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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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. ... Read More
Consent is So Frat is a non-profit organization aiming not only to bring the conversation of consent into the houses of fraternities, but also to align with Greek systems to end sexual violence and rape culture on campuses around the country. The organization, made of three female and two male board members, promotes consent in a variety of really cool ways, including campus visits, awareness and photo campaigns, and conversation-starting products. Check out this ... Read More
In the Harry Potter series, Halloween was a special day. The Great Hall was transformed into a Halloween heaven with floating pumpkins and surpluses of themed food for the students. Every Halloween, I wish I were at Hogwarts to celebrate because it looks so festive. Minus the fact that a troll was lurking in the bathroom, I would have had a great time.   It is only fitting that the great J.K. Rowling release a new Harry Potter themed short story for ... Read More
While vegetarians and vegans find themselves with increasingly tailored and green-washy options for ethical pigging out, Halloween poses a particular problem for us Americans in the bunch: animal welfare or free candy?  Both are seriously possible. Through careful research and many, many years of trading Halloween candy with my little sister, I bring you my Top Ten (Totally Bad for You) Vegan Halloween candies. Enjoy the sugar hangover.    1. Laffy ... Read More
You’ve heard the saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” Well, in the case of political drama this week, the saying holds true. Houston, TX Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian mayor of a major American city, has been the recipient of approximately 500 t0 1,000 Bibles sent to her this week in protest. The bundles of Bibles stem from the City of Houston issuing subpoenas to five local faith leaders who openly oppose the Houston ... Read More
Anything that gets viewed more than 16,000,000 times over a four-day period is bound to garner a response. But the YouTube sensation, “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” released by Hollaback! earlier this week received some responses that weren’t expected and were far more concerning than most could have imagined. Most of the conversation surrounding the video has been positive.  The video has provided validation for many women who ... Read More
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