Category » Feminism
Amy Schumer, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Tavi Gevinson, Serena Williams and Ava DuVernay are just a few of the amazing, inspiring, successful women who appear in the 2016 Pirelli Calendar. You may not know the name “Pirelli Calendar,” but you probably recognize some of the images it's produced. According to the Cut, the calendar began in 1962 as a promotional calendar for the Italian tire company Pirelli, luring in partnerships with car dealers with its images of sexy girls posing on cars. Read More
In the ever-hostile and batshit crazy dick-measuring contest that is the Republican presidential primary election, factually inaccurate and aggressive rhetoric is par for the course. Hostile rhetoric is one thing, but hostile action is another thing entirely. And last Saturday, a – you guessed it! – white man opened fire at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO. A police officer and two citizens were killed, and nine others were injured in the hours-long standoff with the gunman and local police. Read More
Contemplating the many “isms” that plague Hollywood—from racism to sexism to ageism—is enough to make anyone want to take a Silkwood shower. But there’s some good news from the industry trenches.  Meryl Streep, Tinseltown’s feminist fairy godmother, is now helping to fund The Writers Lab, the first and only program of its kind to help female screenwriters over 40 get a foothold in an industry where ageism reaches far beyond the acting arena. Read More
Imagine living in a country run by a feminist political party. Sounds sweet AF to me. Well Scandinavia, a place I imagine to be a progressive haven, is unsurprisingly leading the way in what The BBC is calling "the feminist political resurgence in Europe." The party, called Feminist Initiative (FI), was founded in Sweden in 2005 and launched in neighboring Norway this past spring. Norway’s demand for a feminist party started to increase about two years ago due to growing anger over government proposals to give doctors more power to refuse abortions (commence eye roll). Read More
On Friday, Marwa Balkar of Southern California decided to respond to Donald Trump's hate speech toward the Islamic community. Trump, in an interview with Yahoo News, suggested the need for a national effort to monitor mosques, and said he "wouldn't rule out" a system of having Muslims register in a database or carry a card signifying their religious beliefs. Balkar responded to this by denoting her faith by the peace sign she wears on her chest.  "I heard you wanted us the start wearing ID badges, so I decided to choose one for myself. Read More