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  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
Today marks the 91st anniversary of the signing of the 19th amendment - the right for U.S. citizens to vote regardless of sex - into U.S. law. Women were officially given the right to vote on August 26, 1920 though the amendment was drafted and introduced 42 years earlier by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. On the same day half a century later, the National Organization for Women organized a nationwide "strike for equality". Read More
A young American woman strolls down a side street of Florence, Italy.  Along the way men jeer at her, shouting crude complements in the hopes of catching her eye for just a moment.  She is unfazed outwardly, her scarf a protective shield from their world as she continues on her way.  Although this image is from 1951, it could easily have happened today.  When I first saw this picture I empathized completely with the woman, and not only because I’ve experienced being catcalled. Read More
  A superhero has been unmasked!  Namely, the patriarchy-smashing Twitter superhero of feminism, the Feminist Hulk (@feministhulk)!  In an interview with Ms. Magazine, the Feminist Hulk came out as 28-year-old Jessica Lawson.  Lawson is a new mother as well as a Ph.D English Lit candidate at the University of Iowa.  Lawson describes herself as a “white, vegan, queer, woman-identified female.”  She released the Feminist Hulk into the Twitterverse over a year ago, and since then he (the Feminist Hulk) has gained more than 45,000 followers. Read More
Ladies, meet Peg Aloi. If you've been reading the internets in the past week, you may recognize her as the writer  who got the knitting, gardening, cupcake-baking, and feminist-thinking blogosphere in an uproar over an article she published at Huffington Post in which she asked, “Tough Gals: Do they still exist?” There, she basically called everything that is considered girly “weak,” and really pissed off a universe of cupcake baking, knitting, gardening tough gals. Well, surprise, surprise. Turns out not only does Ms. Read More