Category » Feminism
Hide your children. Amber Rose had sex last night and loved it. The Internet is buzzing about Amber Rose’s “Walk of No Shame” video. Set in quintessential Americana, complete with a milkman, Rose looks gosh-darn pleased with herself. Her sluttier-than-slutty leather strappy outfit, which can barely contain her fabulous boobs (all of this is said in the most sex-positive manner), belongs nowhere near Leave It To Beaver land, yet everyone she passes has nothing but enthusiastic support for her choices. Read More
I’m lucky enough to have grown up in a family where social activism was highly valued. This was thanks mostly to a brother who was 6 years older, openly gay, and always eager to organize and mobilize the people around him to work towards equality and acceptance. A lot of people are heavily influenced by their parents, but for me, no one played a more vital role in shaping my social and political beliefs than my older brother. In truth, he probably played the most important role in shaping my career goals as well. Read More
We already knew Grace Dunham, Lena Dunham’s 23-year-old sibling, was awesome in *their own right. They’re an activist, an actor (remember Tiny Furniture? And their upcoming role on the next season of Girls?) and an award-winning poet already. But as of Monday, they’re also a veteran model of New York Fashion Week, walking for label Eckhaus Latta. Read More
*Warning: graphic images Reshma Bano Quereshi has taken the internet by storm with her “Beauty Tips by Reshma” because the eighteen year old acid attack survivor is building on the YouTube beauty tutorial model and using it as a tool for radical change. But it is not just her. She is part of a larger movement called Make Love Not Scars, which aims to raise awareness, funds, and political action for acid attack survivors. Read More
"On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself--on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life and not of mortal danger. In the meantime, love represents in its most touching form the curse that lies heavily upon woman confined in the feminine universe, woman mutilated, insufficient unto herself." -- Simone de Beauvoir Simone de Beauvoir's voice is a potent one. Read More