BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 26, 2014
We already had to stand up and support that rape culture is a real thing and not a product of "female hysteria" this week. Now, thanks to Zerlina Maxwell's #rapecultureiswhen, we've discovered there might be a few people that agree with us.
"Rape culture" identifies the overwhelming normalization of sexual violence against women as a part of the cultural psyche, extending the cause of rape as an epidemic beyond individuals, to a culture that supports the ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 25, 2014
Madonna is nothing if not contradictory.
She's like a virgin, but she's also a material girl; she's ancient, but she's hot like fire.
This makes her a tough pill to swallow on occasion (kinda like the MDMA she kinda told us we should all do on her MDNA tour). But the last thing that should make Madonna unlikable is her body hair.
The selfie is relatively tame body-hair-wise, and reminiscent of Patti Smith's iconic ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
in Music Stuff
on Mar 22, 2014
The weather is heating up again, and so are things for the young pop star. Lorde is the first female artist ever to dominate Billboard adult album alternative airplay with two songs. "Team" follows the New Zealander's quadruple-platinum hit from last summer, "Royals." "Team" made it to #6 on Billboard's Hot 100, and her debut album Pure Heroine has sold over a million copies in the U.S.
Lorde will play Coachella along with other female pop acts like ... Read More
Julie Ann Horvath shocked the tech world on Friday night by announcing via Twitter that she was leaving her tech company Github due to harassment from her corporate leadership. Horvath’s Twitter feed delves into the nitty-gritty details of her departure:
Horvath, an influential software engineer, has always been a spokeswoman for gender equality in her field – which is notorious for its “brogrammer” culture. She ... Read More
Trigger Warning: slightly graphic imagery
For the artist Eliza Bennett, her flesh is her medium; in embroidering her palm with thick threads, she hopes to explore the ways in which we view gender roles. Her hand, swollen and bruised by her own careful work, is titled “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done,” and her gruesomely precise handiwork serves to remind the viewer of the strife of women laborers, many of whom are paid far less than their male ... Read More
Imagine a small village in which women and girls have an unheard-of amount of power, where females bear the family name and are expected to foster their continuing bloodline. Located near the Indian boarder, this place is called Mawlynnong, and it is known as the community where “girls rule the world.”
The photographer Karolin Kluppel travelled to Mawlynnong, explored its 92 households, and documented the lives of its girls. With ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
in Style File
on Feb 25, 2014
If you're anything like me, you enjoy a good quote about feminism. If you even more like me, you enjoy displaying your abrasive-t0-the-norm beliefs as loudly and as often as possible. Wicked Clothing is an online store full of nerdy, feminist goodies. I found the site when looking at this amazing self-defense cat keychain every girl/person should have:
Super awesome, right?? Well their other non-pointy stuff is great too. Spend some time browsing this ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Feb 24, 2014
Last week we published a post about TED's ban on abortion as a topic at TED events, including TEDWomen, where Jessica Valenti's article from The Nation was referenced and discussed. Since her article was full of goodies to really think about, we're taking a deeper look at the piece in this post.
TED Talks were first introduced to me by a college professor, and they have since provided some of my most well-spent viewing time on the internet. Spanning a ... Read More
We already know the results of this ever-Sisyphean exercise: no. Surprise, everyone! Neither Martin Scorcese, Scott Rudin (and I wanna say technically) Spike Jonze managed to make films this year in which two even vaguely compelling female characters talk to one another about something that isn't a boy. On the other hand, two other Best Picture nominated films that this snarky viewer considered problematic-re-their-female-portrayals-at-best (Dallas Buyers Club and ... Read More
Audre Lorde is an absolute inspiration to many people regardless of self-definition, in terms of gender, race, sexuality, and feminist location. The ongoing evolution of self-discovery and self-definition are significant aspects of Lorde’s writing, poetry and activism and she is undeniably one of history’s most powerful, yet accessible female voices. She was born in New York City on February 18, 1934 and in honor of her would-be 80th birthday today ... Read More