BY Daisy Becerra
on Jun 18, 2013
(Of all time!)
When the web gives us wonders like Feminist Ryan Gosling, Feminist Harry Potter, and now the ultra-viral Feminist Taylor Swift account, it seems like the whole cyberverse explodes—and for good reason. Feminist Taylor Swift is probably my favorite parody to come out this year, and it’s all thanks to Brown University student Clara Beyer, whose quest for lyrical justice began like most movements: out of frustration. Read More
BY Melissa Coci
on Mar 22, 2013
Quizzes! They are awesome but not always super insightful. Unless you consider knowing which Mad Men character you are or which summer accessory best suits your personality insightful.
So finally, here is one we can all enjoy and the best thing is, it will only take you a few seconds! Go on: take the test!
HOW INSANELY AWESOME IS THAT. NOW PLEASE SHARE IT TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS THE INTERNET!
With all the muddiness surrounding what exactly feminism is (yes Taylor Swift, I’m talking to you!) this quiz couldn’t have come sooner. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Mar 14, 2013
Feminist icon and punk legend Kathleen Hanna is one of my many heroes. Defiant activist, outspoken pro-choicer, amazing songwriter, skilled musician, and prolific zine author, my friends and all kind of wish we were her. Her ground-breaking riot grrrl band Bikini Kill changed punk forever but Hanna wasn’t going to stop there. After Bikini Kill broke up in 1997, she went on to start electronic-dance-punk band Le Tigre, which is now sadly on hiatus.
Unstoppable Hanna is now bringing Julie Ruin back to life, after having released one album under the name in 1998. Read More
It looks like Amy Poehler has responded to Taylor Swift’s now infamous reaction to the jokes Poehler and Tina Fey made about her when they co-hosted the Golden Globes.
“You know what, Taylor Swift? You stay away from Michael J Fox’s son," Fey told a laughing crowd. Poehler joked that maybe Swift should "go for it," and Fey replied, "No, she needs some me time to learn about herself."
In case you missed it, Swift made some cutting comments about the issue in this month's Vanity Fair. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 01, 2013
These three “I Knew You Were Trouble” remixes cover the entire Internet meme gamut, from LOL to wut?!?
We don’t really know what’s going on here…the Internet made us do it. Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Feb 27, 2013
After this morning's news on a Republican-backed gay marriage proposition, it's nice to know conservative government can surprise us. (Congratulations on being decent human beings, guys, even if you're probably just trying to avoid the Chik-Fil-A backlash because you're intimidated by the LBGTQ movement! Here's a cookie!) Unfortunately, there are still about a million shady bills floating around Washington, and one of them is trying to repeal the Violence Against Women Act. Though 78 out of 100 senators voted to pass VAWA, the 22 naysayers are hoping to weaken it. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Jan 17, 2013
Taylor Swift saw you talking to her boyfriend last night, and she just thinks that was really uncool of you. And if you ever want to land a member of One Direction, you’re gonna have to stop wearing such short skirts. Also, if you’re a cheerleader you’re automatically a whore (in case you were wondering).
Professional pissed off ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift already incited feminist ire last October, when she failed to identify herself as a feminist in a Daily Beast interview. Read More
BY Intern Mimi
on Nov 07, 2012
Recently, when Taylor Swift was asked the question, “Do you consider yourself a feminist?” she responded, “I don't really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.” In other words, “I think men and women are equal, but I’m not about to declare myself a feminist. Read More