BY kaya payseno
on Sep 29, 2015
Bill Nye acted in solidarity with women’s reproductive rights when he released a short video condemning the misinformation used to fuel anti-abortion arguments. He also offered some great life advice to white dudes in power along the lines of get your facts straight and stop trying to control women’s bodies.
Bill Nye is a powerful example of an ‘ally’. He uses his expertise and influence to talk about the cause of reproductive rights without trying to speak FOR women. Read More
Kevin Bacon wants to see wiener. Balls, butts, the whole nine yards. In a recent video, Bacon hilariously demands more male nudity in films and television, but he just may have a point. It’s true that you can catch more than a glimpse of boobs or lady tush in a single episode of Game of Thrones or True Blood, but you’ll rarely - if ever - see more than a shirtless man. What gives? We’re not just being deprived of some serious man junk, though. No, no. Read More
Amy Herrmann, an Australian photographer, is trying to photograph 100 women for her “Underneath, We Are… Women,” series. And, she plans on photographing them in nothing but their knickers.
Herrmann’s project was created to photograph a diverse group of women from all walks of life: skinny, fat, short, tall, mothers, trans, tattooed, scarred, young, old. The end goal is to “[showcase] the amazing diversity that is the female form. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 23, 2014
“We are at our most courageous when we are willing to dive, head first, into that genuine intimacy.”
The idea of being naked and frolicking through the woods covered in only moss, bark, and body paint sounds beautiful in nature but terrifying in reality. Women are usually terrified of the idea of being caught on camera completely naked, models and playboy bunnies excluded. That’s why it’s so amazing to see 10 women of all shapes and sizes strip down and come together to spread the message of self-acceptance and love. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 12, 2014
Pull on your red pleather boots, slap on some lipstick and a pair of heart-shaped glasses and go out dancing. In a field. Or outside a post office. Or in the forest.
This is what front woman of HERS, Melissa L. Amstutz, does in the video for "Please." She places her hand stiffly on her head, positioning her own body. She dons a platinum blonde wig, and we are forced to see her enact a strange femininity. Gender truly is a performance, and one we all undergo each day. We see that there is so much more to a woman, to Amstutz, than blonde hair and red lips. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Mar 19, 2014
Trigger Warning: slightly graphic imagery
For the artist Eliza Bennett, her flesh is her medium; in embroidering her palm with thick threads, she hopes to explore the ways in which we view gender roles. Her hand, swollen and bruised by her own careful work, is titled “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done,” and her gruesomely precise handiwork serves to remind the viewer of the strife of women laborers, many of whom are paid far less than their male counterparts. Read More