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“I stand with Planned Parenthood because…Donald Trump,” Stachyann Chin shouted into the mic yesterday to the laughter and cheers of a passionate crowd gathered to stand in solidarity with Planned Parenthood. Foley Square, Manhattan was just one of the rallies taking place all over the country yesterday to protest the house vote to defund Planned Parenthood through blocking Medicaid reimbursement and withdrawing Title Ten Family Planning Program funds. What would our country look like without Planned Parenthood? Well, considering that Planned Parenthood provides care for 2. Read More
. New York City supporters of Planned Parenthood swarmed Foley Square on Sept. 29, at the #PinkOut rally. Along with the chance to participate in chants like "Show me what democracy looks like! THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE," and listen to several speakers, the event gave us the chance to chat with the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood NYC, Joan Mailn, about what government defunding of the organization would look like, and how you can help to stand with PP.  What would the United States without Planned Parenthood look like? Well, it would be 2. Read More
  (Lee Krasner)   They say that behind every great man is a great woman, but we chose to shoot at a different angle and put the ladies in focus for a change. So here’s a short list of women whose work was overshadowed by the fame of their partners and the media’s preference to celebrate men-- casting woman as a muse and supporter. These women worked hard to build careers and do meaningful things with their lives but have either been forgotten or had their roles marginalized and minimized (to the point of inaccuracy).   1. Read More
Michelle Obama announced the launch of the #62MillionGirls campaign at last weekend’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. In a video message to the global audience, FLOTUS talked about how personal it is for her to work toward improving the state of education for girls worldwide. “I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls. These girls are our girls, and I simply cannot walk away from them. So for me, this is truly a moral issue. Read More
Last week, women around the world bravely shared their abortion stories as #ShoutYourAbortion trended on Twitter. The movement got started when Amelia Bonow shared her abortion story on Facebook after learning of the House of Representative’s vote to defund Planned Parenthood. Lindy West took Amelia’s story to Twitter with the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion, shared her own abortion story, and with the help of a few “co-conspirators” including Kimberly Morrison, a viral hashtag was born. But #ShoutYourAbortion didn’t stop there. Read More
Orange is the New Black’s newest inmate, Stella Carlin (AKA Ruby Rose), has been taking over Internet since her debut on the show in season 3. Ruby Rose fans may have seen her photo on the cover of The Untitled Magazine, but the actress is now calling for a boycott of the magazine because - get this - Untitled Magazine went behind Rose’s back to publish photos of the star without her consent. Untitled Magazine published an image of Ruby Rose in a sheer top, exposing her nipple. On Instagram, Rose wrote that she tried to remember the image initially, assuming that she had given consent. Read More
The "Real Barbie," Lammily, just got more real because now she gets her period. With Lammily size undies, pads and a calendar with dot stickers, the Period Party extension pack provides a teaching tool minus the typical taboo that the menstrual cycle carries. The Period Party also has an informational pamphlet that can be used to educate girls about periods, and what is happening inside of their bodies. The Lammily website states: "On average, a woman between the ages of 12 and 51 spends a total of 6 years on her menstrual period. Read More
Bluestockings Bookstore and Activist Center is a 16-year-old radical feminist haven on the Lower East Side with on a mission to empower people to challenge oppression by distributing feminist literature and resources. Basically, a bookstore after our own hearts. And right now Bluestockings needs help to make sure it thrives as a feminist sanctuary for the next 5 years.  Launching a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo, the bookstore is hoping to raise $50,000 to revamp their new storefront, and do fundamental maintenance on flooring and electrical wires. Read More
So here’s the good news: the Dalai Lama is a self-proclaimed feminist and said he’d totally support a female successor. This we already knew. The bad news though is that he has very a specific qualification for his successor if she’s a female. In a recent interview with the BBC, the Dalai Lama said her “face should be very attractive, otherwise not much use.” D-Lam started off more positively in the interview saying, “The female biologically [has] more potential to show affection and compassion. Read More
In Suffragette, Sarah Gavron and Abi Morgan’s powerful film about women’s struggle for the vote in England, Maud Watts, beautifully played by Carey Mulligan, is imprisoned for her part in the movement. Battered and force fed, the brutal treatment of the suffragettes was meant to break their spirits and end the burgeoning women’s rights movement of the early 20th century. Read More