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Tag Archive | "Feminism"

Crush of the Week: Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Holy fucking shit, this video (below) is fucking awesome! We could watch it all week! It combines two of our favorite things: feminism and swear words. That it includes little girls not acting like little princesses is icing on the cake. Of course, the freakouts and insults in the comments section illustrates just how scary it [...]

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The Revolution Will Be Televised: 15 Great Recent Feminist Shows

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Netflix’s “Happy Valley” “The Golden Girls” was a historic show: four central characters, all female and all over the age of 60! Of course, back in the ’80s, it was an aberration: throughout television history, female actors have been in supporting roles mostly, with an emphasis on their youth and beauty. Sex and the City [...]

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Battle of the Sexists: “Blurred Lines” VS. “Rude”

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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During this, the last official week of summer, we thought we’d compare this year’s “Song of Summer” with last year’s official hit to see which would win the title of “Most Offensive.” For the sake of argument, we’re calling “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke the winner of 2013 (though it was pretty much a tie [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: Can I Have an Orgasm in My Sleep (If I Haven’t Had One Awake)?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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photo via flickr Dear Em & Lo, It’s recently come to my attention that women can have orgasms while asleep, similarly to how men can have wet dreams.¬†I was wondering: is it possible to have them before you’ve had an orgasm?¬†As a 19-year old, I sometimes get turned on, but don’t do anything about it [...]

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Why Lo Won’t Watch “Game of Thrones” Anymore

Monday, June 9, 2014

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Lo wanted to pen a smart, thoughtful piece on all the serious, misogynistic, pro-rapey problems with “Game of Thrones” that have made it unwatchable for her, but after reading Bethany Jones’ piece¬†‘Game of Thrones,’ Sex and HBO: Where Did It Go Wrong For TV’s Sexual Pioneers? over at Indewire’s “/bent” blog last week, there was [...]

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Highlights from #YesAllWomen

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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The Twitterstorm known as #YesAllWomen that’s blown up over the past week — in response to both the misogyny-fueled killing spree at UCSB last Friday and the misguided hashtag “NotAllMen” that took off shortly thereafter — has shined a bright light on how much more work needs to be done dismantling idealogical sexism. Here’s a [...]

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What Kind of Feminist Are You: Miley, Beyonce, or Pharrell?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Time magazine just announced its list of the top 100¬†most influential people,¬†declaring this to be “the year of pop feminism.” Their evidence? The lyrics, quotes, and attitude of Beyonc√©, Pharrell (“Blurred Lines” notwithstanding)… and Miley Cyrus. “Beyonc√©, Miley and Pharrell aren‚Äôt just accidental feminists,” according to Time. “They‚Äôve actively promoted women‚Äôs empowerment through their songs, [...]

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Top 10 Male Celebrity Feminists Andrew Garfield Could Learn From

Friday, April 25, 2014

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Emma Stone¬†went viral this week when she called out her boyfriend, Andrew Garfield, for his casual sexism during a Q&A session promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2. When a little boy asked Garfield how Spider-Man got his costume, he said: “He made it. He made it with his bare hands. He sewed it… It’s kind of [...]

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Losing It: How We Popped Our Cherry Over the Last 80 Years

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Author Kate Monro has managed to make us jealous of¬†her¬†job: searching the world for first-time tales that don’t often get told. In her new book, “Losing It: How We Popped Our Cherry Over the Past 80 Years,” she picks up where Nancy Friday left off, letting a wide range of people — from a 90-year-old [...]

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Infographic: How Sexual Norms Have Evolved in 50 Years

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Just when your blood is about to boil over all the reproductive rights rollbacks¬†that have taken place in recent years, when you’re about to puke if you hear one more Fox pundit talk about “family values,” and when when your head is about to explode at the idea that “Dancing with the Stars” is a [...]

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