Browsing Archives of Author »Hayley Krischer«

My Hair Has Never Looked Better–And I’m Addicted To The Kim Kardashian Game

July 29, 2014


I’m completely addicted to the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game. I think I lost my mind. How cute is my hair? First, you should know that I’m not a gamer. But this game feeds your ego and draws on your competitive nature. I WANT to get to the next level successfully. With Kim’s approval. Listen to [...]

Migrant Children Flood Border, How Do We Protect Them?

July 9, 2014


My son doesn’t know how to do his own laundry. He doesn’t know how to make his own dinner. He’s 10 years old. He’s about the same age as the thousands of children who have crossed the border into the US over the past year in hopes to find refuge from gangs, from poverty, from [...]

Men Have a Sense of Humor–Unless Women Are Telling Joke

July 2, 2014


We are used to high school boys posting cruel, abusive photos on social media. We’ve seen star athletes turn rape into twisted comedy events on Twitter. We’ve seen men use social media to make lists (e.g., the Thot List) to harass women. We’ve seen revenge porn sites. But when senior high school president Maya Peterson instagrammed a photo of herself in a [...]

A Lesson About Body Image In Booty Songs

June 20, 2014


While driving with my 10 and 5-year-old kids to my sister-in-law’s on Long Island through sluggish traffic on the Cross Island Parkway, I succumbed to their requests to hear the “Wiggle” song (“Your booty like two planets, Go ahead and go ham sandwich”) by Jason Derulo and Snoop Dogg. My kids danced and sang to [...]

Angelina Jolie and Writer Linda Woolverton Admit Maleficent Has Rape Scene

June 12, 2014


During her Global Summit on Sexual Violence Angelina Jolie said: “We were very conscious, the writer [Linda Woolverton] and I, that [the scene in Maleficent] was a metaphor for rape.”   For those of you who came to Femamom because you read my article on the wing-ripping scene in Maleficent on the Huffington Post and you related to it on one level [...]

Reading YA Books As An Adult

June 10, 2014


According to Ruth Graham of Slate, you should not be reading YA books. Graham argued last week that adults ought to be ashamed of reading young adult literature, who knows, maybe she’s right. Maybe we’re supposed to read everything Hemingway. Or everything Eudora Welty or Flannery O’Connor. But whether you’re writing for a YA audience or you’re writing [...]

The Maleficent Rape Scene That We Need To Talk About

June 4, 2014


Imagine you’re drugged by someone you thought you trusted. You wake up in the morning with your face down in the dirt. You’re aching. Your appearance has changed and you can feel that you’re different as you try to stand through the pain. Beyond the physicality of it, your power was stolen from you. Your [...]

The Abortion Game

May 22, 2014


“It’s hard to imagine why women don’t want to get into politics,” wrote journalist and political activist Jessica Luther on Twitter yesterday along with this photo. It’s hard to imagine why women would want to subject themselves to the kind of disgusting politics–but this is exactly what the “pro-life” people want you to believe. This [...]

Sexism in Big Newspapers and Little Newspapers

May 15, 2014


In 1998, I won a first place award for “Best Entertainment Writing” from the New Jersey Press Association for this article. It was the first “first place” award that the weekly paper had seen in years. Before mine, there was one lonely plaque hanging up on the wall. When you win an award, they want [...]

#BringBackOurGirls: Where Is The Outrage? Where Are The Girls?

May 2, 2014


Why is a story about 234 girls who have been kidnapped by Islamic militants only finding it’s place in the news 2 weeks after it happened? You can thank social media for not letting go of this, because it’s certain that the US media doesn’t feel the need to cover such a thing as missing [...]