Anita Sarkeesian, a pioneering kick-ass fem-positive trope-buster of our modern age, has been threatened with her life. This has got to stop. As a feminist immersed in the world of gaming, Sarkeesian known for her Feminist Frequency site has been outing the hidden (and not so hidden) misogyny and lopsided [...]
Get your boots and cape ready, because as of today, October 1st shall be known as “Wear Your Superheroes Day.” We have 7-year-old Adalina to thank for that. And her little sister, 5-year-old, Leanna has her big sis to thank, too. According to the girls’ father, when Leanna would wear her superhero clothes to kindergarten, “the boys tell her that superheroes are ‘for boys.’ She has even started to wear her jacket all day to keep from being hassled about it,” he says.
There is little more we can say that Miss Watson doesn’t say here. We here at Salted Scarletry are #teamheforshe **Speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 20 September 2014 – from unwomen.org “Today we are launching [...]
Once upon a time, David Bowie was a 17-year-old long-haired “activist.” This fantastic footage from Bowie’s possibly first-ever TV interview talking about the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men is priceless. Back in 1964, long hair on men was still an unacceptable style choice, but scissor eschewing gents [...]
Baseball: a great American pastime. And like many other “traditional” practices in the American timeline, there is an evident history of inclusion — or lack thereof — that, over time, shows to have only meant “white males” in variable senses of the label. It wasn’t until 1947 that game-changing players [...]
Last night’s Tony Awards were a beautiful, boisterous exercise in one of the stage’s highest cooperatives of talent, creativity and performance. As always, the presenters were of high profile, the productions were high octane and the mood was joyous and familial. Much different than many of the red-carpet-laden awards shows [...]
What if the tampons, pads, and pantyliners you purchased every month automatically provided free supplies to a girl living in a developing country so she can stay in school, play with her friends, and be proud of her womanhood?
Did you know the founder of Mother’s Day spent the rest of her life trying to stop it? It’s an interesting story, really.
Men’s Onion Shirts vs Women’s Emotions: ‘The Daily Show’ Takes on Political Sexism and Grandma-to-be Hillary Clinton Issue
Where to start. If you watched “The Daily Show” last night and still feel your blood at boiling temps and steam streaming out of your ear holes, you’re not alone. The segment where Jon Stewart presents a categorical smackdown of political sexism and the double standards placed between men and [...]
Yesterday marked a momentous occasion for women as Gloria Steinem, activist, journalist and grand dame of the feminist movement, was awarded the highest civilian honor possible, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At almost 80 years young, Steinem still shines the light she’s shone since becoming a leader and media spokesperson [...]