BY Madison N Nunes
on Mar 26, 2015
If you've seen Rent, then you probably have a pretty good idea of what squatting entails—except in reality, it's far less glamorous than being an indie documentarian avoiding your cranky mother.
During the 1970s and '80s, squatters filled abandoned homes and apartment buildings in droves all over New York City. In the 1990s the movement became less organized, but still persisted. The Lower East Side remained heavily populated with law-thwarting youths into the 2000s, when it became one of NYC's most gentrified areas. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on May 13, 2014
I was always confused about my limited choices as a kid. Growing up with boy cousins, I remember wondering why I always had to be the pink Power Ranger, or the human girl from Ninja Turtles when we played with action figures. The only playscape I felt included in was Legos, and even still the main characters were mostly male, and they have become gendered in a way that limits the stories girls can tell during imaginative playtime. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Apr 29, 2014
Model View Culture focuses tech, culture, and diversity media with online issues published every three weeks, and they rule. Their recent post "Shit Men Say to Women Founders" was so darn awesome, we're reblogging it here:
1. “Good luck with your project.”
It's not a fucking project.
It's a CORPORATION. It's an OFFICIAL, TAX-PAYING, CERTIFIED, DELAWARE-INCORPORATED business that is employing people, producing new products, contributing to the economy, making money and getting things done. We're working on it every day, all day, and every weekend. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 01, 2014
You don't know her name, but I bet you know her work. Mary Blair, pictured above, was responsible for dreaming up the concepts behind famous Disney films, including Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. Blair originated the character concepts, color schemes, and the modernist style expressed in the films and determined the aesthetic depiction of famous Disney scenes. Her imaginative and unique designs greatly influenced the now historic look of these classics. Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed
on Oct 09, 2013
President Obama has officially nominated Janet Yellen to be the Chair of the Federal Reserve. If (or WHEN) she’s confirmed, Yellen will be the 15th Chair and the first woman to hold the position, a top position in an absurdly male-dominated field.
Not only this, but she will also be part of another ongoing change in the Fed, the New York Times explains, shifting it “from an institution run by market-wise bureaucrats focused on controlling inflation to an institution run by academics committed to a broader mission of steady growth and minimal unemployment. Read More
When you hear the name Warren Buffett, terms that usually come to mind are "billionaire", "business mogul", and "one of the wealthiest people in the world". The word "feminist’" doesn’t usually make the cut. However, in an essay written for Fortune Magazine, Buffett urges businesses and employers to stop fueling women’s inequalities in the workforce, citing women as the key to America’s prosperity.
Buffett opens his essay with a discussion of how, upon his birth his life’s possibilities dwarfed those of his sisters merely because of his sex. Read More
BY Intern Brittany J.
on Jun 29, 2010
I think that I would say I’m pro-comics/graphic novels. I don’t necessarily have (or really make) the time to read them…or have the money for it…but I am completely supportive of the artists and writers who have been making these fantastic combinations of writing and art for years. The struggle to be seen as legit is a battle we all have to fight at one point or another, but it’s been a long road for these ladies and gentlemen.
Which is why Bluewater Productions’ fairly newish series Female Force makes so much sense. Read More