It was just last week that TIME Magazine issued a poll to its readers asking what word they would most like to ban in the year 2015. Included in the list were words like “bae” “kale” ... and “feminist.” It was just ten seconds after that, that the Internet rightfully lost its shit.
Some of my favorite tweets regarding the incident include:
TIME’s original argument against the word went as follows:
You have nothing ... Read More
Hundreds of men and women gathered in the Kenyan capitol, Nairobi, to protest the attack on a woman "guilty" of wearing a miniskirt in public.
The protestors handed out flowers and chanted, “Shame on you,” at the bus stop in Nairobi’s Central Business District, where the attack took place. Multiple men cornered the woman in the street, tore off her clothes and forced her onto the ground, all as a result for her personal choice ... Read More
Well, looks like we weren't the only ones that thought even suggesting a ban on the word feminist was inconceivable…
Anne Theriault, a Canadian journalist, was just as fired up. In 140 characters inspired by The Princess Bride, she launched the greatest meme of 2014. Enjoy the origin story and our ten favorite iterations of #feministprincessbride.
Having @time include feminist on their words to ban list makes me want to say it even more, like a ... Read More
It’s just beginning to get cold outside, which means it’s time for every publication to come up with their end of the year lists. For their involvement in the 2014 commencement, TIME Magazine wants to know which word you would like to ban in the upcoming year. Included in their list of potentially policed phrases or words is “feminist” because, you know, the word literally just started gaining some steam, so we should definitely just crush that ... Read More
MTV made a smart move partnering up with YouTube vlogger Laci Green to create their very first YouTube channel, Braless. Laci Green is a BUST favorite, she stood up to that creep Sam Pepper and promotes sex education and body positivity.
In the YouTube community, Green is regarded as the sex education teacher and her channel Sex+ has 1.1 million subscribers. The channel name, Braless, is a reference to the feminist movement during the seventies.
Green ... Read More
If you haven't heard by now, singer-songwriter Annie Lennox has called out fellow performer Beyoncé for not being a "true" feminist. In a September interview with PrideSource, Lennox stated:
“I would call [Beyoncé] feminist lite… It's tokenistic to me. I mean she's a phenomenal artist... but I'd like to sit down (with her)... and hear what [she] truly think[s]. I see a lot of it as [artists] taking the word hostage ... Read More
I just want everyone to exhale very loudly before discussing this topic.
On Monday, Salma Hayek was honored as a woman’s rights advocate at Equality Now’s Make Equality Reality event. Hayek also is the co-founder, alongside Beyoncé and Frida Giannini, of Chime for Change. This is a global campaign to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world.
But don’t call her a feminist!
Hayek said, ... Read More
Speed Rack is back with another bare knuckles competition in Washington, DC this Monday November 10! The national competition, started by Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, where female bartenders compete to see who can make drinks the fastest, also raises money for breast cancer research, education and prevention- all while also spotlighting some hella talented mixologists!
The competition in DC will kick off Season 4 of Speed Rack's tradition and mark the beginning ... Read More
Have you ever wondered how texting might have changed the dialogue in Les Misérables? Mallory Ortberg, cofounder of The Toast (only the funniest website written by and for ladies) and all around reigning queen of Twitter, has taken this idea and ran with it. Texts from Jane Eyre (Henry Holt Nov. 4 2014) is the beautiful result: a collection of the best imagined conversations with all the characters from the literary classics. What ... Read More
Menstruation, the least invoked of the Greek muses (though for many she shows up monthly anyway) is the inspiration for The Crimson Wave, a weekly podcast hosted by Canadian comedians, besties and habitual bleeders, Natalie Norman and Jess Beaulieu.
The ladies interview guests -- lots of comedians I’ve never heard of before, including a handful of men -- keeping the conversation on the topic of Aunt Flo: cramps, extra-long pads, birth control, viscosity, ... Read More