Creative | Posted by Julie Z on 12/30/2011

Winner of FemFlash 2011: Male Privilege

I recently had the honor of co-judging a Feminist Flash Poetry and Fiction contest (called FemFlash) for the website MookyChick. The winner of the contest was recently announced and I’m proud to cross-post the winning poem: “Male Privilege” by C. Askew. Read the other finalists here.

MALE PRIVILEGE
by C. Askew

Give me the shovel.
Give me the tattoo gun’s kiss on my skin.
Give me the hard day’s work.
Give me the graveyard shift.
Give me the white van.
Give me lager and the night.
Give me the warship and the race car.
Give me the walk home alone.
Give me the chainsaw.
Give me the streetlit alleyway.
Give me the roadmap’s cryptic veins.
Give me the fearless midnight park.
Give me the swagger.
Give me …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Magda K on 08/11/2011

Hacked Photos Being Used On Adult Websites

A couple of weeks ago, an article on Mookychick highlighted an issue of hacked photos on adult websites. It’s a practice that’s going on for a little while, but it’s starting to trend, and it’s misogynist and tantamount to abuse.

Essentially, a crop of websites are hacking into photos uploaded to social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Tumblr – websites that most of us use, and many of us upload photos to.

Pictures of women and teenage girls are being hacked into and published entirely without the girls’ knowledge or consent – on adult websites. It appears to be a legal practice, as it largely keeps within the privacy terms and conditions of social network sites.

For teenage girls and women, it’s a nasty catch 22. …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Magda K on 10/17/2009

Mookychick Banned For Adult Content

Three years ago, I founded Mookychick.co.uk as an alternative online finishing school. I believed that, hey, all alternative girls are linked by curiousity, intelligence and a tiny feeling of ‘the outsider’ – somone who watches, and doesn’t always want to leap into whatever the crowd’s doing.

Alternative girls and women have more in common with each other than the various separationist labels give them credit for. By labels, I mean ‘goth’, ‘emo’, ‘burlesque’, ‘geek’, ‘kinderwhore’ and of course ‘shy girl who always sits at the back and never gets picked for the team and wishes she could figure out a way to get people to talk to her about stuff she’s actually interested in’. A feminist site? Well… I’m more than happy to classify myself as a feminist. I think …

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