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In the realm of iconic female characters, Miss Piggy reigns supreme. Introduced in 1974, at forty-one she has lasted far past the f**kable age usually given to female celebrities, and shows no signs of stopping. Her loud, charming, abrasive attitude combined hyper-femme style makes her an excellent recipient of the New York Museum Award. According to AP, the Brooklyn Museum announced that the winner of feminist award would be Miss Piggy. Read More
The scene is late summer: You’re barefoot, maybe naked, surrounded by several thousand other women. An all female band (maybe Indigo Girls?) is serenading you as you frolic through a sprawling green landscape and tepid breeze. You gaze out and see encampments of makeshift  fabric tents and circles of women dancing. What alternative universe is this? Which Sofia Coppola film are we in? Is this Burning Man, Woodstock, or could this be a Bust Craftacular fair? Well actually, you're in Michigan. Read More
Think back to your first tattoo. Maybe it happened in the basement of a friend’s house, crudely accomplished with a needle and string. Or perhaps you got inked in a shop with some burly dude behind the counter questioning your commitment to the tiny design you’d like forever etched onto your wrist. For plenty of people, doubt is a common theme for their first foray into the world of body modification. But while the first tattoo can be slightly awkward, and certainly nerve-wracking, it’s easy to get addicted to the buzz of the needle. Read More
A new week is upon us and it's out with the old in with the new. It's time to think big this spring and we have a group of ladies that are a That's why we are so excited to share these awesome Instagram accounts with all of you. Read More
May is almost here, and as with any month, there will be the usual comings and goings of films on Netflix. Here are some lady-centric movie that will make spring that much sweeter! Legally Blonde (2001) Everyone knows Elle Woods--she taught us the “bend and snap,” not to get a perm wet within 24 hours, and most importantly: that women are not defined by their hair, their clothes, or their men. Read More
For about half a century now there’s been one image following feminism and constantly reinventing itself: That image is Norman Rockwell’s painting of “Rosie The Riveter.” The real-life inspiration and model for this painting was Mary Doyle Keefe, a single mother, actual riveter, and one of our favorite feminist matriarchs. And on Tuesday, April 21st, Keefe passed away. We thank her for her landmark contribution to feminist history, and her lifetime of empowering acts. She passed away in Connecticut, with nothing short of a monumental existence behind her. Read More
Sunny spring days are finally here! In anticipation for summer, here are 10 killer feminist t-shirts we can’t wait to wear all summer long. 1. Feminist As Fuck T-Shirt, $29.95 Buy it here.  2. Ovaries: Grow A Pair T-Shirt, $19.95 Buy it here. 3. My Marxist Feminist Dialectic Brings All The Boys To The Yard T-Shirt, $25.95 Buy it here. 4. Ovaries Before Brovaries T-Shirt, $28.00 Buy it here. 5. Don’t Tell Me What To Do T-Shirt, $28.00 Buy it here.  6. We Can Do It! T-Shirt, $19.97 Buy it here. 7. Free The Nipple T-Shirt, $34.00 Buy it here. 8. Read More
 Since 1999, thousands of people have flocked to a remote valley in Southern California every year in search of music, desert, and the timeless cool of Festival. It has become quite the maiden voyage for some young women—a journey and an event that has far deeper significance than any other weekend party or camping trip. Naturally, humans crave peak experiences, heightened awareness, and spiritual expression: music festivals are historically a motherland for this. Woodstock, Burning Man, and Coachella are a part of our American vocabulary. Read More
  In case you had forgotten, Instagram is apparently not down with the fact that women menstruate. Artist and poet Rupi Kaur's photograph, which revealed her period-soaked sweatpants and stained sheets, was twice taken down, although Instagram later claimed it was an accident.  Right.  Instagram is just the latest in a series of media outlets that flagrantly censor what they deem "inappropriate" depictions of the female body. Read More
Feminism. The term sometimes gets a bad rap because people don’t fully understand what it actually means. (side note: LOOK THAT SHIZ UP) Delve deeper into the various facets of feminism, and things can get even more convoluted. But fear no more! Akilah, Obviously, the mastermind behind the smoothiefreak channel on YouTube, has created a video that explains intersectionality in feminism. WITH PIZZA. It's fantastic and exactly spot on, so check it out, rejoice, order pizza and feel awesome. Read More