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    To fans of Hole’s seminal 1994 album Live Through This, the sound of Patty Schemel behind a drum kit is simply unmistakable. As I wandered through the factories of East Williamsburg in search of the venue where Patty and her pop-punk band Upset were sound-checking before their show, I heard those blistering clicks and felt as if I’d found the north star. I knew I was in the right place.   Patty Schemel is an unusual figure in ... Read More
There is speculation that if we put a face to discrimination (racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.) then it will be easier to combat; however, the truth is that prejudice comes in many forms, from explicit hatred to micro-aggressive comments. A recent study also show that even those who claim to support equal rights can harbor internalized bias. Psychology of Women Quarterly released a study examining the implicit and explicit bias in a group of men who interviewed ... Read More
There's nothing like dropping the "you're a feminist" bomb on somebody when they believe they are not, and then seeing their eyes go wide when they realize, wow, they actually are feminists! That's what this short inspiring Upworthy video accomplishes when interviewing men about what feminism means to them. Luckily, feminism is slowly gaining traction, and we’re pretty hopeful about its future as societal credo. But for some, the antiquated stereotype of a ... Read More
As a kid, Lily Mandelbaum struggled with her weight—and with self-acceptance. But along with her mother, stylist Elisa Goodkind, she’s saying to anyone ready to listen: Enough is enough.  In case you haven’t heard (and if you haven’t, the time has come), this mother-daughter team behind body image acceptance site StyleLikeU recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to turn their viral video project, I Am What’s Underneath, into a ... Read More
Terry Crews, the former NFL player, current Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor, and author of Manhood: How to Be a Better Man - or Just Live With One, delivered the keynote address at a conference addressing violence against women and new directions for masculinity. So, now I’m sitting here watching this guy -- speak candidly with Elamin Abdelmahmoud about feminism: What we’re talking about is gender equality -- true gender equality. But the ... Read More
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