In the midst of all the horrible things happening in our country right now, there was a Twitter thread I came across a couple of days ago that not only made me sad, but made me very afraid of the ways in which we are all complicit in a culture of male violence. Especially since that male violence seems to be manifesting itself right now in the form of white nationalism.Read More
As female-led as this film was, and as important as the variations on femininity it portrayed were to it, the thing that firmly locked its message in place was Steve Trevor. **SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FILM**Read More
No, really. Why?
Millennials are more engaged in gender politics than ever before. So what's with the desire for women to stop working?Read More
It's one thing to talk about closing the gender-based wage gap. But now Iceland has taken steps toward becoming the first country to make employers prove they pay their employees equally.Read More
Feminism Around the World: Economist Analyzes Global Gender Gap in the Workplace Despite Feminist Gains
There's no question that, in many areas, the lives of women have improved worldwide as more and more women in more and more countries force gender equality to the forefront of the national discussion. However, there's also no question that "improvement" depends on the sector at which you're looking, and what you consider positive, feminist change.Read More
After writing about Tomi Lahren back in December, I silently promised myself that I would never write about her again. I didn't want to give her any more of a platform than she already has. However, now that Trump has become President, I believe that examining the Tomi Lahrens of the world is especially important in that it allows us to navigate our increasingly fraught path toward gender equality.Read More
Male Hollywood Producer Thinks Industry Gender-Based Wage Gap Is Women’s Fault (SPOILER ALERT: It’s Not)
Gavin Polone is a successful Hollywood film and television producer whose credits include television shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Gilmore Girls, and films like Panic Room and Zombieland. After over 30 years in the industry, he clearly knows a lot about creating content people will watch. You know what he doesn't know a lot about? How systemic sexism works.Read More
The "trans women have experienced male privilege and are thus not women" argument is tired, but persistent—and seemingly immortal.Read More
Yelp, ever the butt of jokes regarding poor reviews for some of your favorite eating establishments, does a solid for folks who are often left wondering whether the bathroom facilities at these establishments are gender neutral or not.Read More
For this week's Feminism Around the World, I thought I'd focus on the countries doing trans rights right (or at least much more right than we seem to be doing!) in the hopes of perhaps encouraging activism toward these ends.Read More
Trump Administration Fails to Protect Trans Youth, Rescinds Obama’s Guideline Extending Protections to Students
In a move that surprises just about nobody, the Trump administration rolled back guidelines regarding transgender student bathroom usage.Read More
Women and Hollywood Put a Spin on The Hamilton Mixtape to Talk About Representation and Work to Be Done
"Hollywood (Our Work Isn't Done)"
Women and Hollywood have released an awesome remix of The Hamilton Mixtape's "Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)" titled "Hollywood (Our Work Isn't Done)."Read More
Feminism Around the World: Irish Women Set to Strike If Referendum on Abortion Ban Not Held by March 8th
There's a lot of striking going on these days (probably because there's so much injustice going on that's just begging to be protested). Check out what's happening in Ireland.Read More
"We believe this is a more relevant and appropriate view of our business." We agree!Read More
Listen, Idris, you don't have to impress me. I'd let you be my Valentine without you having to do anything for it. But you just can't help being socially conscious AF, can you? *sigh* Well, I'll tell you something right here and now, Mr. Elba...nothing gets me hotter than raising money for girls' education.Read More
Emmy Rossum Wins Pay Dispute, Shameless Renewed For Eighth Season, Hollywood a Slightly Better Place
Last week, we reported on Emmy Rossum's pay dispute with Showtime and Warner Bros. Television, which left a renewal of Showtime's hit show, Shameless, hanging in the balance. Well, today, there's some excellent news for Rossum, for Shameless, and for the fight against a gendered wage gap.Read More
Wonder Woman No Longer Honorary UN Ambassador For Empowerment of Women, Will Always Be That Around Here
Wonder Woman's UN campaign is at an end.Read More
Paul Feig Shares What He’s Learned About Women Through Ghostbusters Experience, Which Includes Nothing About Race
But Harambe photos, tho!
As director of the "controversial" (controversial if you have trouble believing women can do things) Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig has had a very interesting and not entirely pleasant 2016. In a recent short essay, Feig shares what he's learned about "being a woman." Notably missing are any insights he may have gained about the specific challenges of being a black woman, a la Leslie Jones.Read More
Hope Is Not Lost: Most-Shared Election Tweet Was Hillary Clinton’s Post-Election Message to Little Girls
It is found.
2016 has been rough, and the Internet, for all its ability to bring people together, hasn't seemed entirely helpful—and, at times, has seemed to be one of the biggest parts of the problem. However, for all their enabling of "fake news" (conspiracy theories, lies, and propaganda) and fostering of demagogic tendencies, social media networks aren't necessarily the wastelands of horrors they may sometimes appear to be.Read More
Wonder Woman has always been a symbol of female empowerment. Now, that is being made official on a global scale as the United Nations will be naming her an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls in an upcoming ceremony!Read More