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You probably recognize In Other Words as the feminist bookstore from Portlandia where Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play finicky shop owners Candice and Toni. But they need our help! It's already hard enough being an independent bookstore these days, even harder when you are a non-profit, volunteer-run operation. See the video below to learn more about the crucial role In Other Words plays in the Portland community. The shop has served as a feminist ... Read More
Lena Dunham is a woman of many talents. She can write, act, direct, and apparently give some pretty sweet advice. Much like Girls’ Hannah Horvath’s advice column “Holla At Hannah” from her college days, Dunham has been dishing out the advice in her new “Ask Lena” YouTube miniseries.  Dunham has been accepting questions from fans to promote her new book Not That Kind Of Girl, set to a whimsical hand-drawn background of a ... Read More
Anyone who has seen Aziz Ansari on Parks and Recreation knows that classic Tom Haverford smile, right? Well that was me after watching Aziz Ansari, who was featured in this feminist magazine, hilariously explain feminism on Late Night with David Letterman. Ansari tells “Late Night” host David Letterman that his girlfriend is a “big feminist” and she has influenced him. He simply explains, “To the people who didn’t clap I ... Read More
  This month, “Be That Guy,” a behavioral marketing campaign that stresses sex without consent is sexual assault, in partnership with the global human rights organization, Breakthrough, launched a Green Bay clip opposing violence against women that will run throughout the NFL season. It confronts the weird gender roles and issues that men face everyday, namely to confront men who are harassing women and tell them to knock it off! We all ... Read More
If by chance you were feeling confident that violence against women is no longer a thing in advertising, be advised- it still is.  This is a truck decal: a magnetic photograph of a woman, bound and blacked out, that you can stick to your truck bed so it looks like you actually have a woman, bound and blacked out, in the back.  As you can probably imagine, when Brad Kolb, the owner of Hornet Signs in Waco, Texas slapped this onto the company truck as an ... Read More
    Head on over to Facebook at 3pm EST today for a live Q & A with Gloria Steinem about her new project with ebook  publisher Open Road Media.   "Reading Our Way to the Revolution" will be a monthly series of blog posts, in which she will recommend books that have been "life-giving" to her. We will be republishing those posts here.   Below, Steinem writes about the importance of books in her life, and introduces the ... Read More
Today, CNN released an interview with a young woman, calling herself “Khadija,” who left ISIS after confronting the organization’s – and her own – brutal violence. She tells her captivating story of life in ISIS’ female-only brigade, called al-Khansaa, from beneath layers of black, gauzy fabric, carefully explaining that she is worried about swinging away from Islam just as hard as she swung into it. Check out the full ... Read More
This interview from 1982 with Eartha Kitt, is so amazing, I had to watch it three times! Kitt, best know for her hit song Santa Baby and her role as Cat Woman on the 1960s TV version of Batman, always spoke her mind (sometimes to the detriment to her career), and once made first wife Lady Bird Johnson cry at a White House luncheon when she spoke out about the Vietnam War: "You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and ... 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
In Afghanistan, where having a son is vital for any respectable family, little girls are sometimes disguised and raised as boys. Here, journalist Jenny Nordberg investigates this complicated cultural game of hidden identity   “Our brother is really a girl.” One of the eager-looking twins nods to reaffirm her words. Then she turns to her sister. She agrees. Yes, it is true. She can confirm it. They are two 10-year-old identical girls, each with black hair, ... Read More
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