Feminism

With election season heating up and the first ever female nominee of a major political party in the ring, we realized we needed a way to rep the future Madam President in style. So we found a few sweet Hillary 2016 T-shirts to add to our wardrobe. Our favorite is this collection of super stylish election couture T-shirts, by House of Hillary (modeled below by yours truly): Here is this adorable T-shirt with Hill looking like her badass self, by HARKandCO:   We’re loving this Notorious H.R.C.
  I am deeply disgusted and saddened by the recent cyber attacks on Leslie Jones. The badass comedy star, who also co-star this year’s Ghostbusters movie, was victimized yesterday by online hackers. In a shocking act of sexism and racism, the hackers uploaded a photo of the gorilla Harambe on her website and posted Jones' private nude photos. And if that wasn't enough, they also inserted pictures of her driver's license and passport, threatening her security, as discussed in the New York Times.
    There have been recent attacks on women's bodies in France. And earlier this week, armed French police approached a woman dressed in a headscarf, blue long-sleeved shirt, and leggings on the beach and issued her a fine for violating the controversial band on the burkini (swimsuit that covers the whole body). Startling images surfaced in Nice showing four police officers hovering over a woman, who was simply relaxing on the beach. The woman, after seeing the armed guards approaching, quickly took off her blue tunic to placate the police officers.
Helen Mirren in a promotional photo for Prime Suspect VII Recently, an archived interview has resurfaced that by no means has aged well, due to the fact that we now know women are actually humans and not sex objects. The footage from 1975 shows a 30-year-old Helen Mirren being subjected to a slimy late night host, Michael Parkinson, who asked her if the size of her breasts “hinder’s her in your pursuit of the ambition of being a successful actress or serious actress.
A serial rapist in Chattanooga, TN, has claimed his fifth victim while out on probation. Willie James Bradley, a registered sex offender, had been charged with rape five times prior, but in each case, pled guilty to assault charges in exchange for lighter sentences. Bradley was first charged with aggravated rape in 1999, but he pled guilty to a battery charge and served six years in jail. This would be the longest sentence he would receive over the course of the next 17 years. In Tennessee, aggravated rape carries a minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum of 60 years.
Traveling was always something I fantasized about, but like many people, I was unsure of how to afford it and hesitant to go alone. I went to Morocco during an exchange program, but it wasn't enough to satisfy my thirst, especially as a solo female traveler. There was so much of the world I wanted to see. But after I left school, as I was anxious about the future and feeling the weight of my student debt, I took a job in a field I was not remotely interested in. Yet, after a year of crunching numbers, I took a risk and left for a monthlong vacation that turned into a two-year journey.
I’m just casually scrolling through Facebook when a post gets my attention. I’m not surprised by the post, it’s nothing new. Nonetheless, it makes me feel a tad ragey.   My first thoughts run to the sheer entitlement of this man. He wants to do something & no one else’s feelings on the matter count. These thoughts are swiftly followed by exhaustion at constantly having to explain why this is not okay. His dismissal of rape culture as something made up by ‘angry women’ & his total refusal to accept women’s safety concerns are appalling.
Two days before graduating college, I got a job offer for a stellar position in Miami, where I only knew a friend from my hometown. I kept things hush for a while, and only told my grandparents, aunts, and uncles once I had already accepted the position. Everyone in my Latinx family told me how worried they were about my moving to a new (and big) city after graduation. They expressed their concerns about my safety, especially related to crime, traffic, and being a woman, and warned me to be alert and smart about my everyday decisions.
  Harley Quinn Smith, actress and daughter of Kevin Smith aka Silent Bob, is the latest in a long line of women to be torn down via social media, with a particular focus on her looks. In an attempt to belittle the 17-year-old actress, Instagram troll Kingpsyphus commented on a photo of Harley Quinn, saying, "You're ugly as shit. And that steaming horse shit of a movie, yoga hosers, should be banned. Fuck your talentless cunt of a father for trying to compare it to the matrix. You're cancer and I sincerely hope you end up like Lindsay Lohan and dead.
A bike messenger for the National Woman’s Party, which was staffed entirely by women For half a century, women had been politely agitating for suffrage. Then some fearless young radicals came along who weren’t afraid to make some noise—even if it meant serving prison time. Seven years later, they had won the right to vote It was more than a parade; it was a pageant. On March 13, 1913, thousands of women descended on Washington, D.C. to demand the right to vote.
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