I'm sure you can recall the amazing guerrilla feminism exhibited by the intelligent and witty women of FORCE, the group behind the faux-PINK Victoria's Secret consent line last year, featuring a full campaign around a fake line of panties, donning messages of enthusiastic consent and modeled by racially diverse women of all shapes and sizes. For just a moment, we thought Victoria's Secret joined us in this century, only to realize the panties were ... Read More
The old-as-time question of the feminist killjoy: Should I be enjoying this? I’ve found the answer is, typically, not really. Unless of course it’s 30 Rock, or Wanda Sykes standup. Girl Code is the MTV show that echoes VH1’s I Love the 80’s/90's in set-up and production. The show provides a litany of interview sound bytes from a variety of funny women, and a couple of dudes for “the male perspective.” *eye roll* What can be ... Read More
Praise the App Gods. The incredible ass-kicking team behind Miss Representation has given us yet another gem. #NotBuyingIt is an app dedicated to calling out sexist representation, and celebrating media that empowers women and girls.  *downloads immediately* The app reads like an Instagram/Twitter hybrid. As you scroll through your #NotBuyingIt timeline, you read short posts from other righteous feminists calling out some horrible stuff, and you ... Read More
"I am tired of sexually tinted images" reads an angrily scribbled message on a half-ripped billboard. Well, so are many of us. Billboards and posters all over the streets are beacons of sexist merchandizing, objectifying women's bodies as things to be had. Often faceless, topless, and pants-less, images of overly-sexualized women litter the streets as a way to sell, well, anything - including liquor, cigarettes, and beer. This is not a new topic, and there's ... Read More
Margaret Cho has been brought on to co-star in Tina Fey's upcoming sitcom about a women's college going co-ed. Cho, the hilarious and brilliant comedian, will play Laura Thibault, the college president responsible for the new inclusivity. Apparently, Thibault is a "divisive figure on campus" (a.k.a probably a badass) struggling with her decision to bring on the men, as she is easily frustrated with their boyish ridiculousness.  I smell a new ... Read More
Chances are, this is not your first day here, but Kid President's welcome to people just entering the world is a reminder of what it means to actually be here.  "You're made from love, to be love, to spread love. Love is always louder, no matter what! Even if hate has a bullhorn, love is louder! So let your life be louder! Let's shout to the world: THINGS COULD BE BETTER! IT'S OKAY ABOUT THE MESS-UP'S!" I may or may not have cried some happy tears. Kid ... Read More
Rosie the rat has made a comfortable living as a model, and she is effortlessly good at it. Before you have horrible flashbacks to the subway rats that infest your nightmares, take a gander at this mini diva and her many mini things. Rosie is a rat of many trades, thanks to her owner/photographer Ellen van Deelan who creates these portraits and the teeny items in them.  SO LOVING. Is it just me or does she look a like a pudgy old man in that ... Read More
The post holi-daze body hangover is really no fun, I must say. Too many sweets, too much booze, and too little self-discipline is not a recipe for success of any kind. But you know what? #NoRegrets. Life is short, and eating butter cookies all day for 2 weeks straight is only acceptable during the most wonderful time of the year.  When we leave the holidays behind, we are, without fail, welcomed into the New Year with the annual Month of Body-Shaming, in ... Read More
Possibly the most adorable scientist of all time (not an exaggeration), tiny Elise wanted to grow some vines on potatoes, and ended up with a foolproof pro-organic argument instead. And her video is way more enjoyable than Food Inc. Watch as she tells us why "wimpy little vines" from sweet potatoes are totally lame, and organic food is where it's at.  The adorable is greatly increased by the fact that she did the experiment with her Grandma. Who needs ... Read More
We've blogged (gushed?) about her before - Dachiya Atkinson, the six-going-on-seven year old badass B-girl who has skills that will make you tear up with joy and envy. How can she be so cool?! Check out her feature in the music video for "Platoon" by Jungle.  The tracksuit...the nodding...the effortless coolness! This tiny package of unlimited fierceness has confidence that I aspire to. Cheers to you B-Girl Terra, and to my 8th ... Read More
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