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 […]

Viola Davis Made History on the Cover of Vanity Fair’s 2016 Hollywood Issue

Reprinted with permission from Women and Hollywood The cover of Vanity Fair‘s 2016 Hollywood Issue has been unveiled, and all of the stars being celebrated are women. This is, of course, no accident: The cover is making a statement. Admittedly, this isn’t the first time the Hollywood Issue has featured women exclusively, but this year […]

Beyoncé as Conjure Woman: Reclaiming the Magic of Black Lives (That) Matter

The first image we see of Beyoncé, in her newly released video for her song “Formation,” is the pop star atop a New Orleans police car, partly submerged in flood water.  At once invoking the tragedy of post-Katrina devastation and police brutality—both extensions of state violence against black lives—Beyoncé strategically positions her body, clad in […]