If you haven't heard by now, singer-songwriter Annie Lennox has called out fellow performer Beyoncé for not being a "true" feminist. In a September interview with PrideSource, Lennox stated:
“I would call [Beyoncé] feminist lite… It's tokenistic to me. I mean she's a phenomenal artist... but I'd like to sit down (with her)... and hear what [she] truly think[s]. I see a lot of it as [artists] taking the word hostage ... Read More
BY Maddie Maschger
on Oct 29, 2014
Ione Gamble is a twenty-year-old journalist and self-proclaimed Winona Ryder wannabe, and she’s just added Editor-in-Chief to her resume. The London native launched her internet sensation Polyester Zine this fall, dedicated to celebrating “trash culture” and all things girly, proudly bearing the slogan “have faith in your own bad taste.” I caught up with Ione after her successful launch party and asked her a few questions on Polyester ... Read More
BY Rebecca Peterson
on Aug 25, 2014
Beyoncé gave a major shoutout to our favorite dirty word, flashing “FEMINIST” in lights behind her during last night’s Video Music Awards performance. Text filled the screen for the sampling of novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEDx Talk on embracing feminism, leaving no ambiguity that one of America’s biggest pop stars is indeed a gender right’s icon.
While much can be said about whether Beyoncé ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Dec 13, 2013
Right now, it feels like we're in some sort of post-apocalyptic wasteland: last night we were hit with a megaton of Beyoncé, and now we're all scrounging around in the rubble, trying to figure out where our lives could possibly go from here.
This morning, in the glorious, glorious wreckage, I unearthed one particularly dazzling gem: the spoken word verse on the track "***Flawless" comes from Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk: "We ... Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos
on Oct 16, 2013
I have learned everything I know from TLC. When looking for a partner: "No, I don't want no scrubs. A scrub is guy that can't get no love from me." When navigating life: "Don't go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to." When and how to creep: "So I creep yeah, just keep it on the down low, said nobody is supposed to know." And yes, I know all of these lyrics by heart.
This is why I am SO EXCITED for ... Read More
Kathy Griffin is far from subtle; seriously, you don’t want to get on her bad side. The saucy comedian will skewer anyone who crosses her with her quick wit and biting tongue. Turns out, she won’t only stick up for herself. Womankind, Kathy Griffin has our backs.
And who has crossed some awesome lady celebs this week? No surprise: Perez Hilton. We all know about that time he totally violated Ke$ha’s privacy by posting intimate ... Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on Jul 19, 2013
I grew up in a very conservative home—so conservative we didn’t have regular playing cards till I was a teenager. No joke. We played Rook, and we used Rook cards. It wasn’t till college that I owned my own deck of playing cards. I know. Wow. Yeah. I have some catching up to do. Also, there’s a lot I need to learn about awesome women in music (if I didn’t have playing cards, you know I didn’t listen to Joan Jett. Yes, I ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jul 08, 2013
I love Ellen Page. Anyone in their right mind loves Ellen Page. I mean, just take a gander at this woman’s film resume: Hard Candy, Juno, Inception—Page kicks patriarchy’s butt in every one of her films, and she does it so effortlessly. The vengeful pedophile hunter out for the kill in Hard Candy? Easy. The relentless superhero wannabe in Super? Hell yeah. Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand AND the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past? Need I ... Read More
When the words “Feminist Make-Up tutorial” sashayed onto my Tumblr dashboard, I took the delicious piece of click-bait in order to find out how to fight misogyny while looking fabulous. Sure enough, it taught me how to put my Smash the Patriarchy #2 lipstick to good use, AND it became an instant favorite amongst my peers. Now we have a charming, uniform mask of righteousness to wear when we take up our rightful position as the superior sex.
In case ... Read More
When you think of Disney princesses, feminism isn’t the first thing to come to mind. Disney princesses are not strong representations of feminism – most have to be rescued by their male love interest, and the films generally end with marriages or engagements of the female character.
However, Nerve.com decided to take a second look at Disney’s princesses, but this time through a feminist lens and ranked the princesses from least to ... Read More