Mark your calendars, ladies, and get your party hats on for V to Shining V, the First Annual Day of Pride for Women! On September 27th, block parties, house parties and all sorts of festivities will be hosted nation-wide to celebrate womanhood and to inspire people to vote in this coming November’s state elections.The event was created by the group Lady Parts Justice, a politically active team of comedians, technologists and cultural influencers. ... Read More
I came across Roxane Gay’s literature while I was deep in the clutches of ADD. But when I found her short story “The Year I Learned Everything” while poking around the web, I could not stop reading it from start to finish. Gay was there for me when I needed a voice to shout without dominating; she had true grit, without embellishment or pageantry. When I finished, I couldn't believe that the story was classified as fiction—her ability to convey the full ... Read More
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is now, like, a shmillion times hotter. In an interview with the Daily Beast yesterday, he confirmed that he was a feminist, stating that he couldn’t believe that anyone would come out against the label. This is obviously awesome news, especially since it seems that more and more young celebrities (even BUST covergirl Shailene Woodley) are surprisingly, declaring themselves anti-feminist.   In the interview, Gordon-Levitt went on to ... Read More
This one's for all my young chickies starting high school in September. I don’t remember the exact moment that I officially identified myself as a feminist. I feel like I’ve always been one, but it wasn't until sometime in my early teenage years that I started to use the actual F-word. But even when I finally had a word for it, I still thought I was one of the only feminists in town. I had no clue that there was a whole bunch of girls my age, in my ... Read More
OK I’m sorry, but if you haven’t heard of Twitter’s new Woman Against Feminism (@NoToFeminism), you need to stop what you’re doing and open up a new internet tab, because damn if it’s not the funniest thing to hit the internet. Ever. I’m really serious. We’re all familiar with the tumblr blog, Women Against Feminism, right? Good. Though all of these ladies have the right to their opinion and to share it, the ... Read More
Two months ago, I moved to New York City from a much smaller town and I can honestly tell you, I’ve been catcalled or talked to by strangers in public more in the past two months than in my entire life. When I’m walking down the street and a guy yells, “Hey mami, smile for me,” I’m grossed out, offended and, frankly, a bit terrified. When I’m at Jamba Juice and another customer comes up to me and says, “My friend thinks ... Read More
Becky Hammon, former WNBA player for the San Antonio Stars, ranked among the league’s 15 best players of 2011, is now the assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.  The Spurs rank number one in the Southwest conference, putting Hammon at the helm of a $660 million powerhouse. It’s refreshing to see the WNBA taken seriously, especially by the NBA.  The lack of attention or praise the WNBA receives is incredibly disproportionate to the talent ... Read More
American Apparel doesn’t exactly have a good rep in many feminist circles—its notoriously sexist advertisements (and predatory founder) have definitely made me a little weary of buying my clothes there.  The company has lowered itself to our expectations once again this week with the U.K. launch of its racy “School Days” campaign, which features young women posing provocatively (the usual) in various school settings (not quite the ... Read More
After forcing myself to read the entirety of the Vice article “Women of the Men’s Right’s Movement,” my brain is bubbling with so much anger and fury, I think it may just explode.  Just to clarify, this is the actual definition of feminism: “the belief in gender equality of the sexes.” And this is basically the Men's Rights Movement's definition of feminism: “A movement consisting of man-hating she-devils who ... Read More
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls at the Party started off as a web series and is now a whole online community. They have a website, a Facebook page, and a Tumblr. Smart Girls encourages young women to be active in their communities and make a difference in the world. It's an incredible organization, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to get to talk to one of its founders, Meredith Walker.What made you want to start Smart Girls? It came from being up late at night ... Read More
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