Actress Helen Mirren Calls Out Hollywood for Penis Worship

Say what you want about Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren, but don't ever say that she pulls her punches. In fact she landed a couple of doozies squarely on Hollywood's jaw when she received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast. ...more

Yup, she's very gutsy. That's also one of the reasons she's such a good ...more

(RANT) Why I Always Take My Husband With Me When Shopping

I called my husband. He called the store. He chewed them out for not being helpful. They were suddenly very helpful and able to waive that two-week window and give me the phone today. In the meantime, we sat in our cold car. The twins and I had to wait for our knight in shining armour to come battle the dragon. I felt impotent. I felt really angry that my kids were observing all of this. I felt sad for everyone who didn't have someone in their life who could come in and save the day. I felt really frustrated that my husband was going to be able to do something I couldn't do. ...more

That is fantastic. I love it.

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Disney: To Watch or Not to Watch

I bet a lot of people will be annoyed by this post upon reading it, but I still need to talk about it because it's been weighing on my mind quite heavily. In English, during my first year of college, I had a rather progressive male teacher. To get us to think outside the box, he brought in a documentary about Disney. The documentary was about the stereotyping & prejiduce that Disney movies have historically portrayed. First of all - something that I am sure most of you have heard of - the lack of diversity in Disney Princesses....more

Just Because I'm Female

It seems as if every time I turn on the T.V, go into a store,or look at a newspaper I am accosted by gender stereotypes. There are the childrens' toy commercials which never show the fathers. There is the carpet cleaning commercials where the women is fretting over her mother in law coming over, god forbid her carpets are "dirty". There's the Bounty paper towel commercial, featuring the mom cleaning up after her messy kids. & that show, where Mom is constantly nagging her husband, chasing after the kids, cleaning, cooking, & lacking a career....more

I don't recall those types of examples in school but I'm sure they were there.

It's good ...more

Feminists Fighting for WikiLeaks

Today's arrest of Julian Assange on rape charges is being framed by many people as a conflict between feminism and free speech. I support WikiLeaks and ALL the people who worked to create and maintain it, because it's important political work. I'm very concerned that once Assange enters the court system he will not be treated fairly. ...more

I think it's important to remember 2 things in the feminist/Wikileaks controversy: 1) that the ...more

State of Our Unions Report; Yet another tool in the War against Women

So I am surfing ye olde interwebs while listening to my "remember the 80's" music channel - cause I loves me some Whitensake served side by side to Bronski Beat, when I head on over to CNN to catch up on the American news. ...more

Not-so-New Right Wing Women

By Abby Scher, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more