BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jun 16, 2015
The Human Rights Campaign is a civil rights organization whose entire purpose is to achieve equality for LGBTQ individuals. Reportedly, its office is home to the same exclusionary employment practices against which they fight. As one employee put it, “We are supposed to be fighting for people who are being discriminated against and marginalized, however we at HRC are discriminating against people and marginalizing people in the workplace.” The Pipeline Project did an extensive review of HRC’s workplace culture last fall. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 09, 2015
We all know that actors, authors, and, of course, models are Photoshopped relentlessly in the media—but even politicians aren’t safe from alterations. Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young won a case for defamation against a satirical magazine called Zoo Weekly this past week for that very reason.
In response to her strong views that those seeking asylum should have a place in Australia, Zoo Weekly thought it would be clever to offer that refugees could stay in their magazine office—if she agreed to a bikini photo shoot. Read More
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
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on May 08, 2015
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