Riot grrrls in the 90s self-produced diary-esque zines with explicitly anti-establishment themes; the teens who follow in their wake are posting online to create platforms for the future of feminism.
Ok, you can find video of Kathleen Hanna singing with her bands all over the web, and she pops up here and there in films, but why hasn’t there actually been a full-length documentary devoted to perhaps the most defining figure of the feminist punk movement? If you’ve been following Kathleen Hanna’s career fervidly over the […]
Everywhere: May 8 is Mother’s Day! Stay tuned to the Ms. Blog for posts that put a feminist lens on the day. New York: MoMA nights, in conjunction with the exhibition Looking at Music 3.0, will feature a DJ set by Adam Horovitz (of the Beastie Boys) and a poster signing by artists featured in […]
Rather than falling into the typical princess/witch or angel/whore binary most films trade in, Hanna gives us a movie rarity–a female protagonist who is strong, smart, brave and decidedly not in need of male rescue. The film is overtly framed as a dark fairytale, but rather than taking the characteristic romantic turn fairytale-esque films have […]
Everywhere: Today, February 7, is the 11th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get educated, get tested, get involved. Los Angeles: Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. February 11, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Montclair, N.J.: See Choice & Love, […]
I need to pull a Hermione Granger (yes, the new Harry Potter film is coming out this week) and get a time turner so I can attend all these fantastic feminist events. In Chicago, on Thursday, November 18, the Center on Halsted is hosting Night of Fallen Stars, an event for the Transgender Day of […]
Tavi Gevinson is a feminist. When I ask her if she would call herself one she wholeheartedly agrees. At 14, she has recently started high school and gave a presentation about Riot Grrrl in her favorite class. She is known in class for being “the feminist” after her presentation, but it isn’t a big deal. […]