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
We’re loving Feminist Thought Bubble, 20-year-old Molly Williams' Instagram account. Molly draws fictional and real-life women “who don’t buy into your casual sexist BS.” The intersectional and very charming Instagram addresses issues such as trans rights, consent, and gender identity. “Most people who argue that women do not experience oppression have never taken the time to actually listen to diverse groups of women describe their experiences and feelings,” Molly told The Huffington Post. Her art shows one awesome way of understanding. Read More
It all started when Tamar Anitai shared via Instagram this disturbing photo she found in Oprah Winfrey's, O Magazine.
The image accompanies advice from O's April issue, stating that crop tops can only be worn, "if you have a flat stomach." As if!
Within a few days, Anitai's post went viral along with her advice to "stop telling women what to wear," and "wear what you love, what makes you feel confident." It wasn't long before #RockTheCrop became a trending hashtag. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jun 25, 2015
We are constantly shown ads that are degrading to women in one way or another. You can’t really escape them- they’re on the subway, the bus, billboards, TV, magazines, etc. National Women’s Liberation has decided to take a cue from the ladies of yesteryear by using a sticker to make a statement.
The sticker, created by Redstockings in 1969, reads, “This oppresses women.” Members of the group have been placing it on ads around New York City. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on May 26, 2015
Say what you will about Lena Dunham, the girl has got guts and gusto to spare. Never one to shy away from controversy, the 29-year-old recently posted a photo to Instagram that featured her standing in her bathroom, stripped down to her skivvies. She was, in fact, giving a shout-out to indie lingerie brand Lonely Lingerie, which boasts this motto: “For women who wear lingerie as a love letter to themselves. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on May 26, 2015
Alex Elle is a writing goddess whose words make us melt. We’re majorly jealous of the talent this lady possesses. We picked some of our favorite quotes of hers, but you can find more of her writing (as well as breathtaking photos) on her Instagram. Alex has also authored and self-published two amazing books, Words From a Wanderer and Love in My Language. Get ready for some serious inspiration.
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