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“What’s more offensive- little girls saying 'fuck' or the fucking unequal and sexist way society treats girls and women?”  That’s the question posed during FCKH8’s video “Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism,” aiming to draw attention to words that should be more offensive to society than fuck- for instance: pay inequality and rape. FCKH8 is a for-profit advocacy t-shirt company that takes $5 from every t-shirt sold to benefit anti-sexism organizations and projects.  Video producer Mike Kon commented, “Some adults may be uncomfortable with how these little girls are using...
  The last time we saw our little friend he was talking about "treats and snoozin', snoozin' and treats" in "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On Two." That was three years ago! Can you believe it? Fortunately for fans, Jenny Slate and her husband Dean Fleischer-Camp have graciously made a new video in celebration of their new book Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been (click through to see an exclusive spread from the book! buy it here!). Watch the new video here and see Marcel sing a...
  Lady Parts Justice, the group organizing and educating voters to put more women and women's rights-friendly politicians in office, is back and you're invited to their next event!  Writer and activist Sarah Sophie Flicker, Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show) and DJ Tennessee Thomas will be hosting a shindig at the Orla Kiely flagship shop in SoHo, NYC (5 Mercer Street) on November 2, from 3-6pm. Lady Parts Justice is gearing up for the November 4th elections and wants you to join in, too! Orla Kiely has...
There have been few events in my life that have been pivotal enough for me to remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when they happened. One of them is the first time I saw “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On." I was in the library at school, I was supposed to be studying, and I laughed loudly enough to irritate the people at the table next to me. Over the years, the short film has grown to mean so much to...
At the end of our first decade without her piercing and original insight, Susan Sontag is being profiled in a new documentary that debuts on HBO December 8. In Regarding Susan Sontag director Nancy Kates, who reintroduced activist Bayard Rustin to US history in her previous doc, Brother Outsider, tracks the evolution of an outspoken and provocative political, literary, and social critic. The film includes interviews with Fran Lebowitz, Noël Burch, Terry Castle, Lucinda Childs, Judith Sontag Cohen, Mark Danner, Alice Kaplan, Stephen Koch, Wayne Koestenbaum, Deborah...