Tag: feminism

How the Gilmore Girls Taught Us to Be Feminists

*EDITOR’S NOTE: This article contains spoilers from “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”   When “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was announced, fans rejoiced at the reunion of the beloved mother-daughter duo. It was a show that demonstrated the depth, beauty, and complexity of female relationships with their fascinating, multi-dimensional characters.  … Read More

Sistahs are doing it for themselves

The Sistahs are doing it for themselves film festival took place recently in California last weekend — a festival aimed at providing opportunity and support for women who are both African American and filmmakers. Through screening their work and inspiring discussion, the festival empowers and nurtures the skills and visions of African American independent filmmakers.… Read More

Maggie Gyllenhaal ‘Too Old’?: Ageism against women in Hollywood

Maggie Gyllenhaal

As progressive as society is becoming, some issues are still left unaddressed.  Sexism, prejudice against the LGBT community, and racism have all been relevant recently, yet there exists one subject that has yet to be broached: ageism.   Perhaps no industry illustrates this underreported prejudice more than the entertainment industry. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal recently received… Read More

Feminism on the money: Changing the face, and gender, of American currency

Women and women’s rights have come a long way, both in America and around the world. However, it’s undeniable that there is still a lot of progress to be made before we achieve true worldwide gender equality. While many women’s rights groups address this problem by working towards raising awareness about, and ultimately eradicating, issues… Read More

Seven Years in a Corset: Woman Confines Her Body to Achieve Comic Book Waistline

What happens when you wear a slimming corset for seven years? You get a 16-inch waist.   Kelly Lee Dekay started wearing a corset seven years ago, and her waist now measures 16 inches around. Today, she attends and models at fetish events — the fetish, of course, being her exaggerated hourglass figure.   Dekay claims… Read More

NYC Street Harassment Video Targets Men of Color

In “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” a hidden cameraperson films Shoshana B. Roberts as she walks around New York City for 10 hours. The video, a collaboration between viral video agency Rob Bliss Creative and anti-harassment NGO Hollaback!, attempts to share how women experience street harassment in their everyday lives.  … Read More

Foul-Mouthed Feminism: Why The “F-Bombs for Feminism” Campaign Is Not How We Should Be Addressing Women’s Rights Issues

Throughout history, individuals seeking to address major social and political issues have employed a variety of methods and approaches in their efforts. Of course, it can only be assumed that with such a multitude of platforms and a strong freedom in how one chooses to use them, there are sure to be instances of serious… Read More

#WomanCrushWednesday: Amy Poehler Doesn’t Care If You Like It

Amy Poehler is another in a band of inspiring strong female role models who encourage women to become independent and learn to overcome and disregard opposing forces in our society. Although she is often lumped together with the other half of a famous comedic duo with long time friend and fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum Tina… Read More