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Anita Sarkeesian, an academic, video game critic and outspoken feminist, has chosen to cancel a speaking event at Utah State University (USU). Sarkeesian is the founder of a popular Youtube series and website called Feminist Frequency, a video web series that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Though Sarkeesian is no stranger to graphic and violent threats, she did not feel safe going to this event. Earlier this ... Read More
On September 26, these engineers from the India Space Research Organization celebrated the successful mission to Mars. This mission was so successful because they were the first country to send a craft that entered Mar's orbit on the first attempt. It was also the cheapest of all Mars missions, costing only $74 million. Hooray for the Mars Orbiter Mission, aka MOM! This MOM of a mission named their space craft Mangalyann, meaning "Mars craft" in Hindi. ... Read More
Lean In to Lovely: Women, Work, and the Will to Wear Cozy Sweaters This Winter is the latest release by Anthropologie following this season’s (and every season’s) trend of corporations capitalizing on equal rights activism. The self-help catalogue will advise female readers on how to proactively buy their own sweaters.   Just kidding, but this ad is not a joke. Anthropologie snagged a great tagline from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s popular ... Read More
Instagram user babystardust2014 is posting pictures for 31 days of Halloween. Alex Vause from Orange is the New Black and Ice King are some of our favorites!  The internet is filled with wonderful and joyous things. One of these things happen to be baby Halloween costumes. So if you have a small child, are friends with someone with a small child, or just like cute and tiny things in costumes, I suggest you take a look at these hilariously awesome DIY ... Read More
In Ex Hex’s new video for “Waterfall,” the band invades DC in a flying saucer; they beam punk rays from space that turn unsuspecting tourists and sanitation workers into leather clad rockers. Keep an eye out for appearances from punk icons like The Cramps’ Kid Congo Powers, the Make-Up’s Michelle Mae, and hardcore old-timer Alec MacKaye. Ex Hex - Waterfall from Merge Records on Vimeo. “Waterfalls” is groovy and ... Read More
One of the biggest problems of the gender pay gap is myths and attitudes that uphold the broken system. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is just another male in the corporate world contributing to this problem by telling women at a conference to just "trust the system." Earlier this month, at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Phoenix, Nadella found himself quickly putting his foot in his mouth.  The question posed from the audience ... Read More
Esquire just released a listicle enumerating the “80 Books Every Man Should Read.” That’s fine. This is a men’s magazine appealing to men so the creatures whom their list is intended for is every man. They even admitted that their list is “...unranked, incomplete, and utterly biased.” Supposedly, this list is culled from someone’s idea of the greatest literature available to readers. But, goddamn, Esquire! Eighty books and ... Read More
The Dirty Girls were a group of teens in the '90s who supported the riot grrrl movement and feminism, but the bulk of the Internet didn’t know about them until a short documentary surfaced on YouTube in 2013. If you need a refresher check this out! Okay, so now that you are caught up, Amber Willat, the head of the pack, is no longer an awkward teen, but a “Moto Babe” badass woman! Collaborating with AGAIN APPAREL, Willat created an awesome video ... Read More
As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak continues to ravage Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, a startling fact regarding the death tolls has come to light: 75% of those who die from the virus are women. That's because most of the primary caregivers, nurses, and cross-border traders in those counties are female. Specialists say that the disease is fairly manageable as long as those in close proximity with the sick avoid bodily fluids or other forms of physical ... Read More
A tribute to the struggles and triumphs of growing up, first-time director Jen McGowan's film Kelly & Cal tells the story of a former Riot Grrrl whose transition into suburban motherhood is, well, not going very smoothly. Kelly, played by real life rock star Juliette Lewis, begins an unlikely friendship with her seventeen-year-old neighbor, played by Jonny Weston, who has recently suffered a spinal cord injury. Their culminating connection might be just ... Read More
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