The “Masters of Sex” star is all about embracing her femininity and taking no shit. She wrote an essay for Cosmopolitan discussing reproductive rights, female presidents, and a lack of interest in sleepover dance parties, saying, “I don’t want to be a boy, but I sure as hell want to be equal to them. Perhaps that’s what I’ve been striving for all along.”
After growing up a tomboy, Caplan now celebrates her femininity. Read More
When Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe began a little podcast about Gilmore Girls last fall—after the former half-jokingly tweeted the idea—they weren’t expecting a big audience to latch on. “When you first start anything that’s completely independent, you assume you’re operating in a vacuum and that 200 people max are going to listen,” Porter said. Read More
BY Samantha Baumgartner
on Jul 15, 2015
Lenny is the simple name Lena Dunham and Girls executive producer Jenni Konner have given their newest project: A newsletter.
The newsletter promises to combine feminism, friendship, style, politics, "and everything else." The pair also states that the boundaries to information do not exist. But what does that mean?
According to the Facebook page, Lenny is going to “offer you moving personal essays, engaged politics, singular style, and a proud display of shorteralls. Read More
BY Alice Lawton
on Jul 10, 2015
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
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Jul 01, 2015
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
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jun 29, 2015
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
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 15, 2015
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
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jun 11, 2015
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