The Nation Inks Impressive 6-Year Contract; Includes Paid Family Leave

Last week, the NewsGuild of New York media union and The Nation magazine announced a six-year contract that will provide four months paid parental leave to The Nation’s employees, regardless of their gender, and will also give employees a 25 percent pay increase over the life of the contract. While The Nation has been unionized for decades—and other news organizations such as In These Times and The Guardian followed its lead […]

The 10 Best Feminist Quotes of 2015

Just like that, 2015 is coming to a close. Despite some serious ups and downs, 2015 became the year that same-sex marriage was legalized, global support for women’s education surged and feminist consciousness soared. So let us bask in the feminist glory of the year with a few of our favorite quotes from 2015. 1. “When you […]

Gloria Steinem’s Christmas Wish

Car service app Uber has come under fire more than once in the past year. Not only has the company faced allegations of sexual assault perpetrated by drivers, but multiple recent claims suggest that Uber, and similar ride-hailing app Lyft, violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to accommodate passengers with disabilities. On Dec. 5 at The BETTY Effect‘s annual holiday concert, Gloria Steinem took […]

The Feminist “Hotline Bling” Translation You Didn’t Know You Were Searching For

Unless you’ve been stranded on an icy island somewhere in the Arctic this year, chances are you have heard Drake’s newest hit song, “Hotline Bling.” With its strangely addictive elevator-music-meets-Drizzy-beat—reminiscent of D.R.A.M.’s “Cha Cha”—the song quickly became a hit. While the tune is undoubtedly catchy—and the video wonderfully meme-worthy—the lyrics of “Hotline Bling” are decidedly un-feminist. […]

The Film That’s Taking on Campus Rape—And Winning

The Hunting Ground, a documentary directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering—the team behind The Invisible War—has received critical acclaim for bringing new light to the campus rape crisis facing schools across the country, and breaking the silence on sexual assault reports suppressed by college officials. Since its release in February, The Hunting Ground has screened at more than 700 universities, high schools, […]

Women and the Big Picture: New Study Reveals Gender Bias in Film Production

The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has released a new report that finds films with a female director employ more women in behind-the-scenes roles—such as writers, producers, editors and cinematographers—than those helmed by men. Women and the Big Screen, a first-of-its-kind study by Martha Lauzen, examined behind-the-scenes employment of over 5,800 […]

We Heart: Issa Rae and a Bunch of Cute Kids Taking On the Pay Gap

Issa Rae, of the popular YouTube (and soon to be HBO series) “The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl”, recently collaborated with the Make It Work foundation to produce a poignant short about the gender pay gap in America. What makes the video particularly enjoyable is the added emphasis on how unequal pay affects women of color. Directed […]

10 Reasons You Should Read Notorious RBG

It’s finally RBG day! Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a book inspired by the revered Supreme Court Justice, was released today. Written by MSNBC reporter by Irin Carmon and creator of the Notorious RBG Tumblr, Shana Knizhnik, the book follows the life of RBG, from her humble beginnings in Brooklyn to her seat on the Supreme […]

A Coloring Book Grown-Up Feminists Will Love

It’s no secret that coloring books for grown-ups are having a moment right now. They’ve been called an “alternative to meditation” and some have sold millions of copies. Well, now adult feminists have a coloring book of their own, thanks to artist Grace Miceli. Miceli’s quirky feminist coloring book is exactly the artistic outlet we wish we’d had […]

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out Hollywood’s Gender Pay Gap

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner recently launched a blog, Lenny, that features exclusive interviews with feminist stars and letters from those women, among other interesting content. This week, Dunham asked actor Jennifer Lawrence to write an open letter reacting to the 2014 Sony e-mail hack in which it was revealed that she received a significantly lower salary than […]

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