Category » Feminism
Marianna Taschinger, a victim of revenge porn, fights back    In a recent piece, The New York Times’s Erica Goode exposes the corrupt, disgusting world of “revenge porn.” All around the country, people are founding websites onto which angry ex-lovers can post nude images previously sent or given to them in moments of intimacy. The goal of these websites is to provide a way for disgruntled men to exact revenge on their exes. Other men are free to peruse the pictures, and with ad space sales, the website owners can make thousands. Read More
Some say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. New York Post reporter Stephanie Smith took that as gospel truth, and she set the Internet abuzz yesterday by revealing herself as the author behind The blog came about after Smith made her boyfriend a sandwich one morning. After finishing the meal, he told Smith that she was “300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring.” Her blog chronicles her journey (and recipes) towards that proposal—today’s sandwich, the “Baked at Halftime” Fried Green Tomato BLT, is number 177. Read More
Reported by the Los Angeles Times, a new group of Latina bicyclists are now riding the streets of LA with a mission. In light of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the fact that I am a failed Latina bicyclist, I took this article to heart. The nine-member female group, also known as the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade, uses “feminine positive” slogans and bike with a political purpose. Their group’s playful name intends to create “acknowledgement/acceptance/pride in one’s historically oppressed body,” as the Times says. Read More
  I’ll tell the story of “The Battle of the Sexes” the way it was told to me as a little girl on my way to my first national horse show. My father explained to me: Even after Title IX gave women athletes the rights to proper funding, the public did not have the same reverence for women’s sports as they did for men’s. Nowhere was this more apparent than in tennis. Former tennis star Bobby Riggs notoriously disrespected women and he pretty much suggested that women’s tennis was a joke. Read More
With Halloween just around the corner, every store is bursting with the same lame costumes they have every year...Batman, Spiderman, and of course their barely-there female counterparts! These skin-tight and ultra-revealing looks got me thinking...If you're going to be fighting bad guys (or good guys!) you would need some serious comfort and breathe-ability instead of latex lingerie.   Illustrator Celeste Pille was thinking just the same thing when she used her skills to re-imagine spandex bikinis and leather corsets as actual crime-fighting wear. Read More