Tag: The Soapbox

Style

The Soapbox: My Bindi Is Not Your Bindi

Wendy Stokesby:

There is this joke that I always used to make – that Gwen Stefani made being Indian cool. Almost two decades before our “Big Bang”s and …

Love & Sex

The Soapbox: Feminism Deserves Better Than “Sex-Negative Vs. Sex-Positive”

Wendy Stokesby:

As a feminist, kinky person and sex commentator, I am the target audience for Jillian Horowitz’s xoJane essay “I’m a Sex-Negative Feminist” — and that’s exactly …

Highlights

The Soapbox: Why Jezebel Was Wrong To Post Images Of A Woman Being Raped

Wendy Stokesby:

Earlier this week, Anna North, a writer at the women’s blog Jezebel, posted an article about a video uploaded to YouTube which appeared to show, in …

Celebs

The Soapbox: If Meryl Streep Isn’t A Feminist, Fine — I’m Not Either

Wendy Stokesby:

When asked if she was a feminist, Meryl Streep responded, “I am a humanist, I am for nice easy balance.” Oh, lord, here come the internet …

Love & Sex

The Soapbox: How PayPal & WePay Discriminate Against The Adult Industry

Wendy Stokesby:

I was packing my bags, looking forward to a week trip to the Feminist Porn Awards and the Feminist Porn Conference, having finally earned enough through …

Celebs

The Soapbox: Why We Should Stop Snarking On Angelina Jolie’s Thinness

Wendy Stokesby:

Angelina Jolie, despite the fact that she was not a nominee, was the talk of the Academy Awards. There was the whole Leg Thrusting Debacle — …

Guys

The Soapbox: Why “Creep Shaming” Is Total BS

Wendy Stokesby:

On Thursday night, I had what seemed like a pretty good first date. By Friday lunchtime, any chance of a romance between that guy and I …

Love & Sex

Girl Talk: Fat Girls Are A Man’s Best Friend

Wendy Stokesby:

Years ago, I had a conversation with a group of my close male friends and the age old question came up: Can men and women really …

Entertainment

The Soapbox: Why Macklemore’s Costume Matters

Wendy Stokesby:

Last Friday, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed a surprise music concert at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. Awesome, right? Only, because it was a surprise, …

Entertainment

The Soapbox: The Thing That Is Funny About Rape

Wendy Stokesby:

Wouldn’t it be funny if the boys that photographed themselves assaulting Savannah Dietrich got raped right now? Also, that priest, Monsignor Lynn, who is going to …