BY Alexa Salvato
on May 28, 2015
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
BY Kathryn Hensch
on May 22, 2015
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
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BY Alexa Salvato
on May 22, 2015
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
BY Alexa Salvato
on May 15, 2015
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
BY BUST Magazine
on May 11, 2015
“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
BY Marissa Dubecky
on May 08, 2015
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.
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BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on May 01, 2015
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