BY Intern Kaisa
on Dec 14, 2011
There was a collective sigh of disappointment for those following the impending decision by the Obama administration last week that would have hopefully relaxed the age restrictions on over-the counter sales of Plan B emergency contraceptive; a change that was recommendation by the FDA. The administration decided against the changes, a direct 180 from a 2009 promise to restore and support scientific integrity regarding its decisions about ... Read More
I, like millions of girls across the great wide-open interwebz, have uploaded a Facebook picture where my lips are pursed defiantly at the camera. I do it all the time, actually, and I think it’s badass. Recently, to my slight dismay, I found out that this facial expression is called “duckface." I also noticed a trend around the webz of people, mostly young men, dissing (for lack of a better term) the duckface; calling it “stupid” and ... Read More
No woman wants someone telling her what her vagina should look. That’s why the activist group UK Feminista and performance art group the Muffia—known for wearing nude bodysuits decorated with tufts of pubic hair—are taking to the London Streets tomorrow morning.
These women are tired of the porn industry promoting the removal of pubic hair. Let’s just say, bald isn’t always beautiful. These ladies are also railing against the rise in ... Read More
Control Tonight, the new ad campaign from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, recently released an ad intended to curb binge drinking, using rape as the dire consequence of partying. However, rather than saying that alcohol impairs the judgment of both parties, (including the rapist) the ad instead uses the age-old framework that implies that rape is the woman's (and her friends') fault.
The ad features an image of a woman's nude legs on a bathroom floor with ... Read More
In the past few days, some iPhone users have been crying foul, claiming that Apple's making a pro-life stance via Siri, the iPhone 4S “personal assistant." Nancy Keenan, president of the pro-choice foundation NARAL, started to stir the pot with a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. She explained, “Siri responded to a question concerning where to find abortion provider by directing an individual to anti-choice organization known as crisis pregnancy ... Read More
You wouldn't normally think of Forbes.com as a destination for lady-centric political articles, but blogger Hannah Woit brings up some interesting issues in her recent column for the site. She writes about her mental battle with the concepts of traditionally "feminine" behaviors, and how she reconciles them with her feminist views. Woit asks herself, “I enjoy making a sandwich for my boyfriend… Can I still be a feminist?” and muses, "I ... Read More
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, was released last Friday, and had the 5th highest-grossing opening weekend ever. Girls, tweens, and full-grown ladies around the world are flocking to movie theaters to see the film, but what are they taking away from it? Mild spoiler, but in the movie, leading lady Bella opts to carry her demon baby to term, risking her life in the process. Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter for the entirety of The Twilight Saga and ... Read More
The holidays are nearly upon us, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is in a week, kicking off the Christmas season. One of the season's most time-honored acts, the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” has received a makeover. Santa may gasp, but The Rockettes, who are known for their astonishing kick line, are breaking from tradition this year.
(Linda Haberman running Rockettes practice)
Director and choreographer Linda Haberman wanted to ... Read More
The 2012 Presidential election is just around the corner and Michelle wants all the ladies to get involved. She recently announced Women For Obama, a new fundraising group that looks to reengage the women who are still hoping a change is gonna come.
In an email The First Lady sent to supporters, she says her husband understands women’s issues “because he lived them.”
“Barack knows what it means when a family struggles,” she writes. ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch
on Nov 14, 2011
Joan Didion, author and journalist, grew up a military brat around the time of World War II. She went to college at Berkeley, and after graduation wrote a telling account of “flower children” in the book Slouching Towards Bethlehem. In the book, one of these hippies predicts that she'll be faced with “double death” in her life. At the time, no one could have imagined that this dark line would, in fact, prove true. Didion’s husband, ... Read More