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