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7 Women of Coachella 2014 Who We Want to See More Of

April 29, 2014 | Rachel Brandt

Last year’s Coachella lineup left a lot of people asking where all the girls had gone. The schedule had an embarrassingly low percentage of female musicians on the docket. How low? Really low — as in an abysmal 16%.

After … Read More

Game of Thrones’ Real Rape Problem

April 25, 2014 | Sherrie Silman | 11 Comments

Spoiler alert for Game of Thrones, trigger warning for discussion of rape.

A lot of kerfuffle has been raised after this week’s episode of Game of Thrones, specifically on the topic of rape. Writers have raised questions regarding the use … Read More

It’s Up to Harry Potter Fans, Not JKR, To Keep the Books Alive

February 10, 2014 | Laura Koroski | 3 Comments

In the Dark Ages when the internet was unheard of, inaccessible, and downright clunky, fans of books or movies had no power. But if there ever was a fandom that was born in the age of the internet and shot … Read More

“Faux Feminism”: bell hooks Calls It Like She Sees It

October 31, 2013 | Sully Moreno | 2 Comments

Earlier this year, I read and reviewed Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In.” My initial impression of the book was mixed. On one hand, I thought Sandberg offered some practical advice, such as choosing a partner that will be an equal when … Read More

“Wild Ones” vs. “Blurred Lines”: Why Consent in Lyrics Matters

October 30, 2013 | Zeinah Zaki

There has been a lot of discussion in feminist circles about how deeply disturbing and misogynistic Robin Thicke’s hit pop song “Blurred Lines” is when one listens to the lyrics. The other day I was struck with just how terrible … Read More

Can Celebrities Be Depressed? Donald Glover Proves Our Mental Health Taboo

October 23, 2013 | | 2 Comments

Last week, Donald Glover, the actor, comedian and rapper best known for playing Troy Barnes on Community,  posted some notes on his Instagram. Handwritten in an all-caps hand on Marriott Residence Inn stationary, the notes number seven in all. They … Read More

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

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 last time she’d been on the market, cell … Read More

Up the Laughter With “Up the Women”

September 10, 2013 | Sherrie Silman

Up the Women is a new series on BBC4, written and created by the talented Jessica Hynes.

Set in 1910, Up the Women follows the women of the ‘Banbury Intricate Craft Circle’ as they discover and support the (UK’s) women’s … Read More

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

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 Little Death.

I was captivated by the images, … Read More

“Stop Telling Women to Smile”: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Confronts Street Harassment Through Art

August 29, 2013 | Madison Carlson | One Comment

“Stop telling women to smile.” It’s a statement that, out of context (and often in context) elicits offended and even angry reactions.  It is also the name of an art project by Brooklyn artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. Her pieces, which she puts … Read More

VMAs Whitewashed & Ignored LGBT* Artists – Who To Listen To Instead

August 27, 2013 | Feminspire Staff | 4 Comments

There’s no question that the VMAs whitewashed and ignored LGBT* musicians and artists. So we asked our staff and readers on social media to contribute some of their favorite musicians the VMAs or mainstream media ignore who you should be … Read More

The Fault in Our Stars Actress’ Bold Move Would Make Hazel Proud

August 26, 2013 | Rachel Brandt

Last week, Shailene Woodley announced that she would be chopping off her trademark tresses in preparation for her upcoming role as Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars. In additional to cutting almost all of it off, she … Read More