Guilt Just Makes You Feel Guilty About Your Guilt

I was going to ask you how often you, as a woman, feel guilty. But I don't have to, because studies have shown that you feel guilty all the time. At least once a day. And for the high-level worriers among you, the awful feeling in the pit of your stomach that you've yet again failed to do or be something better than… » 3/14/13 2:55pm 3/14/13 2:55pm

'Is This Feminist?' Blog Hilariously Declares Everything Problematic

Trigger warning, guys: there's a new blog in town to remind you how everything you're doing is not feminist enough. In fact, I hate to say it, you're problematic. You're every kind of -ist imaginable — colorist, ageist, sexist, racist. Maybe even a rapist. How do I know? Is This Feminist? says. » 5/17/12 6:45pm 5/17/12 6:45pm

British Feminism Is Totally Effed, Says UK Observer

The Guardian's Sunday magazine, the Observer, devoted almost every article this past weekend to the state of feminism in Britain, and the picture they paint is pretty bleak. The lead essay, by 39-year-old Rachel Cooke, claims that the gains made by earlier feminists are quickly losing ground. "Are we going backwards?… » 12/08/08 9:30am 12/08/08 9:30am

Germaine Greer is at » 11/21/08 3:30pm 11/21/08 3:30pm it , body-snarking like it's her job to decide what is or is not attractive about women. This time, British pin-ups are in her sights. Greer proclaims both women too thin to be attractive saying, "A healthy girl is a fat-bottomed creature." []

Michelle Obama's Election Night Dress: Germaine Greer Just Doesn't Get It

I am not a fashion critic because my fashion sense is pretty well limited to "Ooh, pretty!", or "Ooh, shiny!" or that unsubtle sucking of air in between my teeth that means an otherwise attractive person has chosen something that emphasizes his or her flaws. In my opinion, Michelle Obama's election-night dress was none of… » 11/17/08 1:00pm 11/17/08 1:00pm

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

Germaine Greer; Glamour Editor: Miley Cyrus Hubbub Is Hypocritical

Media folks continue to weigh in on the semi-racy photographs of Miley Cyrus, and while they make different, though mostly salient points, almost all the writers agree on one thing: Disney is a big fat hypocrite. Writer/feminist Germaine Greer points out that teen girls have been sexualized for eons. "In western art… » 4/30/08 2:40pm 4/30/08 2:40pm

Hillary Clinton's Crying Still Hot Topic Among Hot-Under-The Collar…

Hillary Clinton's now infamous "cry" happened a full three days ago, and yet media pundits, particularly the female ones, are still chiming in. First up is Germaine Greer in the Guardian. The Australian rabblerouser/feminist, (seen at left), doesn't think Hillary's "tears" were genuine at all and goes on to say that… » 1/10/08 2:30pm 1/10/08 2:30pm

It's Ok To Love Led Zeppelin Even Though They Made A Groupie Stick Fish …

I always wanted to be the kind of girl who discovered Led Zeppelin on her own and taught herself Jimmy Page-ish guitar riffs instead of studying for algebra. Unfortunately I was studying for algebra, and so learned about the Zep through my high school crush. As a result I always thought of them as a guy band, even… » 12/10/07 5:30pm 12/10/07 5:30pm