Women aren't the only ones who can be feminist. One such man, is proving that by spreading the word of equality for women that he says Islam, in fact, promotes.Imam Yahya Hendi, imam is the title given to prayer leaders of mosques, has been traveling to both Muslim and non-Muslim countries since 1998 spreading his knowledge and take on Islam. For Hendi, it is a huge challenge to teach Afghan society that equality for women is actually promoted. Which isn't surprising. Read More
Over time Band of Outsiders have created some of my favorite campaign shots simply because they've somehow managed to make their well-known models look like randomly stylish people who happened to be caught on film. Past campaign stars include Jason Schwartzman, Kirsten Dunst, and Andrew Garfield, whose photos all turned out charmingly cinematic. Read More
  Maryam Keshavarz is an unwaveringly determined and passionate Iranian-American filmmaker. She has to be, because she’s created a film that defies expectations of her culture and has instantly created controversy. Every step of the film’s development has been fraught with complications, but Keshavarz and her team have persevered. Keshavarz’s film, Circumstance, takes place in modern-day Tehran, Iran, where a puritanical Islamic theocracy remains in power. Read More
JC Penney, department store giant, is creating quite the buzz with a new shirt from their back-to-school collection. The decidedly anti-feminist juniors shirt is tag lined as Too Pretty to do Homework. The description of the shirt bears the question, “Who has time for homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out? She’ll love this T-shirt that is just as cute and sassy as she can be. Read More
"Counting Reflections" It's no longer Monday, so I no longer want to hide under my covers and completely ignore the rays of sunlight piercing through my windows and poking at my eyelids. No way! I want to get up, get at 'em, fall into that catchy phrase "rise and grind," and get the body and brain waves moving. But, since I'm me, it takes much more than a shower and a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch to get me motivated. Read More
A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas abortion law that would require doctors to provide a sonogram to pregnant women before they go through with the procedure. As written, the law would require women seeking an abortion in Texas to view a picture of the embryo or fetus and hear a description of its development before having the procedure. It was to take effect on September 1.     U.S. Read More
It's gotten better, but think back to your high school history classes and ask yourself if more women or men were mentioned in the textbook. Traditionally history classes have left out many of the numerous women who have also impacted the world. Here's an interesting article from the Online Colleges blog we'd like to share, which discusses 15 of the first female professors. Read More
Catch the world's first boy band in high definition tonight at MoMA PS1. No excuses. Presented by DIS Magazine, tonight's event is the closing celebration for video/performance artist Ryan Trecartin's exhibition titled "Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever." Enjoy live performances by #HDBOYZ, AraabMUZIK, 15-year-old Glasspopcorn (prod. Ryder Ripps), and other special guests. You like art, you like music, and most of all you like boy bands. Be there. Read More
Apparently, zebra finches (above) understand that it's not about the coloring or the shape of a potential mate's tail feather, but how one shakes it.  A research conducted by a team from University of Exeter, Carleton University, Royal Veterinary College, and University of London has found that adventurous female zebra finches choose mates with similar personalities, regardless of the birds' size or physical features. This is the first study to show that the non-sexual behavior or personalities of both mates influences partner choice in non-humans. Read More
  After Lisa’s "Awesome Lady Drummer Roundup," there was so much positive feedback, enthusiasm, and an overwhelming amount of suggestions, it was undeniable that a second lady drummer roundup was called for.  As a drummer myself, I am honored to share with you the musician babes whom I worship and who inspire me. We present to you the following roundup of mainly current and underground bands in hopes of shedding a little bit of light on these kick-ass bands whose drummers happen to be female. Read More