on Oct 07, 2014
Head on over to Facebook at 3pm EST today for a live Q & A with Gloria Steinem about her new project with ebook publisher Open Road Media. "Reading Our Way to the Revolution" will be a monthly series of blog posts, in which she will recommend books that have been "life-giving" to her. We will be republishing those posts here.
Below, Steinem writes about the importance of books in her life, and introduces the ... Read More
Today, CNN released an interview with a young woman, calling herself “Khadija,” who left ISIS after confronting the organization’s – and her own – brutal violence. She tells her captivating story of life in ISIS’ female-only brigade, called al-Khansaa, from beneath layers of black, gauzy fabric, carefully explaining that she is worried about swinging away from Islam just as hard as she swung into it. Check out the full ... Read More
on Oct 04, 2014
This interview from 1982 with Eartha Kitt, is so amazing, I had to watch it three times! Kitt, best know for her hit song Santa Baby and her role as Cat Woman on the 1960s TV version of Batman, always spoke her mind (sometimes to the detriment to her career), and once made first wife Lady Bird Johnson cry at a White House luncheon when she spoke out about the Vietnam War: "You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and ... Read More
Gabrielle Union designed a Planned Parenthood Action Fund t-shirt to encourage women to vote in the midterm elections on Nov. 4. Many states are battling their local politicians who are attempting to put restrictions on women’s health.
Union’s shirt is the second shirt designed by a celebrity, the first by Scarlett Johansson, in order to show what is at risk in the upcoming election. Upcoming celebrity t-shirt designers include Orange is the ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 30, 2014
In Afghanistan, where having a son is vital for any respectable family, little girls are sometimes disguised and raised as boys. Here, journalist Jenny Nordberg investigates this complicated cultural game of hidden identity
“Our brother is really a girl.”
One of the eager-looking twins nods to reaffirm her words. Then she turns to her sister. She agrees. Yes, it is true. She can confirm it.
They are two 10-year-old identical girls, each with black hair, ... Read More