Femme Privilege Does Exist A Little Special Note: Autostraddle’s “First Person” column exists for individual queer ladies to tell their own personal stories and share compelling experiences. These personal essays do not necessarily reflect the ideals of Autostraddle or its editors, nor do any First Person writers intend to speak on behalf of anyone other than themselves. First Person writers are simply speaking honestly from their own hearts. 5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women Photos.com I don't know what it's like to be a woman, so it's not easy for me to describe what it's like to be a man, because I don't know what you're using for context. I'm going to do my best: Did you ever watch old cartoons where a character is starving on a desert island, and when another character approaches, he's so hungry that he imagines the other character as a talking piece of food? Via TV TropesThird panel omitted due to graphic content. It's like that for most men, most of the time.
The Bittersweet Art of Cutting Up Books "QUANTUM SHOT" #479Link - article by Avi Abrams Unusual Book & Page Sculptures, Part 2 We wrote before about new trend of making art statements and sculptures out of used books (see our Part 1). Rules of Style from Marc Jacobs 1. When I was young I used to customize my jeans—with embroidery and needlepoint. I don’t know what men should do to relieve stress, but I find that reading, watching DVDs, and doing needlepoint almost always calms me down. 2. It seems that men are more like women now—“Aww, I don’t want a wool sweater, it’s itchy!”
Against Patriarchy: Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution* By Chris Crass For all of us who are men who believe in social justice, who want healthy and beautiful lives for our loved ones, and who are working for positive change in the world, let us commit or re-commit to making feminism central in our lives, values, and actions. Black feminist scholar bell hooks writes, “When women and men understand that working to eradicate patriarchal domination is a struggle rooted in the longing to make a world where everyone can live fully and freely, then we know our work to be a gesture of love.” She continues, “Let us draw upon that love to heighten our awareness, deepen our compassion, intensify our courage, and strengthen our commitment.” It is time for men in the millions to take courageous action in our society to further feminist revolution.
Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain We see these wounded women everywhere: Miss Havisham wears her wedding dress until it burns. The bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress. Belinda’s hair gets cut—the sacred hair dissever[ed] / From the fair head, for ever, and for ever!—and then ascends to heaven: thy ravish’d hair / Which adds new glory to the shining sphere! Anna Karenina’s spurned love hurts so much she jumps in front of a train—freedom from one man was just another one, and then he didn’t even stick around. 8 Women Who Auctioned Off Their Virginity While it never occurred to most of us that we could make bank on our virginity, there are some women who’ve found a way to monetize their purity. Twenty-year-old Brazilian woman Catarina Migliorini auctioned off her V-card this week for $780,000, more money than most of us have made since we lost our virginities (for free). Migliorini sold her virginity for a noble cause. She told the media that she planned to donate as much as 90 percent of the profit to charities that will build homes in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. Well, that’s one way to raise money. Perhaps not the way I would have chosen, but you can’t deny that it’s creative.
Rules of Style from John Varvatos 1. Shoes are very important. You'll see guys who put on a great-looking suit and have these awful black, chunky, square-toed shoes on. They look like they cost $59. It totally ruins the look. 2. 10 Famous Films That Surprisingly Fail The Bechdel Test All this week, Film School Rejects presents a daily dose of our favorite articles from the archive. Originally published in September 2011, Ashe Cantrell applies the simple, ever-relevant Bechdel Test to a number of high profile movies… The Bechdel Test, if you’re not familiar with it, is a benchmark for movies developed by Alison Bechdel in 1985. For a movie to pass The Bechdel Test, it must contain just one thing - a scene in which two or more named female characters have a conversation (that is, back and forth dialogue) about anything at all besides men. Anything, even if it’s something stereotypically feminine, like shopping or shoes.
Rules of Style from Celebrity Stylist Ilaria Urbinati She doesn't have a reality series, and you won't see her dissecting Oscars attire on E!, but Ilaria Urbinati, 30, is the woman behind some of Hollywood's best-dressed men. The Italian-born, American-raised stylist counts Bradley Cooper and Giovanni Ribisi among her clients. She also co-owns Confederacy in Los Angeles, a store known for masculine staples and approachable high fashion. Here, she shares her tips for making every guy look like an A-lister. Lose the Flair: Simplicity is the key to men's style. Feminists Will Probably Not Marry Any of You First we had College Humor’s “Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends.” Then came the “straight men” response. Now the inevitable “Gay Women Will Marry Your Boyfriends” has debuted.
What Does It Mean to Be a Modern Feminist? Glory and galore, oh Lorde. | ELLE Everyone’s favorite f-word is having a moment of limelight and galore. Ideally, we would all celebrate by reading some Woolf, waving flags with “We can do it!” or “Votes for women,” and feeling beautifully independent or independently beautiful, but there are some issues to tackle first.