Nothing shocking: A look at the latest Victoria’s Secret controversy

Any feminist worth their salt has no doubt seen at least one mention of the latest Victoria’s Secret dust-up. This time, the retailer has struck the ire of conservatives and feminists alike for the reported launch of a hyper-sexualized line of lingerie marketed to tweens. Or did they? It wouldn’t be surprising that a brand…

2012 Olympics: Enough sexist pandering

The 2012 Olympics in London have been heralded as a win for feminism in many ways — some calling it the Title IX games even. And there’s a lot to celebrate for women in these games. But as the old poem says, we have miles to go before we sleep. If you’ve watched any part…

Feminist Files: No Damsels in Distress here

Real women save themselves: Did you catch the interview of Sigourney Weaver on NPR in which she declares that she doesn’t buy into the idea of the damsel in distress. “When I look around the world, I don’t see too many damsels in distress. If they’re a damsel in distress, they’re manipulating some guy to…

A look back at pre-Title IX days

Today’s post is part of the National Women’s Law Center blog carnival celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, landmark legislation passed in 1972 that gender equity in every educational program that receives federal funding. Indeed, while Title IX is more famous for requiring gender parity in sports programs, it has several benchmarks of equity,…