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“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
Sometimes you just need a GIF to sum up how you’re feeling. From reminding us how awesome girl power is to smashing patriarchy to bits, these awesome feminist GIFs do just that. They're all we want to look at today. Check them out below!  1. When people ask how you became a feminist.   2. When you need to explain what Womanhood is.    3. When you just need to shut someone down.   4. When you're trying to contribute to the conversation, but some people aren't having it.  5. When you're questioned for being a strong-minded woman. 6. Read More
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
We love Instagram, but sometimes there are just a few too many #thighgap #fitspiration photos in our feeds. 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