BY Hannah Baxter
on Nov 25, 2014
Prepare to get your girls out, because the Free the Nipple film trailer is finally here!
If you’re someone who is generally not concerned with the liberation or censorship of half the population’s areolas, let’s back up a step and fill in the holes. In America today, there are 37 states that prohibit a woman from appearing topless in public, and that includes breastfeeding. Illegally exposing her nipple can result in up to three years in jail and ... Read More
BY Rebecca Peterson
on Oct 31, 2014
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
Back in April, a White House task force released a twenty-page report that proposed steps to address the disturbingly high rates of sexual assault on college campuses (1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted in college, often by someone she knows, often in her first two years at school). The report outlines ways the federal government can better understand and prevent this epidemic. These include demanding access to accurate data from universities, engaging men in ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 21, 2014
There is some serious body love going down on Instagram right now.
A new account, @LoveYourLines, is a photo project that posts beautiful photos of women’s stretch marks. The account was created by two East Coast moms after a conversation about how their bodies have changed after pregnancy. It was an instant success, gaining over 24,000 followers in just eight days.
Each black and white photo is a close-up of a different woman’s body, and ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Aug 11, 2014
American Apparel doesn’t exactly have a good rep in many feminist circles—its notoriously sexist advertisements (and predatory founder) have definitely made me a little weary of buying my clothes there.
The company has lowered itself to our expectations once again this week with the U.K. launch of its racy “School Days” campaign, which features young women posing provocatively (the usual) in various school settings (not quite the ... Read More
on Aug 07, 2014
The only place that is deemed “socially acceptable” for women to breastfeed is either the confines of their own home or on the squishy sofas in department store bathrooms. But what if there isn’t a fancy chaise lounge to rest your tired new-mother body in the bathroom?
Well, there is certainly no place for you in public to breastfeed your baby in peace.
HOWEVER, two of my queens Alanis Morisette and Olivia Wilde are taking a stand against the ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 29, 2014
Food policing sucks. It can totally catch you off guard the first time it happens.
“You’re getting fries too? Those’ll go straight to your hips, you know.”
“Are you sure you seconds are a good idea?”
“Just a salad? You’re so thin—eat a darn cheeseburger!”
It’s startling, uncalled for, and people often don't know it’s a problem until it actually happens to them. ... Read More
Beyoncé has recently been hit by a media storm of rumors about a possible divorce from husband Jay-Z and other super toxic gossip. But our girl doesn’t let TMZ and E! News get her down. Instead, she stays rocking on that girl power by posting a picture of herself emulating one of the greatest feminist icons of all time.
Yesterday, Beyoncé took to Instagram as Rosie the Riveter, standing under the famous catchphrase, “We Can Do It!", not giving a ... Read More
on Jul 22, 2014
Zayn Malik’s Instagram is no longer private and my heart has burst into a thousand pieces.
I’m a 21-year-old woman. I am also the biggest Directioner in existence. And while I’m a Directioner across the board, I have a very VERY special place in my heart for Zayn Malik.
I’ve been basically betrothed to Zayn Malik since I first witnessed him and his buddies in their “What Makes You Beautiful” music video in 2011. I fell ... Read More
Rihanna is a sneaky little evil genius - assuming it’s still evil for a woman to expose her nipples on her own terms. Instagram certainly thinks so; the popular social media app has come under fire recently for disabling the accounts of people, namely women, that post pictures exposing the female nipple. These penalizations extend even to celebrity users like Rihanna, Scout Willis, and Grace Coddington who are not taking it quietly.
Yet the CFDA’s ... Read More