• Rachel Piazza wrote a new blog post: Feminist Dialoge Starts with “You Can Touch My Hair”   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    Has anyone ever asked to touch your hair? As a white woman in the U.S., it’s not something I’ve experienced, but if you’re a black woman, chances are you have. For most of the women who attended the “ You Can Touch My Hair ” public art exhibit on Saturday, June 8th at New York City’s Union [...]

  • Kree Harrison and Candice Glover went head to head tonight, each with three stellar performances. This was no surprise, as judges Keith, Nicki, Randy and Mariah have been singing their praises all season, predicting successful careers in the industry for both finalists. But as these two talented women belted their hearts out on stage, I [...]

  • Rachel Piazza wrote a new blog post: Feminist Friends’ Holiday Wish List   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    ThumbnailLooking for last minute, feminist-inspired gift ideas for the holidays? We at Feminist Friends have cobbled together our own holiday wish list with shiny, pretty things to wear, tasty treats and good reads. Happy Holidays! 1.  Men’s Colotenango Oxford by Osborn These shoes are for the most adventurous guy in your life. Just look at that pattern! [...]

  • Rachel Piazza wrote a new blog post: 16 Year Old Jessica Sanchez Body Shamed on American Idol   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Last night on American Idol’s results show, in front of millions of viewers, 16 year old Jessica Sanchez was shamed for being too sexy. When Jessica performed on the idol stage the night before, she wore a gorgeous white dress and sky-high heels. She performed Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” and received nothing but praise from [...]

  • NOW President, Terry O’Neill made a good point on The Ed Show last night. Hillary Rosen should’ve said “work for pay” instead of just “work”. Rosen fell into the trap of not labeling at home labor and child care as “work”. In my opinion, it was semantics. The point Rosen was making was that Ann [...]

  • Rachel Piazza wrote a new blog post: Dr. Pepper 10: Ten Good Reasons to Never Buy Dr. Pepper Again   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Dr. Pepper apparently thinks it is amusing to market its new 10 calorie drink exclusively for men by using antiquated and damaging gender stereotypes. The Dr. Pepper 10 facebook page (that you must “like” in order to view) displays an ad that shows the drink’s 10 “man’ments”. These man’ments outline appropriate social networking behavior for men. [...]

  • Rachel Piazza wrote a new blog post: UC Berkeley Bake Sale Offers Solution to Pay Gap   2 years, 12 months ago · View

    College Republicans at UC Berkeley are opposing a bill that would allow the University to consider race and gender in the admissions process.  To show their opposition, they have created a bake sale that offers baked goods at discounted prices according to the race and gender of the buyer.  While the price for White men is $2, [...]

  • In its efforts to gain the attention of a new audience, PETA plans to launch a porn website that intermittently plays videos of animal cruelty. So let me get this straight…  PETA’s idea is to promote sexual consumption of women in order to get men to reject the idea of consuming animals? This ingenious plan [...]

  • Rachel Piazza wrote a new blog post: Rape Culture Upholds Patriarchal Order   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    There’s been a lot of talk recently about rape culture.  For instance, we’ve got the NYPD catastrophe, DSK and Jamie Leigh Jones all circulating at the same time.  In each of these cases, the woman’s character and credibility are being called into question.  The problem is that women bare the burden of living in a [...]

  • Rachel Piazza wrote a new blog post: My Epic Feminist Dinner Party   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    Last night, sitting on the porch, my dad asked the age-old conversation starter… If you could have a dinner party and invite any 5 people from any time in history, who would you invite?  Yes, this question is cliché, but it does get you thinking.  And I’m pretty excited about my hypothetical list.  Imagine if [...]

  • Rachel Piazza wrote a new blog post: Representative Huma Abedin?   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    Huma Abedin.  Next New York Congresswoman?  With Anthony Weiner’s resignation announcement last week, there has been some chatter and hopeful speculation that Ms. Abedin will run for her husband’s Congressional seat.  I can think of no better scenario. Let’s face it.  Women face unique barriers to political leadership.  These barriers increase as the prestige and power [...]

  • Rachel Piazza wrote a new blog post: Weiner’s Weiner…Why it’s a Feminist Issue   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    “If we want fewer sex scandals in Congress, we should elect more women.”  Well said, mom!  I have been running through this whole Weiner/weiner debacle in my mind trying to decipher my opinion on it.  Is it that big of a deal?  Is it something the feminist community should be up in arms about? Maybe [...]

  • Rachel Piazza became a registered member   3 years, 3 months ago · View

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