Category » Feminism
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
Not too long ago, I was talking to a friend of mine about Tinder. She said she loved swiping through Tinder because, since the profiles are 500 characters or less (usually they’re much, much less), there’s a bigger air of mystery than OkCupid. “It’s more like meeting someone in a bar. You don’t know everything about them before you meet them,” she said. Well, I call bullshit on that nice theory. Read More
An Iraqi woman captured as a sex-slave killed her captor, ISIS commander Abu Anas, three months after she was given to him as a "gift." The woman, whom little is known about, was forced into marriage with several ISIS militants. Kurdistan Democratic Party spokesperson told independent Iraqi network Al Sumaria that the woman is believed to be a member of Yazidi-Kurdus origin, an ethnic and religious minority which is highly persecuted. The woman’s status as a minority would have made her subject to the worst varieties of torture ISIS had on hand. Read More