Tag: feminism

‘I Love Femininity’: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is a Fashion-Loving Feminist—Just Like Us

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attends the Christian Dior show on February 26, 2019 in Paris, France.Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) Real talk? One of the funniest, yet most common misconceptions about feminism—aside from the lie that we are “man-hating” instead of female-advocating—is that somehow so-called “true” feminism rejects any trappings of femininity or care for […]

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The Female Superhero Stories You Should Be Reading Right Now

You may have heard—Marvel finally released its first female led superhero film. This on screen adaptation is long overdo, especially considering the thriving world of female superheroes on the page. Characters like Spider-Gwen and Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan are obvious star newcomers, both serving major roles in Marvel comics. But young adult fiction and comic […]

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How Did We Get Here, Terry Crews?

Terry Crews attends NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 14 Kick-Off on March 11, 2019 in Pasadena, California. Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images) Remember when Tyra Banks spoke for America and bellowed a “We were all rooting for you!” cry to America’s Next Top Model contestant Tiffany? Today, let’s direct that energy to one Mr. Terry […]

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On International Women’s Day, Meghan Markle Got a New Job—and Gave Insight on Equality

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a panel discussion convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019 in London, England.Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas (WPA Pool/Getty Images) On International Women’s Day, Meghan Markle got a promotion, of sorts. The Duchess of Sussex is now vice president of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. […]

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It’s International Women Day. Do You Know Where Your Favorite Retailers Stand?

Bonobos/YouTube It’s one day a year, within the one month of the year dedicated to honoring and uplifting women in what is still very much a man’s world. Women’s voices may be more prominent than ever before in history, but equality is not an option without allyship, which is why we’re checking to see which […]

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It’s International Women’s Day. Do You Know Where Your Favorite Retailers Stand?

Bonobos/YouTube It’s one day a year, within the one month of the year dedicated to honoring and uplifting women in what is still very much a man’s world. Women’s voices may be more prominent than ever before in history, but equality is not an option without allyship, which is why we’re checking to see which […]

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Former Bro Film King Jonah Hill Wants to Fight Toxic Masculinity

Jonah Hill splashed onto the big screen in 2007 with bro-y classics like Superbad and Knocked Up; films that reinvigorated a collective thirst for misogynistic stoner humor. But in his 2018 coming-of-age skater boy flick Mid-90s, he turned the ship around, creating a heartfelt depiction of growing up in a toxically masculine culture. Over the […]

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Of Course Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Great at Explaining Skincare on Instagram

Photo by William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire/Getty Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the nation’s newest face of Democratic Socialism—she defeated a ten-term incumbent, becoming the youngest woman to serve in the US congress, and has already earned praise for her ability to parse complex political ideology. And a large part of this reputation is thanks to her […]

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Producer Dream Hampton Is Fed Up with Her Generation of Women

Surviving R. Kelly executive producer dream hampton has been at war with R. Kelly and the community that has protected him in the hellstorm of a reckoning that’s come since the premiere of her tell-all documentary about Kelly’s alleged abuse of women (many of them underage) stemming from the 90s. In the wake of the […]

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As the 2019 Women’s March Dawns and the DNC and Others Pull Support, Tamika Mallory and Co-Leaders Confront the Divide Within

The View/ABC (YouTube) As feminist activists and allies across the country prepare to join the third wave of Women’s Marches in as many years on Saturday, a well-publicized shadow has been cast over the event. The concern? Longstanding accusations of anti-Semitism and exclusion within the ranks of the Women’s March, with national co-president Tamika Mallory […]

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‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ Is Inadvertently About Women’s Invisible Labor

I have always been good at organizing. I excessively purge and sort, immersing myself in organizational minutiae to the point of obsession. My bookshelves are alphabetized by subject, I use up all of my free makeup samples, and if you name a single item in my house I can tell you where it is. As […]

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Fundraisers Are Already Popping Up to Send Girls to See ‘Captain Marvel’

DC Comics may have beat Marvel to the punch by releasing smash hit, feminist film Wonder Woman in 2017. But there’s no shortage of excitement for Marvel’s first female-lead movie, Captain Marvel, premiering on International Women’s Day, March 8. Non-profit organizations have already started raising money to send girls to screenings. Girls Inc. of Greater […]

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The Best Thing on TV This Year Was: ‘The Expanse’

There are levels of loving a TV show. There’s “I love this show” in the moment you watch it, well knowing you’ll forget it as soon as it’s replaced by another great one. And then there’s the show that knocks you on your ass, becomes an all-time top favorite almost immediately—an “I love this show […]

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I Have a Son Now, Which Means I Can Finally Start Respecting Men as People

Photo: monkeybusinessimages (iStock) Last week, my wife gave birth to a beautiful, healthy, bouncing baby boy. He is all the things that you hope new babies are. A blessing. Loud. Adorable. Soft. Precious. Gassy. Alert. Moderately bemused. Perpetually hangry. Vaguely human. Somewhat reminiscent of Fred Sanford. He is also life-changing. He’s our second child, but […]

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‘Widows’ Isn’t the Feminist Triumph You Think It Is

Widows’ diverse, all-women cast was expected to break the glass ceiling of the heist genre: The film has been critically lauded, with heavy praise doled out for Viola Davis’ lead performance and director/co-writer Steve McQueen, as well as best-selling novelist and co-writer Gillian Flynn. Based off of a 1983 ITV series of the same name, […]

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Ten Things You Always Wanted to Ask a Hand Model

This article originally appeared on VICE India. Every time you see an ad for a hair product with Kareena Kapoor or Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra (you get the picture), and the camera cuts to their hands running through their hair—it’s not actually the movie star’s hands. The same happens with beauty product ads when […]

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