Category » Feminism
Recently, Meryl Streep made us all cry when she said that she is not a feminist….no, no, no, not a feminist, but a humanist. Now, we're cringing over photos of Streep and her Suffragette co-stars posing in white t-shirts that read, “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave.” While there’s nuance in the sentiment, there’s also something decidedly eerie about seeing an image of a white woman wearing a T-shirt printed with the word “slave. Read More
Okay…we need to talk about something: “they” are making a menstrual cup with Bluetooth and texting capacity. I’m talking a piece of silicone with some serious hardware in your yoni, and I’m not on some cyberpunk or George Orwell trip either. Introducing...the world’s first-ever smart menstrual cup: Looncup. The cup has sensors, batteries, Bluetooth, and an antenna. Call me an alarmist conspiracy theorist but like, HELLO DUDE, our reproductive systems sort of control the whole world, and also are constantly under attack in EVERY WAY, OKAY?! THIS IS REAL. Read More
On Saturday, October 3rd, Amber Rose marched through the streets of Los Angeles on her #SlutWalk - an event that sold out with over six thousand tickets to condemn our culture of slut shaming and victim-blaming.  The event raised more than $55k for the Amber Rose Foundation, a foundation that “is specifically geared towards women empowerment and fighting against victim blaming.” A handful of celebrities donated to the cause, most notably Nicki Minaj, with a quick $5000 donation, and Rose’s manager Nick Cannon, who donated $14,000. Read More
“Went to the bar, ordered a Shirley Temple, pretended to be African” – I read over the caption beside the two images depicting a woman in brightly patterned clothing, and my eyes scanned wildly as I tried to comprehend why the black, smiling face in the photographs was connected to pale, white shoulders.  The original set of Facebook photos, which depict a white woman in blackface, were shared on yoga instructor Freidel Kushman’s personal Facebook page on September 28th. The photos have since been shared over a thousand times and have over seven hundred comments. Read More
  During an interview with Time Out - promoting the movie Suffragette no less! - Meryl Streep responded with a negative when asked if she was a feminist.   “I’m a humanist, I am for nice easy balance,” she told the magazine, and a little piece of my heart died. When prominent female figures reject the label of feminist on the basis of being a humanist or for all people, it implies that feminism doesn’t fight for the equality of all people (which it does) and that a cohesive movement for women isn’t necessary (which it is). Read More