BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Mar 20, 2015
It's no secret that Hillary Clinton is the popular choice for Democrat bid in the upcoming 2016 presidential election, and, just like the discourse surrounding her 2008 primary run, we're seeing a lot of iffy plays on gender politics popping up. One thing that's particularly irked us: Is it okay to put Bill in a dress?
Bill For First Lady is a campaign supporting Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president. They are currently accepting signatures for a petition asking her to run and have gained just under 9,000. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Mar 10, 2015
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
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Mar 04, 2015
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
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 14, 2015
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
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 05, 2015
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
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Nov 04, 2014
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
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 28, 2014
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
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 01, 2014
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
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 15, 2014
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
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 11, 2014
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