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Which means I can think of a few people who’d better not be from Arizona....read more
The Nude Revolutionary Calendar is a project undertaken in support of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, a young Egyptian woman who posted nude portraits of herself on Twitter last November, tagged #NudePhotoRevolutionary. Here’s a nude portrait of Elmahdy.
[Probably NSFW because, y'know, "nude portrait of Elmahdy." - C]...read more
A week ago, Arizona HB 2036 passed the state Senate and headed to the House. The bill centers around the belief that a fetus feels pain at 20 weeks and thus bans abortion after 20 weeks of gestation (with an exception for the life of the mother). HB 2036 specifies gestational age “as calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman,” leading many to believe that it actually bans abortion after 18 weeks of gestation.
This isn’t accurate. It’s still 20 weeks. But there is so, so much more to be angry about....read more
Ohhh Tucker Max. I don’t even want to respond to this blog post because the writing is bad enough to be nearly incomprehensible (editors!) and Tucker himself appears to have an IQ slightly above that of a medium-sized houseplant. Against my better judgment, though, here we go....read more
That’s the punch line: the case that affirmed the right of gay couples to have consensual sex in private spaces seems to have involved two men who were neither a couple nor having sex. In order to appeal to the conservative Justices on the high court, the story of a booze-soaked quarrel was repackaged as a love story. Nobody had to know that the gay-rights case of the century was actually about three or four men getting drunk in front of a television in a Harris County apartment decorated with bad James Dean erotica.
Weird how there appear to be no female columnists, reporters or essayists. Also weird how “General-Interest Magazines” include publications focused on men (GQ), but “Women’s Magazines” need their own category. Also weird how the Women’s Magazines group purports to include “health and fitness magazines and family-centric publications,” since health/fitness and family = lady-stuff. But even weirder that Men’s Health is then nominated under “Active- and Special-Interest Magazines.” So anything having to do with lady-stuff — lady’s health, lady’s fitness, lady’s families, lady’s popular culture, whatever has a woman on the cover who is not making a blowjob face? “Women’s Magazine.” Anything focused on dude culture? General interest, or gets its own damn category as “lifestyle” or “active” or “special interest.” And so dude magazines span every single category other than the “women’s” category. And dude mags get more awards and greater recognition and can further justify why they are more More Important and Mainstream than anything having to do with women....read more
This is a guest post by Lauren Bruce, former Feministe blogger and music superfan.
Hip Hop is For Lovers is a multimedia web experience dedicated to looking at love, sex and intimacy through the lens of hip hop culture. Its centerpiece is a weekly woman-centered, queer-friendly and justice-heavy podcast that features discussions about a variety of relationship topics punctuated with the best in rap. After months as a listener, I had the privilege of talking with podcast co-hosts Uche and Lenée about the making of the show, the tentative relationship between hip hop culture and mainstream feminism, and what we should be listening to next. After the interview, tune in live on Wednesday nights from 8-10 EST to hear Uche and Lenée in action....read more
Noted misogynist Tucker Max recently attempted to donate $500,000 to Planned Parenthood in order to decrease his tax burden and promote his new book. PP was initially glad to receive the gift — lord knows they need the money — but when they realized it was from Tucker Max and part of a media blitz, they declined. Now Max’s brand manager/strategist is blowing them up on Forbes:...read more
Planned Parenthood NYC is doing a fantastic fundraiser on April 16th with Asobi Seksu, Sara Benincasa, North Highlands and Little, Big at the Highline Ballroom. Details are below — and a chance for one lucky Feministe reader to win a free ticket....read more