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We wrote about the recent passage of a law banning female genital mutilation in Nigeria on Monday, and that isn’t the only feminist news coming out of the African country this week. An all-women’s book club in Nigeria spawned the hashtag #BeingFemaleInNigeria to discuss their experiences of prejudice, sexism, and the unrealistic expectations placed upon them. “The hashtag emerged from a book club based in the capital of Abuja, fronted by young Nigerian woman, Florence Warmate,” Ade Onibada reported for The Voice. “The Warmate Book...
Rejoice! Former model Jessica Lewis made a documentary, along with director Jenny McQuaile, all about the plus-size model industry. The documentary, Straight/Curve, will feature all of our favorite plus-size models, including Jennie Runk and Sabina Karlsson. Straight/Curve is “the most insider look at the industry so far, going behind the scenes of New York City's plus-size fashion industry,” says Lauren Chan of Glamour Magazine. Chan reports that the documentary is expected to come out next summer. Chan, who is featured in the movie, makes a great point in the...
Magic Mike ditches any semblance of social commentary for the feel-good body-roll romp of XXL. Like Easy Rider without all the LSD, Magic Mike XXL is essentially a shaggy dog of a road trip movie. The point isn't so much where they're going as how they get there and the things they learn about themselves along the way. There is, of course, an exceptionally vague plot that requires Mike (Channing Tatum) to return to the sweaty, glittery bosom of his former Kings of Tampa bros for...
  American Girl has made a number of live-action movies. Their most recent movie, Grace Serves Up Success, is apparently great…with five glasses of wine. What American Girl has been missing, however, is a live-action action movie. In their hilarious new sketch, American Girl Doll: The Action Movie, Funny or Die has given us a taste of what could be. Kirsten, Samantha, Kit, Addy, and Molly are back to fight their arch nemesis, Barbie. This is an interesting choice considering they’re both owned by Mattel. A narrator...
The last thing any human on this planet wants to hear is, “You’re not fuckable.” What the hell does that even mean? And for any one person to dictate this statement is ridiculous, yet mega-babe actress Heather Matarazzo had to stare into her director’s eyes while he repeated those exact words. This isn’t the first time Hollywood has set feminism backwards – recently, Rose McGowan was fired for calling out Adam Sandler’s sexist casting call, and female speaking roles only make up around 29.2 percent of...
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