Hello, beautiful galentines: Maybe you're still slogging away at the office, or you've already begun your Friday night. Either way, here's a recap of this week's top feminist news stories that you might have missed while you were out being the Leslie Knope of whatever you do.   Seven Sisters Women’s College Opens Up to Transwomen Earlier this week, Bryn Mwar College opened their admissions to transgender women. There have been some questions, ... Read More
Because whether you are single or part a couple, this day can be rough. Watching these shows will help you make it through: 1. For the hopeless romantic… High Maintenance “ HELEN”  If for some reason you haven’t seen High Maintenance yet (a fact you should probably keep to yourself), HELEN is admittedly one of the bleaker episodes of this brilliant, Vimeohosted series about weed and loneliness in New York City. That said, Michael ... Read More
“Adipose: Of or relating to fat. / Positivity: Characterized by or displaying acceptance or affirmation.” This is the inspiration for photographer Substantia Jones's incredible photo series, The Adipositivity Project. When Jones first began her project, she knew she wanted to create change, but she didn’t fully grasp what that change would be. It was only once she began photographing women and hearing their stories of body shaming that her goal ... Read More
“Authentic love does not devalue another human being. Authentic love does not silence, shame or abuse. If you are in a relationship with someone who does not honor and respect you, I want you to know that you are worthy of love. Please reach out for help. Your voice will save you. Let it extend into the night, let it part the darkness. Let it set you free to know who you truly are -- valuable, beautiful, loved.” These are the powerful words advocate ... Read More
Laverne Cox is making history once again with a new lead role on the CBS drama, Doubt. She officially signed on yesterday, making her character the first transgender regular on a CBS show. Cox will play the part of Cameron Wirth, an Ivy-educated attorney whose firsthand experience with injustice lends compassion to her clients. Aside from being a transgender person playing a transgender character, it's not exactly the norm for a black actress to ... Read More
"Girls (should) have access to clothes that tell them that they can be and do anything."—this is the idea behind Princess Awesome, a clothing line that is destroying gender stereotypes by letting "girls decide what it means to be girly."  What started out as a simple Kickstarter campaign is now raising the bar for children's clothing everywhere.  Founders Rebecca Melsky and Eva St. Clair told Buzzfeed, "We're not sure who ... Read More
We’ve dug up a special throwback treat from our 1997 Spring/Summer issue: Tori Galore dishes with Blume about exploring feminism from married life in the Jersey ‘burbs during the budding second wave, childhood recall and more. Happy birthday Judy! We’re so glad you were born to write the tomes of our youth. ... Nervous? You bet. But different from meeting-a-dishy-actor-or-famous-rock-star nervous. Its more personal, slightly vulnerable—like ... Read More
  Courtney Love played the stand alone Elle Dallas on the last episode of Empire. Despite the character's nod to some of the singers own problems, Courtney admitted to channeling her inner Mariah, Whitney, Winehouse and Stevie Nicks to conquer the roll (all women we love).  Will our rock and roll it-girl be putting her pipes to use? Hell yes! We can expect to see Love doing an original song on next week's episode. Until then, check out this clip from ... Read More
When you are darker than tan, it becomes a little difficult to find makeup that's properly pigmented enough for we women of color: Since most of the color palettes are marketed to women with lighter complexions, it frankly to see how it might look on our skin. And there's nothing more frustrating than picking up a red lipstick only to find it's more orange or pink on your skin. Especially when it is expensive.  We've pulled together 10 super pigmented ... Read More
  A meme can speak a thousand words—or more like, can garner tens of thousands of clicks, which, though less poetic, is more accurate when we’re dealing with the black hole of the Internet. This is what Sara Sangster and Linzi Williamson, PhD students of psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, set out to explore. Their research focused specifically on the famed Feminist Ryan Gosling meme-turned-book-turned-best thing to hit our lives ... Read More
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