On Saturday, September 13, the day before the Swedish general election, the leader of the Feminist Initiative (FI) party, Gudrun Schyman, joined U.S. music superstar Pharrell Williams on stage in […]
Author: Fredrika Thelandersson
Lebanese Rebel Girl
Stories of female teenage rebellion set in narrow-minded suburbia can be gut-wrenching enough, but when the revolt takes place in the midst of raging war and a clash of fundamentalists […]
Swedish Feminists Debate Rape and Assange
In the wake of doubt and skepticism directed toward the women who pressed charges against Julian Assange, Swedish feminists have started a discussion about consent that may redefine the conversation […]
Le Tigre Documentary Sweeps Feminist off Her Feet
When I was 17, feminist punk electro band Le Tigre came to play in my hometown in Sweden. Coincidentally my school was holding an athletic-theme day where you were supposed […]
Where Are the Women Comedy Writers on Late-Night TV?
I was expecting horror tales of discrimination and sexist exclusion when I attended a gathering of some of the most talented women late-night TV writers in New York City last […]
Swedish Town Mobs Supported Rapist
When the Swedish investigative television show Uppdrag granskning (Mission Review) received a tip about an innocently convicted rapist, it set out to investigate a legal case gone wrong. Instead, it […]
Surprise! A Guy Comedy Without Balls!
She’s Out of My League, while it’s no more than a mediocre comic romp, turns out to be at least better than its marketing.
Visit Women Physicists At Work Day!
“But what I discovered, to my delight, was not just men in white lab coats but feminist physicists dedicated to removing the “male” stamp on science and working hard to make it more attractive to young women and girls.”