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On March 9, 2015, the 59th session of the Commission of the Status of Women began at the United Nation Headquarters in New York, and will last until the 20th of this month. Representatives of Member States, UN Entities and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (oh that’s what NGO stands for!) from all around the world are meeting to discuss what often feels like the never ending fight for international women’s rights. Read More
Thanks to a recent email controversy, Hillary Clinton has had a tough week. But this action figure made in her image (and her pantsuit) should cheer her up: FCTRY, a Brooklyn-based design studio, recently created a Kickstarter campaign for a Hillary Clinton doll. Their assumption was that by the time they got the mini-Hillary boxed and ready to sell, the real-life Hillary would be "ready-for-action." Unfortunately, foxy tease that she is, Clinton is continuing to travel around the country only hinting at a campaign. Read More
Once again, Elizabeth Warren has denied her plans to run for the presidency (and once again, we’re bummed about it). In a recent interview with Fortune, the senator bluntly said 'no' when she was asked if her name would appear on the ticket in 2016. We’re still excited to see Hillary Clinton’s rumored bid continue gaining ground, but the more powerful and outspoken women on the political scene (or any scene, for that matter), the better. Read More
In the wake of this huge year for women's rights, female leaders, and recognition of social justice issues in general, we're getting excited for the big things to come in 2015. Here's a list of the women we'll be following in the new year and the exciting projects they'll be working on.  Ava DuVernay - Already securing her role as the first black woman to ever be nominated for a ‘Best Director’ Golden Globe, the next few months will likely be an amazing and life-changing whirlwind for DuVernay, director of the recently released biopic, Selma. Read More
The latest and last installment of the MAKERS documentary series, “Women in Politics,” airs tonight at 9/8c on PBS. Narrated by Alfre Woodard, the continuing struggle for female representation in politics is personified in the stories of  Shirley Chisholm, Olympia Snowe, and Hillary Clinton, among others.   Just in time to make us feel really satisfied about voting today, right? (Go vote. Read More
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is accomplished, hard-working, and handles the idiocy she faces constantly with a grace that is unparalleled. She’s done so much to try and better our nation, and that is why we should care about her. Why, then, is “weight loss” the first suggestion that comes up when you type her name into Google?   In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir, Gillibrand goes into detail about the kind of sexist nonsense she faces on a regular basis. Read More
Well it’s about time! This week, President Obama gave a speech in Kansas City, where he talked about a letter a young girl had recently sent him.  The girl had asked why there weren’t any female faces on our paper currency.  She attached a list of possibilities, and the president said he thought it was "a pretty good idea.” While we don’t know who exactly was on the girl’s list, New York Magazine has created their own list of women they’d like to see on the $20 bill (replacing Andrew Jackson, who was a total dick, let’s be honest). Read More
Clear your plans, set your DVRs and pop some popcorn. Hillary’s on "The Daily Show" tonight. Airing at 11 pm EST, Clinton and Jon Stewart will discuss her new book, Hard Choices, and hopefully we’ll catch some hints about a 2016 Presidential run (fingers crossed!!!).   It’s super strategic that Clinton is appearing on Stewart’s Emmy award-winning show; according to a study done by the Brookings Institution, it is one of the most trusted news sources for Americans. In fact, for Democrats and Liberals, it barely beats out MSNBC. Read More
Remember Fox New’s Jesse Watters making that wholly unacceptable comment about “Beyoncé voters” (aka single women). If not, here’s a video to refresh your memory:  Yeah, you remember now. If there are two things you should never do as a news personality, they are A.) imply that single women (who control the vote you’re so worried about) are DEPENDENT on men B.) bring our girl Beyoncé into this. It’s the perfect ammunition for the internet to react in the hilariously perfect way it has. Read More
Yesterday morning, I woke up at 3AM. I got ready as quickly as possible, slipped into the perfect pantsuit, and walked out my door by 4AM. I hailed a cab, got out at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square, and I sat in line (and sat in line, and sat in line, and sat in line). For the following seven hours, I was ushered through various lines and did a great deal of sitting, standing, chatting, and wishing I had chosen footwear other than kitten heels. But at the end of it all, I had the opportunity and honor of briefly meeting Hillary Rodham Clinton.  By briefly, I mean five seconds. Read More