How very Jesus-like.
Two years after they yanked their older son out of the school system because (gasp) a student in his class began wearing a dress, Nigel and Sally Rowe are at it again.Read More
If you started watching Chewing Gum on Netflix, it's likely you binged it, then thought, I can't wait 'til Season Three comes out! Well, you're gonna be waiting a long time.Read More
Christopher Eccleston Says the Arts Are the “Tip of an Iceberg” When It Comes to Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion go beyond race and even gender. Class is an important indicator of the advantages (or lack thereof) a person will have, and this can be compounded by race and gender to make things even worse for someone. In a recent interview, Christopher Eccleston talks about why it's important to think about this when it comes to diversity in the arts, and why the arts should only be a first step.Read More
Prince George, son of the U.K.'s Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is four years old. This is important, because a couple of days ago, the Internet decided to speculate about his sexuality.Read More
In addition to raising money for a great cause, one of the best things about the #Ham4All challenge is listening to a variety of voices sing music from Hamilton. This time, it's Westworld's Evan Rachel Wood doing her best Angelica Schuyler while singing a bit from "Satisfied."Read More
J.K. Rowling is not having your liberal, sexist bullshit, thank you very much.Read More
"I encourage you to choose love even when it's difficult," said Grande, "Let no one take that away from you." She ended the concert with a cover of "Over the Rainbow."Read More
In the wake of the horrifying attack in Manchester, social media users are banding together to make sure everyone is taken care of.Read More
J.K. Rowling, in support of English PEN, an organization that defends freedom of expression and works to remove barriers from literature, created a handwritten Harry Potter prequel that she wrote on a double sided postcard and allowed English PEN to sell at auction. A lucky bidder won it, purchased it, and everything was honky-dory. That is, until that bidder's home was burgled.Read More
Early last month, four female legislators in Italy proposed a law that would, as reported by Jezebel, "give women who want to stay home [from work] during their periods the opportunity to do so." The proposed law, which is currently in the lower house of the legislature, would give women an optional three days paid leave a month if they have painful, or particularly heavy periods.Read More
Not a love note.
Who doesn't love a good old fashioned letter? Well, maybe the 48% percent of Brits who voted against leaving the European Union, plus countless EU citizens who work or live in the country. They probably wish that this particular mailcoach got derailed.Read More
That "Woman Tax" is so real the world over, and women in the UK have had the added fight of dealing with a VAT on menstruation supplies because Parliament considers them "luxury items." Now, in a post-Brexit economy, students from low-income families and neighborhoods are having trouble paying for this most basic of necessities.Read More
Do #BlackLivesMatter everywhere?
Samuel L. Jackson wondered what Get Out would be like "with an American brother who really feels that" and sparked a controversial debate.Read More
Feminism Around the World: Alankrita Shrivastava Fights Censorship of Her Film Lipstick Under My Burkha
Award-winning filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava has been getting accolades for her feminist feature film, Lipstick Under My Burkha. It won the Spirit of Asia Award at last year's Tokyo Film Festival, the Oxfam Award for Gender Equality at the Mumbai Film Festival, and it had its U.K. premiere last week at the Glasgow Film Festival. This film is getting love everywhere...except in Shrivastava's home country.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
Feminism Around the World: Canadian Burlesque Dancer Tracks Down Fat-Shaming Internet Troll…a 15-Year-Old Boy
Jessica Davey-Quantick is a Canadian burlesque dancer who has a prolific Instagram. Now, it's already kind of a big deal for a woman to be online at all with, you know, a life or opinions, as evidenced by the trolls many of us suffer on a daily basis. Layer on top of that the identity of "burlesque performer," and you bring out all the specifically appearance-focused and/or "morality" focused sexism. Add the fact that the burlesque dancer in question is fat? You've hit the trifecta.Read More
So, access to safe and legal abortions is now a human right according to the United Nations.Read More
"Bing bing bing."
Ready for some word soup?Read More
A movie about a female screenwriter in wartime London that examines institutionalized sexism and the power of storytelling in film? Sign us up! Check out the trailer for Their Finest above.Read More
Yesterday, TMS' Keisha Hatchett wrote about the baffling decision to cast Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson (with Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor) in an episode of the Sky Arts series, Urban Myths. Thankfully, we won't actually have to sit through that particular episode.Read More