feminism

How sexuality plays into the feminist movement.

  • Samantha Bentley
    Published 3 years ago
    Stripper Problems

    Stripper Problems

    Since everyone seemed to absorb so much enjoyment from my 'Pornstar Problems’ I thought I would continue the theme. Shortly prior to taking my clothes off on camera, I took my clothes off on stage… and on the laps of strangers. Stripping was my initial introduction into the sex industry, and I have to admit, I fucking loved it. I still miss it. Every time I walk down Shoreditch High Street in East London, I’m filled with sadness that The White Horse, my favourite strip joint to work in, is now closed due to gentrification meaning they could not afford the rent. I am waiting for it to be turned into some sort of snooty elitist hipster pizza place or coffee bar with one solitary table inside, with some off hand, try to be cool reference to how it once was a strip club.
  • Lizzie Boudoir
    Published 3 years ago
    Who Was Colette?

    Who Was Colette?

    I had a friend. She was a writer. As an adolescent and through part of her young adulthood, she could imagine herself as clay, as some moldable stuff to which a man's experienced hands would give shape and value. She would write a paper and a professor would see promise, he would make her his assistant. She would be traveling in the south of France. An artist would notice of her at a café and find something unusual in the shape of her face; He would paint her. Of course there would be sex. She would disregard the baggy eyes and puckered flesh of the older man, being thought of as "special" would suffice as an aphrodisiac. They would make an exchange: He would get youth, she would get experience. And after her apprenticeship affair, she would emerge a writer, an artist on her own.
  • Lenny Legman
    Published 3 years ago
    Absurd Asian Women Relationship Stereotypes 

    Absurd Asian Women Relationship Stereotypes 

    In 1980, interracial marriage was fairly rare in the United States, with only a small percentage of all marriages occurring between people of different races. Nowadays, the intermarriage rate is nearly 15 percent overall, but 29 percent of the interracial marriages are among Asian females. According to studies, when Caucasian men marry Asian women, the couple is twice as likely to both be college educated and will make on average 20 percent more money than a white-white couple. Sociologists talk about all sorts of possible explanations including the desire of Asians to assimilate, the increasing acceptance of interracial marriage, and the sexualization of Asian women as docile and submissive. All these explanations are probably wrong. Research shows many caucasian men attracted to Asian women have a very stereotypical view of dating Asian women. The research further shows that what men tend to do is let there particular needs or desires manifest themselves as perceived stereotypes of women that they are actually just physically attracted to. But these men sure do make Asian women out to sound like the perfect partner for your average Joe.
  • Frank White
    Published 3 years ago
    Ultimate Guide to Vintage Penthouse Pets

    Ultimate Guide to Vintage Penthouse Pets

    Beautiful women were attracted to the world of Penthouse Magazine and founder, photographer Bob Guccione. As an artist he chose his women from an internal perception of beauty that transcended society's norms and historical practice. The women that graced the pages of Penthouse Magazine in the 1970s, 1980s and early part of the 1990s were chosen by Bob Guccione himself. By the time the late 1990s rolled around the magazine's editorial control had shifted away from Bob and with it came an end to an era. Bob Guccione's vintage Penthouse pets are a unique group of women spanning three decade that represent the eclectic as well as singularly defined components that Guccione looked for in a muse or Penthouse Pet. By no means was beauty limited to the physical nature of the Penthouse Pets. Each woman was both unique and at the same time shared similar thematic aspects in their lives and ideologies. While all the vintage Penthouse Pets were beautiful, some stand out as iconic in the history of the famous men's magazine.
  • Lizzie Boudoir
    Published 3 years ago
    Feminism's Changing of the Guard

    Feminism's Changing of the Guard

    F-bombs getting dropped left and right. While this one is suitable for television, many people still can’t stand the sound of it: Feminism is experiencing a changing of the guard. It scares the conservative right and fuels the fires of antifeminists like Donald Trump. While it is defined as the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men, some still think it’s all about man-hating. That couldn’t be further from the truth. These modern day feminists are comprised of teenagers who believe in themselves and the future of young women so much, they are willing to not only to speak up about it but, in one case, to also put themselves in harm’s way for it. Or the men that have not only created more dimensional roles for women, but have also taken to social media to protest the simple rights that men have that women are still fighting for.
  • Lenny Legman
    Published 3 years ago
    Casual Sex Etiquette

    Casual Sex Etiquette

    Enter the “friend with benefits” or “casual sex buddy,” era. As the name suggests, this is a friend or acquaintance with whom you occasionally have casual sex. Bearing in mind casual sex etiquette can go a long way to maintaining the nature of a casual relationship.
  • Lizzie Boudoir
    Published 3 years ago
    Feminist Quotes About Relationships

    Feminist Quotes About Relationships

    When I feel frustrated or disappointed I often find inspiration in feminist quotes about relationships. These quotes prove that everyone deserves to be happy. But what does happiness mean for us? Could we be happy while being single or being in an unhealthy relationship? We tried to find an answer in feminist quotes about the relationship.
  • Benjamin Wareing
    Published 4 years ago
    History of the Word 'Slut'

    History of the Word 'Slut'

    We all know a long list of insulting ‘four letter words’, some more impactful than others. However, in today’s society, one stands out to have deep social impact with a multitude of meanings; from degrading a woman’s status derived through her sexual life to a generic ‘throw-around’ insult much like any other.
  • Emily McCay
    Published 4 years ago
    Books for the Modern Feminist

    Books for the Modern Feminist

    In the past 10 or so years, a revolution has been reignited. Not so different than that of the "bra burning" women of the 60s, or the suffragists of the early 20th century, women are demanding equality. Today, we call them modern feminists. What is a modern feminist? Well, really, it's anyone who believes in equality despite gender. A modern feminist can be a woman, or a man, of any age, ethnicity, or sexual preference. In a world where the tides are changing and women are becoming as successful and influential as men, it's the right time for the right questions to be asked.
  • Lizzie Boudoir
    Published 4 years ago
    Amy Schumer’s Sex Comedy

    Amy Schumer’s Sex Comedy

    Dick is funny, orgy humor hilarious and big balls make us giggle. Amy Schumer’s sex comedy and horny humor has turned comedy upside down. The inside joke is that she is pointing a finger at men who have objectified women in humor for centuries. She says “How do you like it boys?”, and they love it. Women admire her for her honest approach to a century old problem. The joke is that Amy Shumer’s sex comedy, “I’m 160 pounds right now and can catch a dick whenever I want” is as important for what it says about our double standard society as it is just plain outrageous. Amy Schumer is an actress, comedian, and a feminist, her success hasn’t come without hardships and criticism. The New York native majored in theater and went on to do stand-up comedy. It was during this time that she performed her first stand-up show at Gotham Comedy Club and went on to appear on shows such as Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Roast, and even Saturday Night Live. On top it all, she even launched her own successful sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer. Never one to shy away from sensitive topics, the outspoken sex comic’s brand of horny humor takes a shot at the hypocrisy of the so called, sexual revolution.
  • Filthy Staff
    Published 4 years ago
    Sexism in Language

    Sexism in Language

    Language is sexist. It has never met the equality needs of women. As gender issues move to the forefront of society's eye, it will continue to combat equality. A male-dominated language cannot meet the needs of those whose gender identities do not "fit" the bifurcated mold it perpetuates. Society must stop turning a blind eye to male-centric language and pronouns, and focus on speaking in a way that victimizes no one. But how do we edit a language that has been around for centuries?
  • Filthy Staff
    Published 4 years ago
    When She Should Say No

    When She Should Say No

    Many women have a hard time saying no. Perhaps the difficulty lies not, as some archaic scientists once believed, in the fact that women have difficulty saying no to men due to their alpha presence. It is possible that the real problem for women is not saying yes or no, but asking the philistine male to repeat his question in a more coherent and desirable way. There are some that argue that women are people pleasers, and therefore have a tough time saying no in almost all situations, irrespective of which gender is asking the question. There is obviously a time for yes and a time for no. If a stranger invites you into his car on a corner, it would seem obvious that the answer should be no. If your favorite actor in a sitcom pulls up to you on that same corner to ask you out to lunch, it may not be so clear whether the answer is yes or no. For beautiful women, models, and actresses, the questions are often more ambiguous, and require more forethought before answering.