely doesn't sound like a precursor to date rape...) But really, they just "REALLY DON'T WANT IT." THANKS, BUT NO THANKS. Read More
Peeps in France were stoked to see a new postage stamp design featuring the iconic Marianne emblem, representative of liberty and reason for the country. Some (dumbasses) were shocked, however, when they learned that the sketch was inspired by none other than our favorite boob-baring Ukrainian feminist group, FEMEN. President Francois Hollande revealed the illustration of Marianne rocking a Phrygian conical cap on Sunday in honor of Bastille Day. Olivier Ciappa is the photographer and designer behind the controversial art piece. Read More
As the YA genre has risen in popularity in recent years, the number of female protagonists has also grown in both books and film. Besides the obvious awesomeness of this, it’s especially great for there to be strong female characters in books for younger teens. I remember having a hard time finding many books with girls as the main characters beyond anything written by Tamora Pierce when I was in middle school. (Not complaining, though. All her characters were kick-ass).  As is with politics, CEOs, and other high-ranking positions, the more female role models the better. Read More
Meanwhile in Pakistan, a new 3-D, animated children’s show is supposed to debut featuring a crime-fighting WOMAN in – get this – a burka. In case you couldn’t tell by the title.  Yes, it's the Burka Avenger, a mild-mannered school teacher by day and a defender of women’s education by night. She fights villains who are trying to close girl's schools with pens and books. Are those super powers? I guess they can be. BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Okay, she’s not Wonder Woman, but it’s a noble cause. Read More