Taylor Swift is not exactly known for writing female empowerment anthems and speaking up for women’s rights. Although the singer is twenty-two years old, most of her songs sound like they’re taken from the diary of a sixteen-year-old girl, opining over boys, playing the victim during a break up and perpetuating the Madonna/whore complex by […]Read More Taylor Swift Doesn’t Consider Herself a Feminist
will admit, I had my misgivings about For a Good Time, Call…. Although I was excited to see the trailer before Magic Mike back in June, as it got closer to the release date, I got a little skeptical. Would this be aBridesmaids (2011) knock off? Would the film end with the girls giving up the phone sex business due […]Read More For a Good Time, Call…: Dirty Talk and Female Friendship For The Win
Kristen Stewart has been everywhere lately thanks to some photographs of her kissing marriedSnow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders that were leaked to tabloids and gossip blogs. Needless to say, Twi-hards are all a twitter over these randy photos. It isn’t so much because Stewart is kissing a married man, it’s because she […]Read More Why the Media Needs to Shut Up About Kristen Stewart
My brother and I went to see The Avengers today, and while it was super awesome, there was something that kept bothering me throughout the film–the madonna/whore complex placed on the two main female characters, Natasha Romanoff/The Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson) and Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders.) When we first see Maria Hill, almost every […]Read More Comic Book Movies: So Close, Yet So Far Off About Women
In my hometown of Carmel, New York, on gorgeous Lake Gleneida, there is a statue of a woman riding a horse. It appears that she is foaming at the mouth (thanks to oxidation,) but she is yelling. This woman is clearly important enough to have a statue, but why? Who is she? Her name is […]Read More Sybil Ludington: The Girl Who Outrode Paul Revere!
Today marks 100 years since Juliette Gordon Low assembled eighteen girls and started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, […]Read More Happy 100th Anniversary, Girl Scouts!
Today is Betty White’s birthday! Most of you probably know her from what has to be her most famous role, as “Rose Nylund” on The Golden Girls. But there’s more to Betty than her iconic St. Olaf-ian sweetheart character. Did you know that… –She’s been in show biz since 1939, starting her career in radio drama […]Read More Happy 90th Birthday, Betty White!