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Major London Art Gallery Launching All-Woman Exhibition

London’s Saatchi Gallery is planning its first all-women exhibition this month as a sort of corrective to the way women artists are continually marginalized in the art world. Though Saatchi can take credit for helping leverage the careers of seminal feminist artists like Tracey Emin to the mainstream, this is the…

Charli XCX Made a Wonderful Documentary About Feminism in Pop

Just two minutes into Charli XCX’s documentary about feminism in pop, The F Word And Me, Charli is seen doing press before her set at the Glastonbury Festival in London . After a female reporter asks her which essential item she’d bring to a festival (“Vodka,” says Charli), it cuts to an off-camera male interviewer…

Gloria Steinem Has Written the Rare Memoir That's More Focused on Others Than on Herself

In her 81 years on Earth, including a long former career as a journalist, Gloria Steinem has only written six books, three of which are essay compilations. None are specifically about her life, despite its figurative importance to so many people; she’s never quite explained how she’s accomplished all that she has, how…

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Amy Schumer's Nice HBO Special Rescued by Wacko Dickplay & the 'Abraham Lincoln'

Amy Schumer’s set for her inaugural HBO special buttressed my confidence in a number of my recent decisions. First, any prickles of guilt attached to last night’s spicy beer nuts and prosecco alchemized into third-wave feminist defiance. She also confirmed my suspicion that moving to Los Angeles would mean certain…

Meryl Streep Is a 'Humanist' Not a Feminist So I Guess Words Don't Have Meaning Anymore 

Meryl Streep is currently promoting her new movie Suffragette in which she plays Emmeline Pankhurst, the British activist who was instrumental in earning women the right to vote. In early September, Streep sent a package to each member of Congress urging him or her to support the Equal Rights Amendment, which would…

Priyanka Chopra Shines In ABC's Intriguing Terrorism Mystery Quantico

ABC’s diversity train is not slowing down with the debut of Quantico, an FBI crime drama starring Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra as a steely female agent. It’s a feminist series led by an Indian actress, which is groundbreaking in itself. Let’s see whether the thriller does, or does not, make viewers tune in.