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Camera Obscura, the coolest Scottish band ever, (tied with Belle and Sebastian, whose lead singer Stuart Murdoch produced Camera Obscura’s first album) recently released a marvelous music video for “Troublemaker,” a track on the band’s new album Desire Lines. The video is a wonderfully ~vintage~ (sorry) tribute to 80s Sci-Fi and includes everything from old school (and highly fashionable) jumpsuits to laser beams shooting out of band members’ eyes. Directed by long-time collaborator Blair Young, “Troublemaker” traces the band and other locals as they explore...
Now we can officially stop talking about Miley-gate. No matter how tired we are of rehashing the VMA performance and “Wrecking Ball” video, Cyrus’ work does offer insight into how women are encouraged to express themselves and how young women are viewed by the public. Are Cyrus’ performances feminist and sex-positive as some claim? I personally think not; after all, she has a team of men who aren’t exactly known for respecting women and their bodies (ahem, Terry Richardson) behind much of the work. But...
  Tatyana McFadden spent much of her childhood in a St. Petersburg orphanage where she did not receive adequate medical attention for her spina bifida, a condition which paralyzed her from the waist downwards. Without access to a wheelchair, she learned to walk on her hands, an experience which she now tells The New York Times taught her “as much about finding mental strength as physical strength [and] may have helped my arms and shoulders [and] it also taught me that I was always going to...
Last year, we brought you 10 Awesome Feminist Halloween Costume Ideas, and since it's that time of year again, we thought we'd give you an update that's totally 2013. Check out these ideas below, and please add your own in the comments section!   1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton This kid has the right idea! Dress up as suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Bring a friend to dress up as her best bud, Susan B. Anthony.   2. Shirley Chisholm Get out your best 1960s professional garb, and dress up as the brilliant...
  At their best, comic books are about outsiders and underdogs; their heroes are so powerful because of their ability to overcome adversity, to fight for humankind and for equality. So it’s surprising that even in comics, a field that has the potential to be so inclusive, women and other minorities are underrepresented.    But one amazing lady, a superhero in her own right, aims to change that. Kelly Sue DeConnick writes the Captain Marvel comics, epic stories that trace the heroic adventures of Carol Denvers. Right off...
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