Things I Learned from #WomenAgainstFeminism

Back when I was a cute li'l co-ed — cardigan buttoned up to the neck and ponytail a-flippin' — I signed up for an introductory woman's studies course at my university. It was a good class, but I couldn't help but notice how the more I learned from it, the more radical and frightening things started to get. » 7/22/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

'Conservative University' Video Says Feminism Ruins Women's Studies

Prominent Tea Party Thought-attempters have launched something they're calling "Conservative University," a series of online video lectures designed to spread the tenets of conservatism to a younger, plugged in generation of dweebs who are into watching online lectures in their free time. So far, the only course… » 6/24/14 1:00pm 6/24/14 1:00pm

Your Childhood Pal, Anne of Green Gables, Was Probably Queer

Anne of Green Gables may not be the the first work on your list of "classic queer literature," but maybe it should be. There's something about Anne Shirley which seems, at least to me, undeniably queer. It's little wonder that I have always identified heavily with Anne and the novel remains my favorite novel of all… » 5/15/14 11:08pm 5/15/14 11:08pm

Spike Lee Regrets That She's Gotta Have It Rape Scene

Spike Lee is sorry about that rape scene he wrote into She's Gotta Have It nearly 30 years ago, probably more so now that the show is poised for Showtime series reboot. Not to mention, you know, the expanding power of us women folk; feminism is a hot topic and we're running elections and entertainment these days. » 5/14/14 2:30pm 5/14/14 2:30pm

Meh, OITNB's DeLaria Won't Attend Trans Exclusionary Music Fest

This year's lineup for Michigan Womyn's Music Festival has been announced and the inclusion of Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria, who has decided not to attend, had raised some eyebrows across sections of the LGBT+ community given that the festival's trans exclusionary policy is still in effect and would… » 5/08/14 8:59pm 5/08/14 8:59pm

Embrace Your Inner Boss Lady: 5 Tales of Women on Top

Recently Sophia Amoruso, CEO of the online retail company Nasty Gal, found herself in back-to-back meetings with Nordstrom and the designer Michael Kors. "And the whole time," she writes, "I'm sitting in this meeting thinking, Oh my God, I stole a Michael Kors watch from Nordstrom when I was seventeen." It's an… » 5/07/14 3:58pm 5/07/14 3:58pm

Barbie Live-Action Film Might Actually Be Good and Sorta Feminist

Green-lit by two female top studio executives at Sony and penned by a former Sex and the City writer, the forthcoming live-action Barbie comedy promises to be about "female empowerment"—which we all know falls somewhere comfortably between the immaturity of "girl power" and the scariness of "feminism"—and has the… » 4/24/14 12:00pm 4/24/14 12:00pm

For Chrissake, Going Without Makeup Is Neither a Trend Nor Laziness

"Not wearing makeup: is it feminism, laziness or the rise of cosmetic normcore?" wonders Slate. Huh. Good question: having a face and not smearing cosmetics upon it: is it a political statement, sloth, or, uh, some kind of weird fashion thing? Or could be it be some strange, unheard-of fourth option... such as being a… » 4/17/14 2:55pm 4/17/14 2:55pm

What My Day on a Porn Set Taught Me About Porn Marketed to Women

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Don't show too much skin, or they'll think you're a wannabe. Don't show too little skin, or they'll think you're a suit. What does one wear on a trip to a porn set? For my first visit, I decided on a linen scarf, eggshell button up and skinny Levis (red, white, and blue). » 4/10/14 11:38am 4/10/14 11:38am