The empty chair sits next to the 35th woman in a recent New York Magazine project shedding light on Bill Cosby’s sexual assaults.
Although the front-facing, emotionless women send a powerful message, the empty chair speaks louder than all of their words combined. It symbolizes the 11 women who accused Cosby of assault, but did not allow their photo to be captured for the project – even worse, it symbolizes the numerous other women who may have been assaulted and have yet to come forth. Read More
BY Rebecca Peterson
on Sep 22, 2014
Last week, New York Magazine published a near-comprehensive list, “The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-Fi History.” As author Devon Maloney mentions, science fiction has always been a relatively safe space to explore outlandish ideas like alternative gender roles or anti-racism. So cheers to that!
We’ve pulled some of our favorites, but check out the original article for enough femspiration to get you through the rest of the work week. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 15, 2013
The current issue of New York Magazine features a stark white cover with the simple words "My Abortion" emblazoned across its center. This spark for discussion comes at a time when new abortion legislation is being passed constantly--leaving women with fewer and fewer options for safely and successfully ending an unwanted pregnancy. In an attempt to expose the human side of such a clinical issue, New York Magazine brings you 26 stories of abortion.
In these tales, you will learn about a girl who was offered a bulletproof vest for the walk from her car to the clinic. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 26, 2013
Hillary Clinton has always been a favorite politician of mine. Without going into a full on political debate here, I think she has an amazing work ethic and solid ideas for the country. In a recent New York Magazine article entitled “Hillary in Midair,” she comes off as refreshingly normal.
“We get to be at home together a lot more now than we used to in the last few years,” says Clinton of her family. “We have a great time; we laugh at our dogs; we watch stupid movies; we take long walks; we go for a swim. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Mar 20, 2013
“Feminism has fizzled,” or so says this week's issue of New York Magazine. Wow, okay then-- tell me more, eh?
The cover features a photo of a hip modern mom with a retro-chic frilly apron, an old-school feather duster, and the headline, “The Feminist Housewife.” The author, Lisa Miller, pushes the two labels against each other in head-to-head combat and attempts to uncover why choosing to become a stay-at-home mom can be a brave act of feminism. The tagline for the piece is, “Feminists who say they’re having it all—by choosing to stay home. Read More
BY Intern Ginny
on Apr 13, 2012
Last week, a woman with a Kindle sat next to me on the subway on my way to work. Because I am nosy, and because I had just been wishing I had a Kindle, I glanced to my right to admire her light, easy-to-read device. Instead, I immediately caught a glimpse of a rampant sex scene (she was clearly using the largest text setting and leaning forward, in my defense). What was I to do, except continue reading over her shoulder? For the next 10 minutes, I enthusiastically read along with my train companion about the exploits of Jay and Ashlee. Read More
BY Intern Courtney
on Nov 03, 2011
As a feminist today, there is a nostalgic longing for the consciousness-raising groups of the 1970s. Emily Nussbaum’s article in New York Magazine, "Rebirth of the Feminism Manifesto," dares to question if consciousness-raising groups of the second wave have been transformed to the blogospheres of the third. Nussbaum uses Shelby Knox’s comments as evidence of this transformation: "blogs and social networks 'Are our version of consciousness-raising groups,' says Shelby Knox, 25. 'Places where we realize we are not crazy and not alone. Read More