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When I proclaimed myself a feminist in middle school, I tried my best to seek out feminist peers—they had to be somewhere, right?! Alas, at the age of 12 in my tiny town, there were no feminists to be found. Yet by high school, the term “feminism” was popping up beyond the little sidebar about women’s lib in my textbooks. Feminism was all over Tumblr and Twitter and even the social media of the mainstream: Facebook. Students and teachers alike made feminism part of the conversation....
In news that will make you groan, people STILL get upset about women breastfeeding in public places. In Terre Haute, Indiana, for example, one young woman was publicly shamed by a man who took a photo of her (without her knowledge, yuck) breastfeeding in a T.G.I Friday’s. He then uploaded it to Facebook and Instagram. Alongside the photo, the man wrote, “I went [sic] to know if this is appropriate or inappropriate as I’m trying to eat my Fridays, there are little kids around… I understand...
After seeing the badass looks of the ladies of AfroPunk Paris all over the Internet, we just had to share some of their pics here, too. For those who don’t know, AfroPunk’s an annual music festival is hosted in different cities each year — the event features some of the most awesome artists around, most of whom are black and many of whom are women. On its site, the fest is described as “the best assembly of female musical talent since Lilith Fair.” And it was...
  Vanity Fair released its July cover today, featuring the stunning Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce. The Olympic champion came out as transgender in a now-iconic interview with Diane Sawyer earlier this spring. “I’m emerging as myself. Isn't that great?” Jenner said at the time. Now the transformation is complete, though the journey is barely beginning. Caitlyn definitely did not disappoint with her debut: Not only does she look phenomenal, but her courageous, very public coming out has inspired millions of people to be more...
  This guest post was written by Shannon Carlin.   BEST COAST California Nights(Harvest Records)   The chord progressions are the same on Best Coast’s latest album, which, production-wise, falls somewhere between her perfectly flawed debut and its too pristine follow-up, but this time, Bethany Cosentino has more on her mind than just boys.   “Sleep Won’t Ever Come” is her prayer for a good night’s rest and chance to turn off her brain, while “So” has her contemplating the meaning of life. Here, love is not just angsty, but a many-splendored thing—both...