Anita Sarkeesian, an academic, video game critic and outspoken feminist, has chosen to cancel a speaking event at Utah State University (USU). Sarkeesian is the founder of a popular Youtube series and website called Feminist Frequency, a video web series that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Though Sarkeesian is no stranger to graphic and violent threats, she did not feel safe going to this event. Earlier this ... Read More
Lean In to Lovely: Women, Work, and the Will to Wear Cozy Sweaters This Winter is the latest release by Anthropologie following this season’s (and every season’s) trend of corporations capitalizing on equal rights activism. The self-help catalogue will advise female readers on how to proactively buy their own sweaters.
Just kidding, but this ad is not a joke.
Anthropologie snagged a great tagline from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s popular ... Read More
Esquire just released a listicle enumerating the “80 Books Every Man Should Read.” That’s fine. This is a men’s magazine appealing to men so the creatures whom their list is intended for is every man. They even admitted that their list is “...unranked, incomplete, and utterly biased.” Supposedly, this list is culled from someone’s idea of the greatest literature available to readers.
But, goddamn, Esquire! Eighty books and ... Read More
Portland’s women in comedy showcase, All Jane, No Dick, does not aim to prove that women are funnier than men... but, if you need proof, have a gander at the seriously unfunny “men’s rights activists” who are protesting the festival.
The annual festival, coming up Oct. 15, was founded by Stacey Hallal three years ago. All Jane, No Dick provides an enthusiastic stage for a diverse group of girl goofballs to shine in a business that, like ... Read More
Tomorrow, Oct. 14, join Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC – United) and One Billion Rising in a National Day of Action for ONE FAIR WAGE and an end to gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.
Help support women in an unfair wage war. Women of color and low-income women who depend on tips are especially put at a disadvantage. Restaurants are the fastest growing industry but employ the lowest paid workers. We have to ... Read More
The New York Comic Con enforced a harassment policy this year, including the motto "Cosplay is Not Consent." The new rules stated that permission is needed to take a picture or in anyway interact with a cosplayer. Any harassment experienced can be immediately reported to any staff member through the office or the Comic Con App.
I spent a good part of my day interviewing attendees, mostly women, about how they feel about these rules, the Con this year, and ... Read More
bell hooks is not a fan of Orange is the New Black, she said during a public dialogue with Laverne Cox. Cox plays transgender woman Sophia Burset on the show, which is often lauded for the unprecedented cast diversity and LGBTQ themes. The dialogue was held at The New School on Tuesday, but thanks to technology, you can watch it anytime you'd like.
Later in the talk, hooks turns the conversation toward justice and transgression, and our favorite question, ... Read More
When I was still in high school, I showed up to my first day of my first ever job so nervous that I promptly threw up in the bathroom and went home. Stories of my mother’s salad days at the Magic Pan had, for me, gilded black aprons and slip resistant shoes; there was no higher grace than that of a good waitress. With agility, speed, control, and a bit of prescience and good humor, she is universally capable (in cases of zombie attacks or overcooked ... Read More
Of course Sarah Silverman is the adorable and bold front woman for the new campaign called The Equal Payback Project, aiming to close the wage gap! And, of course being provocative and bold and shocking to those fighting to raise the gap is a way that the issue will gain plenty of attention. But here is what you should know about why we still need to fight the pay gap, and why you should care about this campaign:
According to the Census Bureau, the ... Read More
You probably recognize In Other Words as the feminist bookstore from Portlandia where Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play finicky shop owners Candice and Toni. But they need our help! It's already hard enough being an independent bookstore these days, even harder when you are a non-profit, volunteer-run operation. See the video below to learn more about the crucial role In Other Words plays in the Portland community.
The shop has served as a feminist ... Read More