Culture

Douchebag Decree: Marketing Tucker Max

Whether it’s his offhand-way of dropping misogyny, his female-rating system that puts how-many-beers-til-she’s-hot-Yalies to shame, or... Read more »

On the Map: Sally Potter is All the Rage

Sometimes after watching a movie trailer I have an immense desire to experience the film despite my having no real understanding of what it is about. The crispness of the three-minute preview of UK filmmaker Sally Potter’s... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Sophie Germain, Math

Long before Lawrence Summers’s unfortunate remarks at Harvard University a few years ago, there have always been powerful forces which assigned all manner of illogic to women’s “inability” to excel at math and science. Their brains were too feeble to handle such difficult concepts,... Read more »

Bed, Bitch & Beyond: Revenge is Ours

We have an endless fascination with tales of women and revenge, from cheating husbands forced to grovel in public to a little well-executed arson in an evil ex's home. But while schadenfreude makes for fun reading, does the media's rush to cover stories of public payback help perpetuate stereotypes... Read more »

On the Map: Fashion and Fundraising with The Uniform Project

In Mumbai and Delhi, several fashion designers are making their radical politics known on the runway, and in fashion capital New York City, one Indian woman is drawing attention to the need... Read more »

Women, Film, and Food

Having spent the weekend filling my freezer with late summer goodness from my local farmer’s market and finding out about Lisa Jervis’s new book... Read more »

Hateraid: People of WalMart Edition

One swift glance at the People of WalMart blog and I’ve got all the fodder I need to write this post. It’s almost too easy to critique it. This site is an example of what happens when people fail to have class consciousness, folks. Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: Superwomen (or Lack Thereof) Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! (It’s like The View but with less makeup.) Tune in to this episode to hear Andi, Briar, and Kelsey weigh in on Disney’s... Read more »

So This Feminist Walks into a Bar... And Enters a Joke Contest!

Calling all funny feminists! We are in possession of not one but FIVE copies of Randa Jarrar’s fabulous book A Map of Home (reviewed in the Buzz issue) and we’re jonesin’ to give them... Read more »

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »