It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s the perfect time for a scoop of ice cream. Ice cream that donates a part of the proceeds to organizations in need? Great! Just give me the ice cream. But apparently buying ice cream isn't that simple when the aforementioned organization is Planned Parenthood. What’s the Scoop?, an ice cream shop in Portland, chose Planned Parenthood as its donation recipient during July; then, a pro-life website picked up the ... Read More
In other news about male pop/R&B singers feeling the responsibility to remind women of all colors, sizes, and ages of their beauty, Pharrell has released a new music video for his song “Come Get It Bae”. The video starts out with a declaration in bright red letters: “Beauty Has No Expiration Date”. I instantly prepared myself for another John Legend-type “embrace the beauty of all women-style music video.” ... Read More
Was “American Boy” your favorite music video of 2009? Estelle’s new video for her song “Conqueror” just may be your favorite music video of 2014; she’s back with her black & white visual aesthetic and effortlessly cool attitude in this new song. Give it a listen - it’s hella motivational. Think the soundtrack for every summer sporting event ever. Estelle seems to have drawn from an inspiration in dance ... Read More
If you happen to be in Martha’s Vineyard from August 8th-10th, you may be one of the luckiest people on planet earth. According to a recent press release, Martha’s Vineyard Summer Madness concert event is going to be hosting Ladies First - a celebration of women in Black music and entertainment.  The three day long event has everything from panel discussions to beach bashes, but here are some highlights to look forward to: Friday, August 8, ... Read More
Beyoncé has recently been hit by a media storm of rumors about a possible divorce from husband Jay-Z and other super toxic gossip. But our girl doesn’t let TMZ and E! News get her down. Instead, she stays rocking on that girl power by posting a picture of herself emulating one of the greatest feminist icons of all time.  Yesterday, Beyoncé took to Instagram as Rosie the Riveter, standing under the famous catchphrase, “We Can Do It!", not giving a ... Read More
Though our nation’s tradition of beauty pageants has been hotly debated as being both pro/anti woman, one Idaho beauty queen is using her platform to de-stigmatize the insulin pump for those affected with diabetes.  Sierra Sandison rocked her insulin pump throughout the Miss Idaho pageant, but her especially visual placement of the pump during the swimsuit competition made the image and her activism go viral.  After winning the Miss Idaho crown, ... Read More
Mood Indigo isn’t a commentary on our society, nor is it the feel-good film of the summer. Michel Gondry’s latest endeavor reads like a twisted storybook, weaving realistic tropes with fantastic visions of both the intensely light and the intensely dark. In fact, it opens with a Boris Vianauthor of L'Écume des Jours, quote the book on which the movie is based. The quote is translated as “the story is entirely true, because I imagined it ... Read More
If you haven’t heard already, Leighton Meester is serving up every Of Mice and Men audience member (and “selfie with James Franco” taker) with a healthy dose of knowledge and double standard destruction.  Though the cast boasts an impressive roster of named actors, Meester wants to call attention to her character: the unnamed wife of Curley. If anyone is familiar with John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, a cursory understanding of ... Read More
The Fire Department of New York’s annual calendar is known for its manly babes flexing their six-packs, which could only come from the hours of work they do saving the lives of New Yorkers while risking their own. While admiring the eye candy has been great, no women have ever been featured in the magazine. Danae Mines wanted to change that; from her 11 years of experience as a New York fire fighter, she stated that she “wanted [her] picture in ... Read More
Through all of the coverage surrounding the Wonder Woman reboot, Marvel has been lying in wait with some seriously great news. Their new take on Thor isn’t going to be a rehash of the brawny, blonde-headed man with a hammer story.  Instead, Thor will be a girl.   Marvel editor Wil Moss said of the update that “the inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of ... Read More
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