Feminism

For the organization Exhibits for Humanity, empowerment is key for an installation to succeed. In "Laughing Matters," which has been displayed in the Los Angeles Nous Tous Gallery for the duration of July, the group takes on stand-up comedy as a place that really really still needs to sort out its misogynist inclinations.
The powerful, unapologetic, detailed statement of Brock Turner’s rape victim made public recently touched a collective nerve, resulting in a huge outcry on social media about the rape culture that left him convicted of three sexual assault felonies but only serving 6 months in jail. The outcry, which has already begun to fade, has often narrowly focused on this one criminal and his inept judge.
Perhaps a genderless future isn't that far from our fingertips. A new art show (that opens TONIGHT!) featuring a stellar ensemble of all-female artists encourages its viewers to question the limits of gender and its social "norms." With pieces from 24 artists, LIFEFORCE aims to recode normative expectations celebrating what goes beyond human matter, focusing on the all encompassing power of the female on all levels.
The first night of the Democratic National Convention was not without moments of controversy. Even in the absence of soon-to-be-ex Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, many Bernie or Bust people continue to be pissed off. However, the night was still full of poignant speeches by several of the most progressive leaders in the U.S. Here are a five of our favorite quotes from last night’s speeches: “America, we will rise.
  “Don’t talk to any strangers. Don’t accept anything from a stranger." These phrases are very common to many Ugandan children. Parents and guardians warn their children to keep away from strangers on safety grounds. Due to the constant repetition of these words, children have quite learned not to talk to strangers. Lucy [not her real name] is like any other child: she's playful, inquisitive, and she loves school.
  As a young progressive, I have been left stunned by the sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton this election season by both the right and the far left. Humanity for Hillary, an organization of artists and activists, collaborated to confront sexism in this election cycle by releasing #ThisWhatMyRevolutionLooksLike featuring a creative, powerful group of female artists: Lena Dunham, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Hill Harper, Rosie Perez, Lea Delaria, and Nastasha Lyonne.
I’m good with money. I bought my first house at the age of 25. I have healthy retirement accounts. My savings account doesn’t contain three months of living expenses, it contains a year’s gross salary. And, after 10 plus years working in the financial services and banking industries, I’m not intimidated by bankers who see my gender and not my experience.  Which is why, when I left my ex-husband, I wasn’t prepared for the amount of latent sexism I encountered in the financial system.  The first surprise came when I ordered and paid for my car registration tabs.
Indie icon, musician, and writer Amanda Palmer is the latest woman to be featured in a video for "The What's Underneath Project." The project, which has been previously featured in BUST, was created in 2014 by StyleLikeU, and its message is absolutely beautiful. The goal of it all is to "uncover the power of genuine self-acceptance by stripping us down to open us up.
Helen Gurley Brown: a journalist, a benefactor, a feminist. There are a lot of reasons to love this woman, whether it's because of the sexual revolution she started with Sex and The Single Girl, the many issues of Cosmopolitan that she ran as editor-in-chief, or the amazing charitable work that's been done with the Helen Gurley Brown fund. Gurley Brown died a few years ago—a true loss for the world.
Women across the world have been demonstrating their wondrous strength for decades. From traversing the Antarctic to being fast as hell or playing tennis like a boss, we women know how to conquer. Here is a list spanned decades and countries of seven powerful, dominant women warriors showing their strength with no shame. 1. Junko Tabei- The First Woman To Climb Mt. Everest.Junko attended Showa’s Women’s University in Japan, where she first became interested in climbing.
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