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On April 15th, three of the youngest participants in the Tribeca Film Festival debuted their short film, Girl Band. 23 year-olds Cailin Lowry, Olivia Mitchell and Kerry Furrh, recent grads of the University of Southern California, wrote, directed, produced, edited and wrote music for a film about career-driven female friendships, in the hopes of turning it into a TV series. While Lowry, Mitchell, and Furrh are clearly very driven in their respective fields, I expected Girl Band was somewhat experimental based solely on their age. My mistake.
As Billy Joel once sang, "The good old days weren't always good."  If you think advertising is sexist bullshit NOW, oh boy, you're gonna want to sit down for this one. Get ready to take a trip back, way back, to a time when newspapers and magazines ran ads like these without a second thought to sexism.
What makes mean girls mean? It's a question that has intrigued feminists, parents, and Hollywood for decades, but what do scientists have to say about this seemingly inevitable social phenomenon? The latest theories may blow your mind. One of my favorite books as a child was The Against Taffy Sinclair Club. It was a YA novel about a group of fifth-grade girls who form a club devoted to dissing their classmate Taffy. What was so wrong with Taffy? Well for starters, she made the egregious mistake of growing boobs. I adored this story, and for all the wrong reasons.
It’s easy to understand why powerful women and girls in literature have often proved to be inspirational characters for songwriters. Authors have already created compelling characters and storylines for lyrics, so the addition of a decent tune should equal a hit. Check out these ten top tunes, all sparked by fictional females: Charlotte SometimesPenny Farmer’s haunting children’s book Charlotte Sometimes (1969) is the inspiration for this single by The Cure from 1981.
I loved this dress. It was made out of paper-like leather, so light that I could just throw it in my suitcase. The shoes were open in the back, and they were silver. Seattle was always one of the most fun places to play. The iconic Sonic Youth frontwoman can do it all, and if her new memoir, Girl in a Band, is any indication, she already has. Here, the indie rock pioneer, style idol, and art star takes us on a visual journey of her life, from her surfer girl days to her latest incarnation in the music/art duo Body/Head.
New Zealand-born artist Niki Boon started her photography project as a way to document her children's alternative childhood and education growing up in the rural environment of Marlborough, New Zealand without television or social media.  The mother of four believes it's "a lifestyle that may seem unconventional to some, but I am here to celebrate the magical place I choose to live with my family."Niki captures the freedom of childhood as well as well as life without social contructs that affect the way we grow up and can often childhood cut short.
Filthy, feminist, and fabulous—Brooke Candy is a pop star for a new ear. Here, she models some freaky fall fashions, and delivers some real talk. DRESS BY ANTHONY FRANCO, ANTHONYFRANCODESIGNS.US; FAUX FUR JACKET BY BRIAN LICHTENBERG, BRIANLICHTENBERG.COM; NECKPIECE BY GASOLINE GLAMOUR. A former stripper and the daughter of Hustler’s one-time CFO, 25-year-old rapper Brooke Candy first caught our eye when she appeared in Grimes’ 2012 video for the song “Genesis” and pretty much stole the show.
In South Korea, a coalition of LGBT activists are trying to start a wave against conversion therapy — a wave that’s barely visible for now.South Korea brands itself as a democratic nation, a polar opposite from its northern neighbor, and boasts one of the biggest economies in the world. But it's still largely homophobic.Edhi Park, a transgender activist for LGBT rights, knows this from experience. She was raised in a Christian family who taught her that gender aberrations like homosexuality were an illness.
We are all very excited about Kazoo, the new magazine for girls which just exceeded its funding goal on Kickstarter.  We love the idea of a new magazine for girls encouraging them to be "smart, strong, fierce, and, above all, true to themselves." Before we were old enough for Seventeen and Sassy, we learned to be confident and inquisitive thanks to these magazines! Put on your protective eyewear, you're about to get a "blast from the past!" 1.
Happy Coretta Scott King’s birthday! The activist and Civil Rights leader was born on April 27, 1927 and died in 2006. Although many people know Coretta mainly as Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife, in reality, she was so much more. Besides being a Civil Rights leader in her own right, she was also active in the feminist, LGBT and anti-apartheid movements and was a lifelong advocate for human rights. Here are 7 things you didn’t know about Coretta: Dr Martin Luther King Jr and Coretta Scott King, 1964. 1. Her Civil Rights activism went far beyond her role as Martin Luther King Jr.