on Oct 08, 2010
Hey ladies, got any bras hangin' around that are either too big, too small, too tight, too fancy, too neon or too cream??? In honor of Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness month, why don't you donate those extra double-barreled slingshots to women who actually need them? By recycling your bras, you will be helping to raise money for breast cancer research and giving ladies across the globe some much needed "support."
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The formulas for success in the Land of Show Business are quite clear. Playing a politician or mentally challenged character will get most men an oscar, making a movie about war or funny-looking people in lands unknown will get most directors 9 oscars, and wrinkles on a woman can cost her a career.
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Lynda Carter made television history when she played Wonder Woman from 1975-1979. Can such an iconic portrayal ever be lived up to? It will have to be, because word is out that David E. Kelley, creator of "The Practice", "Ally McBeal", and "Boston Legal", is on board with Warner Bros for the return of a Wonder Woman TV series. Little is known regarding details of the show, except that it might focus more on Wonder Woman's alter ego, Diana Prince, as ... Read More
Rarely is the role of men in feminist activism addressed in an organized forum, backed by research and experience, as it will be tomorrow in the panel, "Building Partnerships: What Men Can do to Advance Women's Leadership." Hosted by Barnard College's Athena Center for Leadership Studies, which is run by renowned civil rights attorney Kathryn Kolbert, the event features panels on women's leadership in the private sector and in public institutions. Nicholas ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker
on Oct 01, 2010
The answer: because two senators are holding up the vote that would allow it. Yep, you read that right: Senators Tim Coburn (R – OK) and Jim DeMint (R – SC) have placed a hold on the bill (which the House already passed), which would sell a piece of land near the Smithsonian Institution for the purpose of building a National Women’s History Museum. Their action came after the Concerned Women for America wrote DeMint a letter urging him to hold ... Read More
It is 2010 and I read an article the other day in the New York Times about how women are still dealing with the disparity in wages, a battle the women at Ford's Dagenham assembly plant fought, and supposedly won, in 1968. Their struggles, and their victories, are honored in Nigel Cole's new film, "Made in Dagenham", a British comedy coming to us this fall. The film recounts the true story of the 187 sewing machinists who protested being classed as ... Read More
I had the pleasure of watching singer/writer/comedian Mindy Raf perform as her alter ego, Leibya Rogers, on Saturday night at Arlene's Grocery in New York City. The act consisted of vegan feminist multi-talented live performer, Leibya, using songs, sounds, and some interpretive dancing to tell us about herself and her beliefs. Among my favorites was a love song to Katie Holmes, with lyrics like, "I'll let you scream real loud when you're in labor", a ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch
on Sep 23, 2010
Mehran is a six-year-old Afghani girl who is being raised by her parents as a boy. This phenomenon is called bacha posh, and translates to “girl in boy’s clothes”. In Afghanistan boys are valued higher than girls; they are able to carry their father’s name and be privy to his inheritance. Women are alienated from any kind of social standing and not really even allowed to be seen let alone walk freely. Bacha posh looks to remedy this, ... Read More
BY Lauren Rubin
on Sep 21, 2010
I like to compare reality television to cheese puffs. I can always rely on them to supplying me with no nutritional value and a consistent source of instant cheesy gratification. When the giant size tinsel lined economy pack bag is dwindling down to near emptiness, I know that in a mere few hours I will be regretting my lustful snacking perseverance, and proceed to feel awful at grazing myself into a new all time low.With that being said, it's no surprise that the ... Read More
BY Katie Zanin
on Sep 14, 2010
Camille Paglia’s latest article is titled “Lady Gaga and the Death of Sex.” The name itself sounds like it could be the title of Lady Gaga’s next album. Not to be mistaken for a “Little Monster” herself, Paglia, a long-standing voice of feminism, writes about the nonsensical exhibitionism and cultural extremities that have shot Lady Gaga straight to the top.
What bugs me most about Camille Paglia’s article is ... Read More