Topic: feminism

Salma Hayek Refuses To Call Herself A Feminist While Accepting Award For Being A Feminist

Salma Hayek Refuses To Call Herself A Feminist While Accepting Award For Being A Feminist

I’m a feminist. I thought I should throw that out there first: I’ve got some skin in this game. So yes, I get upset when I see celebrities (and other people too – this is just as much of a problem with the hoi polloi as it is with the upper crust) treat the word feminism like somebody else’s dirty shoe. This time it’s Salma Hayek going through the old song and dance routine of, Oh no, this isn’t mine; ick; no thank you, please. More »

If Little Girls Dropping F-Bombs Offends You More Than Gender Inequality, Just Sit The F*ck Down

If Little Girls Dropping F-Bombs Offends You More Than Gender Inequality, Just Sit The F*ck Down

FCKH8.com produced a video message about gender inequality and people are freaking out about it. Why? Because it uses little girls, dressed as princesses and dropping a bunch of f-bombs. The message: there are plenty of things more offensive than seeing little girls say the word “fuck.” It’s a message that has managed to go over the heads of many. I’m not surprised. More »

If You’re Berating Women For Dressing Sexy On Halloween, You’re Not A Feminist

If You're Berating Women For Dressing Sexy On Halloween, You're Not A Feminist

If an adult woman wants to dress up in a skimpy Halloween costume, more power to her. The constant ridicule and shaming women face during this holiday season is absurd. It’s particularly disturbing when it’s from other women. There’s nothing progressive or feminist about berating adults for something as silly as what they decide to wear on Halloween. More »

It’s Beyond Pathetic That Men Are Trying To Silence Emma Watson By Leaking Her Nudes

It's Beyond Pathetic That Men Are Trying To Silence Emma Watson By Leaking Her Nudes

Over the weekend, Emma Watson gave an inspirational speech at the United Nations, calling on men to join the feminist cause. Video of her speech quickly went viral, because it was awesome (and probably also because it featured Hermione Granger), and by Monday night it had reached nearly every corner of the Internet. Unfortunately, that included the Internet’s most famous cesspool, 4chan, who responded in prime cesspool fashion by threatening to leak stolen nude photographs of Watson. Because nothing says “Your speech about feminism was stupid and unnecessary” like trying to silence women with the threat of leaked nudes! More »

Emma Watson Grows From Child Star To Powerful Feminist In Inspiring UN Speech

Emma Watson Grows From Child Star To Powerful Feminist In Inspiring UN Speech

Emma Watson really is the brightest witch woman of her age. At a United Nations meeting in New York on Sunday, Watson gave a speech in her role as U.N. goodwill ambassador in support of gender equality, and asking men to stand up in solidarity for the rights of women everywhere. During her speech, Watson also permanently cemented my adoration for her by proudly and firmly labeling herself as a feminist. More »

No, Getting Female CEOs To Pose In Their Underwear Is Not A Step Forward For Feminism

No, Getting Female CEOs To Pose In Their Underwear Is Not A Step Forward For Feminism

Underwear brand Dear Kate relishes the concept of using non-traditional models in their ads, and when the company’s CEO talks about her brand, you really get the sense she thinks she’s above the Victoria’s Secret come-hither sales model. That’s great and all, but putting female tech CEOs in their underwear and claiming to make some feminist point while doing it totally misses the mark. More »

Watching High School Boys Talk About Why They’re Feminists Is The Best Thing Ever

Watching High School Boys Talk About Why They're Feminists Is The Best Thing Ever

I’m always yammering about how I want to raise my sons not to be total douchecanoes, and nothing has made me happier today than watching this video and seeing how young men articulate why they consider themselves feminists. It’s so amazingly rare that we see men who are proud to identify as feminists who aren’t total mansplainers, and even more rare that we see high school and young college aged dudes who are willing to do so. The young men in the video took the feminism class at LREI during the 20112-2013 school year. More »