In today’s news that proves the world is fucked, a 15-year-old in the Maldives has been sentenced to public flogging for engaging in consensual sex before marriage. More
Of all the things covered in PBS’ documentary on modern feminism Makers: Women Who Make America last night, fashion was admittedly towards the bottom in terms of importance. In fact, it covered so many important things that you should probably go watch the whole thing. But before you do, let’s take a moment to talk about how feminism affected women’s shirts, because you can’t liberate yourself and others without first purchasing the right shirt, can you? More
So it’s pretty cool and socially acceptable to make fun of Zooey Deschanel these days. I have even done it myself on occasion. (I kid because I love!) But while I’ll admit that I used to harbor a mild dislike for her for various poorly thought out reasons, I’ve decided lately that I think she is great. And not just because I find New Girl amusing. More
WOMEN ARE WEAK. WE ALL NEED PROTECTING. [INSERT OBNOXIOUS CRYING HERE.] More
Let’s all agree to shut down the slut-shaming, okay? Having casual sex with a bunch of partners is only slutty when you define casual and bunch. Let’s say that means in your sweatpants and 7,000. Because it’s definitely not slutty if you’re happy, and it’s not slutty if you have regrets. Unless those regrets were about said sweatpants. Personally, I love to get down in sweatpants. More
The Patriarchal Stone – Earned through realness. With it the user can defeat Bitches.
The Fen of Misandry – May or may not be real. Tread carefully.
The Bridge of Intersectionality – Players cannot cross the Bridge of Intersectionality without trading their Privilege at the Booth of Self-Knowledge for Postcolonial Theory Boots.
The Zone of Friendship – Players who are sequestered here lose a turn until they can draw the Card of Exile. More
Dear Putin: Karma is a bitch, but a pretty one at that. More
Let’s talk about the Violence Against Women Act. You may remember it from the time Al Franken got adorably choked up while debating it on the Senate floor, or the time it provided programs and services to victims of domestic violence for 18 years in a row. The bill is up for reauthorization right now, which one might not think would be controversial. But it is! More
While I’ll never say Bridget Jones was a great model for single women with her whole obsession with weight and preference for assholes, I will admit that being single was part of her charm. More
I didn’t look like a feminist, so I wasn’t a feminist. Although, I can’t really tell you exactly what I thought a feminist looked like — except that they probably wore cargo shorts and ugly glasses à la Gloria Steinem. More
Sometimes, we become so accustomed to our country’s musicians and their ability to essentially play whatever they want whilst wearing whatever they want, it can be easy to forget that there are still millions and millions people globally who do not have that right. When it comes to musical freedom, women are often the ones most pushed down by the government and traditional values, oftentimes being legally silenced or worse. More
A recent* study found that married men who perform what are traditionally considered chores for men–mowing the lawn, fixing roofs, building stuff–get more sex than their feeble, girlish counterparts who perform household tasks more traditionally associated with ladies (washing dishes, doing laundry, sobbing openly when Little Foot’s mom dies). More
I was once at a party, in college, where upon hearing someone identify themselves as a male feminist, a woman replied “There are no Quislings in the gender wars!” More
It’s not vulgar, it’s vulva! (NSFW picture after the jump.) More