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