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Toni Stone is one hell of a woman. She's also one of the best baseball players you've never heard of. Since women's leagues refused her eligibility due to the color of her skin, Stone ended up playing alongside men in the Negro League. She became the first woman to play professionally in the league against big-shots like Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Buck O’Neil, and Satchel Paige. Today she's often referred to as 'the female Jackie Robinson'. Author Martha ... Read More
RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and Music Box Films are getting together for the DVD release of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and the theatrical releases of the next two in the trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. Being that the main character of the Millenium Trilogy deals with sexual abuse and its aftermath, this co-opted social action campaign destined for over 1,000 colleges, universities, ... Read More
Hearing Sarah Palin talk about why women can be anti-choice feminists has been pretty terrifying. Her message, that women can and should be expected to be have children they don't actually want, is totes ridic. But her supporting argument, suggesting that it's anti-feminist to accuse women of being unable to handle this load, is a bit trickier. Answering is like trying to respond to the "when did you stop beating your wife" question. Meanwhile, daughter Bristol ... Read More
Women make up the majority of the workforce these days, and have even been breaking into the boys clubs, also known as politics and comedy. Olivia Munn and (gasp!) Elena Kagan have proven to be the ladies of the week who combined both politics and comedy. One of our favorite new columnists at Salon keeps it real with some sassy advice for dudes who are too distracted by co-workers’ boobiliciousness, and we can’t help but think about that Debrahlee ... Read More
  Thanks go to Feministing for bringing this awesome little documentary that a bunch of school-age kids did on gender stereotyping! Way to go mini Judith Butlers— you've restored our faith in future generations. Also, a special thanks to brilliant parents and teachers who encourage their kids to question social norms! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Image: ... Read More
This new Old Spice ad cannot be ignored any longer. Besides being hilarious, ridiculous, and featuring the eye-candy that is Isaiah Mustafa, there seems to be a change in tone for the better in terms of gender. Personally, I think it's more sensitive to gender roles, but still keeping with the sensitive manly-man ideal. We know that Old Spice is going for the ridiculous— "Swan dive!"... genius— and our favorite Old Spice Man gracefully lands in a hot ... Read More
The Palin family just won’t go away. Recently, we’ve seen Sarah Palin all over the news preaching what she deems a new “feminism” to women by empowering themselves through accepting traditional gender roles. In the news, she is said to have bonded with groups of women by revealing how hard it was to be pregnant at forty. She says that she “drove to another state to buy a pregnancy test” and “waited in a lonely, hotel ... Read More
Over the past five years, doctor’s have made many breakthroughs in the battle to preserve and prolong women’s fertility.   And while I think we’re all familiar with invitro at this point, you may not know much about ovarian transplantation.  The first successful ovarian tissue transplant was performed back in 2004 between two sisters. Only a handful have been performed around the world since then, mainly due to the high cost and ... Read More

Literary Ladies

BY Nissa in Feminizzle

Two talented women will be in town tonight to discuss their recent literary endeavors. Koren Zailckas, author of Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood will be reading and leading a discussion tonight at McNally Jackson Books alongside author Hephzibah Anderson, author of Chastened: The Unexpected Story of My Year Without Sex. The reading will start at 7 p.m. Smashed, which came out about four years ago when Zailckas was twenty-three, was Zailckas first book, and, ... Read More
Forbes Magazine has just released its annual list of “The 100 Most Powerful Celebrities” and it appears the past year was particularly good for Hollywood’s most talented and versatile ladies.  Raking in a ridiculous $315 million from her media empire, the one and only Oprah Winfrey kicked Angelina Jolie out of the No. 1 spot to reclaim her throne.    She’s followed by Beyonce at No. 2 who earned $87 million largely due to her ... Read More
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