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The Time’s Up and Me Too movements have solidified a platform for women to speak out about gender parity, gender equality and sexual harassment. With this stage comes even greater purpose to educate and unify people young and old, and millions have joined in — through petitions,...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:26pm

Does Stranger Things pass the Bechdel test?

Stranger Things has taken the country by storm — with some interesting side effects. The nostalgic science fiction series has caused an upswing in popularity for things that have otherwise been kept out of mainstream culture, like museum dinosaur hoodies and Dungeons and Dragons. But does it...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:38am

Are 'Lady Doritos' actually going to hit shelves?

Lady Doritos — Doritos for ladies. If you haven’t already heard the news, let me fill you in. During a recent interview with Freakonomics Radio, Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo (which owns subsidiary Frito-Lay, which, in turn, produces Doritos), began with an explanation of how men and...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 5:14pm

GOP Senate candidate says feminists have 'nasty, snake-filled heads'

Courtland Sykes, the "America First" Senate candidate for Missouri, posted his views on women’s rights to Facebook earlier this week — and his commentary cooked up controversy overnight.  Sykes hopes to replace Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill come this year...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 12:29pm

Ivanka Trump removed female advocacy from her Twitter bio

Ivanka Trump is under fire for getting rid of a line in her Twitter bio that previously deemed her a female advocate. According to Huffington Post, Ivanka’s old bio, in full, read, "Wife, mother, sister, daughter. Entrepreneur & advocate for the education and empowerment of women...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:34pm

Merriam-Webster's word of the year is 'feminism'

Me Too. Women’s March. Silence breakers. This year undoubtedly proved that words can have an immense impact on our thoughts, our actions and our spirits — and there’s no denying that they defined 2017 as a time not only for these strings of syllables, but for resilience. Just...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:40pm

Gift your conscience at Brooklyn's Social Justice Holiday Market

If you’re ready to start political conversations around your holiday table and wear your resistance with pride, there’s a new holiday market for you. Declare your allegiance while supporting marginalized creators at the first-ever Social Justice Holiday Market, taking place this...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:05pm

Drag, burlesque, comedy & tattoos for charity at Let's Get Nasty: Witch Hunt

Update, Nov. 28 - Witch, please! Here is your updated list of performers for Saturday's Nasty Woman Project event Let’s Get Nasty: Witch Hunt. Take advantage of the tattoo pop-up and it'll be a night to remember. (Don't forget that all proceeds go to the Anti-Violence...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:42pm

State Street, firm behind 'Fearless Girl,' underpaid female workers: feds

Wall Street’s “Fearless Girl” statue became a spectator favorite as a symbol of female empowerment and gender equality, but a federal report found that female employees at State Street, the Boston-based firm behind the bronze girl, were not treated equally. A federal audit...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:07pm

Is Joss Whedon a hypocrite?

Joss Whedon — supposed champion of women, local man who brought us “Buffy” — is maybe a bad dude. Well, at least according to this #scathingessay written by his ex-wife, Kai Cole. In a blog post for The Wrap, Cole details infidelities and shenanigans abound during...

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:59am

Town passes emergency ordinance against boobs

Ladies, don't try to free the nipple in this Maryland town, or you may end up in the pokey. Ocean City officials passed an emergency ordinance on Saturday banning public nudity from public beaches, reports WBAL-TV. The precipitating body part was nipples: last summer, "Topfreedom"...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:02pm

This Trump-inspired app tracks how often women are interrupted by men

In their first debate matchup, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump interrupted his Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton up to 51 times.Those instances of "manterruption" were the inspiration for Woman Interrupted, a mobile app for iOS and Android that trackshow frequently men interrupt women...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:50pm

International Women's Day may see activism jolt from tumult over Trump

A day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, millions of women flooded the streets across the United States and around the world in political protest. They made their voices heard — along with men — as part of the historic Women’s March. The turnout in Washington was one of the largest...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5:00am

How to get the Planned Parenthood x CFDA pin

Let’s call it the best trend we’ve seen so far. The Council for Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are distributing free hot pink pins that state “Fashion Stands with Planned Parenthood” during this NYFW. More than 40 CFDA members (including Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung and Public School)...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:06pm

(NSFW) Women go bare-chested to protest for equality in New York

"Free your breasts, free your mind!"The rallying cry of the gotopless.org activists rang out on Broadway as they marched bare-chested from Columbus Circle to East 47th Street on Sunday. New York City was one of nearly 60 cities across the globe to march on August 28 in GoTopless Pride Parades, in...

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:30pm

Wee the People wants to help kids find their voice through art and protest

Kids learn a lot about fairness — sharing is caring, et cetera — but what about unfairness? How should children learn about injustice and how to speak up about it?Last year, in the wake of the deaths of Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and Michael Brown, Jamaica Plain's Tanya Nixon-Silberg and Francie...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:19pm

Helen Mirren remembers that time she was accused of 'sluttish eroticism'

Who knew Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren was so fearless?The 70-year-old star shared the time she was introduced as an example of "sluttish eroticism" on Michael Parkinson's show during her younger years. "It was one of the very first interviews I ever did," she told AOL's Makers series...

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 1:44pm

These teen sisters are fighting for menstrual equality

Spending money on pads and tampons has long been considered part of the "pink tax"that women and girls simply must pay.But a major step in what advocates are calling "menstrual equality" occured last week when the New York City Council unanimously voted to approve legislation to provide free access...

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:37pm

3 new books changing outdated views on sexism and gender

If you want to be able to smartly debate why and how sexism exists, the three books on this list are required reading. It can be tricky to write about sexism and gender in a way that doesn't make your eyes glaze over, but these books get it right. Your eyes will be wide open.Related: Books for your...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 8:55pm

Ingrid Nilsen: In defense of 'angry feminists'

IngridNilsenis a YouTube power player with almost 4 million subscribers. She was one of seven YouTube creators newly appointed as a Change Ambassadors for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Action campaign with a mission to promote gender equality around the world. She wrote the following...

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 3:00pm