Feminist Art Hero Miriam Schapiro Passes Away

Miriam Schapiro, a leader of the feminist art movement, has passed away at age 91. Schapiro began her art career as an abstract painter in the 1950s before shifting her focus towards feminist art. In the 1970s, she moved to California to teach at the University of California, San Diego. Along with fellow artist Judy… » 6/24/15 11:30pm 6/24/15 11:30pm

Taylor Swift Tells Tabloid Why 'We Need Feminism in 2015'

In between making hit songs, the rumored feuds with fellow pop stars and gallivanting with her army of best friends, Taylor Swift somehow makes the time to show love to her fans. She sends them care packages, has donated money to a heroic firefighter and most recently, helped one couple with their pregnancy… » 6/20/15 5:35pm 6/20/15 5:35pm

Ariana Grande Talks Misogyny and Double Standards, Quotes Gloria Steinem

Following an interview with The Sun where Ariana Grande shut down rumors of her dating One Direction’s Niall Horan by saying, “A girl can be friends with someone with a dick and not hop on it,” the singer took to her social media to share thoughts on being single and the double standards between men and women. Grande… » 6/07/15 4:00pm 6/07/15 4:00pm

Miss Piggy Receives Her Feminist Award and Talks About Feminism

Miss Piggy has received her controversial award from Brooklyn’s Sackler Center for Feminist Art during a ceremony this past Thursday. The world-famous celebrity, author and style icon has been added to an illustrious roster of past recipients that include Toni Morrison, Connie Chung, Sandra Day O’Connor and Anita… » 6/06/15 5:20pm 6/06/15 5:20pm

How Mad Men Helped Me Understand the Anger in My Mother's Feminism

In 1960, the year in which the first season of Mad Men takes place, my mother was living a few subway stops uptown from Sterling Cooper. She was a junior at Barnard College, about the same age as Peggy Olson. She married my father four years later—just as she was becoming a devoted member of what she would call “the… » 5/17/15 2:30pm 5/17/15 2:30pm

Lena Dunham's Rachel Antonoff Commercial Imagines a Girl President

There are lots of recommendable things about Vote Audrey, a short film directed by Lena Dunham to promote fashion designer Rachel Antonoff’s collaboration with & Other Stories. It’s bright, it’s bubbly, it features our very own Collier Meyerson. The story of a young politico (Zoe Kazan) who, despite discouragement,… » 5/07/15 12:59pm 5/07/15 12:59pm

Mad Men: 'It's Not Women's Lib, It's Just a Bitch Session'

We can all agree that Mad Men has had its share of intense episodes, as it’s explored every hellish crevice of the virulently unscrupulous and morally bankrupt. But last night’s episode, with its escalating depiction of women at the cusp of feminism yet not close enough to save them, was in my mind the most… » 5/04/15 1:15pm 5/04/15 1:15pm

Can a Frat Lose Their Right to March Against Sexual Assault? 

The latest university dustup between the correct and the permissible comes at Appalachian State, where a junior on campus named Julia Grainger has blasted the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity for their plans to hold a march against sexual assault—and subsequently received a heaping of personal backlash in return.
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No One Thinks #FeministsAreUgly and It Wouldn't Matter if They Did 

In further proof that Twitter’s memory is goldfish short, controversy erupted last night over the hashtag #FeministsAreUgly, which was invented by two feminists of color all the way back in August of 2014. Last night, it exploded into controversy all over again, in a truly unholy convergence of 4chan trolls, a bad… » 4/27/15 11:10am 4/27/15 11:10am

Mad Men: Joan Would Like To Burn Shit Down, & Other Feminist Concerns

The primary goal of the miniskirt was never about tempting men: designer Mary Quant, mother of the mini, always said its construction was meant for woman's lib, literally. "I liked my skirts short because I wanted to run and catch the bus to get to work," she told the Scotland Herald last year. "It was that feeling of… » 4/06/15 12:35pm 4/06/15 12:35pm