BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 28, 2014
Midterm elections are a week away and there couldn’t be a more important time to vote! Statewide laws will show up on ballots across the country that will harm our sisters in Texas, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Ohio, Arkansas, and many other states. We need to fight for our rights over our own bodies, our voices, and basic human equality. The time is now to say NO to laws that allow rapists custody and rights to a child resulting in rape (29 states), and ... Read More
In the past, Bollywood actresses, like many Indian women, were dissuaded from speaking about important women's issues like feminism, menstruation, and reproductive rights; however, that has, thankfully, begun to change. Notable actress Parineeti Chopra has used her role in the spotlight to step up and speak about taboo topics concerning women and their lives, like rape and domestic assault, which often plague the lives of Indian citizens. Chopra's ... Read More
Two years ago, producer Amy Ziering and director Kirby Dick released an unflinching documentary that exposed a culture of sexual violence and rape in the US military and the institutional bureaucracy that was either designed or manipulated to ignore, mishandle, and ostracize those who challenged that culture.
Now, the filmmakers have turned to another “invisible war" — sexual violence and rape on the college campus and the institutional ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 27, 2014
The 1960 issue of Look that ran the cover story "Should A Girl Be First In Space?"
Last week, Kate Greene wrote about her experience taking part in a NASA-funded research project, the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, also dubbed HI-SEAS. The project gave Greene and five other crew members an experience of what it would be like to live on the surface of Mars as astronauts.
The crew was made up of Greene (a white female from Kansas), a ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 24, 2014
Bindercon: The Symposium on Women Writers Today, which was held Oct. 11 and 12 in New York City, was by all accounts a smash success, with hundreds coming together for two days of inspiring and empowering panels for lady writers. I was lucky enough to attend, and as I sat in NYU’s Cooper Union surveying the sea of women gripping ballpoints and sporting their hot pink conference lanyards, it was amazing to think that the event had sprung up from a Kickstarter ... Read More
“What’s more offensive- little girls saying 'fuck' or the fucking unequal and sexist way society treats girls and women?”
That’s the question posed during FCKH8’s video “Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism,” aiming to draw attention to words that should be more offensive to society than fuck- for instance: pay inequality and rape. FCKH8 is a for-profit advocacy t-shirt company that takes $5 ... Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Oct 23, 2014
Lady Parts Justice, the group organizing and educating voters to put more women and women's rights-friendly politicians in office, is back and you're invited to their next event!
Writer and activist Sarah Sophie Flicker, Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show) and DJ Tennessee Thomas will be hosting a shindig at the Orla Kiely flagship shop in SoHo, NYC (5 Mercer Street) on November 2, from 3-6pm. Lady Parts Justice is gearing up for the ... Read More
Writer Amanda Hess recently sat down with Mike Pesca of The Gist to discuss the influx of males that are now labeling themselves as advocates for gender equality (#Heforshe), Aziz Ansari and why everything in the world is just so damn complicated.
Ansari’s recent declaration of feminism on The Late Show with Dave Letterman was a prominent talking point during the podcast. If you missed it, in-between typical talk-show anecdotes and Beyoncé references, ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 17, 2014
The worst time [at the theme park] was when a forty something man introduced himself, and shook my hand...But he wouldn't let go, he rubbed it, and said, "What's your name, baby? You're the prettiest girl here. I can't have a bad day if I get to see you. Can I have your number?"... He finally walked away, but not before saying, "I'll see you tomorrow."
Katy Heng runs Tumblr blog called But What Was She Wearing: Stop The Cat Call, to document how what a person is ... Read More
BY Sarah Thomasson
on Oct 16, 2014
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