Feminist Lisa Frank Tumblr; Ironic Misandry at it’s best

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We are OBSESSED with this genius Feminist Lisa Frank tumblr! Recently, Lisa’s people have fired back at the tumblr and asked for a cease and desist, but we are coming out in support of FLF, who’s “About” section reads: “dismantling the patriarchy one rainbow kitten at a time.” Truly, what is more empowering than reclaiming images of rainbows and unicorns from our girl-hood as flags of feminist glory?  Please Feminist Lisa Frank, never stop posting!

The term “Ironic Misandry” is usually associated with t-shirts and mugs with the phrase “I drink male tears” and the hashtag #maletears, amongst other iterations of the highly sarcastic, exaggerated feminist inside joke that has men everywhere scratching their heads and saying “I don’t get it.” Whatever! It’s not for them to get. Aggressive-minded women have been labeled as man-hating for years and now there’s a hashtag to mock and revel in that very idea. The meme has unified and mobilized scores of young women who might not otherwise identify as “feminists.” Where feminists are usually stereotyped as masculine, makeup-less witches, now there is a place for women to celebrate the “femme” in feminist by taking all things girly, fluffy and pink to a celebratory extreme. I wish I could live in a world of these memes. Plus, people say feminists can’t take a joke. Who can’t take a joke now? Men everywhere and Lisa Frank’s camp, apparently. Which is shocking, considering that FLF’s posts aren’t even as scathing as usual #maletears posts and instead juxtapose the dreamy, technicolor images with sobering calls for equality from some of our great female leaders. We’re confused; Why wouldn’t Lisa think this is super cool? Her artwork with an Amy Poehler quote on top– Smart Girls everywhere rejoice!

See a few of our favorite Feminist Lisa Frank memes and other ironic misandry posts below.

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Quote(s) by Naomi Wolf

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Quote by Adrienne Rich

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Quote by Alison Bechdel

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Purple Potato and Herb Salad

 

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It’s that time of year again…. BBQ season! I love to grill and every year I try to up my BBQ game. To kick off this year’s season, I tried my hand at a twist on an old favorite side, the potato salad.

Potato salad is an easy and classic addition to any picnic or BBQ. It’s usually served cold or room temperature, so it’s texture and temperature are a nice contrast to the steamy hot items coming off the grill. Lately, I’ve been trying to choose vegetables that have real nutrition value. Sure, any veggie is better for you than like, a block of cheese, but some veggies ~nutrition wise~ are like eating paper and others are PACKED with stuff that is good for you and leaves you less hungry later (read: portion control. You can eat less and be full.). As a general rule of thumb, the more colorful the veggie, the more nutrients it carries. Luckily, that is true for this lovely gem of a tuber, the purple potato. All potatoes are naturally high in potassium and on top of that, purple potatoes contain 4 times as much antioxidants as Russet potatoes. Anthocyanin is a pigment that creates the purple color in the potatoes and also acts as an antioxidant. Boom! Looks gorg and is great for you, too.

To further health-ify the classic potato salad, I left out the mayonnaise. Before you shoot me, think of it this way: Mayo is an emulsion of oil, egg yolks and either vinegar or lemon juice. So it’s not too blasphemous to just leave the yolks out of the equation and include the other elements. You’re left with a light, delicious salad you can totally hoard all of (which is exactly what I did) and not feel sick later. To make up for the lack of mayo, I loaded it down with serious herb involvement, instead of the saturated fat involvement. I love mayo as much as anyone but during that next BBQ by the pool, clothes are comin’ off and this beach bod is comin’ out!

Ingredients:

  1. 1lb purple potatoes
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 4 tablespoons of chives – diced
  4. 3 stalks of green onion – root ends discarded, white and green parts chopped
  5. 4 tablespoons of dill – roughly chopped
  6. salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Half a lemon’s juice

Directions:

Boil the potatoes in a big pot of salted boiling water for about 15 minutes until tender but not mash-able. Check with a fork; the fork should poke into the potato with some ease but not break the potato apart. Remove potatoes from heat and strain. Rinse under cool water or wait until potatoes are cool enough to handle. Cut potatoes into 2 inch cubes. In a mixing bowl, mix together the potatoes and the next 6 ingredients. I use a lot of pepper, preferably fresh ground. They’re potatoes, so will likely need a lot (1/2 – 3/4 of a tablespoon) of salt as well. Get the potatoes good and covered, then taste and adjust as needed. Serve with a lemon wedge for color and extra kick. This side pairs well with a light beer; we love Victory Prima Pils, Brooklyn Pilser and Sixpoint Crisp.

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Four Feminist Books to Read Right Now!

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1. Cunt – Inga Muscio

This is one of the very first, very best little feminist books I ever picked up. The overarching premise is rooted in Inga Muscio’s challenge to reclaim the word “cunt” from its damaging, derogatory current use and redefine it as it was originally intended; as an ancient title of respect. Reading this book was like reading my secret inner thoughts (why DO I have to be ashamed of me period?! Isn’t there a better way to prevent pregnancy than fucking with my hormones?) written out into a manifesto full of cunt pride.

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How to throw a Lesbian Bridal Shower

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I love, love throwing parties so when it came time for me to host my BFF’s bridal shower, I wanted it to be the best party I’ve ever thrown- and I’ve thrown some kickass parties, so this would be no small feat. In the end, it was a one-of-a-kind amazing party and all the hard work was worth it!! I’ll share with you here my tips and tricks for throwing a great party ~ specifically a Bridal Shower for Lesbians!

Not every gay couple will want a Big Fat Gay Shower, but I knew ours would be into it. They’re loud, proud and love rainbows. Plus this party was going to be just friends and a few co-workers, so I really wanted everyone to feel like they could be themselves and have a good time, which unfortunately is not always the case at many wedding-related events. Continue reading

“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack” an essay by Dr. Peggy McIntosh

This one’s for all my white homies out there. As events have unfolded in the case of Trayvon Martin, then Eric Garner and now Freddie Gray, racial tensions in our country are at an intensity that I haven’t seen before in my lifetime. It pains me. I live in New York, where half my neighbors are black and Latino and I see the prejudice in which the NYPD deals with me versus them. I’m posting this brilliant essay, published in 1990 by feminist and anti-racist Dr. Peggy McIntosh because I see the denial of the existence of white privilege in my community. Continue reading

Tex-Mex Arugula and Chicken Salad

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This is my very first salad post and I’m so excited to start sharing my salad knowledge with the world. I love salads. I love making them, ordering them and eating them. Maybe it’s because I’m almost 30, but sometime in the past 2 years my body just really started craving good foods- foods that taste good and foods that are good for me. Hence, this salad obsession.  Continue reading

Let’s Strike “Slut” from the Lexicon

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I haven’t thought about the word in quite a while. Honestly, it’s mostly faded from my vocabulary. Recently, someone complaining to me about this friend and I was trying to empathize, though I don’t have a lot of drama- girlfriend or otherwise in my life anymore. I can relate because I definitely used to have a lot in my life. In hindsight, all that drama from college and years past- even when it was someone else’s fault- was still totally my fault for just being in that situation. I am glad I’m past those days. I can’t even think of what would be a big enough deal that I could have an actual fallout with any of my friends but I guess thats the peace and beauty that comes with being almost 30. Still, I was young once and I remember what it was like to be mad at a friend. So she’s ranting about her friend, then leans in, slows and quiets her voice, looks me in the eye and says while shaking her head, “She was SUCH a SLUT in high school.”  Continue reading

Salted Olive Oil Ice Cream

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This one is a recipe borrowed from a friend because it’s just too good not to share.

I am not really too much of a sweets person, unless it’s sober January, in which case I cannot get enough desserts. But I could devour pints of this ice cream any time, plus its SO EASY to make with stuff you already have in your pantry/freezer.  Continue reading

How to have a One Night Stand

One of the most pivotal times in my life as a young adult was the sexual awakening years between 20 and, well, now. I’m still learning about my sexuality all the time. I was a relatively late bloomer in the sack, due to 18 years of brainwashing by my ultra conservative Southern Baptist upbringing which included a ceremony where I went up in front of the entire church and my parents gave me a ring as I promised not to have sex until I married. Guys, I’m not totally sure if I even knew my vagina hole was different from my pee hole at that point, I was just doing what I thought was right and cool and honestly– who knows, I was a CHILD and children have non sequitur thought processes that make them super easy to brainwash. More on that, probably, later. Anyway, I went to college and about a year and a half in I started having sex.  Continue reading

Thai-inspired Coconut Noodle Soup with Pork

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I visited Saigon two years ago, and I still dream about the food. If you get a chance to go to Vietnam, do it! I can barely write post this without booking a one way ticket. It’s an incredibly friendly city, the architecture is stunning and the food is out of this world. Since then, I’ve tried my hand at replicating many of their dishes. This one can’t really be considered truly Thai, because I always leave out fish sauce -a must have for most Thai dishes- and the pork meatballs are completely my own creation, but the Thai red curry and coconut milk take me back to the streets of Saigon in one bite. Continue reading