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The Dirty Girls were a group of teens in the '90s who supported the riot grrrl movement and feminism, but the bulk of the Internet didn’t know about them until a short documentary surfaced on YouTube in 2013. If you need a refresher check this out! Okay, so now that you are caught up, Amber Willat, the head of the pack, is no longer an awkward teen, but a “Moto Babe” badass woman! Collaborating with AGAIN APPAREL, Willat created an awesome video ... Read More
A tribute to the struggles and triumphs of growing up, first-time director Jen McGowan's film Kelly & Cal tells the story of a former Riot Grrrl whose transition into suburban motherhood is, well, not going very smoothly. Kelly, played by real life rock star Juliette Lewis, begins an unlikely friendship with her seventeen-year-old neighbor, played by Jonny Weston, who has recently suffered a spinal cord injury. Their culminating connection might be just ... Read More
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, today is a National No Bra Day. However the hashtag #NoBraDay is becoming sexualized and somehow inviting offensive comments and behavior in the social media universe. Twitter seems to be missing the point. What some people might not understand about National Bra Day is that it isn’t just about being free from the social protocol of wearing a bra, or as Jess in the TV show New Girl puts it, ... Read More
Dear White People is a satirical dramatic film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, written and directed by Justin Simien, inspired by his experience at college as an African American student. He wrote the first draft in 2005 and made a movie trailer to promote the script, which earned major attention for the project. This attention led to crowd-sourced funding for the film through Indiegogo, exceeding the filmmaker's original goal of $25,000 and ... Read More
My favorite thing about lazy Sundays is watching Saturday Night Live with breakfast. Is this really lame of me? Maybe, but I like to laugh alone with cereal. This weekend featured yet another gem of a lady-led sketch featuring host Sarah Silverman, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon as the big-haired, shoulder-padded stars of Supportive Women, the soap that no one watched, because, who wants to watch women on television unless they are conspiring to ... Read More
Laura Palmer is back from the dead. Yes, we’ve been tempted and teased before. Director David Lynch is known for his mystery and misdirection, and ill-informed Twin Peaks enthusiasts have not been much more reliable. But today, Showtime announced that new, limited episodes of Twin Peaks will come out in 2016. The original cult hit aired for two seasons from 1990-91, and has been available for your bulk consumption on Netflix. For those who have not yet ... Read More
Jessica Williams has a gift when it comes to appealing to the everyday feminist. Her segment from last Thursday's episode of The Daily Show highlights the issue of catcalling and street harassment. Showing how completely ordinary harassment is, Williams brings a camera along on her way to work. She gets catcalled by construction workers and a security guard. Just like Williams, getting the horny clap of approval from any guy does not improve my day, it actually ... Read More
Kirsten Dunst — whether you love her for her first kiss with Brad Pitt in Interview with a Vampire, or because she was the true hero of Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind — is breaking new ground with her social commentary of the selfie. Published late September, the advertisement titled “Aspirational” proves how ridiculously annoying it is to steal pictures with celebrities.  In partnership with her friend Matthew Frost, a ... Read More
The Supreme Price is a new documentary that follows the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and the push to increase female involvement in leadership roles. Director Joanna Lipper follows the daughter, Hafsat Abiola, of former president M.K.O Abiola and Kudirat Abiola. Shortly after her father was elected in 1993, he was imprisoned. Her mother took over leadership of the pro-democracy movement, organized strikes, marches, and gained national ... Read More
If you missed it last night, you missed out big time. Okay, well, I think ... I missed it, too! Luckily for us, MAKERS: Women in Comedy has a special online airing tonight at 8PM EST hosted by Kathy Griffin on makers.com. This is the first episode in the fall documentary series that focuses on different fields and institutions where women have been building and innovating and making things happen. Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers, and Sarah Silverman invite you ... Read More
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