This is Chrissie Hynde. Her face will be familiar to you if you are a fan of the punk rock sounds of the ‘80s band, The Pretenders. If you aren’t familiar with Hynde, that’s okay, let’s catch you up to speed: Hynde is a victim of rape who, in her new book, writes, “If you don’t want to entice a rapist, don’t wear heels so you can’t run from him,” which has led to her infamy of being a victim blamer. Read More
About a month after moving to New York City, I was walking across the Pulaski Bridge from Brooklyn to Queens when I noticed a man following me. Or he just happened to be walking in the same direction as me, and there wasn't any other way to go, what with being on a bridge and all. But as pretty much any woman who has ever been alone at night can attest (this is one of those rare cases when I think it is perfectly fine to make gendered generalizations), the uncertainty is enough to make you reaching for your bear mace and scissors. Read More
If you’re like me, then you love when artists put a new spin on the classic Disney princesses. We’ve seen them super sexualized, with beards, and even fused with Orange is the New Black characters. The newest Disney princess art might be my favorite, though. Tumblr artist, TheNamelessDoll, reimagined some of our favorite princesses as plus-sized, but instead of simply illustrating them this way, she created some impressive GIFs that actually bring the princesses to life. Read More
Guess who’s back, back again? Bikini Kill is back – tell a friend (or five)! The OG riot grrrls are reissuing their Revolution Girl Style Now! album with unreleased titles including, “Playground” and “Ocean Song. Read More
Over recent years the media has been buzzing about the lovely and talented Emma Thompson, as she graces red carpets and interviews alike with her heart on her sleeve and a wit that won’t quit. Winner of multiple Academy Awards and Oscars, this vivacious actress has become known for her talent as well as her innate ability to speak her mind in the most unapologetic way that can only be described as awesome. One thing she is not afraid to speak on: feminism. “I’ve been a card-carrying, radical feminist since I was 19,” she says. Read More
From Obvious Child to Marcel the Shell, actress Jenny Slate consistently creates comedy that smart women want to watch. Here, the rebellious free spirit talks about her best friend, her butthole, and beating the odds. Top: Etro; Denim shorts: Citizens of Humanity Jenny Slate is immediately disarming. Although she’s right on time for our interview, she rushes into Little Dom’s—a favorite restaurant in her L.A. neighborhood—like a big-haired whirlwind. Read More
Floor-length dresses were the mainstay of Western European and American women’s fashion for centuries, but they were never particularly practical items of clothing for daily wear. Hems dragged in the mud, and voluminous skirts made walking, let alone other types of physical activity, difficult. Not that women were expected to run, jump, or play sports. (Medical science firmly believed that too much exercise was harmful to a woman in her childbearing years, as it might damage her uterus and result in sterility. Read More
  Adair Mahoney is a nine-year-old girl who doesn’t take the advertising world’s sexist shit. Adair and her mom were shopping online at Vineyard Vines when she noticed a difference in the nomenclature of children’s clothing. Boys' pajama pants were called “Lounge” pants, while girls' pants were referred to as “Lazy" pants. If your reaction to this is "What the fuck?" then you and Adair Mahoney are on the same page. Read More
  "The Hunger Games" star and cultural activist Amandla Stenberg is set to begin her career as a published comic writer this November. In April, the 16-year-old broke the internet with her video Don’t Cashcrop my Cornrows, a five-minute crash course on black culture and cultural appropriation which received over one million views. Stenberg has gained admiration for her bravery in confronting injustices in pop culture and for using her voice to advocate for the marginalized. Read More
Jen Welter is hardly a rookie when it comes to the game of football – she played as a running back for the Texas Revolution (the only woman on an all-male team) for 14 years, then joined on as assistant coach, and now, she’s leading the linebackers of the Arizona Cardinals. Her role with the Cardinals makes her the first-ever woman coach in the history of the NFL. Despite her position being temporary, she plans on making her mark. Her start: A unique strategy of personalized letters to each of the linebackers. With a Ph.D. Read More