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bell hooks is not a fan of Orange is the New Black, she said during a public dialogue with Laverne Cox. Cox plays transgender woman Sophia Burset on the show, which is often lauded for the unprecedented cast diversity and LGBTQ themes. The dialogue was held at The New School on Tuesday, but thanks to technology, you can watch it anytime you'd like. Later in the talk, hooks turns the conversation toward justice and transgression, and our favorite question, ... Read More
When I was still in high school, I showed up to my first day of my first ever job so nervous that I promptly threw up in the bathroom and went home. Stories of my mother’s salad days at the Magic Pan had, for me, gilded black aprons and slip resistant shoes; there was no higher grace than that of a good waitress. With agility, speed, control, and a bit of prescience and good humor, she is universally capable (in cases of zombie attacks or overcooked ... Read More
  Of course Sarah Silverman is the adorable and bold front woman for the new campaign called The Equal Payback Project, aiming to close the wage gap! And, of course being provocative and bold and shocking to those fighting to raise the gap is a way that the issue will gain plenty of attention. But here is what you should know about why we still need to fight the pay gap, and why you should care about this campaign:   According to the Census Bureau, the ... Read More
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
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