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The Man burns in 306 days but next week, San Franciscans are invited to “The Women of Burning Man: Fueling Creativity and Community with Harley Dubois and Rebecca Anders.” The lecture will feature Harley and Rebecca, in discussion of their experiences as creative leaders at and in connection with the summertime art festival. Harley is a founding member of the Burning Man Board and Black Rock Arts Foundation, two major organizational forces within the Burning Man community. Rebecca is the creator of the Flux Foundation, as well...
Tiger Woods competed in his first National Championship at the age of 13. Lucy Li, who at 11 is the youngest to make it through the U.S. Open's qualifiers, has been competing for a spot since the age of 9. Beverly Klass, however, played in the U.S. Open without qualifying at the age of 10 in 1967. Women fighting to be a part of the professional sport isn't new, but there are still rampant displays of misogyny in the sport, and the women-run component, the L.P.G.A.,...
What’s better than a playlist featuring Beyoncé, En Vogue AND Dolly Parton?! A playlist that inspires you to get out and vote this Nov. 4. Duh. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund recently collaborated with the awesome DJ-ing forces that are MC Lyte and Samantha Ronson to create the first-ever Women are Watching Spotify Playlist! The playlist, which features a unique variety of diverse ladies, aims to inspire individuals to get off their seats and dance (and by dance I mean VOTE, although dancing is cool too). When it...
Chelsea Handler posted the above picture on Instagram last night, supposedly to show the world that her regime is a masculine force of governance in the international community. It was taken down within 20 minutes for violating Instagram's “Community Guidelines.”   The guidelines are fairly basic and familiar, urging users to resist posting “nudity or mature content of any kind.”  While Chelsea has been very vocal and intentional in her message that such boob discrimination is sexist, it seems the more interesting question is, what does Instagram allow? I’ve...
Every year around this time, the feminist-osphere goes all to pieces about how many women's Halloween costumes are all about being sexy (sexy ebola nurse, anyone?), and how many more women will dress up as "sexy cat" this year than, say, Grumpy Cat. But while I'll admit that the sexy Halloween costume idea is a bit uninspired, I completely understand why women do it. I mean, who can blame them? Halloween is the only day of the year where no one can be slut-shamed. It's a...