Links for Sexy Feminists: New Axe Body Spray for Women (Yay?), ‘The Margaret Thatcher Movie We Don’t Need,’ and more …

Jezebel boldly declares new women’s body spray from Axe a “step forward for feminism”: “A huge battle has been won in the fight for gender equality. While women still earn less than men doing the same jobs and there are groups working tirelessly to restrict our reproductive rights, we’re finally free to douse ourselves in eau de frat boy.” So true.

Laura Flanders at The Nation calls The Iron Lady “the Margaret Thatcher movie we don’t need”: Don’t conflate the awesomeness of Meryl Streep with the right-wing prime minister, Flanders warns.

Glam rock guys should be your style icons: says it, and we believe it.

Ms. tallies up the toll of the 2011 War on Women: A record-breaking 92 state-level restrictions on abortion passed. Backlash, anyone?

Nearly 1 in 5 women has been raped: And other shocking statistics about sexual and domestic assault from a new Centers for Disease Control report, broken down by


Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong grew up deep in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, then escaped to New York to live in a succession of very small apartments and write about pop culture. In the process, she became a feminist, a Buddhist, and the singer/guitarist in an amateur rock band. She also spent a decade on staff at Entertainment Weekly, cofounded, and now writes for several publications, including Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Writer’s Digest, Fast Company, and New York‘s Vulture. Her history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2013; her collaboration with Heather Wood Rudulph, Sexy Feminism, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013. She is the author of the Why? Because We Still Like You, a history of the original Mickey Mouse Club published by Grand Central in 2010. She has provided pop culture commentary for CNN, VH1, A&E, and ABC, and teaches article writing and creative writing. Follow her on Twitter: @jmkarmstrong

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