Lately, I have been more mindful of the qualities an ally should possess. An ally is an individual that wants to fight for the equality of a marginalized group that they are not a part of. I am a straight cisgender woman. (FYI, cisgender means my gender experience matches my assigned gender at birth. Also […]Read More Being a Good Ally
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC To me, someone believing the old cliche that “women aren’t funny” is one of the most annoying and frustratingly stupid things ever. It’s a misconception that’s still being fought against, but now with the help of more female and feminist comedians than ever.Read More Comedy and Feminism: Mortal Enemies, or Best Friends?
We’ve heard it a million times. Maybe we’ve even said it ourselves. Or worse: maybe we’ve been deemed a biddie. This term has gained a place in our everyday vocabulary – yet we don’t often stop to think about the meaning or history of this word.Read More What Does Biddie Mean, Anyway?
If I had to pick any one major media source to consume for feminist information, it would definitely have to be documentaries. There’s something so satisfying about a well-produced compilation of 90 minutes of material that leaves you reeling and thinking for days. In the wake of a week filled with appreciation for this year’s […]Read More Feminist movie night, anyone?
Tuning into the Oscars Sunday night, I expected to be entertained and see some great movies be honored. I did NOT expect a feminist statement, and so I was pleasantly surprised when Patricia Arquette gave her seemingly inspiring speech, saying: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have […]Read More Patricia Arquette and the Feminist Speech Gone Wrong
The 87th Annual Academy Awards premiered on ABC last night, and many notable things happened in relation to feminist issues: Reese Witherspoon popularized #AskHerMore, a movement to question women on the red carpet about more then what they’re wearing. Patricia Arquette gave a well-intended shoutout to women in her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress. John […]Read More What Was Missing from the 2015 Oscars
Feminist riot grrrl band Sleater-Kinney recently teamed up with Bob’s Burgers–one of the most feminist shows on TV— to produce this amazing video. Check it out! Also, if you haven’t heard Sleater-Kinney’s music before of you’ve never watched Bob’s Burgers, I really recommend both of them!Read More QUICK HIT: Bob’s Burgers and Sleater-Kinney team up for new music video
A recent hobby of mine has been to watch movie trailers for upcoming cinema. Recently, I watched a trailer and I couldn’t help but be filled with a sense of rage I haven’t experienced from a trailer in some time. A new movie opened in theaters yesterday called The Duff. By watching the trailer, I learned […]Read More Things I learned AFTER seeing The Duff
My love of art has grown over the years because it can be political, moving and simply stunning. But, I fell love when I saw underlying feminist messages. I want to share my favorite feminist artist and maybe they will give you perspective too. Frida Kahlo (yes, Frida Kahlo, I do not care how clique it […]Read More Get Hip to Art & Feminism
Did you know, that as a women, you should buy pens specifically for women? BIC now makes a specific brand of pens, just for women, because apparently women can’t handle using regular pens. Read more about my thoughts on how BIC furthers to gender objects and puts down women.Read More BIC: Pens for Her