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5 Best Feminist Parodies of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”

September 3, 2013 | Rhiannon Payne | 5 Comments

When the “song of the summer” became the rape culture-y, misogynistic “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, women the internet over had a lot to say about it. Then they had a lot to sing about it.

“Lame Lines” by Melinda … Read More

Why MTV’s “Girl Code” Gets It Right

August 16, 2013 | Kristy Pirone

MTV’s latest hit series is once again not even a little bit about music. Shocking, I know. But MTV’s Girl Code is so fantastic I can almost forgive the misleadingly-named channel for not actually featuring music-related shows since the early … Read More

Instagram Launches Cinema: Vine Competition and Then Some

June 27, 2013 | Sahra Schukraft

In today’s day and age of competition, in-the-moment sharing, and social media overload, there’s constantly something NEW out there. Just a few months ago, Twitter launched Vine (and made it available to Android in June 2013). It was a new … Read More

Trans* 100 List Highlights Activists That Media Ignores

June 13, 2013 | Estee Shaw

Have you heard of the Trans* 100 List?

If you don’t venture far from mainstream outlets to check out the news of the day, I’m guessing you haven’t.

The list was the idea of Antonia D’orsay and Jen Richards of … Read More

Sex and the Smartphone: How an App is Changing Sex for NYC Teens

June 3, 2013 | Estee Shaw | One Comment

It’s been a few years, but I still remember the frantic text.

It was the summer before my first year of college and my phone lit up and chimed shrilly, my only indication that something major was happening in the … Read More

Star Trek Into Darkness: Another Misogynistic Summer Blockbuster

May 23, 2013 | Peggy Korpela | 19 Comments

Since seeing it for the second time on Monday, I’ve thought a lot about the new Star Trek movie. After dissecting the hell out of it, I have concluded that is not really a Star Trek movie at all. It’s … Read More

Friday Favorites: If You’re a Bored Feminist, Come Check These Out

May 3, 2013 | Sara Luckey | 2 Comments

This week has been a rough one, but the world is still turning, the sun is still shining, and it’s 5 of the clock somewhere, babies! So let’s kick off this weekend with some Friday Favorites!

1.    As long … Read More

Friday Favorites: If You Haven’t Read These Articles You’ve Been Doing Your Week All Wrong

April 26, 2013 | Sara Luckey | One Comment

Heeeeey-ooooo! It’s that time again! Time to kick off your friday with some Friday Favorites! I love Friday Favorites like Buckwheat loves pickles, so let’s go!

1.   Do you ever examine your privilege? Has anybody ever asked you to … Read More

Encourage a Girl’s Love of Science With the Universe’s Free Light Show

April 24, 2013 | Kelly Zolnoski

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how there is a dearth of women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career fields. This is a sad fact of our modern society. The reality is that girls in … Read More

Fandivism: How Fandom and Activism Intersect in Awesome Ways

April 10, 2013 | Cheyenne Connors | 8 Comments

Confession: I’m a Fangirl. Harry Potter, Glee, and Supernatural are some of the fandoms I’m most active in (and will therefore focus on in this article), though I gush over many other books, television shows, movies, plays, and musicals both … Read More

Friday Favorites: Feminist Musings You’ll Love

April 5, 2013 | Sara K. Luckey | 4 Comments

Welcome to the first installation of Friday Favorites, where we here at Feminspire will share with you some of our favorite reads from the past week! We’re hoping to focus on the best articles from both popular websites and lesser-known … Read More

For the Arts, By the Arts: Inside Beirut’s Haven for Artists

March 25, 2013 | Alia Gilbert

BEIRUT, Lebanon – It’s dark and quiet in this usually loud, lively bar in Gemmayzeh, one of Beirut’s artsy bohemian quarters. The bartenders in the back quietly chink together glasses as they mix patrons’ cocktails and pour Lebanon’s own brews. … Read More