Category » Feminism
It takes a fearless badass to roam South Africa day and night in search of illegal poachers. There’s the wildlife to worry about, and on top of it all, the poachers themselves pose a huge threat. Still yet, it’s a job that must be done, and who better than The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit? The Black Mamba is part of the Balule Game Reserve in South Africa and is composed of 26 vigilant females. That’s right, an all women team of anti-poachers. Talk about badass. To add to their already impressive list of girl-power, these women work day and night without any weapons. Read More
What would you do if you lost your agency after tweeting a photo of a casting note you found sexist? You'd probably quit the industry, right?  That's exactly what Rose McGowan did. But don't take her decision to leave the industry as a sign of weakness. In fact, the last thing McGowan is, is weak. After 25 years working as an actress, she has endured many instances of sexism including the casting note from Adam Sandler asking for her to wear a form-fitting tank top and a push-up bra. Read More
    I have a lot of time on my hands. I have a lot going on, work/hobby-wise, sure, but it mostly takes place online in some way, which means that I have many opportunities to be distracted by random nonsense, which is the mailing address of "The Computer."    Internet C/O The Computer 212 Random Nonsense Blvd. Flat Surface, FU 66666   So yeah, sometimes, while working on things, I'll get these brain tics telling me I absolutely HAVE to search for something online at that VERY minute. Read More
Once upon a time, on the Tube in London, a little old lady called out a slut-shaming wanker for being, well, a wanker. We were lucky enough that Scott Sparrow posted this story on his Facebook. Read on: "I am having such a wonderful day on the tubes I can't not share this story. Let me build the scene:Central Line between Oxford Circus and Chancery Lane, possibly St Pauls.To my right is sat a lady, 25-30, wearing a revealing dress. To my left is an old lady, almost dead is how old she is. Standing in front of us is a man, 50's, suit and tie, eyeing revealing dress. Read More
Judy Blume is no stranger to female empowerment. She’s authored books that portray girls and women exactly as they are. Blume doesn’t shy away from topics like puberty and sex – she embraces them. She’s told Makers about how feminism shaped who she is. In a recent interview with 92nd Street Y, Judy spoke of how tired she is of feminism being treated like a “dirty word.” “You’re this or you’re that,” she says of what people attach to the label. “Yes, I’m a feminist!” she exclaims. Read More
Virginia Wesleyan College is demanding the sexual history, as well as boyfriends' names, of a Jane Doe to verify that the trauma she endured after her rape is legitimate. Ridiculous, right? Here's the background story: A freshman at Virginia Wesleyan College, Jane Doe, was drugged and raped by a peer advisor employed by the college. Jane Doe reported this to the college, and the rapist was found responsible for sexual assault and expelled. End of story, right? Nope. Read More
Starting my period the night before a marathon would absolutely lead me to withdrawing from the race and eating several pints of Ben & Jerry’s instead. This is exactly why Kiran Gandhi is a hero and deserves all of the gold medals. Gandhi is a Harvard Business School Graduate, drummer (playing along side M.I.A.), and all around badass. Instead of reaching for chocolate, she woke up, put her running shoes on, ditched the tampon, and finished her race in 4 hours, 49 minutes and 11 seconds. Did you just say ditched the tampon? Yes, yes indeed, I did. Read More
I think last night was the first and only time I have ever and will ever feel pity for a Fox News correspondent. And of course, only someone as foul as Republican frontrunner Donald Trump could cause me to feel for Megyn Kelly. Thursday night at the Fox News Republican primary debate in Cleveland, Kelly asked Trump about his history of disparaging comments about women. And what followed was yet another foul, sexist attack on women and Kelly herself. Read More
One of the hardest things in life is being a man. Seriously. It must be so exhausting making 23 cents more than women. Even more difficult is having feminism ruin a man's sex life. Ugh, I couldn't imagine a life filled with such hardships.  Luckily, the patriarchy has Dr. Catherine Hakim keeping the bigotry alive. Hakim has previously argued for marital couples to cheat on one another, and in her most recent published paper, she attributes feminism to sexually unsatisfied men. Read More
One made us love Lucy, another brought the funny to Carol Burnett, and a third was the first female TV exec in history. Meet the broads who fought their way into the early days of broadcasting. When The Mary Tyler Moore Show presented a single (and happy) workin’ urban gal in the early ’70s, it was considered a trailblazer—one of the rare television shows that portrayed a modern woman without being patronizing. TV has come a long way since then, baby. Read More