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Friday Feminist Fuck You: Barilla pasta

Fuck you, pasta.

Guido Barilla, the chairman of (you guessed it) Barilla pasta, hates the gays. Grub Street writes:

[Barilla] went on a Radio24 program to explain the company’s apparent position against depicting gay couples or families in its advertisements. “I would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don’t agree with them. Ours is a classic family where the woman plays a fundamental role,” Guido Barilla said. The executive also told the program’s hosts that “if the gays do not agree, they can always eat pasta from another manufacturer,” which prompted a swift boycott from advocacy group Equality Italia.

The world’s largest pasta manufacturer later “apologized,” explaining Mr. Barilla has ...

Fuck you, pasta.

Guido Barilla, the chairman of (you guessed it) Barilla pasta, hates the gays. Grub Street writes:

[Barilla] went on a Radio24 program to explain the company’s apparent position against depicting gay couples or families in ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Student refuses to sing Whitman’s “Song for Democracy”

Ok so I actually don’t know if this person is a feminist or not. But standing by one’s anti-racist values like this, despite the cost is a little feministy.

Timothy L. McNair is an aspiring opera singer and graduate student studying at Northwestern University. Walt Whitman was an American poet who is revered for his contributions to American literature and prose. Here is what many folks took for granted about each of them. Whitman was racist bigot who equated black folks to primates, stood by the position that American wasn’t the place for blacks, and believed that we should be eliminated. As for McNair, he is willing to risk his graduate degree to resist that racism.

So what do Whitman and McNair ...

Ok so I actually don’t know if this person is a feminist or not. But standing by one’s anti-racist values like this, despite the cost is a little feministy.

Timothy L. McNair is an aspiring opera singer and ...

Friday Feminist Fuck You: Alabama anti-choice protestors

These Alabama “pro-life” protestors retraumatized a mother whose baby died in utero:

Pro-choice marchers recalled a particularly painful event last month when a woman whose baby had died en utero was coming to the clinic to have it removed. In an awful coincidence, that was the day, Watters said, when the pro-life demonstrators collected a children’s choir on the sidewalk to sing “Happy Birthday Dead Baby” to anyone driving in.

“Will had to physically restrain the father,” Watters said, nodding to one of the men marching in a pro-choice jacket. “And by the time she walked through them, she was an emotional wreck.”

Are you fucking serious? Alabama has some of the most strident laws restricting access to safe and legal abortion in the country. The ...

These Alabama “pro-life” protestors retraumatized a mother whose baby died in utero:

Pro-choice marchers recalled a particularly painful event last month when a woman whose baby had died en utero was coming to the clinic to have it removed. ...

Friday Feminist Fuck You: Ignorant Coverage of Rima Fakih

Lori and I were hanging out last night and decided to make a video about the mainstream media coverage of Rima Fakih, the newly crowned Miss USA. You can read more about it here.
*Also, we are not suggesting Hezbollah is or is not a terrorist organization that is an entirely separate conversation.
**The question at the end is troubled by the fact that Fakih’s pictures were probably released against her will, so she doesn’t have the option of potentially benefiting from it. The point of the question is, why do women personally get shamed when they are doing exactly what the status quo, mainstream media and corporations are already doing? Using women’s sexuality to sell sex and other ...

Lori and I were hanging out last night and decided to make a video about the mainstream media coverage of Rima Fakih, the newly crowned Miss USA. You can read more about it here.
*Also, we ...

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