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 […]

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 […]

The Woeful State of Women in Journalism

Journalists hold a key power and a vital responsibility in our society: They control the information the public receives about the world. Journalists uncover corruption and injustice; they influence government action and public opinion. But women, for the most part, are kept on the sidelines in this field—and are largely barred from the influence that […]

As Subtle as the Pose

Reprinted with permission from Jennifer Moss About 10 years ago when the Internet bubble popped, I took up a new career to pay the rent. I had a good camera, back before everyone had one on their phones. So I hung out my shingle and started doing headshots and model portfolios and was fairly decent […]

The Dangerous Ramifications of Newsweek’s Rape Accusations Story

For a few years, I was the public educator for a regional sexual assault center situated in an emblematically stale strip mall on the cusp of the almost-Toronto suburbs. The center supports victims of sexual and domestic violence, assisting clients through counseling and various practical services, from police reporting and hospital visits to finding new […]

The Problem With the Press Corps Covering Hillary Clinton

Politico ran a story this week on the most startling thing about the press corps covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign: most of the journalists on the trail are women. That’s unusual, and awesome, in a world where the news is reported overwhelmingly by men. But there was one thing we couldn’t help but notice about the “class photo” of […]

A Model-Free Ad Campaign We Can Get Behind

You may have heard about Target using “real” women in its 2015 swimsuit campaign, or aerie publishing unretouched images of its models. And there’s been tons of great exposure for plus-size models this year. All of these efforts are steps toward a more realistic media landscape, and we’re really loving the latest move: an empowering ad campaign from clothing retailer The Limited. The […]

Not Your Mother’s Wonder Woman: Feminist Comics Out Now

In the past few years, young women have emerged as the fastest-growing demographic in the Western Comics scene, and the the industry has made moves to reflect the changing audience. For instance, this summer, Marvel, one of the “big two” comics publishers—along with DC Comics—released a new series called A-Force featuring all of Marvel’s mightiest women […]

Is this the End of American Apparel’s Controversial Ads?

Clothing brand American Apparel is no stranger to controversy. Over the years, its risqué ads—from in-your-face billboards to shocking online campaigns—have incited everything from mild discomfort to serious complaints. And it’s no wonder why: For years, the American Apparel image has been inextricably intertwined with the exploitation of women’s bodies. Not only are AA’s models often scantily clad, many look underage and […]

Marvel’s Blade is Getting a Badass New Lead

This past weekend, thousands of comic fans gathered in San Diego for the 46th Comic-Con International. Guests roamed the main exhibit hall, saw exclusive sneak peeks for their favorite shows and movies, and attended panels filled with esteemed authors, illustrators, directors and more. This year’s Women of Marvel panel happened on Sunday, the last day of […]