Category » Feminism
Inspired by the women's printmaking collectives of the '70s - '80s and the riot grrrl culture of the '90s, a new online zine has emerged to educate youth. The advocacy groups Groundswell's Voices Her'd Visionaries and Day One have come together to create a new campaign, "Love Shouldn't Hurt," about abusive relationships and how to seek help. Their printed and digital media will increase awareness about abusive relationships, as well as encourage teens to seek out Day One's services. Read More
Not to put a damper on anyone’s day, but I wanted to touch on the recent controversy surrounding Glee star Heather Morris' and photographer Tyler Shields' new photo shoot. The images show the blonde in a polka-dotted dress surrounded by household appliances, clearly as a Barbie doll figure. That’s not the controversial part. She sports a black eye in the photos as well. Looking through Mr. Shields’ work one can see Morris' photo spread is not the only one that raises eyebrows. The artist has pictures of many well-known public figures in compromising setups. Read More
    Are you outraged by the government’s assault on female reproductive rights? Well you’re not alone. Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, is here for you. Since July, Winstead, along with some of her funny friends, has been touring the country spreading the good word and raising money for Planned Parenthood. On Thursday, September 22, the “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here For You” tour makes its way to New York City. With a bevy of outspoken women in tow—Lisa Lampanelli, Sandra Bernhard, Salon. Read More
  All hail Tavi Gevinson, the new queen of teen magazines. Gevinson, everyone's favorite teenage fashionista has embarked on a new project, Rookie. Named after her own personal blog, Rookie aims to be a fun, smart, and totally age-appropriate magazine geared toward teenage girls. Each month's content will revolve around a theme and feature writing from a bevy of teenagers as well as adult bloggers and art makers. Posts generally go live three times per day: after school, around dinner time, and right before bed. Read More
  You might be asking yourself, who are these crazy ladies in gorilla masks and how can I get in on whatever shenanigans they're up to?! If you don't already know, the Guerrilla Girls On Tour are just as fantastic as their name implies. They are an anonymous touring theatre company started by three members of the Guerrilla Girls, a group of feminists that has been combating sexism through their art since 1985. When I say anonymous I mean that every Guerrilla Girls On Tour performer always wears a gorilla mask. No exceptions. Read More
Women aren't the only ones who can be feminist. One such man, is proving that by spreading the word of equality for women that he says Islam, in fact, promotes.Imam Yahya Hendi, imam is the title given to prayer leaders of mosques, has been traveling to both Muslim and non-Muslim countries since 1998 spreading his knowledge and take on Islam. For Hendi, it is a huge challenge to teach Afghan society that equality for women is actually promoted. Which isn't surprising. Read More
JC Penney, department store giant, is creating quite the buzz with a new shirt from their back-to-school collection. The decidedly anti-feminist juniors shirt is tag lined as Too Pretty to do Homework. The description of the shirt bears the question, “Who has time for homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out? She’ll love this T-shirt that is just as cute and sassy as she can be. Read More
A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas abortion law that would require doctors to provide a sonogram to pregnant women before they go through with the procedure. As written, the law would require women seeking an abortion in Texas to view a picture of the embryo or fetus and hear a description of its development before having the procedure. It was to take effect on September 1.     U.S. Read More
It's gotten better, but think back to your high school history classes and ask yourself if more women or men were mentioned in the textbook. Traditionally history classes have left out many of the numerous women who have also impacted the world. Here's an interesting article from the Online Colleges blog we'd like to share, which discusses 15 of the first female professors. Read More
  It always blows my mind to hear the close-minded reasons that the best books are banned.  Whenever I hear about a book being banned, I’m also instantly curious about it and think it must be worth reading.  It’s funny how book banning can have that effect.  However I also like to think that this isn’t happening in US high schools anymore, and that they’re working to incorporate more diversity into their English curriculums. Read More