Topic: gloria steinem

Gloria Steinem Says Lovelace Sugarcoats The Real (Much More Violent) Story

Gloria Steinem Says Lovelace Sugarcoats The Real (Much More Violent) Story

If you are planning to see the seventies porno biopic Lovelace because it looks great, but don’t know a ton of facts about the true story upon which it is based, you’re not alone. But you should probably read up on Linda Lovelace‘s life a bit before going to see it. because as you know, movies that are “based on a true story” aren’t always 100% faithful to their source material, and sometimes the things they leave out are pretty important. More »

Feminists And Movie Stars Alike Looked Pretty (Not That It Matters!) At Last Night’s Lovelace Screening

Feminists And Movie Stars Alike Looked Pretty (Not That It Matters!) At Last Night's Lovelace Screening

Last night, New York’s Museum of Modern Art held a special screening of Lovelace, prompting feminists, celebrities, and feminist celebrities to put on their spiffiest duds and have their picture taken. As this was not an official “premiere,” some people went fancier than others, which was okay, because like I said in my last post, everyone is entitled to their own comfort level with conventional beauty norms. Even Zachary Quinto. More »

Gloria Steinem Issues Statement To Us Weekly On Kim Kardashian’s Baby Weight

Gloria Steinem Issues Statement To Us Weekly On Kim Kardashian's Baby Weight

As Kim Kardashian incubates a tiny Kimye inside of her, many trashy tabloids have published stories speculating on what she plans to do with all that baby weight. Cry about it? Get a tummy tuck? Land a major weight loss product endorsement deal? Start eating? Stop eating? Start eating and then stop again, repeating said vicious cycle three times a day in an eternal downward spiral into fatness? More »

Check Out This Amazing Playboy Bunny Recruitment Brochure From The 1960s

Check Out This Amazing Playboy Bunny Recruitment Brochure From The 1960s

Do you have what it takes to time travel back to the 1960s and work as a Playboy bunny in one of the Playboy Club’s numerous classy locations in American and abroad? Find out by reading this retro-riffic recruitment brochure which was circulated by the company in the 1960s. Its requirements include boobs, “proper” proportions, boobs, intelligence and common sense, boobs, a cheerful disposition, boobs, and a readiness to make mad scrilla doing unskilled labor your uglier counterparts will never have access to. Oh, and boobs.

And if this whole thing disgusts you, which it may, just pretend you are Gloria Steinem and you are only filling out this application so you can go undercover and expose Playboy for all the ways it mistreats its foxy workers. Some fantasies are different from others. More »

May Day Gallery: Bad Ass Revolutionary Women

May Day Gallery: Bad Ass Revolutionary Women

Happy May Day, everyone! If you’re reading this post, I’m already out with my crew taking it to the streets to agitate for social change and maybe, hopefully, also see Rage Against The Machine reunite (a girl can dream). As you may know, in addition to being an ancient Pagan holiday, May Day is International Workers’ Day, a progressive day of action which sees mass demonstrations by workers, students, and citizens all over the world. In such non-revolutionary times as these, it’s easy to wonder what the point is of protesting, as those currently in power in this country are either unable or unwilling to make any meaningful kind of change (I’m looking at you, Barack Obama), nor are they likely to be overthrown any time soon. But take a zoomed out look at history, and it becomes clear that change can, does, and must happen, and it’s often affected by passionate ladies just like you.

To that end, I’ve assembled a gallery of bad ass revolutionary women. Marvel at their bravery, their moxie, and their ability to keep their hair looking sharp while fighting on the front lines. Do I endorse each and every one of their ideologies and methods? Not necessarily. But I find them all incredibly inspiring, and hope you will, too. More »