BY Madison N Nunes
on Dec 09, 2014
Our BUST Craftacular is a week away from going down in London; it’s only natural we pay some homage to a Union Jack-sporting female.
You know all of those cool photographs you see on your Tumblr and Pinterest dashboards that show ever-fashionable mods, punks, and rockabillies? Of course you do! You've probably even re-blogged a couple to boot.
It's possible Anita Corbin took the images you've been looking at; she photographed the "informal uniforms" of different female subcultures in London about thirty years ago. Read More
We've all seen it. At some point in our lives we've passed by a group of people trying to guilt the universe out of being Pro-Choice. At best this is mildly annoying, but usually these activists, who utilize gory posters, "dead" baby dolls, and shaming, make women feel criminal.
Journalist Sunny Hundal was in for a renewal of faith in humanity when he started filming anti-abortion activists ( members of Abort67) outside of a London clinic. Read More
BY Lauren Clemente
on Nov 25, 2014
On the cult comedy Community, Gillian Jacobs’ character, Britta, is a fan favorite. Here, she dishes on her childhood as a “baby feminist,” her upcoming role on Girls, and the trouble with balls
When I meet Gillian Jacobs for lunch at Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills, it’s kind of a banner day. Alison Bechdel, originator of the Bechdel test—a handy way to determine whether a movie is sexist—has just been awarded a MacArthur Genius grant. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Nov 19, 2014
The New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women will be rallying today against the latest poll from TIME magazine that said they would like to ban the word "Feminist" from our lexicon in 2015, along with the words "bae" and "kale." NOW is having none of this nonsense, even after TIME's sad attempt at an apology for the poll results.
The protest will be today (November 19) from 12:30pm-1:15pm at TIME Headquarters, 1271 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave. between 50-51st). Read More
It was just last week that TIME Magazine issued a poll to its readers asking what word they would most like to ban in the year 2015. Included in the list were words like “bae” “kale” ... and “feminist.” It was just ten seconds after that, that the Internet rightfully lost its shit. Read More
Well, looks like we weren't the only ones that thought even suggesting a ban on the word feminist was inconceivable…
Anne Theriault, a Canadian journalist, was just as fired up. In 140 characters inspired by The Princess Bride, she launched the greatest meme of 2014. Enjoy the origin story and our ten favorite iterations of #feministprincessbride.
Having @time include feminist on their words to ban list makes me want to say it even more, like a petulant child. Feminist, FEMINIST. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Nov 05, 2014
Have you ever wondered how texting might have changed the dialogue in Les Misérables? Mallory Ortberg, cofounder of The Toast (only the funniest website written by and for ladies) and all around reigning queen of Twitter, has taken this idea and ran with it. Texts from Jane Eyre (Henry Holt Nov. 4 2014) is the beautiful result: a collection of the best imagined conversations with all the characters from the literary classics. Read More
Writer Amanda Hess recently sat down with Mike Pesca of The Gist to discuss the influx of males that are now labeling themselves as advocates for gender equality (#Heforshe), Aziz Ansari and why everything in the world is just so damn complicated.
Ansari’s recent declaration of feminism on The Late Show with Dave Letterman was a prominent talking point during the podcast. If you missed it, in-between typical talk-show anecdotes and Beyoncé references, Ansari defined a feminist as, “someone who believes men and women have equal rights. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 16, 2014
This week the gaming community received national attention as the heated debate known as “Gamergate” exploded with explicit threats of rape and murder to various feminist critics.
What is Gamergate? Essentially, it is an online debate concerning journalistic ethnics, the gaming press and the social responsibility that games may or may not have, but it is also deeply ingrained with issues of sexism, misogyny and threats of violence. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Oct 08, 2014
You probably recognize In Other Words as the feminist bookstore from Portlandia where Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play finicky shop owners Candice and Toni. But they need our help! It's already hard enough being an independent bookstore these days, even harder when you are a non-profit, volunteer-run operation. See the video below to learn more about the crucial role In Other Words plays in the Portland community.
The shop has served as a feminist community resource center since 1993, that also hosts educational and cultural events for the public. Read More