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Treasury Dept. Announces Woman Will Be On $10 Bill

Treasury Dept. Announces Woman Will Be On $10 Bill

Well, it’s not Jackson, but it’s big news from the U.S. Treasury Department this week. On Wednesday it was announced that the next $10 bill will have a woman on it. <cheers!> We don’t know which woman, and we don’t know if Alexander Hamilton, the bill’s current face, will go [...]

by × June 18, 2015 × 0 comments

Body, Issues, Self, Sex/Love, Social

Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein Launch ‘Sweetening The Pill’ Kickstarter For Birth Control Documentary

Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein Launch ‘Sweetening The Pill’ Kickstarter For Birth Control Documentary

The “Business of Being Born” team is back, and this time they’re tackling birth control. Now before you get your maxi pads in a bunch (sorry) they’re not out to tell you you’re a terrible person for being on birth control. What they do want to tell you is that [...]

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Featured, Issues, Social

Harriet Tubman Voted Top Choice For First Woman On $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman Voted Top Choice For First Woman On $20 Bill

Big news! Harriet Tubman has been voted as the woman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. It’s not official yet, but there’s a lot of potential. Andrew Jackson replaced Grover Cleveland in the 20s so why can’t it happen again? Women On 20s, the organization heading up the mission to [...]

by × May 12, 2015 × 0 comments

Arts/Entertainment, Featured, Issues, Social

Meet the Cast of V-Day Taconic, Performing ‘The Vagina Monologues’ To Benefit Women’s Prison Association

Meet the Cast of V-Day Taconic, Performing ‘The Vagina Monologues’ To Benefit Women’s Prison Association

V-Day Taconic is a local effort within V-Day’s global One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women and girls – Taconic being Taconic Correctional Facility, a medium security women’s prison in Bedford Hills, NY. Last week, members of V-Day Taconic held an exclusive performance of The Vagina Monologues for the women at [...]

by × May 7, 2015 × 0 comments

Arts/Entertainment, Featured, Issues, Scene, Social, Spotlights

Spotlight: V-Day Taconic’s Briana Packen and Tiffany Rachelle Stewart On Performing ‘The Vagina Monologues’ At A Women’s Prison and Why That Matters

Spotlight: V-Day Taconic’s Briana Packen and Tiffany Rachelle Stewart On Performing ‘The Vagina Monologues’ At A Women’s Prison and Why That Matters

No doubt, Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning play The Vagina Monologues is a powerful piece of art and expression of the female experience. It’s inspired women (and men) across the world. But the liberating play is maybe not something you’d come to find within the confines of a prison. The ladies of V-Day Taconic [...]

by × May 1, 2015 × 0 comments

Featured, Issues, Social

Brittany Maynard, Terminally Ill ‘Death with Dignity’ Advocate, Ends Her Own Life

Brittany Maynard, Terminally Ill ‘Death with Dignity’ Advocate, Ends Her Own Life

Brittany Maynard, the woman with terminal brain cancer who made headlines last month, reportedly ended her life on Saturday. She was 29. If you’ve been following the story, Maynard was diagnosed at the beginning of the year with stage 4 glioblastoma, the most aggressive and lethal form of brain cancer, [...]

by × November 2, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts/Entertainment, Featured, Issues, Social

DJs MC Lyte and Samantha Ronson Team Up for Female Power Playlist – Listen Now

DJs MC Lyte and Samantha Ronson Team Up for Female Power Playlist – Listen Now

Two pioneering DJs, one mission to send the message the Women Are Watching. Hip-hop legend MC Lyte and DJ Samantha Ronson have joined forces to create this rockin’ playlist not only to get your female-empowered groove on, but to raise awareness in anticipation of next week’s election. The Spotify playlist [...]

by × October 30, 2014 × 0 comments

Body, Featured, Issues, Self, Silly/Sassy, Social

Young Girls Dressed as Princesses Drop Shit Ton of F-Bombs for Feminism

Young Girls Dressed as Princesses Drop Shit Ton of F-Bombs for Feminism

Our virgin ears! Kidding. Like a lot. What happens when you get a group of girls ages 6 to 13, dress them up in “princess” costumes and have them swear in front of the camera to make a point about sexism in society?

by × October 22, 2014 × 0 comments

Issues, Saltie Shakers, Social

Harassment of Females in the Gaming World Has to Stop, and Males Need To Do Something About It

Harassment of Females in the Gaming World Has to Stop, and Males Need To Do Something About It

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 [...]

by × October 15, 2014 × 0 comments

Issues, Social

The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams Takes On Catcalling in ‘Feminized Atmosphere’

The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams Takes On Catcalling in ‘Feminized Atmosphere’

Catcalling is just one of those things we have to grin and bear, right? It’s really no big deal. That’s what some news pundits, and probably half of the male population of your friends and family think about the unsolicited comments from our male counterparts that we females seem to [...]

by × October 3, 2014 × 0 comments