BY Sonia Edwards in General on Aug 28, 2014 |
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is accomplished, hard-working, and handles the idiocy she faces constantly with a grace that is unparalleled. She’s done so much to try and better our nation, and that is why we should care about her. Why, then, is “weight loss” the first suggestion that comes up when you type her name into Google? In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir, Gillibrand goes into detail about the kind of sexist nonsense she ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Feminizzle on Aug 28, 2014 |
Maggie Campbell is the head distiller at Privateer Rum in Ipswich, Massachusetts. It’s an impressive title, but one that was not easily acquired in the male-dominated spirits industry.
She admits that “female visibility in the spirits industry is very skewed,” and that drama, competition and a sometimes exclusionary energy is par for the course in a small industry such as hers. Being one of the small but growing number of female ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Movies on Aug 28, 2014 |
Never would I have thought that I would laugh so much in a film that speaks so deeply on cultural implications about diaspora and religion. Self-categorized as a “dramedy”, the new film May in the Summer reveals deep connection between nationalism and love, while leaving some room for growth of both the characters in the film and the viewers.
The film follows May Brennan (Cherien Dabis), an esteemed author who has been told she “puts a ... Read More
BY Caelan in Music Stuff on Aug 28, 2014 |
I’m going to begin this article by admitting that I was never Taylor Swift’s biggest fan, HOWEVER, I want to seriously applaud her for her recent feminist awakening and mention that I’m now finally allowing myself to listen to her music and I’m not hating it.
Taylor Swift has been a media target since teardrops fell on her guitar back in 2006. Since then, she has been criticized for a veritable laundry list of bullshit such as: who she's ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Music Stuff on Aug 28, 2014 |
Get psyched! Musician and rapper Lizzo's new collaboration with Caroline Smith, "Let 'Em Say," will be performed on Saturday, Sept. 27, live at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The proceeds from the concert, which is presented by 89.3 The Current and Radio K will go to the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. And you can listen to the dope new track here!
Lizzo's familiarity with gospel, R&B, rock and classical music can be heard ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Movies on Aug 27, 2014 |
Matthew Weiner, head writer and show runner of AMC’s Mad Men, tackles unfamiliar territory with his new film, Are You Here. This is not to be confused with Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here - though they are both indie films about white families with lots of emotions.
Apart from that, it’s hard to describe exactly what Are You Here is in terms of a single genre, which may or may not have been the intention. In simplest of words, I would call it ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Movies on Aug 27, 2014 |
Yo, I hate to say it, but summer is almost over. RIP. But hey! Fall is right around the corner, with all of the orange leaves and cozy sweaters that go along with it. Oh, and don’t forget the campfire GHOST STORIES and bad Halloween movies! (Haunted Ouija boards, anybody?)
Fortunately, Lifetime is set to prep you for all of fall’s creepy, dark nights and the nefarious things that happen after dark in the woods. They are adapting the Stephen ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Style File on Aug 27, 2014 |
Every August, we get ultra-excited about the AfroPunk Festival, which takes place in Brooklyn, N.Y.C. The festival is a two-day celebration of music, fashion, art and culture. Aside from being packed with eye-popping musical performances and insanely good vibes, it's *also* a convergence of some of the most beautiful, stylish folks on the planet. We swear you won't find a better crowd for people-watching anywhere in the world.
This year's fest was full ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in General on Aug 27, 2014 |
I love this. The other day, Shea Strauss, a writer for Playboy, shared a flowchart she created on the magazine’s website—a handy guide to find out whether or not you should catcall a woman.
Turns out, the only time catcalling is okay is if A) she is literally a cat or B) you know her and have “both consensually agreed to shout sexually suggestive comments to each other in public.” AMEN.
Having women on the writing staff at ... Read More
BY Caelan in Feminizzle on Aug 27, 2014 |
Bullies are everywhere, whether they're on the playground as a kid, in the locker room as an adolescent, or even the person in front of you in line for Starbucks who’s giving the barista a hard time; bullies can feel completely unavoidable.
But thanks to the unSlut project we now have a plan to not only conquer bullies, but also to celebrate and spread kindness instead of hate, and it all starts with confidence! (And no it does not include baking a cake of ... Read More