Category » Feminism
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