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  Besides being an actor, director, husband and father, Mark Ruffalo is also an activist. He is a member of both The Solution Project and Water Defense, working towards saving our planet. He is also an outspoken feminist. Last year, Ruffalo petitioned for a woman’s right to choose in a letter detailing his own mother’s experience with abortion that was read at a rally outside the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. More recently, Ruffalo shared a rant from writer Libby Anne Bruce. Read More
Multi-talented musician Marcia Richards might be living the dream now, touring the U.S. with her London-based band The Skints, but not long ago this lifestyle was nearly impossible for her to imagine. Not only was she more of a classical music nerd growing up than an aspiring reggae rocker, but nearly all of the now-25 year old’s teenage years were spent battling Nephrotic Syndrome, a highly rare kidney disease that meant lots of extended trips to the hospital. “I lost all of my hair and was very sickly. Read More
Yesterday, the New York Times reported about a hip new trend for young women: full bottom underwear. You heard us right—thongs are no longer cool. Apparel analysts and young women themselves agree that thongs have passed, and that being comfortable is the new thing. The research coincides with this observation: according to NPD, a research company, “Sales of thongs decreased 7 percent over the last year, while sales of fuller styles — briefs, boy shorts and high-waist briefs — have grown a collective 17 percent. Read More
Illustrator Ellen T. Crenshaw has created a series called “We Are Entitled To Wear Cowboy Boots To Our Own Revolution,” giving us an awesome lineup of badass women and their thoughts on feminism. The Huffington Post describes them as "feminist baseball cards," a term we think is pretty apt. Check out the full collection here. Images via The Nib. Read More
Nail art is freaking cool. Nail art of empowering women and symbols? Even cooler. We've rounded up some amazing manicures that will make you look even more kick-ass than usual. I mean, really, who doesn't want their feminist heroes hanging out on her fingers? (Hey Tavi!) If you get one of these designs done at a salon, make sure to pay your super-hardworking nail technician well! They go through a lot doing this for a living and they deserve it. Check out the photos below and get your nail game on point for spring! 1. Hillary Clinton Nail Art image c/o: zazzle.com 2. Read More
The problem of sexual assaults on college campuses is prominent in the media, and unfortunately, it's for good reason. A new study conducted by researchers at Brown and Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine found that 18.6 percent of freshmen women at an unnamed college in upstate NY are survivors of an attempted or completed rape. This brings new light to the commonly used statistic that 1 in 5 college women experience sexual assault. Here’s why: Previously, the 1 in 5 statistic from the U.S. Read More
Bad news for anyone who still uses their velvet-embossed, rainbow-colored Lisa Frank pencil case: The Lisa Frank corporation is not “upset so much as disappointed” that Frank’s artwork has been co-opted by the Feminist Lisa Frank blog, which is obviously an awesome explosion of bright colors, kittens, and female empowerment. The Lisa Frank Corporation has a history of messy PR: Jezebel ran a story about “the rainbow gulag” and the abuse of Lisa Frank HQ workers a bit back, and now Lisa Frank, Inc. Read More
Image via Columbia Pictures  When The Hollywood Reporter announced Wednesday that a remake of The Craft, the 90s badass-witch-teen-cult-classic, was in the works, the Internet erupted in anger. It’s a classic! It’s too recent! The casting could never be matched!   It’s true that remakes are seldom necessary, but revisiting The Craft could have a lot to offer to a new generation. Here are a few reasons why:  1. More technology allows for even more evil. Read More
“I want to be in a movie,” Meredith Graves tells me. “I do kind of feel like I’m living in a movie a lot of the time.” The 27-year-old musician and writer would be a compelling heroine, no doubt. A cinematographer couldn’t hope for a more arresting visual than a wide shot of Graves onstage with her band Perfect Pussy, gripping the microphone with white knuckles, a sea of sweaty kids pushing each other in the pit below. 
The former seamstress is stylish, too, though her cool outfits are prone to destruction by the end of a particularly intense set. Read More
When Maggie Young started writing a memoir about the 23 men she slept with between the ages of 16 and 26, she didn’t expect it to become a liberating and relatable story for women living in an age still plagued by misogynistic treatment, absurd double standards, and impossible expectations. But that’s exactly what Just Another Number is: A raw, honest reflection on her adolescence through early adulthood that fearlessly details her struggles with bulimia, drugs, the military, and her dependence on male approval. Read More