By: Andrea Alarcón I was not going to write about this, given that well, everyone has. But I figured I should give an explanation to why you are no longer my Facebook friend. You see, when I posted the Hollaback! video on my wall, it served as a filter. If you commented something like “but […]Read more "Explanation for that viral street harassment video"
I travel often. Hell, it’s my favorite thing in the whooole wide world. With this comes buying overpriced magazines to entertain me in waiting rooms. It’s when I feel all philanthropic and stuff for purchasing an honest-to-God physical print of something. Who pays for journalism anymore? Silly rabbits. And when I go to buy them, […]Read more "If it’s not a women’s magazine, it must be a men’s"
Via Upworthy: “Joss Whedon, director of “The Avengers” and [creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer], has a history of writing strong women characters. Back in 2006, the organization Equality Now honored him for being a staunch ally for women. In his thank-you speech, he decided to talk about the tedious and vapid question journalists never […]Read more "Joss Whedon on Why He Writes Strong Women Characters"
By Juliana Jiménez Jada Pinkett Smith released a song about sex trafficking called “Nada Se Compara”, as you can tell, in Spanish. The video was directed by Salma Hayek, and together with Pinkett Smith, they launched a website, http://www.dontsellbodies.org, to raise awareness about this problem. Though her Spanish, the video and the music all suck a […]Read more "Great Cause, Not-So-Great Music"
By Juliana Jimenez Cracked.com: 4 Reasons Commercials Are Sexist (Against Men) — Not what you’d expect. Excellent writing and captioning for true satire of the 21st Century. http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-commercials-are-sexist-against-men/ Change.org: Petition from 14-year-old girl to Seventeen magazine: Stop photoshopping girls in magazines, it’s like, fucking hurting us. — Seriously, she’s only asking them “to commit to […]Read more "Read-It Round-Up 5/9/12"
By Juliana Jiménez Progress is not inevitable, and the current political climate, the state of women in politics, and the war on women are all cases in point. Kathy Kleeman and Debbie Walsh from the Center for American Women and Politics wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post on channeling the ire of women so that […]Read more "Will 2012 be the “Year of the Woman”?"
Femination has been nominated for a Reader Appreciation Award! We thank Jueseppi B. from the Obamacrat blog for the nomination, and encourage you to visit his blog. By tradition, we will list six nominations for the award: Conspire for Change Obamacrat Feministing The Daily Bliss Pursuit The Situation Blog Keep Me From Dating a Republican Thanks […]Read more "Reader Appreciation Awards"