Monday, March 29, 2010

Bluebeard


After recently reading Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber, I stumbled across this! If you haven't read The Bloody Chamber, you should, it's wonderful. The short story is a feminist retelling of Charles Perrault's Bluebeard.

Bake Sale Extravaganza!






The Feminist Book Club had a Bake Sale.
It was a lot of fun.
If you were there: Thanks for the support!
If you weren't: We wish you could have been!
P.S. Sorry half of the pictures are blurry!

Thursday, March 25, 2010



Issue 2 of XX, the Feminist Book Clubs official publication, is now available for sale! This issue explores the theme of Girlhood with 8 awesome features from 8 awesome contributors. Please help support the FBC by purchasing a copy at ACAD’s Spring Show + Sale for $3.00.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Personalized Lipstick

I found a great blog site that discusses all kinds of issues regarding menstruation. The site re: Cycling. led me to an art project of interest. The art piece entitled Red is the Colour, by Ingrid Berthon-moine, 2009, features different women wearing their own menstrual blood as lipstick.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hijab Vs Short Shorts





















HIJAB VS SHORT SHORTS

ARE WE REALLY FREER THAN THEM?


I came across this article while looking at old archives of Vice magazine online. It was publish in August of 2002, so it's a little outdated, however I still found it to be an interesting read. Check it out. (click on article title for link)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Trim your bush

Lost in Utero

I watched the short film The Big Empty starring Selma Blair. The story features Alice, a young woman with an ‘inner ache’ coming from her vagina. In search of a cure for the ache, she goes from gynecologist to gynecologist with no luck... until she meets the Specialist.

In the story, Alice’s vagina/uterus is perceived as an icy tundra where no one can live and nothing can grow. I’m curious to see how others have interpreted this, as I have a few ideas of my own.

Read the original story The Specialist by Alison Smith here. aaannnd watch the 2005 movie adaptation.

look what came in the mail today (no, that's not a euphemism)






I will be posting a review early next week!

Monday, March 1, 2010