Tag Archives | feminism

Melinda Gates: Where’s The Controversy In Saving Lives?

Ahead of the London Summit on Family Planning on July 11, philanthropist and activist Melinda Gates recently released this video promoting a woman’s right to access contraceptives. On Impatient Optimists, the blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda explains why the issue of family planning is crucial for all women: The simple answer is that [...]

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Fox News Launches Online Women’s Magazine, Reads Like Annoying Pinterest Board

FOX News recently launched a daily online magazine targeted at women that reads like an annoying Pinterest board full of inane, rhetorical questions and unimportant advice. Some of the top pieces include: He Says You Stink: Perfumes Men Hate Does He Hate Your Make-Up? 5 Reasons Why He Dumped You 5 Qualities Men Look for in a Wife [...]

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16 Best Lena Dunham Quotes

It should come as no surprise that Vixely has a massive Girl Crush on Lena Dunham. The 26 year-old stars in, writes and directs one of the most influential shows on TV that captures a poignant subset of American youth unlike any other public narrative. The humility and humanness of her humor is a much-needed [...]

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Sluts Unite! The Word “Slut” Gets A Much-Needed Reinterpretation

What does it mean to be a slut? Here is a refreshing reinterpretation: The Sluts Unite Oath from SlutsUnite.org I believe that sex represents more than just the creation of children. I believe it is an enjoyable, healthy and a profound part of the human experience. I also believe that the responsible use of birth [...]

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Newsweek’s “The Fantasy Life of Working Women” Totally Misses What Women Really Want

I take serious issue with Newsweek’s current cover article, “The Fantasy Life of Working Women.” The article, written by NYU Professor Katie Roiphe, confuses women’s submissive sexual fantasies with women’s struggle today to have a voice in the bedroom and misses the point that women yearn for sexual content targeted to them. We live in [...]

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LINK LOVE: The Gender Toy Debate Roundup & New Years Mashups

You’ve gotta love this super fun, video mashup of the 25 biggest songs of 2011 from Dj Earworm. The perfect way to say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012 (when you’re not listening to Million Dollar Deli’s Tunes to Ring in the New Year) … The topic of gender segregating toys hit the NY [...]

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The “Twilight” Feminism Debate

As the Twilight saga enters its last leg to unsurprising box office success ($589,073,698, worldwide, in its first two-and-half weeks), a new controversy is brewing around the impact of Bella’s character as a role model for teenage (and not so teenage) girls. Bella is a fictional character in a YA book turned into a blockbuster [...]

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Link Love

New York Magazine reflected on the launch of Ms. magazine 40 years ago. It all started in early 1971 when Gloria Steinem, an attorney and women’s activist, and Brenda Feigen, a feminist thought leader at the time, hosted a crowd of female journalists at two meetings in their respective apartments to brainstorm ideas for a possible publication [...]

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Link Love

Each week, Vixely rounds up our favorites from across the web. We generally dislike the term “cougar,” but Liz Earl, a divorcee in her late 30s, certainly owned her sexuality when she put together a book, Days of the Cougar, that photographically chronicles her sex-counters across the world with younger men. Read more about Earl [...]

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Launch of HuffPo Women: Who Will Carry the Torch?

Yesterday marked the official launch of Huffington Post Women, which, in Vixely’s mind, is a major media triumph. The lead article by actress and activist Marlo Thomas, “Who Will Be Them for a New Generation of Girls?”, explored the question of who will be the Gloria Steinem or Betty Friedan of the Gen Y era, [...]

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