The first publicly ordained Orthodox Jewish female rabbi; an attorney leading the campaign to ordain Mormon women; a nun whose career was threatened for daring to question the Virgin Mary as a symbol of subservience; a Muslim journalist whose organization is re-translating the Qur’an’s most controversial verse. Bringing change to institutions entrenched in centuries of tradition takes a very specific kind of fighting spirit.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, let us all find other things to talk about. Please.
Comic artist Rosalarian Gedris reflects on her misguided youth.
Lindsay Bottos epitomizes how terribly women can be treated on the internet through a photography project that went viral on Tumblr.
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You may not have heard of these women, but we owe them so much.
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Why We Should All Be Feminists” has to be heard in its entirety!
Girls to the front! Sini Anderson’s new documentary about Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna will set your feminist heart aflutter. (Sorry for saying you “need” to see it: See it if you want to, sister.)
In a world where only 11% of engineers are female, toy company GoldieBlox is on a mission to “disturb the pink aisle” and get young girls interested in science and math.
This 10 Things I Hate About You character isn’t hostile. She’s annoyed, and with good reason.
Majoring (and even minoring) in Women’s and Gender Studies’ is a unique adventure.
Schwyzer “quit the Internet” late last month and was exposed for exchanging dirty texts with a porn star. On Friday, he came back in a big, messy way.
WHERE EVERY NIGHT IS LADIES’ NIGHT.
A number of famous women have shied away from identifying as feminists, but they’re not anti-lady. Instead, many of them seem to associate feminism with man-hating and passing judgement.
Watch out Ryan Gosling, Jay-Z has a daughter now. Which is obviously the only reason one should stop saying “bitch” and become a feminist.
Aliaa Maghda El-Mahdy is a 20-year-old political activist from Cairo who has gained infamy in Egypt for posting the following nude photos as a feminist statement against radical Islamic oppression. Pot, consider yourself stirred.
Jon Hamm may play the sexist Don Draper on TV, but in real life he is far from it. At a “Mad Men” sponsored benefit for the Rape Treatment Center in LA , Jon Hamm revealed that he once worked at a daycare center and talked about the importance of good, male role models. Can this guy get any better?
Etsy shop Vulva Love Lovely sells a line of hugable, snuggable lady parts. The fleece fallopian tubes are like arms that want to squeeze you!
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A feminist political activism organization in the Ukraine, Femen stages street protests against everything from sex tourism to Silvio Berlusconi. These protests are almost always topless. Solidarity. Get these ladies to Wisconsin!
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Granted, this is from 2003, but it’s so awful that it transcends time and “OLD” badges.
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