Taylor Momsen, 16-year-old anti-role model, apparently has a loud mouth and a BFF vibrator. Not that anyone really cares about celebrities, but we can occasionally learn something from them. In this case, teen sexuality. Specifically, teen girls’ sexuality because most of the world seems to feel that it doesn’t exist, or shouldn’t. Dudes everywhere are jacking off right now (creepy right?) but young ladies everywhere seem to think that ... Read More
on Jul 21, 2010
Big news from the Center for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa is being celebrated globally today. CAPRISA announced a breakthrough in research on male to female transmission of HIV with the use of vaginally applied tenofovir gel. With over 5 million people currently undergoing therapy for HIV/AIDS, and no cure in sight, prevention tactics are critical.
The results of the study were basically that using the gel cut a woman’s chances of getting ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker
on Jul 19, 2010
The official press releases for Rodarte's collection for MAC Cosmetics hit the internet last week to outrage. Their collection, Rodarte claims, was inspired by "a road trip that we took in Texas last year, from El Paso to Marfa." The collection includes shade names such as Factory and Juarez. Yes, Juarez, like the city (Cuidad Juárez) where femicide has been taking place for almost 10 years now, nearly unchecked.
Comments on the makeup blog Temptalia, one ... Read More
It is pretty common to see mannequins in store windows with an alien-like thinness, their tall willowy bodies and emotionless faces looking down on you. However, when window-shopping the other day, I happened to notice mannequins posing in a lingerie store’s window, all of whom had very visible ribs.
It’s bad enough that mannequins often have very visible nipples (why are they always turned on or freezing?), but these mannequins look as underfed as ... Read More
on Jul 15, 2010
Mozhdah Jamalzadah is more than just a beautiful voice. She’s been using her talent lately as an inspiration for change in the rigid social structures of traditional Afghan culture through her new television talk show called Mozhdah. Born in Kabul, Mozhdah’s family fled to Canada when she was very young. She was raised in Canada, but when she returned to Afghanistan she realized her calling was to be part of what she calls “a much needed ... Read More
on Jul 08, 2010
There’s been a whole lot of debate surrounding Japanese game culture lately. And reasonably so; as the entertainment industry has taken it too far with the new game “RapeLay.” Without elaborating, the motive of this crap rape game is to rape random female avatars, as well as their family members in discreet spots as well as in public. How’s that for stunting healthy sexual growth in young people?
But when this issue was ... Read More
Babble’s Strollerderby posed an interesting idea today: what if the Pill could be sold over-the-counter, no doctor’s visit or prescription necessary? On initial thought, this sounds amazing, especially for all the teens out there who would NOT end up pregnant and in poverty, or worse, in abstinence-only PSAs or poorly-acted TV shows.
According to this Newsweek article, members of the Oral Contraceptive Over-the-Counter Working Group, a ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jul 08, 2010
Lady blog Jezebel has really gone off the rails on this one. After writing a piece about the supposed female oppression in the workplace at The Daily Show, bloggers and finally the women of the Daily Show themselves disagreed. But it was an article in Slate that set off this headline: Jealous Bitches Start Face-Clawing Catfight! This could've been funny if the rest of the article was, but it wasn't. Instead it was a litany of whiny complaints written by a writer ... Read More
Ok, I’ll admit this blog post is about three months overdue. Although, I’d argue that it’s really never too late to draw attention to a good movie or an awesome young female character.
So I’m just going to proceed.
Last night I ended up watching the movie Kick-Ass on bootleg. I had dismissed the film when it came out back in April due to its seemingly lame premise (high school comic-book nerd wants to be a ... Read More
on Jul 07, 2010
What seems to be all the rage these days? Burning money. That's right. In protest to the wage gap between men and women, Sweden's feminist group set fire to what amounted to $13,000 - a number which symbolizes the money women miss out on every minute. While Sweden is known internationally for its progressive moves towards gender equality and substantial family support (including paid maternity AND paternity leave) it still has a long way to go to support women in ... Read More