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Why Ava Duvernay’s AFFRM & Lifetime’s Broad Focus Initiatives Are Vital For Film & TV

Why Ava Duvernay’s AFFRM & Lifetime’s Broad Focus Initiatives Are Vital For Film & TV

When you look at any study or statistic showing the amount of females and minorities (or lack thereof) behind the scenes in the film and TV industries, it’s easy to lose hope and feel like equality is a loooong way off. In a sense, yes it is, especially when the […]

May 22, 2015 ×
Charlize Theron: Wage Gap Fighter, Mad Max Badass & Hollywood Feminist Extraordinaire

Charlize Theron: Wage Gap Fighter, Mad Max Badass & Hollywood Feminist Extraordinaire

No ‘Black Widow’ movie on the horizon? No worries! This year’s badass feminist extravaganza on screen can be found in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and before you roll your eyes and think it is a poor substitute for the female-driven comic book origin blockbuster movie that is well overdue, keep […]

May 22, 2015 ×
Amy Schumer For President! How The Comedian Is Changing The Game For Women

Amy Schumer For President! How The Comedian Is Changing The Game For Women

Remember that time someone wrote an article about the reasons why women aren’t funny? That no longer applies anywhere. Not only have female comedians been killing it with their own stand-up specials, TV series and movies that they write, produce and direct, but they have overwhelmingly proven that sexism is […]

May 21, 2015 ×
Cannes Wrap Up: Salma Hayek Says Hollywood Needs To Understand The Economic Power Of Women

Cannes Wrap Up: Salma Hayek Says Hollywood Needs To Understand The Economic Power Of Women

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has come at a time when the film industry (most notably Hollywood) has been under the spotlight quite a bit lately because of a tipping point we seem to have arrived at. The past few years there has been an even more intense scrutiny of […]

May 21, 2015 ×
Lush Cosmetics Found A Genius Way To Make Great Product While Empowering Maasai Women

Lush Cosmetics Found A Genius Way To Make Great Product While Empowering Maasai Women

We’re already a fan of Lush Cosmetics who have no problem staging controversial protests to raise awareness about the harmful effects of animal testing. They are a brand which is environmentally conscious, creates organic products which don’t contain harmful toxins, and now they can also add “female economic empowerment” to […]

May 21, 2015 ×
Zoe Kravitz Talks Openly About Her Battle With Eating Disorders & Her Recovery

Zoe Kravitz Talks Openly About Her Battle With Eating Disorders & Her Recovery

Eating disorders are increasingly common amongst young people. In America alone 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder. It is a group of diseases that does not discriminate by race, gender, socio-economic background etc. But there are certain factors which exacerbate and cause it. Education […]

May 20, 2015 ×
‘Frame Her Right’ Campaign Wants Bollywood To Address Domestic Violence Better

‘Frame Her Right’ Campaign Wants Bollywood To Address Domestic Violence Better

According to the Indian National Crime Records Bureau, roughly once every 5 minutes an incident of domestic violence is reported across the country. In 2013 over 118,000 cases of domestic violence were reported which was also the highest rate of all gendered violence toward women. Since 2003 the number of […]

May 20, 2015 ×
African Erin Brokovich, Single Mom Phyllis Omido, Is Our Badass Shero Of The Day

African Erin Brokovich, Single Mom Phyllis Omido, Is Our Badass Shero Of The Day

We are all familiar with Julia Robert’s portrayal of real life activist and hero Erin Brokovich. In 1993, the single mother fought a huge legal battle against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California, despite having NO formal legal training or background, and won a landmark case which proved […]

May 20, 2015 ×
Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany On Feminism & Busting Female Stereotypes

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany On Feminism & Busting Female Stereotypes

TV is a very exciting medium these days as there seem to be far more varied roles featuring women expanding the previous stereotypes that have dominated for so long. ‘Orange is the New Black’, ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Odyssey’, the list goes on and on. One show that has steadily been […]

May 19, 2015 ×
Rose Byrne Starts An All-Female Film Production Co. Called Dollhouse Collective

Rose Byrne Starts An All-Female Film Production Co. Called Dollhouse Collective

Following in the footsteps of Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard Productions, and Lena Dunham and fellow ‘Girls’ showrunner Jenni Konner’s ‘A Casual Romance’ production company, Aussie actress Rose Byrne is the latest woman in film to firmly stake her claim in wanting to add to the female narrative […]

May 19, 2015 ×
“I Can’t Just Be The Girlfriend Or The Slut” Michelle Rodriguez On Losing Roles But Keeping Integrity

“I Can’t Just Be The Girlfriend Or The Slut” Michelle Rodriguez On Losing Roles But Keeping Integrity

She’s notorious for playing the badass Letty in the ‘Fast and Furious’ movie franchise. Michelle Rodriguez is the type of actress who may be perceived as playing only one type of role, but there’s a reason for that: there aren’t enough roles for female actresses out there that she is […]

May 19, 2015 ×
This Woman Created ‘Native Max’, The 1st Native American Lifestyle & Culture Magazine

This Woman Created ‘Native Max’, The 1st Native American Lifestyle & Culture Magazine

You may have recently heard the news of a group of Indigenous American actors walking off the set of a new Adam Sandler movie called ‘The Ridiculous Six’ in disgust over inappropriate jokes toward the Native American culture and women. To those people we say bravo! Cultural appropriation is never […]

May 18, 2015 ×
‘Suffragette’ Actress Carey Mulligan On The Fight For Equality In Film

‘Suffragette’ Actress Carey Mulligan On The Fight For Equality In Film

It’s quite fitting that British actress Carey Mulligan was cast in the upcoming film ‘Suffragette’, based on the real life struggles of women in Britain to be allowed to vote. Why? Because her passion for gender equality is not something that is just limited to on-screen performances. In a recent […]

May 18, 2015 ×
Sam Smith’s Body Image Struggles Prove There’s A Vital Voice Missing In This Convo

Sam Smith’s Body Image Struggles Prove There’s A Vital Voice Missing In This Convo

The world has never been more progressive. In society we can boast many advances made in technology, the economy, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, fashion, education, leadership and so on. So why is it that we are still stuck in the dark ages when it comes to something that has been around for […]

May 18, 2015 ×
Underwear Brand THINX Is Making Periods More Empowering, Less “Eww”

Underwear Brand THINX Is Making Periods More Empowering, Less “Eww”

OK ladies it’s time to get real about THAT time of the month. You know, the monthly secretion of a life-giving fluid that apparently makes billions of men around the world squirm uncomfortably when mentioned. Or in the case of this Iowa store clerk who refused to sell tampons to […]

May 17, 2015 ×