Monthly Archives: June 2013

Oh good: we need more rapey songs on the radio

Oh good: we need more rapey songs on the radio

Hey, you guys! Your summer jam is probably rapey and gross! SCREAMING’S Jen is talking about Robin Thicke, of course, and his ultra-problematic (and problematically catchy) single, Blurred Lines. The title itself is a master class in subtlety.

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Texan Women Have Ways of Shutting That Whole Thing Down

Texan Women Have Ways of Shutting That Whole Thing Down

What did you do on Tuesday? SCREAMING IN ALL CAPS’ Marlo spent a large chunk of it bearing witness to an absolutely EPIC battle for women’s reproductive rights that went down in Texas.

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Disney on Ice’s Princesses & Heroes, because UGH

Disney on Ice’s Princesses & Heroes, because UGH

In the first of a regular feature called She Said, He Said, She Said, the three founding contributors of SCREAMING IN ALL CAPS discuss Disney on Ice: Princesses & Heroes.

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Death Becomes Her?

Death Becomes Her?

This week, Vice caused a shitstorm with its fashion spread entitled “Last Words,” which depicted famous female writers, who have committed suicide, at the time of their deaths. Think Sylvia Plath kneeling at the oven; Virginia Woolf standing in a river, clutching a stone. Dark, twisted stuff.

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A Sign (of the Times)

A Sign (of the Times)

An astute SCREAMING IN ALL CAPS reader sent in this picture, snapped recently in a downtown Winnipeg back alley. It’s a sign warning passers-by of some window-washing activity that was happening on an office building.

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Concessions to the Patriarchy: Wedding Spectacular!

Concessions to the Patriarchy: Wedding Spectacular!

’Tis the season, ladies! Chances are that you’ll be attending / participating in one or more nuptial celebrations in the coming weeks. In honour of this fact, we are devoting a series of Concessions to the Patriarchy to all manner of wedding-related acquiescences.

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Feminist Taylor Swift is the best thing on the internet

Feminist Taylor Swift is the best thing on the internet

Ah, I love a good meme — especially one that skillfully combines feminist theory with pop culture. First my heart was stolen by Feminist Ryan Gosling; now it belongs to Feminist Taylor Swift.

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A woman on a crossing light? OMG let’s all freak out about it

A woman on a crossing light? OMG let’s all freak out about it

A Don’t Walk/Walk traffic light which has human shape instead of a stick-figure is challenging gender norms and getting people’s knickers in a twist.

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Are you pleasing your man? Uh oh, better take Lybrido

Are you pleasing your man? Uh oh, better take Lybrido

Via a recent article in UK newspaper the Daily Mail, Marlo looks at Lybrido (GET IT?!) which has been nicknamed “the female Viagra.” Take a pill, become horny! What’s not to love about this exciting new pharmaceutical development?

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Because the Internet needs more pictures of cute cats

Because the Internet needs more pictures of cute cats

Railing against the never-ending shit shower of misogyny and sexism that is the patriarchal world in which we live is cathartic and all, but it does get exhausting at times. Which is why it’s important to take occasional breaks from the rage and focus instead on the good, beautiful, affirming things in life. Like cats.

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