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Lily Tomlin has been a feminist longer than I’ve been alive, so when she says things have changed for women in terms of comedy, character acting, and raising girls to be feminist, I believe her.  While talking to Vanity Fair, Tomlin commented on Girls, Tina Fey, and shifts in feminism. She joked about getting scolded in the early ‘70s for saying “boner” on stage during a bit and laughs off old memories of audience reactions to her ... Read More
One word: Oprah. One conference: Women in the World 2013. As if Oprah wasn’t enough of a draw-card, this New York City conference on April 4th and 5th has so many amazing speakers that it seems almost unbelievable. The conference will focus on global issues told through the powerful form of first person storytelling. On Friday, Oprah Winfrey will be interviewing her “all time favorite guest,” Dr. Tererai Trent. Dr. Trent is ... Read More
Sheryl Sandberg doesn’t want to be a role model; but as a woman who is naturally brilliant, self-confident, well-educated, perpetually organized, newly published, and seemingly always in the right place at the right time, Sheryl Sandberg just can’t avoid it.          You all might know her story, but it’s worth hearing again. After graduating from Harvard where she earned her first degree in economics, ... Read More
Ukrainian feminist group Femen has become famous for their unique form of feminist activism: topless protests.  Since 2009, Femen activists have lifted their shirts in political and social demonstrations in Ukraine and Western Europe, using these shocking and eye-catching stunts to grab the attention of the media and to spread their message.  However, Femen is now moving to expand on a global level. Femen has just announced that they are now taking their ... Read More
A gem from the Mansplaining Paul Ryan meme I was absolutely smitten with the word “mansplaining” when it first emerged a couple years back. The term fit my particular frustration with being talked down to by male classmates, professors, and employers like a cozy little sweater of outrage. I found it extremely satisfying to call out offending men-folk with the snappy little portmanteau, and feminist blogs adopted the idea of “mansplaining” ... Read More