“The Powerpuff Girls” and Today’s Feminist Animation Landscape

There will always be a space and a place for the Powerpuff Girls—but we’re living in the golden age of smart, intersectional, feminist children’s animation, and television shows and films alike are currently bursting with fantastic viewing options that explore identity, sexuality, and gender equality in innovative and moving ways.

Queer Characters Keep Dying on TV. Here’s How to Make it Stop

(Spoiler alert for the The 100) Fans of the The 100 were outraged over the recent death of Lexa, a lesbian and one of the main women characters on the show. This wasn’t simply a case of fans angry because a beloved, badass character was written off. This was a case of fans angry because a beloved, […]

Can’t Hold Us Down: Women Who Have Shaped the Tech World

Too often, history focuses on the contributions of men and not women, especially when their accomplishments are made in a traditionally male-dominated field. The tech workforce is a field in which women have made strides and significant contributions, but they rarely get the recognition they deserve. To acknowledge some of the groundbreaking work done by women in tech, I put […]

25 Women Share Alarming Stories of Childhood Sexual Abuse

After a federal inquiry into sexual violence in U.K. schools was announced this week, Everyday Sexism founder Laura Bates created a hashtag, #WhenIWas, to encourage women to share their stories of early sexism. Women responded in droves, and #WhenIWas is now a virtual battleground filled with women’s stories of sexual harassment and abuse. Sadly, as Twitter users pointed out, […]

Wonder Woman’s Costume Has Changed SO MUCH Since 1941

Reprinted with permission from HalloweenCostumes.com With Gal Gadot taking to the silver screen in 2016 as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s safe to say the Amazing Amazonian is going to have a big year. With her own standalone feature slated for 2017, we might even be entering a new golden […]

10 Feminist Netflix Shows to Binge Watch Tonight

Netflix lovers, rejoice! The trailer for season two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has arrived and it’s got us popping popcorn and throwing on our sweats in preparation for a marathon. If you missed the first season, here’s the gist: A group of women were locked away in a post-disaster bunker for 15 years—where they were forced to do “weird […]

Can a “Feminist Anthem” Ever Truly Be Feminist?

What makes a song feminist? And what’s the best way to acknowledge the movement’s complex and storied history without erasing anyone’s contributions or appearing ill-informed? Those were the tough questions tackled by the women of Saturday Night Live this weekend in a catchy tune called “This Is Not a Feminist Song.” The cast members—along with singer Ariana Grande—explain in […]

What Melissa Harris-Perry Has Taught Us About Black Women and Silence

Anyone who knows anything about the politics of black womanhood is familiar with how silence operates in relation to black women. And the past few weeks have provided us with an opportunity to consider black women and silence, or the lack thereof, thanks to TV show host Melissa Harris-Perry and her explosive fallout with MSNBC. Harris-Perry, the Maya Angelou Presidential […]

6 Great Feminist Moments from the 2016 Oscars

Well, the Oscars happened. And while a lot of white people won awards, there was also plenty of commentary on racism and exclusion in Hollywood. Some of the night’s jokes were executed perfectly, others were downright offensive. Luckily, there were a few very powerful, stand-out feminist moments we’re proud to salute. Take a look at […]

7 Great Feminist Moments from Past Oscars Speeches

Awards season is in full swing and next on the agenda is the glamorous, controversial and #SoWhite Academy Awards. In honor of the Oscars’ more inclusive moments, we’ve rounded up a few of the most memorable feminist acceptance speeches of our time. “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this […]