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Women of Color on YouTube You NEED to Be Watching!

By Erin McKelle On June 5, 2014

It’s no secret that women of color are underrepresented in the media, and that when they are represented, tired stereotypes and tropes are often utilized (think of the angry black woman, the… Read More

Rosalind Franklin
Culture

10 Inventions You Never Knew Were Created By Women

By On March 10, 2014

The United States (and many other countries around the globe) dedicate March as Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month is a worldwide event that recognizes the contributions of women to history and… Read More

Jamie Shupak
Culture

Traffic Reporter to “It Girl”: Our Interview with Jamie Shupak

By On September 13, 2013

Jamie Shupak had just started her job as NY1’s first traffic reporter when she found out her fiancé, the man she’d been with exclusively the past decade, was cheating on her. The… Read More

The Little Death
Culture

Reclaiming Female Sexuality On Camera: Our Interview With Photographer Lauren Crow

By On September 9, 2013

Like all good things, I discovered Lauren Crow’s photography through tumblr. I was mindlessly scrolling my dash, gushing over cat pics, when I happened upon a reblog of her photo series, The… Read More

Eli Elrick
Cool Stuff

Trans* 100 List Highlights Activists That Media Ignores

By Estee Shaw On June 13, 2013

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… Read More

Smash
Pop Culture

Mourning the Loss of “Smash’s” Strong Leading Ladies

By Shelby Rosten On June 5, 2013

Recently, the series finale of the short-lived NBC musical drama Smash aired, sending the series into television history with a glamorous and glitzy Tony-inspired celebration. While the series has had a turbulent… Read More

I Love Lucy
Culture

Finding Feminism in I Love Lucy

By Shelby Rosten On May 31, 2013

I Love Lucy is often wrongly pointed to as the stereotypical portrait of a fifties household. Let me set the record straight. Before we even discuss the content of the show, it… Read More

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Culture

Girls of Thrones: Strong Female Characters in a Sexist Fantasy World

By Rhiannon Payne & Alex Henderson On March 31, 2013

Game of Thrones. Need I say more? Maybe you’ve read all five books, or maybe you started the first one but got overwhelmed by its size and gave up. Maybe you’re obsessed… Read More

the feminine mystique
Culture

50 Years After “The Feminine Mystique”: Where Are We Now?

By Brittany Haak On February 20, 2013

50 years ago, The Feminine Mystique was published and Betty Friedan became a household name in the feminist movement. Widely hailed as the book that ushered in the ‘second-wave of feminism‘, The Feminine Mystique… Read More

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Cool Stuff

Illuminati Girl Gang: A Movement for Female Creativity

By Ana Alvarez On February 18, 2013

Here are some things I love: All girl groups, poetry, alternative publications, the Internet, collages, and girls spilling their guts. Illuminati Girl Gang gives me all of these things, plus the squeely,… Read More

herstory
Culture

Craving My Country’s Herstory

By Sully Moreno On January 8, 2013

When I was a high school student in Panama, history was one of my least favorite subjects. I’m not sure if the textbook was bland or the lectures were unengaging or I… Read More

Gabby Douglas book
Culture

Gabby Douglas Publishes New Memoir on Breaking Boundaries and Olympic Triumphs

By Jackie Klein On December 28, 2012

It’s pretty unusual for an Olympic athlete to write a memoir so soon after winning gold, yet on December 4th, Gabby Douglas released hers. It might seem a little strange, but then… Read More