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Fighting Asian American Stereotypes

It’s time to end the stereotypes once and for all There’s a common myth that Asian Americans do not experience racism on as grand a level as do other people of color. While many Eastern Asians experience light skin privilege, and violations...Show More Summary

Wifey Material

Wifey. It has been almost one hundred years since the Women’s Bureau was established in the Department of Labor. The Bureau aimed to promote the welfare of wage-earning women and for their rights to be respected in the workforce. But...Show More Summary

Gwen Ifill Exposed the Stupidity and Racism of Anti-P.C. Activism Long Before Trump

More than a decade before Don Imus was booted from CBS Radio in April 2007 for calling the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hoes,” he took a jab at Gwen Ifill, who worked as a New York Times White House correspondent in the ‘90s. “Isn’t the Times wonderful,” Imus said on his radio show. “It let's the cleaning lady cover the White House.”

The Crucial Lessons Solange Teaches In ‘A Seat At The Table’

Credit: YouTube 2016 was Beyoncé’s year. Her album Lemonade is inarguably one of the most profound cultural expressions of black femininity produced this year (and, let’s be honest, ever). Her thought-provoking lyrics and beautiful visual...Show More Summary

Forget Hillary and Trump – People of Color and Women are the Stars of This Election

HAPPY ELECTION DAY! Have you voted? Are you on your way to vote? Did you watch Joe Biden’s silly video on voting? Do you believe that democracy is a ruling class farce and are thus too busy organizing to vote? In case you were wondering, I sent my absentee ballot from Delhi two weeks ago […]

Hollywood First Imagined a Female President in 1964. What’s Changed?

Before the concept of a woman winning the American presidency became a real possibility, it was fodder for popular entertainment. In 1964, Kisses for My President arrived in theaters, receiving middling to negative reviews. It was the...Show More Summary

Amy Schumer Has a Tormented Relationship With Criticism

Last weekend, Amy Schumer released a video promotion for her untitled movie project with Goldie Hawn. In it, the two actresses lip-synch to Beyoncé’s “Formation,” grinding in the forest in a dirt-smeared dress and an “¡Hola!” T-shirt, mimicking the dance moves from a music video about police brutality and racial oppression.

Our Guide to Fall Movies

Fall is movie season. There’s the New York Film Festival, which just ended on Sunday, having run over a fortnight. There’s its cousin across the ocean, the London Film Festival, an 11-day affair, which ended Sunday as well. And there’s the looming specter of the Oscars, and the many film that will be released in these next few […]

If You Want Your Teenage Kids to Eat Healthy, Try Reverse Psychology

The problem with many public-service campaigns aimed at young people is that they are based on lies. Not all users are losers, and drug dealers do not tend to be dorks. Driving fast is actually very fun. And smoking is not lame; in fact, it is cool.

Overcoming Internalized Misogyny

Credit: YouTube “Wow, they’re beautiful,” I thought to myself at nine years old as I watched yet another music video by yet another girl group for the hundredth time. I admired these women, in all their scantily clad glory. I aspired...Show More Summary

Both Candidates in a Maine Congressional Race Come Out Against Body Shaming

Last week, the National Republican Congressional Committee released an ad suggesting that Maine congressional candidate Emily Cain once promoted body-shaming young women. The accusations were a reference to Cain’s sponsorship of a bipartisan bill that would have attempted to combat childhood obesity with measures including weighing kids in school. Show More Summary

The Problem With Criticizing Emma Watson and Justin Trudeau’s Feminism

Credit: YouTube On September 29th, two influential individuals had a very public meeting of the minds: Justin Trudeau, current Prime Minister of Canada, and actor/activist Emma Watson. The two met in Parliament in Ottawa on September 28, 2016, ahead of the One Young World summit, and reportedly discussed their efforts regarding gender equality. Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump Says Being a Mother Is a Woman’s “Most Important Job”

From the start of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has relied on Ivanka to convince women that he’s not the human embodiment of every shred of misogyny they’ve faced in their careers and personal lives. Her latest effort, a video on Trump’s meager proposals for child care and maternity leave, launched on Friday.

The Feministing Five: Lizzo

If you don’t already know about Lizzo, get ready because this self proclaimed Big Grrrl in a small world is about to take over! 28-year-old Lizzo is a Houston native and alternative hip hop artist with eclectic tastes and a powerful message about self-love and body positivity. She’s smart, fierce, and feminist as fuck. As […]

We Need To Stop Sexualizing And Policing Women Who Have Curvy Bodies

Patrice Brown Patrice Brown, a fourth-grade teacher in Atlanta who is known for being at the center of the hashtag #TeacherBae, is being criticized in the media — not for her body of work, but rather her body at work. Specifically people...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“Do not speak to me unless it’s a greeting, which it will be never.” RIP Terence Crutcher. Surveillance video released yesterday show Crutcher, an unarmed Black man, raising his hands above his head before being fatally shot. Marley Mag, created for by Marley Dias, the 11-year old creator of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is wonderful and features interviews with Ava […]

The Power Of Intergenerational Activism

Julia Bluhm and Izzy Labbe We are former SPARK Movement activists and Hardy Girls Healthy Women Girls Advisory Board members. In 2012 we served key roles in SPARK’s Seventeen Magazine action that garnered over 86,000 petition signatures and pushed the magazine to revise its policies on digitally altering the appearances of its models. Show More Summary

The Empty Page Talks Indie Rock Feminism

The Empty Page The Manchester hard rock trio, The Empty Page, is breaking every rule in the industry. Led by bassist and lead singer Kel, lead guitarist Giz, and drummer Jim, the band is bringing feminism to a scene notoriously crowded by men, and challenging authority in their upcoming debut album. Show More Summary

Quick Hit: Crippledscholar on that Paralympics Ad

In the UK’s trailer for the 2016 Paralympics, “We’re the Superhumans,” a number of disabled musicians perform a cover of Sammy Davis Jr.’s, “Yes I Can” while clips are shown of paralympians training, competing, and doing mundane tasks. Also included are non-athletes. As Dan Brooke, Channel 4’s Director of Marketing and Communications, explains, the trailer “was […]

A Chinese Woman Thanks Fu Yuanhui: Let’s Talk Periods & Sexual Freedom

Editor’s note: Some of the external links in this piece are in Chinese. You will need to use your browser’s translation function to read them. Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui (???) became a media darling when she mentioned her period after the women’s 4x100m medley relay in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Fu’s period comment should be a huge deal. She […]

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