DC Super Hero Girls — to the rescue?
Date: June 12, 2015 | Posted By: JessicaGrowing up, I remember how frustrating it was that my brother could swipe away the Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters action figures that I was playing with if he decided he wanted to play with them. They were his toys after all. Although we shared toys like Lego and Nintendo, the bulk of my toys were Continue reading
Fury Road? More Like Furiosa Road!
Date: June 5, 2015 | Posted By: SashaI went to the movies over Memorial Day, and now all I can think about is Mad Max, Mad Max, MAD MAX! That is, of course, only the title of the movie. Because if I was going to jump up and down excitedly screaming the name of the main character, I would be saying, “FURIOSA!” Continue reading
Four reasons you should be in love with Orphan Black
Date: May 27, 2015 | Posted By: CourtneyClones. Religious cults. Corporate science. Oh, and feminism. As odd as it may sound, all of these elements can be found in the TV series Orphan Black. The show, which just began its third season in April, follows Sarah Manning (played by Tatiana Maslany) as she discovers she is one of many clones. The series Continue reading
Everything that’s wrong with the Dad Bod trend
Date: May 26, 2015 | Posted By: AudreyYou have got to be kidding me with this Dad Bod business. As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, a recent piece by Mackenzie Pearson (who’s a student at Clemson University in South Carolina) outlines how and why women now prefer a slight paunch over a six pack when it comes to men’s appearance. Her Continue reading
Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill?
Date: May 19, 2015 | Posted By: KatieWhat would the United States be like if we had Harriet Tubman on our $20 bills? Depicted on current and former US dollar banknotes are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Franklin, William McKinley, and Grover Cleveland. Yes, they are all men. And yes, all white men. Continue reading
Living in a manic pixie dream world
Date: May 15, 2015 | Posted By: Kaity GeeShe wears floral skater dresses. She rocks oxfords and grandad socks. She’s unbelievably quirky, ebullient, and has a tendency towards petty theft. She is a manic pixie dream girl. First coined by Nathan Rabin in his review of Elizabethtown to describe the bubbly flight attendant portrayed by Kirsten Dunst, the manic pixie dream girl (MPDG) Continue reading
Tina Fey and the bare truth (about shapewear)
Date: May 12, 2015 | Posted By: AudreyThe other night, actress/comedian Tina Fey stripped down to her underwear on The Late Show with David Letterman. Ostensibly, it was to “honor” the talk show host ahead of his imminent retirement. But what Fey really did was show the whole world just what it takes for some women to wear a form-fitting dress and Continue reading
My wish for Mother’s Day: A break from the sexism aimed at my kids
Date: May 10, 2015 | Posted By: GretchenI’m raising two boys, and it is exhausting — but not for the reasons you might expect. It’s not because they’re “gross” or “loud” or “stinky” or “roughhousing” all the time. All kids can be those things at any given moment. What is truly exhausting is always running into sexism and violence in toys, TV Continue reading
“You look too young to be a 51-year-old!”: Unhealthy beauty standards at the White House
Date: May 8, 2015 | Posted By: CaitlinRecently, the unquestionably accomplished First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to a group of children in the East Room of the White House for Take-Our-Daughters-And-Sons-To-Work Day. Few people are better representatives of hard work than Ms. Obama, and, as one could reasonably expect, she was direct about the effort she put into achieving success. Ms. Obama Continue reading
Why I love Amy Schumer’s new music video, “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup”
Date: May 6, 2015 | Posted By: KingaThe other morning, while eating my breakfast, I found this: comedienne Amy Schumer’s new music video, “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup.” I watched it thinking it would be a silly remake of some song. I was wrong. It is so much more. I have since sent this to all of my best girl friends. I Continue reading