Are you interested in saving the environment?  Do you love watching international short films?  48 Go Green has created the ultimate online international ecological short film festival that celebrates Mother Earth through the arts.  Filmmakers are invited from 130 cities around the world including Vietnam, Paris, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Belgrade, just to name a few, and range from beginning filmmakers to seasoned professionals.  48 Go ... Read More
Connecticut’s Fox News tweeted an apology yesterday morning for the controversy over its coverage of an International Women’s Day march in Hartford.  The coverage, a 13-second clip of a close-up shot of a woman’s breasts, objectified women the very day that around the world women were celebrating their achievements and the struggles that they’ve overcome.  Apparently Fox CT thought that International Women’s Day could be summarized simply ... Read More
Objectifying women’s bodies in advertising is hardly something new.  However, Japanese firm Wit Inc. is taking it to a whole new level.  Wit Inc. is now recruiting women to wear stickered advertisements on their thighs, literally turning these women’s legs into billboards.  Paid up to $121 per day, women are required to be over the age of 18, have a significant number of followers on social media websites, and must wear miniskirts that ... Read More
The Nigeria Women Football League has announced an official ban of lesbians from Nigerian women’s soccer.  Dilichukwu Onyedinma, a member of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) announced earlier this week that “Any player that we find is associated with [lesbianism] will be disqualified.”  The ban violates FIFA’s anti-discrimination policies, which states “Discrimination of any kind against a country, private person or ... Read More
Hijabs are a hot topic of debate and are most often criticized as an oppressive symbol that covers women and veils their identity.  However, Iranian-born photographer Sara Shamsavari celebrates the creativity and individuality these veils allow women through street-style portraits that capture young women in veils in various areas of London.  Shamsavari’s photographs show portraits of women wearing veils patterned with pink leopard print, ... Read More
Betsey Johnson is back!  In an amazing comeback, Johnson has returned to the fashion scene and seems to be here to stay. After filing last spring for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, shutting down most of her 63 nationwide stores and dismissing an estimated 350 employees, Johnson’s company seemed to have reached its end.   Johnson closed with a retrospective runway show at New York Fashion Week in September that celebrated both her career and her ... Read More
Ukrainian feminist group Femen has become famous for their unique form of feminist activism: topless protests.  Since 2009, Femen activists have lifted their shirts in political and social demonstrations in Ukraine and Western Europe, using these shocking and eye-catching stunts to grab the attention of the media and to spread their message.  However, Femen is now moving to expand on a global level. Femen has just announced that they are now taking their ... Read More
Though the Oscars happened two weeks ago, critiques over the sexist undertones of the event are still going strong, specifically over Seth MacFarlane’s unnecessarily demeaning song “We Saw Your Boobs.”  This YouTube parody really highlights the issues surrounding MacFarlane’s song, and responds by asking the crucial question – where was your dick?  Check out the video below! Image via: ... Read More
[Trigger Warning: This post contains a description and photos of physical assault that may potentially be triggering for survivors of such abuse.] Just as Congress was debating the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz’s 39-frame photo essay “Photographer As Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence” was featured in Time Magazine and is receiving serious backlash and hate from viewers.  Released ... Read More
Beyoncé Knowles, Salma Hayek, and Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini are taking over the world with their new global campaign Chime For Change, tackling female empowerment and telling the world that women are a force to be reckoned with.  Launched at the TEDxWomen luncheon in California yesterday, the organization focuses on three factors of female empowerment: education, health, and justice.  The Chime For Change Manifesto poetically and ... Read More
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