Most women have experienced some shade of this situation: Someone (usually a person who isn't particularly polite) feels the need to name the relationship between the way you look and what you've accomplished, manifesting in comments like, "You're way too pretty to be a rocket scientist" or "You're a lawyer?! Why do that when you could have been a model?"
It never feels good to be valued primarily for skin deep things you can't control when you've ... Read More
Graphic novels are awesome, hands down. From Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by author, and recently-named 2014 MacArthur Fellow, Alison Bechdel to Persepolis by novelist/ director Marjane Satrapi, some of my favorite books are graphic novels, which is why I was so psyched to see that “Female Force” is issuing a new comic book about the lives of Angelina Jolie, Arianna Huffington, Melinda Gates and Gloria Steinem.
“We wanted to showcase the strong ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 31, 2014
I’m super excited for school, you guys. Now, before you say anything, hang with me. Not regular school. I’m talking about a free, online school for teenage girls, with classes to promote imagination and creativity, taught by legends like Cat Power and Marina Abramović. A new Kickstarter for something called the School of Doodle is promising just that, and a new platform for girls to create, connect, build confidence and “Be Loud.” ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 11, 2014
There is a total of 7,021 post-secondary institutions of education in the United States. 2,870 of those are undergraduate schools (colleges and universities) that offer bachelor’s degrees. 221 of those schools, or ever so slightly over 7.7%, offer a Women’s Studies or Gender Studies major, so students at only less than 8% of four year colleges in America can get a degree in what is, essentially, feminism. Of course, it isn’t as if every ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 29, 2014
When Razieh Ebrahimi was 14 years old, she was forced to marry a man who went on to subject her to continual physical and verbal abuse for the next three years. She had her first child when she was 15. One night, after suffering another severe beating, Razieh decided that the constant assault had to stop. She killed her husband, shooting him in the head while he was sleeping.
In 2010 she was sentenced to hang for her crime, even though ... Read More