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Still looking for a present for the feminist bookworm in your life? Give the gift of the fascinating and kind of creepy history of Wonder Woman—the only female superhero with the long-lasting power of her male counterparts. Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman reveals the conflicting values of the superhero’s creator, William Moulton Marston, while exploring her cultural significance and complicated relationship with feminism. On the ... Read More
2014 was, by most accounts, a pretty rad year for the ladies in the crowd. Politically, we’ve got more woman than ever before in Congress (100 to be exact), the first African-American Republican Congresswoman,  and a blatant smack down of  extreme anti-abortion laws. Women have thoroughly flexed their social media muscles, creating trending hashtags like #YesAllWomen, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft that united women and allies against violence, misogyny ... Read More
Recently CNN published a video where three women who have all accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault met for the first time. If you haven’t yet seen the footage or watched the clips, I suggest you do- the women discuss in detail how fear and the social expectation of women keeping quiet prevented them from sharing their personal stories earlier The video was published alongside a corresponding article, written by investigative journalist Nina Burleigh ... Read More
Recently CNN published a video where three women who have all accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault met for the first time. If you haven’t yet seen the footage or watched the clips, I suggest you do- the women discuss in detail how fear and the social expectation of women keeping quiet prevented them from sharing their personal stories earlier The video was published alongside a corresponding article, written by investigative journalist Nina Burleigh ... Read More
In Norah Shapiro’s documentary, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile, a Tibetan-American teenageer leaves home in Minnesota, dons a bikini and high heels, and heads to Dharamsala, India to vie for the crown of Miss Tibet. The film follows Tenzin Khecheo on an unusual search for her “Tibetan-ness” by way of a western-style beauty pageant staged by an eccentric impresario in the Indian region home to the exiled Tibetan government. Personally, I have a ... Read More
The New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women will be rallying today against the latest poll from TIME magazine that said they would like to ban the word "Feminist" from our lexicon in 2015, along with the words "bae" and "kale." NOW is having none of this nonsense, even after TIME's sad attempt at an apology for the poll results.  The protest will be today (November 19) from 12:30pm-1:15pm at TIME Headquarters, 1271 Avenue of the ... Read More
It was just last week that TIME Magazine issued a poll to its readers asking what word they would most like to ban in the year 2015. Included in the list were words like “bae” “kale” ... and “feminist.” It was just ten seconds after that, that the Internet rightfully lost its shit. Some of my favorite tweets regarding the incident include: TIME’s original argument against the word went as follows: You have nothing ... Read More
It’s just beginning to get cold outside, which means it’s time for every publication to come up with their end of the year lists. For their involvement in the 2014 commencement, TIME Magazine wants to know which word you would like to ban in the upcoming year. Included in their list of potentially policed phrases or words is “feminist” because, you know, the word literally just started gaining some steam, so we should definitely just crush that ... Read More
MTV made a smart move partnering up with YouTube vlogger Laci Green to create their very first YouTube channel, Braless. Laci Green is a BUST favorite, she stood up to that creep Sam Pepper and promotes sex education and body positivity.  In the YouTube community, Green is regarded as the sex education teacher and her channel Sex+ has 1.1 million subscribers. The channel name, Braless, is a reference to the feminist movement during the seventies.  Green ... Read More
If you haven't heard by now, singer-songwriter Annie Lennox has called out fellow performer Beyoncé for not being a "true" feminist. In a September interview with PrideSource, Lennox stated:  “I would call [Beyoncé]  feminist lite… It's tokenistic to me. I mean she's a phenomenal artist... but I'd like to sit down (with her)... and hear what [she] truly think[s]. I see a lot of it as [artists] taking the word hostage ... Read More
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