Tag Archives: objectification

Watch: John Oliver takes on the Miss America Pageant

TweetWe gave this John Oliver segment on the Miss America Pagent a shout-out in the DFCS yesterday, but, goddamn, it deserves its own post. Feminist critiques of beauty pageants are certainly nothing new, of course,  but Oliver’s absolute incredulity that Miss America is still a thing in 2014 is really charming and contagious. Tweet
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Wednesday morning Fox News feminism drinking game!

Tweet“Women want less government in their lives. They want to make their own decisions. They want freedom to choose for their children, their families. That’s what women really want.” You are so spot on, Morgan Brittany. I can’t wait to see you next weekend outside an abortion clinic, escorting patients inside so they can obtain [...]
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Nicki Minaj’s butt and the politics of black women’s sexuality

TweetOver at Ebony.com, Jamilah Lemieux has a good summary of why Chuck Creekmur’s open letter to Nicki Minaj raises a number of red flags. Creekmur, owner of AllHipHop.com, penned the letter in response to Minaj’s cover artwork for her next single, “Anaconda.” She’s sporting a thong and a pair of Air Jordan sneakers and… not [...]
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Watch: Catcallers try to explain why they harass women

Tweet After a years of experiencing street harassment–and often confronting her catcallers–a Minneapolis woman named Lindsey came up with Cards Against Harassment–little cards that you can silently hand out to explain to harassers why getting unsolicited attention from random strangers whenever you step outside your house is not actually that fun.  Tweet
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Feministing Jamz: A feminist remake of the Beastie Boys’ “Girls”

Tweet When Sizzy Rocket was singing along to the Beastie Boys’ catchy-but-misogynist “Girls” in the shower, she decided the song was overdue for a feminist remake. The 22-year-old artist from Las Vegas flipped the lyrics in this video that takes aim at the male gaze. Tweet
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