When you’re Zoe Saldana, your resume is impressive – over 30 films, countless public appearances, and even the label of co-producer on projects like Rosemary’s Baby.
You would assume that Saldana worked hard over the years to obtain this lengthy resume, and while this may be true, another factor came into play, and it’s incredibly sexist.
In a recent interview to promote the new movie Infinitely Polar Bear, Saldana states, “A producer once told me he hired me for the way I held a gun while wearing panties, not for my opinions. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 24, 2015
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
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Mar 24, 2015
Mo’ne Davis remains a better person than any of us as she steps up to defend the college baseball player who was removed from his team after calling her a slut via Twitter.
Davis, 13-years-old, wrote to Bloomsburg University asking the school to reconsider its decision to kick Joey Casselberry from the team after his online comments.
Dear Dr. Soltz,
I am writing about the Tweet sent out by your baseball player, Joey Casselberry, and his dismissal from the team because of it. While I admit I was pretty hurt when I read his comments, I felt sad that he was dismissed from the team. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Mar 13, 2015
Remember getting your first tattoo? You were probably so excited, nervous, and super fearful that turning eighty would bring that beautiful, unique piece of body art to a brand new—and most likely undesirable—location.
We've all heard it: "Think about how silly you're going to look when you're old." It's the timeless complaint people put up against tattoos. These older women, however, obviously didn't let that stop them when it came to getting their bodies inked. We've collected images of radical women middle age and up owning their ageless body art. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Mar 12, 2015
Roughly 40 years ago, the U.S. education system took a major step towards equality: We're talking Title IX, the amendment specifying that any educational program receiving funds from the federal government cannot discriminate against, deny, or judge a U.S. citizen on the basis of their sex. Because of this, women have been allowed more representation in sports, the sciences, and technical schools. However, gender barriers still exist today and so does the association between testosterone and contact sports—but we didn’t need to tell you that. Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Mar 10, 2015
A Belgian advertisement for the upcoming 2015 E3 Harelbeke cycling competition released an image of a male biker reaching up to grab a woman’s exposed behind. The tagline: “Who squeezes them in Harelbeke?”
Not only is this ad disgusting, but it says zero about the actual sport and alienates any female cyclists who might want to participate as equals. Sigh.
The design was inspired by previous winner Solvak Peter Sagan, who pinched a woman’s behind at the Tour de Flanders in 2013; an off-putting and clear display of sexism and sexual assault. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Nov 12, 2014
The love and dating gurus over at Meetville (the dating app) created this super educational infographic and we just had to share it with you. Where else can you get this many informative facts about "tities"?
In case you couldn't tell from the title of the post "Men's Love Starts Behind the Bra," this horrible, typo-ridden, boob-filled fact sheet reduces women to their breasts in every way— how much they weigh, how much they cost, how "a small percentage of women can even reach orgasm through breast play alone" (um, who are these women??). Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Nov 10, 2014
A successful campaign has been launched to halt Julien Blanc's international visas and effectively prohibit him from giving seminars that promote violence against women. On Thursday, he was successfully kicked out of Australia following the internet campaign #takedownjulienblanc. Today, attention has shifted toward Canada and the UK.
Just two months ago, the self-proclaimed pick-up artist Blanc posted an offensive video about what white men have the privilege of doing in Tokyo (by the way—no woman gave him permission nor did they appreciate the approach in the slightest). Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jun 25, 2014
On Sunday evening, every single bar I passed on New York’s Second Avenue was packed with both women and men, screaming at the top of their lungs and cheering for the USA in their World Cup match against Portugal.
According to CNN, similar scenes were scattered across Iran this past Saturday. Restaurants were packed with fans - both women and men - who were excitedly cheering on their country’s team in the nail-biting match against Argentina.
Yet every single woman there was breaking the law. In 1979, it was deemed illegal for women to attend sporting events. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jul 29, 2013
You might've already seen the great boylesque parody of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" by Mod Carousel, but this one gets an A+++ for creativity and FEMINISM. These ladies totally rewrote the song to show the overtones of sexism, male dominance, and general inappropriateness of the lyrics. The original video and lyrics basically indicates that women are pretending to be "good girls" by playing hard to get with dudes. ("You know you want it." That definitely doesn't sound like a precursor to date rape...) But really, they just "REALLY DON'T WANT IT." THANKS, BUT NO THANKS. Read More