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In a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph, Ryan Gosling revealed that his fictionalized love for women’s rights in the Feminist Ryan Gosling meme is actually how he feels. Hey boy: you’ve got us swooning. Gosling is well aware of his famed meme. On the topic, he said “I mean, look, I have very strong female characters in my life. I grew up with strong women and the amount of them grows exponentially as time goes on, in my world. And that's my reality. So, I just tend to gravitate towards stories with strong female characters... Read More
Well, looks like we weren't the only ones that thought even suggesting a ban on the word feminist was inconceivable… Anne Theriault, a Canadian journalist, was just as fired up. In 140 characters inspired by The Princess Bride, she launched the greatest meme of 2014. Enjoy the origin story and our ten favorite iterations of #feministprincessbride.   Having @time include feminist on their words to ban list makes me want to say it even more, like a petulant child. Feminist, FEMINIST. Read More
You may have seen this video of a girl in her bedroom wearing a pair of oversized Stewie Griffin pajama pants, dancing to Run-D.M.C. The video is known on the internets as “weird girl dancing” and now has over 2 million views on YouTube.  The chick in the vid is Lauren Tallichet, who originally posted the video on her Tumblr. She has recently posted another, longer and more hilarious video featuring her in the same huge pants, promenading through a public park and a local CVS. Read More
If you’ve ever read the comments on an article or blog post even slightly related to feminism, you’ve probably come across plenty of troll-y arguments.      “Feminists hate men!” “You just enjoy being offended.” “You’re being silly and overemotional.”     Now, you can turn all your comment-induced rage into fun with the Interactive Feminist Bingo Card! The card places troll-y comments on a five-by-five bingo card. When you click on a comment square, you mark it with a female gender symbol. Read More

To Kill a Meme

BY Intern Scarlet in Feminism

  Some of you Internet users may be familiar with the ‘Idiot Nerd Girl’ meme. For those who are not, it's a meme depicting a young girl with thick plastic-framed glasses, on top of images emblazoned with a joke about what a poseur she is and how she doesn’t understand nerd culture. Examples include‘42 lolololol. Douglas Adams? Who is that? and ‘Monty Python is the funniest guy ever.' These jokes are weak because they perpetuate the already annoying stereotype that women can’t hack it in nerd subcultures. Read More