BY Hanna Lustig
on Aug 14, 2015
The esteemed Rachel Maddow made the pointed observation that media outlets cover Hillary Clinton "like a criminal," dissecting her every move for shreds of news and dog-piling at the slightest hint of scandal. Their attention is not so much flattering as unavoidable – a norm of political life Clinton has likely long since accepted.
So too is the sexism, and not only from reporters. Read More
BY Samantha Baumgartner
on Jul 15, 2015
Lenny is the simple name Lena Dunham and Girls executive producer Jenni Konner have given their newest project: A newsletter.
The newsletter promises to combine feminism, friendship, style, politics, "and everything else." The pair also states that the boundaries to information do not exist. But what does that mean?
According to the Facebook page, Lenny is going to “offer you moving personal essays, engaged politics, singular style, and a proud display of shorteralls. Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 13, 2015
With all the supposed "gray areas" regarding what constitutes consent, blogger RockstarDinosaurPiratePrincess has cleared up the topic using tea as an example.
She writes, “If you’re still struggling, just imagine instead of initiating sex, you’re making them a cup of tea. You say ‘hey, would you like a cup of tea?’ and they go ‘omg fuck yes, I would fucking LOVE a cup of tea! Thank you!*’ then you know they want a cup of tea. If they say ‘No thank you’ then don’t make them tea. At all. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 31, 2015
One random Wednesday night, on a campus well-known for its progressive lean, a friend wonders aloud to me if that cute boy in her class with the nail polish is gay or not. He doesn’t have to be, she says. I shrug and ask her if she’d go out with him if he were interested. “ Of course,” she replies. “He’s funny. And smart. And that color looks good on him."
The times, they are a’changin’—for men and women. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 29, 2015
You know what they say... “3 minutes could give you 3,000 years or more on beauty standards.”
Wait, no, that’s not what they say. But it is what this Buzzfeed video is giving us. Over the span of 3000 years, this video summarizes the female ideal with just a handful of models, from Ancient Egypt to Victorian England to the postmodern poster girl. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 15, 2014
Instagram user babystardust2014 is posting pictures for 31 days of Halloween. Alex Vause from Orange is the New Black and Ice King are some of our favorites!
The internet is filled with wonderful and joyous things. One of these things happen to be baby Halloween costumes. So if you have a small child, are friends with someone with a small child, or just like cute and tiny things in costumes, I suggest you take a look at these hilariously awesome DIY Halloween costumes!
Warning: The following adorable children will make you laugh and smile a lot. Read More
BY Susan Avett
on Oct 02, 2014
Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was just hospitalized this week in Dallas, Texas. Duncan (who is in serious condition as of today) is the first official case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and if he lives through this, he may in in deep trouble with the Liberia Airport Authority for lying about his contact with the virus, before flying out of the West African airport. It is presumed that Duncan tried to help a victim of Ebola without knowing they were sick. Health officials are now keeping track of anyone that Duncan may have come in contact with to control the situation. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 25, 2014
I have been brainstorming for years the best way to react to catcallers, and I think Caroline Tompkins has found it. Her creative and powerful photo project titled “Hey Baby” turns the lens on her verbal assaulters. The 22-year-old art student claimed walking around her own neighborhood was unbearable and she would constantly be harassed. In taking photos of the jerks that think they are in the right, she is able to turn around and confront the situation, and say, "if you take comfort away from me, I can take comfort away from you. Read More
on Aug 11, 2014
BuzzFeed has developed into a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. I could admittedly spend hours sifting through its array of YouTube channels, laughing over the things babies do that’d be creepy if I did them, rejoicing over the fact that there are 11 goats that are JUST LIKE ME, and marveling at the remarkable evolution of the burrito. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Aug 06, 2014
For a lot of us, we are just beginning our journey with feminism. I personally didn’t learn the fancy terminology that comes with the movement until my first semester of college. This was also around the time that I started getting involved in feminist activism. When you start realizing that the world isn’t as perfect and safe as you once thought it was, you start to see everything (and everyone) as potentially “problematic. Read More