Category » Feminism
As we all know, the current state of reproductive rights in our country is far from ideal. (That is, of course, if you’re into having some sort of control over when you bring a human life into this world.) But last week we hit a new low: An all-male committee of Republicans voted to end Colorado’s pregnancy prevention program, which is the most successful of its kind in the nation. So successful, in fact, that the National Family Planning and ... Read More
#HowToSpotAFeminist: She’ll be the woman with the scraggly beard tucked under a smelly armpit, brandishing a man-hating picket sign, spouting some anti-capitalist nonsense while breastfeeding in public, or burning a bra with a stick of incense. This was the intended mockery in the trending hashtag Doc Thompson recently sparked on The Morning Burn. Totally understandable: It’s just too hard to spot a feminist in this day and age, when normal looking ... Read More
Rose McGowan has always been a BAMF, but lately she has been expressing more of her frustrations with Hollywood sexism and it is delicious. In an interview on DP/30 back in 2014, McGowan spoke about her career, but also on being objectified by media and realizing that she didn’t belong. IndieWire released a speech she delivered on April 21st to the Sisterhood of Traveling Producers which contains some awesome advice on how to deal with sexism in the industry ... Read More
During her impressive career, Kelly Clarkson has dealt with a ridiculously unfair amount of weight-shaming. Just last month, on The Mike Gallagher Show, anchor Chris Wallace and host Mike Gallagher made some distasteful and straight-up rude comments about the Grammy Award-winning singer’s weight. During the interview, Gallagher asked Wallace, “Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up.” Wallace replied saying that Clarkson has ... Read More
Dating back to the 18th century, tea towels were made from plain, soft linen and were used to dry fine bone china tea sets, hence their name. But by the 19th century, they were as much decorative as utilitarian. Crafty ladies used patterns from women’s magazines to beautify their towels with embroidery or other fancywork, then set them out during card parties or afternoon teas. Flash forward to the mid-20th century, when tea towels were commercially printed ... Read More
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