Category » Feminism
Before Donald Trump had a Twitter account and Super PACS put political ads between every 10 minutes of The Daily Show, political campaigning  took another form: postcards and posters. And in the suffragette era,  many of these posters argued that women should not have the right to vote. It was actually difficult to narrow these down to only five, considering the many dozens of comically sexist yet regrettably authentic pieces of memorabilia from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but here’s a taste. We recommend a barf bag. 1. Read More
October. The month when we celebrate a mass murderer, dress up like wizards and strippers for a night, and every store's shelves start looking like a Pepto-Bismol ad in order to magic away breast cancer. It doesn’t work, and many argue that it has done more harm than good. The most ubiquitous breast cancer foundation in the country is the Susan G. Komen foundation; the majority of pink products are either sold directly by Komen or by companies that donate the profits to Komen. Read More
Seeking: Orgy City Girl #1. Orgy City Girl #2. Seeking: Attractive Woman in Bed. Female. 25-33. Talent May Be Asked to Disrobe During Auditions. Seeking: A Dead Body. Uh…whoa. Well, first lets clarify that these are actual, real casting calls. That yeah, real women have to deal. One such woman, actress Katrina Day, frustrated with this general absurdity on the job, created Some Lady Parts—a blog that works to cast light on sexism in the acting world. You might recognize it, because it went viral last year. Read More
  Washington Post social change reporter Sandhya Somashekhar wants to make sweet, sweet love to antichoice "activist" David Daleiden - you know, the guy behind the "Planned Parenthood sells baby body parts" video. At least that was my biggest takeaway from her recent profile of him. Somashekhar begins with the laziest attempt at being impartial: “Daleiden, 26, is the antiabortion activist who masterminded the recent undercover campaign aimed at proving that Planned Parenthood illegally sells what he calls aborted ‘baby body parts. Read More
Two days ago, the Internet exploded when Jennifer Lawrence wrote about her less than equal salary in Lena Dunham’s newsletter, Lenny. Lawrence rightfully was frustrated when the Sony hack exposed that she had been paid millions of dollars less than her male co-stars for her role in American Hustle. In her essay, Lawrence explains that she was upset partially due to feeling uncomfortable negotiating for higher pay. “I didn’t want to seem ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled’,” she writes. It’s a disappointment that wage gaps are still a thing. Read More