From Obvious Child to Marcel the Shell, actress Jenny Slate consistently creates comedy that smart women want to watch. Here, the rebellious free spirit talks about her best friend, her butthole, and beating the odds. Top: Etro; Denim shorts: Citizens of Humanity Jenny Slate is immediately disarming. Although she’s right on time for our interview, she rushes into Little Dom’s—a favorite restaurant in her L.A. neighborhood—like a big-haired whirlwind. Read More
Floor-length dresses were the mainstay of Western European and American women’s fashion for centuries, but they were never particularly practical items of clothing for daily wear. Hems dragged in the mud, and voluminous skirts made walking, let alone other types of physical activity, difficult. Not that women were expected to run, jump, or play sports. (Medical science firmly believed that too much exercise was harmful to a woman in her childbearing years, as it might damage her uterus and result in sterility. Read More
  Adair Mahoney is a nine-year-old girl who doesn’t take the advertising world’s sexist shit. Adair and her mom were shopping online at Vineyard Vines when she noticed a difference in the nomenclature of children’s clothing. Boys' pajama pants were called “Lounge” pants, while girls' pants were referred to as “Lazy" pants. If your reaction to this is "What the fuck?" then you and Adair Mahoney are on the same page. Read More
  "The Hunger Games" star and cultural activist Amandla Stenberg is set to begin her career as a published comic writer this November. In April, the 16-year-old broke the internet with her video Don’t Cashcrop my Cornrows, a five-minute crash course on black culture and cultural appropriation which received over one million views. Stenberg has gained admiration for her bravery in confronting injustices in pop culture and for using her voice to advocate for the marginalized. Read More
Jen Welter is hardly a rookie when it comes to the game of football – she played as a running back for the Texas Revolution (the only woman on an all-male team) for 14 years, then joined on as assistant coach, and now, she’s leading the linebackers of the Arizona Cardinals. Her role with the Cardinals makes her the first-ever woman coach in the history of the NFL. Despite her position being temporary, she plans on making her mark. Her start: A unique strategy of personalized letters to each of the linebackers. With a Ph.D. Read More
      Lately, our great nation has had some up and downs with feminism. We’ve seen blows to abortion rights, birth control access and equal pay, and the recoil of protections against domestic violence. In 2012, Liora K decided to do something about it. She reached for her camera. She wanted something that could be shared quickly, something that was easy to understand.   Liora’s work stems from a belief in intersectional feminism, and seeks to highlight women from a variety of backgrounds, races, and sizes. “Women are varied and diverse. Read More
The 13th Annual New York Burlesque Festival is coming to you September 24th through the 27th. Since it’s premiere in 2003, the festival has attracted sold-out crowds and it’s the largest and most acclaimed burlesque festival in the world. This September, Thirsty Girl & Pontani Productions will once again serve up 4 nights of “glitter and glamour in Gotham.” The festival will include over 120 eye-popping performances from international leading burlesque and variety entertainers at five of NYC’s hottest nightclubs. Read More
Beginning December 8, 2015, women of the Catholic Church who have had an abortion and seek forgiveness, will get just that – it is a decision by Pope Francis that has since caused a lot of commotion. In brief, The Holy Year or Jubilee Indulgence will last until November 20, 2016, and “may reach each one as a genuine experience of God’s mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face of the Father who welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed. Read More
All-American pop star Taylor Swift premiered her latest video, “Wildest Dreams,” this Sunday at the VMAS. In the video, Swift prances around in an enviable collection of luxury dresses on a faux 1950s movie set with Scott Eastwood. Swift and Eastwood co-star in the theoretical mid-century colonial film, gallivanting together across open landscapes and waterfalls that suggest ‘untamed,’ African beauty.  If this isn't obviously racist colonial nonsense to you, I don’t know what to tell you. Read More
You’re kickin’ it poolside with your gal pals. All is fine and dandy until…. You get your period. What’s a girl to do? Obviously, a shirtless man will deliver menstrual cups on a silver platter. Your friend will then rap about it.  Okay, maybe not. But that’s what happens in the video for Princess Superstar’s song, “Lunette Cup (Oh No I’m Getting My Period)”. She teamed up with the company to give us the best use of the word “vajayjay” that we’ve heard in years. More info menstrual cups can be found here. Read More