• Youtube Star Whitney Thore: “Fat Is Such A Dirty Word In Our Society”

    Youtube Star Whitney Thore: “Fat Is Such A Dirty Word In Our Society”

    Here’s a truth bomb that Youtube sensation turned reality star Whitney Thore recently dropped live on national TV: “Even if you’re not fat, you’ll probably never be thin enough to fit the societal ideal.” Yikes! That was the response she gave when Today show host Natalie Morales asked her what […]

  • The Four Trends We All Thought Would Die Out In 2014…But Didn’t

    The Four Trends We All Thought Would Die Out In 2014…But Didn’t

    If the 1980s taught us anything, it’s that trends come and go. With the ubiquity of the Internet, we are better equipped than ever to observe and comment on passing fads, and it seems that crazes pass faster than ever now that so many loud opinions fill the air. However, […]

  • Lena Dunham On Bill Cosby, Taylor Swift, & Jane The Virgin

    Lena Dunham On Bill Cosby, Taylor Swift, & Jane The Virgin

    Yay for HBO’s ‘Girls’ being back on air! And with the new season comes a whole load of new laughs and drama, which we can’t wait for beeteedubs. Off air, the show’s two creators and showrunners (also known as Executive Producers) Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are well-versed in tackling […]

  • Award Winning Israeli Film ‘Zero Motivation’ Pushing Boundaries For Female Protagonists

    Award Winning Israeli Film ‘Zero Motivation’ Pushing Boundaries For Female Protagonists

    The Golden Globes started the Hollywood award season on a high for women in the industry in all aspects. Less than a week later, the highly-anticipated Oscar nominations were released and everyone’s collective jaws dropped at the obvious snub of women and minorities. The majority of nominees were white and […]

  • Are Women More Caring Than Men? The Answer May Surprise You

    Are Women More Caring Than Men? The Answer May Surprise You

    You’ve probably heard the generalization that asks “are women more caring than men?”. In some cases, that’s true — but it depends on which type of empathy you’re talking about. Also, men do a much better job of turning off their empathy so they can manage the associated stress. It’s […]

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The Startling Influence Men Still Have Over Women’s Body Image

The Startling Influence Men Still Have Over Women’s Body Image

What’s the secret to having great body image? That is the million dollar, often unanswerable, question. Is it a one-size-fits-all solution? Who is to blame? Have we progressed in terms of body image standards over the past 10 years? Can we alleviate problems by sheltering our kids and families from […]

January 22, 2015 ×
Cosmo Takes A Break From Sex Tips To Cover The Honor Killings Epidemic

Cosmo Takes A Break From Sex Tips To Cover The Honor Killings Epidemic

We all know Cosmo mag for one thing in particular: its sex tips. The headlines are on every cover you see at your local grocery store checkout stand. In recent years Cosmo US edition under current editor-in-chief Joanna Coles has vowed to include more diverse content (read: feminist content) including […]

January 21, 2015 ×
Got Problems With Your Lady Parts? Women’s Health Physical Therapists Are The Answer

Got Problems With Your Lady Parts? Women’s Health Physical Therapists Are The Answer

Let’s face it, ladies — getting older is murder on our lady parts. As we age, we go through big life events, like pregnancy and childbirth, which take a toll on our bodies. Also, some lady parts problems have nothing to do with age at all. Painful conditions like vulvodynia […]

January 21, 2015 ×
Katy Perry Ready To Perform Female Empowerment Anthems At The Superbowl Halftime Show

Katy Perry Ready To Perform Female Empowerment Anthems At The Superbowl Halftime Show

You guys, it’s not the first time we’ve seen a badass female performer tear down the house during the Superbowl Halftime show. Beyonce and Destiny’s Child in 2013 anyone? In 2015 Katy Perry plans to up the stakes and bring her slew of female empowerment anthems to the state to […]

January 21, 2015 ×
How I Dealt With Multiple Miscarriages While My Friends All Had Babies

How I Dealt With Multiple Miscarriages While My Friends All Had Babies

By Tamar Henry One premise-level misconception that often seems to surface when we talk about women who can’t get pregnant, or are dealing with pregnancy loss, is that there are two distinct types of women: 1) women who have an easy time getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term […]

January 20, 2015 ×
Coca-Cola Empowers Female Entrepreneurs To Be Business Pillars Of Their Communities

Coca-Cola Empowers Female Entrepreneurs To Be Business Pillars Of Their Communities

Many experts today say that gender equality is the key to development, especially in countries where it is needed the most. The United Nations have state empowering women is number 3 on their list of 8 Millennial Development Goals. The World Bank believes that “putting resources into poor women’s hands […]

January 20, 2015 ×
New Supergirl TV Series Will Feature Feminism, Female Empowerment & Flaws

New Supergirl TV Series Will Feature Feminism, Female Empowerment & Flaws

The character has not yet been cast, but the costume has been chosen and apparently it is badass! That’s the word coming from the executives in charge of the new highly-anticipated CBS ‘Supergirl’ TV series. It seems 2015 is going to be the year of female superheroes across a range […]

January 20, 2015 ×
“I Jiggle Therefore I Am” New Fitness Campaign Proves This Girl Can Do Anything

“I Jiggle Therefore I Am” New Fitness Campaign Proves This Girl Can Do Anything

What stops you from exercising or being active? Do you shudder at the thought of the word “fitness”? Maybe because of all the homogenized images we see of women in sportswear campaigns make us feel as if we need to look a certain way before we are worthy of donning […]

January 19, 2015 ×
A MUST-READ Male Perspective On How Women Deal With Street Harassment

A MUST-READ Male Perspective On How Women Deal With Street Harassment

By Tony Rinna Several months ago I descended to the subway platform for the train to Seoul’s Gangnam district. There was almost nobody around except for a young lady around my age. I sat down on a bench near where she was. I didn’t say anything to her and didn’t […]

January 19, 2015 ×
Actress Kathleen Rose Perkins Says Feminism Makes Her An Ally To Other Women

Actress Kathleen Rose Perkins Says Feminism Makes Her An Ally To Other Women

Now that the feminist awards, WE MEAN, Golden Globe Awards are over for another year, there is a certain tone that has been set by Hollywood and we are liking it! Many news media outlets were touting 2014 as the year when feminism became trendy for the millennial generation with […]

January 19, 2015 ×
Actress Melissa Gilbert’s Boob Job Became Her Body Image Wake-Up Call

Actress Melissa Gilbert’s Boob Job Became Her Body Image Wake-Up Call

You may remember seeing her shimmy on the Dancing With The Stars stage during season 14, or if you are of a certain age, you definitely remember Melissa Gilbert playing Laura Ingalls Wilder in the popular series ‘Little House On The Prairie’. Given that she has been in the public […]

January 16, 2015 ×
I Chose Gratitude, And Watched My Entire Life Change Before My Eyes

I Chose Gratitude, And Watched My Entire Life Change Before My Eyes

By Kate DesRosier It’s true, spending time thinking about the things going right in your life does shift perspective and lead to better outcomes. It’s not always easy, but I highly recommend it. Sometimes things are overwhelmingly negative and challenging in our lives, and those are the moments this exercise […]

January 16, 2015 ×