Amy Adams and Claire Danes Talk Feminism and Women in Hollywood

Amy Adams and Claire Danes are both on the covers of the January issues of Vanity Fair and Glamour, respectively, and though Danes looks like she's been caught picnicking in Central Park while Adams could be drunk off of too much egg nog, their interviews reveal similar takes on being women in Hollywood. » 12/03/13 11:00am 12/03/13 11:00am

Watch Joss Whedon Make the Perfect Speech About the Word Feminist

"I hate feminist. Is this a good time to bring that up? Is this the right forum for that?" Joss Whedon said at the beginning of his speech at an Equality Now dinner Monday where he'd been asked to speak because of his work on gender equality. "I hope I'm being clear," he added. "I didn't say I hate feminists; I said I hate … » 11/07/13 10:00am 11/07/13 10:00am

Everything I Know About Feminism I Learned From Working Girl

The year was 1988. Margaret Thatcher became the longest-serving Prime Minister of the century, Canada struck down its anti-abortion laws and Joan Jett topped the Billboard charts. Women’s full-time employment had skyrocketed to 52%, university grads were increasingly female, and the wage gap was quickly closing.… » 10/25/13 1:20pm 10/25/13 1:20pm

The Book of Jezebel is in Glamour! (And coming to Chicago.)

This month's Glamour includes a 2-page Q&A featuring Anna Holmes and the magazine's deputy editor Mikki Halpin (who also contributed to The Book of Jezebel). And we've got more news! We've added a couple of author appearances and events to the schedule. On October 30, Anna will be appearing at The Avid Reader in her… » 9/12/13 1:46pm 9/12/13 1:46pm

Farrah Abraham Gets the Whole Feminism-Lesbian Thing

Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham is doing some press right now promoting god knows what and during one interview with the Miami NewTimes, she was asked about whether or not she was a feminist. Abraham's response revealed a rare moment of true vulnerability and enlightenment not usually documented through the mass media. » 9/03/13 2:40pm 9/03/13 2:40pm

The Catchy New Word For Feminism

When we asked for a new word for feminism — hoping we could do better than Beyoncé, who suggested something "catchy like 'bootylicious'" — we were, obviously, being tongue-in-cheek. There's nothing wrong with the word feminism, and if you believe in equality, you really should embrace the word — there's strength in… » 8/11/11 2:15pm 8/11/11 2:15pm

Keri Hilson Is A Feminist, Not That She Wants To Say So, Exactly

Her song "Pretty Girl Rock" — with lyrics like "Get yourself together don't hate (never do it)/ jealousy is the ugliest trait (don't ever do it)/ I can talk about it cause I know that I'm pretty /And if you know it too then ladies sing it with me" — is sort of an anthem for confidence (or, um, lookism?), and Keri Hilson » 2/14/11 1:15pm 2/14/11 1:15pm

Discussions Of Sarah Palin's "Feminism" Are (Mostly) Split Down Partisan…

Feministing has a message » 9/08/08 4:00pm 9/08/08 4:00pm for the mainstream media: Sarah Palin is NOT a feminist. This is in response to stories by , Townhall.com, the , NPR, and the , all of which had the words "Sarah Palin" and "feminism" or "liberated woman" in the headline. While some news outlets are painting the proposed veep as a feminist, there…

British Lad Mags: Root Of All Ills Or Symptom Of The Bigger, Sexist…

Michael Grove, the shadow education secretary and a prominent Conservative in England, gave a speech today » 8/04/08 9:30am 8/04/08 9:30am at a meeting organized by the think tank IPPR condemning lad mags (like , , and ) for promoting "instant-hit hedonism" and presenting women as "permanently, lasciviously, uncomplicatedly available." The result,…

Germaine Greer Pissed At Playwright • Playboy Meets The Olive Garden

Germaine Greer calls a female playwright an "insane reactionary" after she wrote a play loosely based on Greer being held hostage by a teen. • An Alaskan prison is home to America's only all-female prison orchestra. • Tempest Storm, a self-described "classy" 80-year-old stripper, says she isn't giving up her vocation any… » 7/14/08 5:30pm 7/14/08 5:30pm