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While woman-hosted podcasts still don’t get nearly as much recognition as we’d like them to, things are looking up: Next month, WNYC will be having its first-ever Women’s Podcast festival called “Werk It: How to Be a Grown Ass Podcaster.” On June 4th and 5th, the nation’s top female podcast hosts and producers will gather to discuss and workshop the future of podcast content creation. If you haven't been listening to any female-backed podcasts, here are 10 amazing ones you should really be tuning in for. Read More
Apparently, the MTA has received countless emails from “offended” men concerning its “Courtesy Counts” etiquette campaign: The PSAs feature faceless green and red stick figures and ask commuters to stop manspreading, nail-clipping, and performing gravity-defying dance routines on the subway. You know, stuff no one should do, but men—for whatever reason seem to do a lot—whilst commuting from one stop to the next. Many dudes profess to finding these ads to be more than a touch sexist. Read More
Being “beautiful” is a lot of work and sometimes the things we wear to look good can almost seem medieval. Tina Fey, on her last appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” the lovely former BUST cover girl stripped down to her Spanx just to show what goes on underneath pretty clothing. Proclaiming this to be her last fancy dress (because who dresses up for Jimmy?), Fey took the time to properly model her blue number. Read More
A lack of female directors in Hollywood is a constant reminder of the industry's failings when it comes to women behind the scenes. US News released an article showing that 93 percent of the 250 top grossing domestic films in 2014 did not have a female director and, with the exception of producers, most areas of film making are lacking are male dominated. For the women that do make it, there is a huge amount of sexism being flung at them—but anymore, they refuse to keep it to themselves. Read More
When Maggie Young started writing a memoir about the 23 men she slept with between the ages of 16 and 26, she didn’t expect it to become a liberating and relatable story for women living in an age still plagued by misogynistic treatment, absurd double standards, and impossible expectations. But that’s exactly what Just Another Number is: A raw, honest reflection on her adolescence through early adulthood that fearlessly details her struggles with bulimia, drugs, the military, and her dependence on male approval. Read More
Rose McGowan has always been a BAMF, but lately she has been expressing more of her frustrations with Hollywood sexism and it is delicious. In an interview on DP/30 back in 2014, McGowan spoke about her career, but also on being objectified by media and realizing that she didn’t belong. IndieWire released a speech she delivered on April 21st to the Sisterhood of Traveling Producers which contains some awesome advice on how to deal with sexism in the industry and beyond. Read More
Press tours can bring out some of the most side-eye worthy comments from celebrities. For example, the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour has been a hot mess: from Robert Downey Jr. being forced to walk off due to a rude, invasive journalist to rumors leaked from the Graham Norton Show recording about cast members chanting ethnic slurs. The sad icing on top of the crap cake was Chris Evans (Captain America) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) calling Black Widow a "slut" and a "whore. Read More
At thirty years old, Elise Stefanik is the youngest woman to ever be elected to Congress. With her strong and assertive manner, the New York Republican has done her best to move beyond her past as a target of bullying. In a profile piece published in the New York Post, Stefanik reveals that in her youth she was the mark of “mean girls” who singled her our for being “too studious” and participating in classroom discussions. 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 female job applicants. As explained by Fortune, the study was broken down into three parts: 1. Read More
From Rand Paul to plus sized dancers, we've got it all in this week's round up of feminist news stories. We know you've been busy running the world (or at least fighting off the patriarchy), so go ahead and take a breather. Grab a coffee, check out this blog post, and start your glorious weekend off right.  Meryl Streep Just Started A Screenwiring Lab For Hollywood Lepers (Women Over 40)  Meryl Streep is taking yet another step on the path of being absolutely amazing by funding a screenwriters lab for female writers over 40. Read More