Category » Feminism
The daily life of an unemployed person in America primarily involves searching for work, personal care, and leisure activities. This New York Times infographic shows the amount of time spent on a certain activity for men and women in their mid-20’s to early 50’s, and reveals just how gendered some activities still are. Maroon signifies housework, beige signifies caring for others, dark and light blue signify leisure time, and yellow signifies ... Read More
Manspreading. Guys, come on. Your junk does not need that wide of a trunk. Fortunately, a brand-new MTA campaign plans to raise awareness to this behavior, forcing the people (MEN) who take up too much space to rethink their postures. If this PSA does make some of the manspreaders occupy just one seat, it'll be a relief; subway etiquette is a vital part of our commuting lives, and everything just goes so much smoother when we all exemplify it. Some men’s ... Read More
In the wake of this huge year for women's rights, female leaders, and recognition of social justice issues in general, we're getting excited for the big things to come in 2015. Here's a list of the women we'll be following in the new year and the exciting projects they'll be working on.  Ava DuVernay - Already securing her role as the first black woman to ever be nominated for a ‘Best Director’ Golden Globe, the next few months will likely ... Read More
The Lady Parts team at The Deep End Store in N.Y.C.  Lady Parts Justice Uses Humor to Fight for Women’s Rights There’s a comedy video on YouTube in which Jesus Christ appears to comedian Sarah Silverman to spread a message of religious tolerance. When he sticks around to watch a marathon of NCIS, she asks him a hot-button question: When does life begin? “At 40,” deadpans Jesus. “But fertilized eggs aren’t people. ... Read More
The beginning of The Punk Singer, a documentary that tells the story of Kathleen Hanna, OG of the Riot Grrrl movement, starts off with Hanna performing a spoken word piece in 1991. She says, “I am your worst nightmare come to life / I’m a girl you can’t shut up.” While far from a nightmare and more like our ultimate feminist wet dream, Hanna speaks the truth in that she definitely hasn’t shut up. The lead singer of Bikini Kill has a ... Read More
Nicki Minaj blessed us during this holiday season with her amazing new album "Pink Print." Here are some of her inspiring sayings to get you through the day. P.s. You may want to listen to "Feeling Myself" off her new album, featuring Beyonce.  1. Speak Your Mind 2. Work what your mama gave you  3. Don't underestimate yourself.    4. Love Your Body   5. Use "YAAS" not "Yes"  6. Define yourself 7. Recognize your lady power - ... Read More
Still looking for a present for the feminist bookworm in your life? Give the gift of the fascinating and kind of creepy history of Wonder Woman—the only female superhero with the long-lasting power of her male counterparts. Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman reveals the conflicting values of the superhero’s creator, William Moulton Marston, while exploring her cultural significance and complicated relationship with feminism. On the ... Read More
2014 was, by most accounts, a pretty rad year for the ladies in the crowd. Politically, we’ve got more woman than ever before in Congress (100 to be exact), the first African-American Republican Congresswoman,  and a blatant smack down of  extreme anti-abortion laws. Women have thoroughly flexed their social media muscles, creating trending hashtags like #YesAllWomen, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft that united women and allies against violence, misogyny ... Read More
In this season of giving, I’d like to take the time to talk about that piece of ourselves which is sometimes the hardest to give: our time. It’s no secret that volunteering is a beneficial activity for anyone, both mentally and physically. Not to mention the fact that there are always others who will benefit from you donating some of your time. I have only recently made volunteering a part of my routine. After graduating college and moving to New York, ... Read More
A few days ago, HuffPo Entertainment posted an interview with Evangeline Lilly from the premiere of the third and last Hobbit installment. She has a lot of nice words about working with Peter Jackson and being fortunately typecast in kick-ass female roles. She spoke of wanting to continue filling roles in which her characters are “strong because of their compassion, they’re strong because of their vulnerability, they’re strong because of their ... Read More
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