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This interview from 1982 with Eartha Kitt, is so amazing, I had to watch it three times! Kitt, best know for her hit song Santa Baby and her role as Cat Woman on the 1960s TV version of Batman, always spoke her mind (sometimes to the detriment to her career), and once made first wife Lady Bird Johnson cry at a White House luncheon when she spoke out about the Vietnam War: "You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and ... Read More
Gabrielle Union designed a Planned Parenthood Action Fund t-shirt to encourage women to vote in the midterm elections on Nov. 4. Many states are battling their local politicians who are attempting to put restrictions on women’s health. Union’s shirt is the second shirt designed by a celebrity, the first by Scarlett Johansson, in order to show what is at risk in the upcoming election. Upcoming celebrity t-shirt designers include Orange is the ... Read More
In Afghanistan, where having a son is vital for any respectable family, little girls are sometimes disguised and raised as boys. Here, journalist Jenny Nordberg investigates this complicated cultural game of hidden identity   “Our brother is really a girl.” One of the eager-looking twins nods to reaffirm her words. Then she turns to her sister. She agrees. Yes, it is true. She can confirm it. They are two 10-year-old identical girls, each with black hair, ... Read More
It's a damn shame that women still feel any sort of external pressure to procreate, especially when it's a totally independent decision. Yet, here we have a few dozen paparazzi and interviewers demanding an explanation from twenty-five female celebrities sans children. Zooey Deschanel had us all nodding with her quick rebuttal to the question: “I'm not going to answer that question. I'm not mad at you for asking that question, but I've said it before: I don't ... Read More
Lena Dunham, about whom you might think you already know everything, has written a book that tells you even more. It’s called Not That Kind of Girl; it features charming illustrations by Dunham’s friend Joana Avillez, and it’s out now via Random House. For anyone curious about what lies between the covers of this much-anticipated release, here are the answers to some burning questions: HOW LENA DUNHAM-Y IS IT? It is incredibly Lena Dunham-y. It is so ... Read More
Don’t forget! This Saturday marks the first ever V to Shining V palooza: a night when women across the country will gather voting forces, farces, and finger foods, and begin plotting to throw a kink into the plans of local anti-feminist politicians. Lady Parts Justice even provides an official party kit for the occasion! So get your friends together, make sure you're all registered to vote, and find out how you should all strategically vote this fall to ... Read More
On Sunday, 400,000 people lined up along the west side of Central Park. They came from New York and Wisconsin and Canada and the Republic of Georgia. They had hand-drawn signs on cereal boxes and mass produced posters advocating divestment from fossil fuels. They had stilts, umbrellas, macaws, ukuleles, stickers, pins, and whistles. In the end, so many people showed up and clogged the march route that the crowd had to be dispersed via text message at 5PM, long ... Read More
Mega hottie and all-around cool dude Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants to talk about feminism, and he's interested in hearing your response.  Say what?! After declaring he was a feminist on The Ellen Show and in various interviews, Gordon-Levitt did not anticipate the wave of anti-feminist comments he eventually received. Afterwards, he became interested in understanding the many different views of feminism and feminists. This inspired him to open up topic ... Read More
Back in April, a White House task force released a twenty-page report that proposed steps to address the disturbingly high rates of sexual assault on college campuses (1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted in college, often by someone she knows, often in her first two years at school). The report outlines ways the federal government can better understand and prevent this epidemic. These include demanding access to accurate data from universities, engaging men in ... Read More
  Emma Watson recently became a UN Goodwill Ambassador and launched HeForShe, a solidarity campaign to bring men into the gender equality movement and to rid the negative connotations that come with the word feminism (Yes! Yes! Yes!). We know we all need our friends and family to understand if they don't already that being a feminist in no way, shape, or form means that you hate men or the color pink. In her speech on Sept. 20 at the UN headquarters ... Read More
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