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On June 25th, NBCUniversal released a statement acknowledging that they had asked the media buyer for the movie “Obvious Child” to remove the word “abortion” from a digital ad.  The network also noted that this request had been a “mistake,” stating that “an online ad was submitted for digital placement and feedback was mistakenly given to remove the word 'abortion.' That is not company policy and we are currently ... Read More
On June 9th blogger Nathan Biberdorf posted an article on his wordpress blog titled “Not Everyone Is Beautiful.” Guess what? This article is exactly what you think it is: some dude wanting to lash out against the body-positivity movement by being the thorn in your side that reminds you that you might actually not be beautiful.  Bull. Shit. That’s right. I call bullshit. While this article does make wonderfully smart points about our ... Read More
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, creators and stars of the webseries-turn-Comedy Central hit Broad City, are not so secretly feminist. Even just a quick google search for “Broad City feminist” yields pages of positive results.  So it should be no surprise to find that they definitely confirmed it in this Popsugar interview. “I would totally say I’m a feminist,” Jacobson says.  And unlike many celebrities, the two actually ... Read More
Relz, Bella, and Sierra are 6-year-old girls who dream of going to the X games. The bff trio make up the Pink Helmet Posse. These rough and tumble girls were profiled in their matching pink helmets in a short Op- Doc by The New York Times. Every minute of this doc is seriously more adorable and badass than the last. One moment the girls are painting their nails in the middle of the skate park and the next they are crushing it on the half- pipe. While these ... Read More
On Sunday evening, every single bar I passed on New York’s Second Avenue was packed with both women and men, screaming at the top of their lungs and cheering for the USA in their World Cup match against Portugal. According to CNN, similar scenes were scattered across Iran this past Saturday. Restaurants were packed with fans - both women and men - who were excitedly cheering on their country’s team in the nail-biting match against ... Read More
Moments after Jillian Weise left the stage of a poetry festival for which I volunteered, she pressed a copy of her recent poetry collection, The Book of Goodbyes, into my hands without payment. It's inscribed with one simple instruction: "Set the world on fire." It's a brilliant manifesto for a young woman of any discipline, and one that punches through every line of Weise's poetry. I asked her a few questions about new words, cyborgs, and burning the patriarchy ... Read More
  In the past year, Buzzfeed, that pinnacle of workplace distractions, has become something of a crystal ball for those searching for a deeper understanding of his or her inner psyche. I swear sometimes it's like a tiny internet paw is reaching through my computer screen and telling me, "It's okay if your sense of direction is akin to a drunken toddler. Everything is going to be okay once I tell you whether or not you win at eating." Well, that is a bad ... Read More
Just in case you needed more evidence that girls can excel in science as well as guys, here it is: fourteen-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin and 15-year-old Bello Eniola have built a power generator that can create six hours-worth of electricity using a liter of urine as fuel.  The young women displayed their invention at Maker Faire, an annual event in Lagos, Nigeria. The Maker Faire Blog explains how ... Read More
 On a Friday evening in Harlem, I met up with Mitra Kaboli, one of the Producers and Editors for the feminist podcast Audio Smut. On June 17, Audio Smut shot to number one on iTunes in the sexuality category, beating out famed talk personalities like Dan Savage. Big things are happening in the radio world for this team, primarily made up of young women. Kaboli's sly answers about the undoubtedly bright future of the podcast she nurtured from infancy are ... Read More
“We are at our most courageous when we are willing to dive, head first, into that genuine intimacy.” The idea of being naked and frolicking through the woods covered in only moss, bark, and body paint sounds beautiful in nature but terrifying in reality. Women are usually terrified of the idea of being caught on camera completely naked, models and playboy bunnies excluded. That’s why it’s so amazing to see 10 women of all shapes and sizes ... Read More
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