Swedish Music Festival Cancelled After Sexual Assaults Will Be Replaced by Women-Only Festival

The 50,000-capacity Bravalla Festival grounds will be the largest venue to refuse men entry.

Honoring the Activism and Creative Work of Black Women

Solange Knowles and Women’s March on Washington co-organizer Tamika Mallory took center stage at this year’s BET Awards.

Women of Color Take On “Humble”

Kendrick Lamar’s video for “Humble” sparked a range of responses from women of color.

WATCH: Muslim Activist and Rapper Mona Haydar Makes a Feminist Statement in “Hijabi”

The music video for Syrian Muslim-American poet and activist Mona Haydar’s rap song “Hijabi” shows how it feels to be questioned as a woman who wears a hijab.

Beyoncé, the Dixie Chicks and Presidential Politics

Every time we think we’ve reached peak “Beyoncé’s Fierce Feminism,” the pop star manages to top herself.

Sonita Alizadeh Raps to End Child Marriage

Sonita’s friends were just some of the 15 million girls married each year before the age of 18. If her song “Brides For Sale” hadn’t gone viral she would have been one of them.

Melanie Martinez is Telling Teen Girls a New Story

Millions of girls now know her musical story of increasing confidence by heart—and see themselves reflected in it.

J.Lo Shows Off Her Fierce Feminist Side in New Video

Oh hey there, feminist Jennifer Lopez! The singer released a video Friday for her new song, “Ain’t Your Mama,” and it’s shot through with messages of women’s empowerment. The video opens with Lopez’ character—a news anchor—in a phone booth, talking with a lover who can’t seem to get his act together. As she heads into work, […]

Lemonade: Beyoncé’s Redemption Song

Beyoncé knows how to pick her moments (and her platforms). There is something quite poetic (both literally and figuratively) in the premiere of her sixth album, Lemonade, as a music-meets-film experience on the premium cable channel, HBO, on Saturday, April 23. Just days before her musical event, we had learned that the U.S. Treasury Department plans […]

Michelle Obama Just Dropped a Badass Girls’ Empowerment Anthem

Earlier this week we asked the question, “Can a ‘feminist anthem’ ever truly be feminist?” after the women of Saturday Night Live poked fun at women’s empowerment songs. Well, one of the nation’s most powerful women just offered up an answer to that question—and it’s a resounding yes. As part of the Obamas’ Let Girls Learn […]

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