Category » Feminism
Since childhood, we’ve been taught over and over again – don't judge a book by its cover – but this seemingly golden maxim is getting harder to follow.  Earlier this month, we reported on the unyielding gendering of book covers. The trend is particularly persistent in young adult fiction, where “regular” books are marketed towards both genders, and then there are the books for girls: unabashedly decorated in frills, lace, and pink.  And accordingly, boys don’t read “girly” books, whereas girls often read across gender lines. Read More
The now-horny teenager of a book, The Rules for Getting Laid, has come out of hiding and couldn’t be a more hilarious look at feminism, sex, and dating. In fact, the cover promises that “Feminist women and men will try to ban or burn this book!”   Written in 1999 by obvious geniuses, David Graff and Ray Schwartz, readers get a taste of an “outrageous, hilarious, politically incorrect book [that] shows men the boneheaded mistakes they make in seducing women. Graff and Schwartz are unrelenting in their streetwise approach to dating. Read More
Talk about wham, bam, thank you ma’am! Meet los exóticos, a gay, campy sub-culture of the Mexican wrestling community lucha libre. While the wrestling style of lucha libres is similar to the standard staged, slamming and jamming we are used to seeing in America, the los exóticos are something WWF fans are not likely to embrace as they prance around stage. As it appears south of the border, Mexican wrestling has a much less homophobic opinion of wrestlers, despite the still seemingly homoerotic nature of the sport. Read More
I'm not sure if any of our readers would seriously look to Victoria's Secret models for marriage advice, or realistic perspective on...anything ever, but Miranda Kerr has caused quite a ruckus when she recently revealed the success of her marriage with Legolas. Apparently doing big things (writing books, making skin care products, etc.) in a recent interview for Net a Porter's online magazine, The Edit, Kerr was quoted saying the following:  “I think it is really important not to feel as a woman that you have to do and be everything. Read More
When the words “Feminist Make-Up tutorial” sashayed onto my Tumblr dashboard, I took the delicious piece of click-bait in order to find out how to fight misogyny while looking fabulous. Sure enough, it taught me how to put my Smash the Patriarchy #2 lipstick to good use, AND it became an instant favorite amongst my peers. Now we have a charming, uniform mask of righteousness to wear when we take up our rightful position as the superior sex. In case it's not evident, what I just demonstrated in the above paragraph was a staggering attempt at ~comedy. Read More