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If you follow Roxane Gay on Twitter, you should have seen her excited tweets about Magic Mike XXL. Besides her many tweets, Gay also penned a hilarious recap of the movie for The Toast. Gay praises the movie not just for its beautiful dancing boys, but for being a “bad feminist” movie. Gay says, “Magic Mike XXL is, I am willing to argue, a (bad?) feminist movie. Why? This movie caters, at all times, to the female gaze. It is queer friendly. The movie embraces women of all sizes. Read More
That’s great you’re a humanist, Sarah Jessica Parker – it’s good you’re pro-equality for everyone, but I think you’re missing the point. To better elaborate, a humanist by definition is “a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.” This is just a fancy way of saying humanism values everybody collectively using a rational way of thinking for the benefit of our society. Read More
It’s hard to tell if you’re a slut, sometimes. Most of us have heard it at least once, to our faces, behind our backs, written in a bathroom stall (do people still do that?). Read More
There's something about embroidering your snark to really pack a punch. We've come up with a handful of ways to offend your friends and family with darling-looking cross stitches!   Damn right, we wanna have fundamental human rights. Stitch it loud, stitch it proud!   Tell them who you really are. Remind them that you will, no doubt, ruin all parties and social events with heated feminist debates. It's just in your blood.   And when they ask if your emotional outburst is because it's your "time of the month," maybe these kind words are the way to go. Read More
Meryl Streep keeps it real. Her speeches are decidedly impeccable, her talent leaves me consistently awed ­, and she’s also…*drumroll* a feminist. Her recent work includes mailing letters to all 535 members of Congress to garner support for the Equal Rights Amendment. The proposed amendment, originally passed by Congress in 1972, missed full ratification by just three states. Read More
Kim Gordon may be best known for fronting the alt-rock band Sonic Youth, but she’s an artist in many genres: She’s written a book, curated art shows, been involved with fashion, and now has a show of her own in NYC. Her career began as a visual artist, and we're excited to see her creativity shine once again in her original medium! In an interview with Humberto Leon, she made awesome points about the political consciousness of her art. Read More
I met Michelle Phan the same day I received my first laptop, a gift so exciting that I hastily unwrapped the slick white device and threw away the user manual by accident. Powering up my beloved new device, I did a quick Internet search: something along the lines of “mac tutorial.” Intrigued by a colorful Youtube thumbnail, I clicked. The video, it turned out, wasn’t a tutorial for newbie Macbook owners. It was a girl with long, dark hair demonstrating how to achieve something called a smokey eye using MAC Cosmetics. Read More
Apparently Amber Rose’s work with feminist powerhouse Amy Schumer is no coincidence: The model recently told Cosmopolitan that the Internet has transformed her into her own “feminist monster,” and her activism combating slut-shaming proves that she’s trying to become the real deal. What got her so engaged? Social media, she tells Cosmo—more specifically, Khloe Kardashian and ex-boyfriend Kanye West’s digs at her stripper past. Read More
Give a talented feminist a tiny chipboard water tower, and she’ll probably make a beautiful work of art from it. That’s what Boundless Brooklyn, a company specializing in the creation of these intricate, eco-friendly replica model kits, was thinking when they asked legendary graffiti artist Claudia “Claw Money” Gold to curate "Towers of Power," an all-female art show. Read More
Image courtesy of Random House I once sat on Gloria Steinem’s floor (more specifically, on one of her floor pillows). I won’t tell you the circumstances under which this happened because I have been sworn to secrecy, but rest assured: Her apartment is everything you’d imagine it to be. The walls are lined with books, many of them memoirs of those luminaries she calls friends. But enough small talk. Stop everything else you’re doing. We need to chat about Steinem’s forthcoming book, My Life on the Road, the first she’s published in two decades. Read More