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What I Weigh Is None of Your Business: What It’s Like To Be Recovering from Anorexia and Complimented on How Thin I Am

What I Weigh Is None of Your Business: What It’s Like To Be Recovering from Anorexia and Complimented on How Thin I Am

“You’re so thin!” I often hear. “How do you do it?!” they all want to know. Do you want to know? Do you really want to know? The truth may disappoint you.

by × January 14, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts/Entertainment

‘Girls’ Season 3, Episode 2 Recap: Roadtrip to Nowhere

‘Girls’ Season 3, Episode 2 Recap: Roadtrip to Nowhere

GIRLS: “Truth or Dare” (Season 3, Episode 2) After getting the call to pick up Jessa from rehab, Hannah once again forces Adam to hang out with her friends because, despite her high level of maturity and clear intellect, she is only 24 and thus not old enough to rent a car.

by × January 14, 2014 × 0 comments

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‘Girls’ Season 3, Episode 1 Recap: Girls Will Be Girls

‘Girls’ Season 3, Episode 1 Recap: Girls Will Be Girls

nd we’re off! Lena Dunham and company return for season three of the ever-popular and controversial series Girls, and fans are dying—dying—to know what’s going on with each of the ladies after last season’s finale.

by × January 14, 2014 × 0 comments

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Plan D…as in D*ck. Coming soon?

Plan D…as in D*ck. Coming soon?

If the pill for women has been been around since the ‘60s, and a pill for men would essentially use the same technology to prevent unwanted pregnancy, then why wasn’t it developed and marketed decades ago?

by × January 10, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts/Entertainment

Why You Should Listen To Charlotte Church If You Care About Violence Against Women

Why You Should Listen To Charlotte Church If You Care About Violence Against Women

Charlotte Church has something to tell you about the music industry. And honestly, it’s about way more than the music industry. Church recently stirred headlines with a lecture at BBC 6 Music’s annual John Peel Lecture, named after a groundbreaking English DJ and inaugurated by Pete Townsend.

by × January 8, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts/Entertainment, Featured

Saudi Arabia’s First Female Filmmaker, Defies Odds, Hides in Van to Make Award-Winning ‘Wadjda’

Saudi Arabia’s First Female Filmmaker, Defies Odds, Hides in Van to Make Award-Winning ‘Wadjda’

In a time and generation where so many think “nothing’s really new” or “everything has been done before”, let us take a moment and re-open our eyes and minds to a spectrum of game-changers. Pan left to a strong female voice blaring over a walkie-talkie from off  set of a feature film [...]

by × December 17, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts/Entertainment

Beyonce’s New Album Incites ‘Beyoncanity’ Underlined with Strong Female Messages

Beyonce’s New Album Incites ‘Beyoncanity’ Underlined with Strong Female Messages

So we all know the elements and logistics, right: no promos, no leaks, no single, her full-self-titled-fifth-album released overnight, iTunes bears exclusive rights for the 14-piece visual album, the videos shot while traveling on the Mrs. Carter worldwide tour, over 80,000 copies are sold in just a three-hour window… the. [...]

by × December 13, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts/Entertainment, Featured

Original comic and Bechdel Test origin. | via wikipedia

The Bechdel Test: What It Is And Why You Should Give A Damn

Been to any movie screenings in Stockholm recently? If so, you may have noticed that several theaters are now offering you the chance to vet your film choices based on the Bechdel test.

by × December 12, 2013 × 0 comments

Ask A Feminist, Featured

What Does a Feminist Look Like? Stock Photo Edition

What Does a Feminist Look Like? Stock Photo Edition

The Cut recently reported that a stock photo search of what a feminist looks like (along with other cliche ‘keyword’ associations like ‘career women’ and ‘girl power’) turned up a bevy of misconceptions from the flat out wrong (women examining ex-rays and wearing high heels stepping on men), to the obvious sexual undertone, and even unusual (women eating a banana, scantily clad women holding power tools like this and even stranger, this).

by × December 11, 2013 × 0 comments

Featured, Issues

Pantene for Strong and Shiny Feminism

Pantene for Strong and Shiny Feminism

A new ad from Pantene is joining Dove in using female empowerment as part of their campaign. The spot shows a man and woman going about their day in parallel while highlighting the inequalities that women face on a daily basis. It all comes down to word choice.

by × December 11, 2013 × 0 comments