BY Isabel Bartholomew
on Jul 27, 2015
OITNB star and heartthrob Matt McGorry continues to impress us on Twitter, sharing his thoughts about feminism and privilege. When actress Kether Donohue tweeted at McGorry, asking him what it’s like to be “dating while feminist,” he had a great string of replies.
Keep being your dreamy self, Matt.
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BY Alexa Salvato
on Jul 24, 2015
The #GrowingUpAGirl hashtag currently cycling around Twitter is a collection of very common experiences for anyone who grew up a girl, especially those who were cisgender girls. The hashtag expresses complaints and injustices surrounding periods, catcalling, double standards, and all the other shit unique to growing up as a girl in our world today. Check out a few of out favorite Tweets below, and see even more posts on Twitter. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jul 22, 2015
Karbonn Mobiles, an Indian cell phone company, recently decided to start a contest on Twitter. Using #WhatWomenWant, dudes were told to “woo girls” with their charm for a chance to “win big.”
The hashtag took a turn for the best when some smart users decided to tell the world what women really love. Hint: it's more than just fancy dates and flowers. Here’s just some of that Twitter witnessed:
The company (of course) chose winners who gave one of the expected, cliché responses. 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 Alexa Salvato
on Jul 02, 2015
We wrote about the recent passage of a law banning female genital mutilation in Nigeria on Monday, and that isn’t the only feminist news coming out of the African country this week. An all-women’s book club in Nigeria spawned the hashtag #BeingFemaleInNigeria to discuss their experiences of prejudice, sexism, and the unrealistic expectations placed upon them. “The hashtag emerged from a book club based in the capital of Abuja, fronted by young Nigerian woman, Florence Warmate,” Ade Onibada reported for The Voice. Read More
From vampires to aliens, ladies have been crushin’ on not-quite-human men for years. But now they’ve taken it one step further with Shabani the gorilla. Yes, unlike Angel from Buffy, he exists in real life, but he is also a primate.
After pics of him began circulating on Twitter, ladies have been flocking to Higashiyama Zoo in Japan to see the strangely attractive gorilla in person.
“It's a perfect example of the Internet society,” Takayushi Ishikawa, a zoo spokesperson, told CNN. “We were very surprised by the phenomenon. Read More
BY Alice Lawton
on Jun 29, 2015
Meninism is not defined in the dictionary because meninism is not a valid term or movement. The two men who run the Meninism Tweet Twitter account say meninism is “(parody) obviously sarcasm.” Meninism is not advocating for men’s rights. It is not fighting any of the issues men face. Meninism is simply a mockery of feminism and all that it stands for.
“#Meninism” and “#Meninist” have exploded on Twitter. The account and accompanying hashtags have more than 900 thousand followers, some of whom own shirts bearing the #Meninist logo. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jun 26, 2015
I’m going to make a blanket statement: any time Amy Poehler is on TV, I want to be watching. Live, recorded via DVR, or streamed online – it doesn’t matter. Everything she does gives me life.
Which brings me to her appearance on Wednesday's episode of Late Night, where Poehler and current host Seth Meyers joined up to revive their infamous segment “Really!?! With Seth and Amy.” Back in the day, “Really!?!” was a rant-y recurring feature on Weekend Update, the notoriously hilarious Saturday Night Live news sketch Poehler and Meyers co-anchored. Read More
Girl just can’t get a break. After tweeting about a totally sexist wardrobe note for Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie, Rose McGowan reports (via tweet) that her acting agent fired her for speaking out. In an interview with EW, McGowan said of the wardrobe note, “This is normal to so many people. It was probably even a girl that had to type it up. It’s institutionally okay… I’m not trying to vilify Adam Sandler.” The note was a painfully clear example of the casual, everyday sexism that goes on in Hollywood. Read More
BY Isabel Bartholomew
on Jun 11, 2015
In an interview with Jezebel, baby-faced OITNB actor Matt McGorry discusses feminism, something he has spent the last couple of years learning (and tweeting) about. “For lack of a better term, I’m balls-out,” he says.
He tells Jezebel that we need to make it “okay for people to fuck up” when talking about feminism and intersectionality, particularly in conversation with people who are new to these social justice issues. “It’s this dangerous, slippery slope where, sometimes if you aren’t an expert, people want to crucify you, you know?” he says. Read More