BY Taia Handlin
on Oct 07, 2015
Instagram loves the nipples, guys. Loves them. Instagram would totally be a tidal wave of feminist change were it not for the true villains of the piece: Apple. According to the Business Insider, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom recently announced that Instagram has no choice but to ban female nipples to keep it below an NC-17 rating in the Apple store, which forbids sexually explicit content. Nobody is really buying this argument, considering the Apple store has not removed Twitter, which only disallows “graphic content” in profile and header photos. Read More
BY Jenavieve Hatch
on Oct 02, 2015
If you haven’t heard of hilarious feminist and The Daily Show’s youngest correspondent Jessica Williams by now, you’re missing out. The 26-year-old comedian’s most popular segments focus on race and privilege, and bring much needed humor to even the most infuriating of current events.
Fortunately for all of us, her presence on social media is no different – but being an outspoken woman and public figure with over 140,000 followers makes her extra prone to probably-sitting-alone-in-their-mother’s-basement Twitter trolls. Read More
BY Holiday Black
on Sep 24, 2015
Orange is the New Black’s newest inmate, Stella Carlin (AKA Ruby Rose), has been taking over Internet since her debut on the show in season 3. Ruby Rose fans may have seen her photo on the cover of The Untitled Magazine, but the actress is now calling for a boycott of the magazine because - get this - Untitled Magazine went behind Rose’s back to publish photos of the star without her consent.
Untitled Magazine published an image of Ruby Rose in a sheer top, exposing her nipple. On Instagram, Rose wrote that she tried to remember the image initially, assuming that she had given consent. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 23, 2015
Long before Instagram was invented, Amanda Marsalis was taking photos of her food.
An accomplished photographer who’s worked with Vogue, GQ and the Guardian -- not to mention BUST -- Amanda began taking Polaroid photos as a teenager, snapping mementos of her life. As she grew older and more successful and began to travel around the world for her work, her Polaroid photos grew more and more interesting -- and more and more beautiful.
Now, Amanda has gathered a selection of photos from the past eight years in new book, “A Catalog Of Constant Motion. Read More
Hipster Barbie is more authentic, gritty, down to earth, and "real," than you and me both, and you can follow her #inspirational photo thread @socalitybarbie. She spends her weekends among rocks and rivers and the tall, tall trees that emblematize the Pacific Northwest...aka the mecca of "authenticity." She poses with artfully messy hair, she effortlessly clutches frothy cappuccinos and lattes in white mugs, undoubtedly in the midst of topping her steel-cut oats with raw coconut sugar and matcha-infused almond milk. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on Aug 26, 2015
Laura Nowak decided to include that she was a feminist in her Tinder bio. Turns out, a lot of dudes didn't like this. She took to Instagram to post the dating app misogyny encountered and thus, Feminist Tinder was born. The best part of the posts are the witty responses that Laura bites back with, including "Do you watch a lot of Fox News?"
Spoiler alert: infuriating messages lie ahead.
Feminist Tinder can be found here in its entirety, but some highlights are below.
All images via Feminist Tinder
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Disney Channel star Rowan Blanchard found a special place in our hearts after being cast as the daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews from the 90's hit Boy Meets World. Now, she's rekindling our love through her personal essay on intersectional feminism, which she posted to her Instagram. Read More
Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas has managed to turn the exciting event of creating the first female rapper wax figure into a weird sexist mess. Nicki Minaj’s wax figure was recently revealed, and the finished product is mildly disturbing.
The figure is on all fours, barely clothed, with her ass popped out. The team of 20 artists devoted six months to “sculpting, plastering, meticulously inserting hairs and painting the shiny gleam on her backside” and even with all that time, they didn’t once stop to think, “Hmm this might be a little sexist. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Aug 03, 2015
When sewing blogger Cashmerette posted a sketch of bathing suit plans for an upcoming project on Instagram, some troll decided the proper response was body shaming, telling her to “eat less cake.” She responded sassily, posting a lovely shot of herself in a dress she’d sewn and a comment about how her life was pretty awesome already, accompanied by the hashtag #CakeWithCashmerette, and wrote a great post about it on her blog.
Her fans and peers have flocked to the hashtag, posting selfies of themselves with cake and other delicious desserts as a quiet protest. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jul 28, 2015
They imprisoned the female nipple. They seized our phallic eggplant emojis. And now, you can add one more casualty – Instagram has banned #goddess, too.
This latest revelation continues the spate of controversial Insta-bans in recent months. #Curvy, for example, was blocked for a week for nudity – pardon me, “irrelevant pornography.”
And golly, I’m ever so glad they did! Imagine me, a tenderhearted female, stumbling across a little pesky, irrelevant nudity! I wouldn’t have survived the shock. Read More