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From ’80s teen classic The Goonies to contemporary hit sitcom Raising Hope, Martha Plimpton has been playing roles women love for 35 years. Here, she opens up about acting, activism, and on-screen abortions. Sitting down with the amazing Martha Plimpton is, well, pretty amazing. Minutes after we arrive at the small Italian place in N.Y.C. she’s chosen for our interview, she proclaims gleefully that the vintage refrigerator in the corner is exactly the same ... Read More
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the most exposed of them all? Glasgow’s Shimmy Club is recently garnering some much-deserved criticism for installing one-way mirrors, also known as two-way mirrors, in women’s bathrooms so that male customers can receive a peep show. In order to catch a look at these unsuspecting women’s reflections, clubgoers are required to buy a private booth for the night, aptly titled “Smoke and Mirrors,” which can go up to ... Read More
  "This animal is quite harmless if not touched!" -- "Muzzle or no muzzle, jabber she will!" A picture's worth a thousand words, and the illustrations on postcards say a lot about the time that they were created. For example, it's easy to see from the women wearing muzzles postcards (did I just type "women wearing muzzles"?!) above that whatever time period they came about in, it was an important one for women's rights. And no, these postcards ... Read More
You’ve been hearing plenty about Hurricane Isaac this summer, but did you ever wonder why Isaac is called Isaac, and not Isa or Ingrid?   Until 1979, hurricanes were always named after women. The system started during WWII, when U.S. Air Force and Navy meteorologists needed a way to identify hurricanes while analyzing weather maps. Many of those meteorologists – male, of course - began naming the hurricanes after their wives and girlfriends in ... Read More
Attention all alley cats and Go-Go's fans! The 5th Annual Bowling for Boobies is happening next Tuesday in Universal City, CA and Philadelphia, PA, and though the bowling teams are now full, you can still pop in and cheer on teams like the Bon Temps Bombshells and Livin' on a Spare. Bowling for Boobies is a fund-raising event dedicated to providing assistance to local women who are dealing with financial difficulties as a result of fighting and living with breast ... Read More

Brooklyn Indie Market

BY Web Intern in General |

Are you ready to get your Amelia Earhart on? Put away those Ray Ban aviators and get some authentic aviator goggles? Then, lace up your Victorian boots. Time to trim beards or take on corsets. This Saturday, October 24th, Brooklyn Indie Market presents Steampunk II . For one day, Carroll Gardens won't belong to Moms with strollers. The only handlebars will be carefully groomed mustaches. From 11-7 PM, the neighborhood will be a playground of combat boots, top ... Read More
The Artificial Virginity Hymen Kit has been causing a legit uproar in Egypt.  What's in the phony purity pack?  Why, a diaphragm that trickles a blood-like liquid, of course!  And it's all in an effort to trick new hubbies into thinking their brides are carrying a V-card. The kit is seen as a tool of empowerment to some, but Egyptian conservatives believe it promotes promiscuity and ultimately threatens Islam.  Members of the Muslim Brotherhood ... Read More
''She's majoring in Fat Studies'' might sound like a cruel frat boy heckle, but the field of study really does exist--and an increasing number of identity scholars are out to prove that size does matter.  Have you ever stopped to wonder why Ursula, the evil sea-witch from the Little Mermaid, is characterized as larger-than-life?  Professor Julia McCrossin (pictured left) has.  She's researching the impact of literary characters' size in ... Read More

Going Co-ed Under The Sea

BY Libby Zay in General |

When a Washington Post article about the possibility of women being allowed to serve on submarines popped into my newsfeed this morning, it was kind of a no-brainer that misogynistic reader comments would abound.  Still, I wasn't expecting one commenter to suggest women ''were sterilized'' before taking the plunge, or that another would recommend a plumber for all the tampons that block up the pipes on the seafarer.  Do people really still think like ... Read More

Say It Ain't So, Ireland!

BY Web Intern in General |

The Guerrilla Girls have made their way to Ireland so you know what that means...sexism in the arts is under attack! Project Ireland has been unveiled and yes, the campaign is just as informative and to the point as their previous ones. (Sorry for fuzz, Busties! Check out the website for a crystal-clear look) If you're in Ireland (hello to my sister) you should definitely make a point to visit the ladies/guerrillas while they're out and about. Tomorrow ... Read More
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