In Norah Shapiro’s documentary, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile, a Tibetan-American teenageer leaves home in Wisconsin, dons a bikini and high heels, and heads to Dharamsala, India to vie for the crown of Miss Tibet. The film follows Tenzin Khecheo on an unusual search for her “Tibetan-ness” by way of a western-style beauty pageant staged by an eccentric impresario in the Indian region home to the exiled Tibetan government.
Personally, I have a ... Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Nov 13, 2014
Throwing Shade is the kind of podcast you would make with your best friend. Just like how Broad City portrays Abbi and Ilana's friendship so perfectly that you feel like you and your friend ARE Abbi and Ilana, Throwing Shade is like you and your friend but even wittier, and with microphones. Self-described "feminasty" Erin Gibson and "homosensual" Bryan Safi met at UCB LA but really clicked when they were both writing for Current TV, where Erin hosted "Modern ... Read More
Rachel Maddow resorts to schooling the outdated beliefs men may have by reporting from a man-cave. This educational video is a battle between politics and science because Republican candidate Bob Beauprez is running for governor yet again in Colorado, and is convinced that IUDs cause continual abortions in a woman's body.
This very misinformed statement will be involved in the ballot for Colorado tomorrow, Nov 4. It will be on the Personhood Amendment, which ... Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 31, 2014
You’ve heard the saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” Well, in the case of political drama this week, the saying holds true.
Houston, TX Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian mayor of a major American city, has been the recipient of approximately 500 t0 1,000 Bibles sent to her this week in protest. The bundles of Bibles stem from the City of Houston issuing subpoenas to five local faith leaders who openly oppose the Houston ... Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 07, 2014
You thought you got that song out of your head. But it’s back.
Rock the Vote, the organization that has been trying to make voting cool since 1990, is at it again. This time, they are luring youngsters to the polls with Lil Jon, Lena Dunham, Natasha Lyonne, and more, as well as the big, loud question: turn out for what?
Midterm elections are November 4th, so be sure to vote! For what? For prison reform, for global warming, for reproductive rights - ... Read More
Gabrielle Union designed a Planned Parenthood Action Fund t-shirt to encourage women to vote in the midterm elections on Nov. 4. Many states are battling their local politicians who are attempting to put restrictions on women’s health.
Union’s shirt is the second shirt designed by a celebrity, the first by Scarlett Johansson, in order to show what is at risk in the upcoming election. Upcoming celebrity t-shirt designers include Orange is the ... Read More
Don’t forget! This Saturday marks the first ever V to Shining V palooza: a night when women across the country will gather voting forces, farces, and finger foods, and begin plotting to throw a kink into the plans of local anti-feminist politicians. Lady Parts Justice even provides an official party kit for the occasion! So get your friends together, make sure you're all registered to vote, and find out how you should all strategically vote this fall to ... 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 ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 20, 2014
Mark your calendars, ladies, and get your party hats on for V to Shining V, the First Annual Day of Pride for Women! On September 27th, block parties, house parties and all sorts of festivities will be hosted nation-wide to celebrate womanhood and to inspire people to vote in this coming November’s state elections.
The event was created by the group Lady Parts Justice, a politically active team of comedians, technologists and cultural influencers. ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Aug 11, 2014
A teenage girl took a knife to her uncle in India took action when he tried to rape her for a second time, cutting off his penis.
Trigger warning: the second paragraph of this article includes a potentially triggering description of rape.
The girl, who reports have left unnamed (likely because of the stigma associated with rape), was ill and had been sent to visit her uncle Mahendra Mehta for a cure. Mehta, a tantrik (one who practices the ... Read More