• Rapper Mikel Ameen Changing The Genre’s Status Quo With Female Empowerment Lyrics

    Rapper Mikel Ameen Changing The Genre’s Status Quo With Female Empowerment Lyrics

    Hey Ladies, we’ve got a new man for you to swoon over. Not because of what he looks like on the outside (duh! around here we value more than just physical appearances) but because of a powerful message he is sending to a community that doesn’t exactly have the best […]

  • Womanthology Series Redefining The Portrayal Of Female Comic Book Characters

    Womanthology Series Redefining The Portrayal Of Female Comic Book Characters

    If you’re a female comic book fan, you have probably wondered at some point about the lack of female characters and female artists in the comic world, right? Or if you haven’t you have probably seen the various articles questioning and dissecting the portrayals of women in the comic world […]

  • Goldieblox Releases Empowering ‘Lightning Strikes’ Animated Music Video

    Goldieblox Releases Empowering ‘Lightning Strikes’ Animated Music Video

    The push to get girls interested in and exciting about STEM careers is increasing these days, and there are a few standout companies and organizations who lead the charge. Reshma Saujani’s Girls Who Code non-profit, Google’s Made With Code initiative, and of course toy company Goldieblox, created by California engineer […]

  • Jennifer Aniston Says Not Having Kids Doesn’t Mean You’ve Failed As A Woman

    Jennifer Aniston Says Not Having Kids Doesn’t Mean You’ve Failed As A Woman

    Feminism these days has become such a complicated and misunderstood word, thanks in large part to a handful of key celebrities who A) say they don’t identify as a feminist because B) *insert frustrating definition that isn’t actually what feminism is about*. We’ve heard them all: bra-burners, man-haters, all lesbians, […]

  • Amputee Pop Star Viktoria Modesta Shatters Mainstream Beauty Ideals

    Amputee Pop Star Viktoria Modesta Shatters Mainstream Beauty Ideals

    Behold a new queen has arrived. Forget Lady Gaga, Beyonce or any other diva who has defied the odds, because USSR-born, British-based singer Viktoria Modesta is about to shatter what you think you know about living outside the boundaries of “normal” and being controversial. And you thought wearing a meat […]

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Lisa Kudrow Talks Ageism, Sexism & Representation Of Women In Film

Lisa Kudrow Talks Ageism, Sexism & Representation Of Women In Film

If there is anyone who has the experience over a long period of time to make a judgement on how women are represented and treated by Hollywood, it’s Lisa Kudrow. Having been on the cast of ‘Friends’ for ten years and ten season, a show which today is ranked as […]

December 19, 2014 ×
The Girl Who Escaped Boko Haram And Lived To Tell Her Story

The Girl Who Escaped Boko Haram And Lived To Tell Her Story

In April 2014 the news of nearly 300 schoolgirls being kidnapped from Chibok elementary school in Nigeria shocked the world. The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram were found to be responsible. A few of the girls have managed to escape since, but nearly 9 months later, the majority of the […]

December 18, 2014 ×
Disgraced American Apparel CEO Creep Dov Charney Replaced By Paula Schneider

Disgraced American Apparel CEO Creep Dov Charney Replaced By Paula Schneider

Here’s some news that may make all you feminists and empowered women allow yourselves to shop at American Apparel in good conscience from now on. In June 2014, news was reported that American Apparel CEO and founder Dov Charney was being accused of sexual harassment and misusing corporate assets. Numerous […]

December 18, 2014 ×
“We Women” Photo Series Aims To Change The Way We See Ourselves In The Mirror

“We Women” Photo Series Aims To Change The Way We See Ourselves In The Mirror

If there is one thing that transcends all boundaries across the world and unites women everywhere, it is our struggle for body acceptance and how we view our body image. When we look at the mirror, there is no doubt the majority of us, no matter what culture we are […]

December 18, 2014 ×
Michaelle Jean Named The First Female Leader Of La Francophonie

Michaelle Jean Named The First Female Leader Of La Francophonie

Haitian-born Canadian woman Michaelle Jean has been named as the first female Secretary General of La Francophonie. If you’re unfamiliar with what La Francophonie is, don’t worry we’ll explain. But the most exciting part is that women are making advancements in leadership worldwide, and it is worth celebrating! La Francophonie […]

December 17, 2014 ×
Miss World Pageant Ditching Bikini Segment From 2015 Onwards

Miss World Pageant Ditching Bikini Segment From 2015 Onwards

Over the weekend South African beauty queen Rolene Strauss won the title of Miss World 2014 in London. It is the first time in more than half a century that a South African woman has taken home the title. As per usual, the press were touting her as “more than […]

December 17, 2014 ×
LEGO Inspiring Girls To “Keep Building” On Their Imagination In This New Video

LEGO Inspiring Girls To “Keep Building” On Their Imagination In This New Video

Lego has certainly been the quiet achiever over the past few years in terms of challenging gender stereotypes and including girls into the conversation in a big way. In fact right from their inception in 1949 in Denmark, they have set themselves apart from other major toy brands by being […]

December 17, 2014 ×
What Evangeline Lilly Almost Got Right About Feminism In Film

What Evangeline Lilly Almost Got Right About Feminism In Film

Brace yourselves ladies and gents, here comes another one. And by that we mean another Hollywood actress who has publicly said something to misrepresent what feminism means. Evangeline Lilly, best known for her breakout role as Kate in the hit series ‘Lost’ has more recently been seen in ‘The Hobbit’ […]

December 16, 2014 ×
Marin Alsop Become The 1st Female Conductor Of A Major US Orchestra

Marin Alsop Become The 1st Female Conductor Of A Major US Orchestra

She’s a different type of female music role model that we’re used to seeing, but she is one worth taking notice of! Marin Alson is the conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and is the first woman to conduct a major US orchestra. The classical music world isn’t necessarily covered […]

December 16, 2014 ×
Alfre Woodard On Being The 1st Black Female US President In ‘State Of Affairs’

Alfre Woodard On Being The 1st Black Female US President In ‘State Of Affairs’

When you look at the statistics of men vs women in TV and film, both in front of the camera and behind, you can get a pretty clear picture of the gender imbalance. A comprehensive report by the Women’s Media Center examined the break down between men and women in […]

December 16, 2014 ×
Krysten Ritter To Play Marvel’s Badass Jessica Jones In New Series

Krysten Ritter To Play Marvel’s Badass Jessica Jones In New Series

Mid-way through 2014, the cinematic world and comic book fans were up in arms when Marvel Studios president brushed off the fact that the studio hasn’t yet released a female superhero-led movie with some vagaries about timing etc. Then Sony Studios decided to one-up them and they announced a few […]

December 15, 2014 ×
Freida Pinto: “People Who Understand Equality Also Understand Feminism”

Freida Pinto: “People Who Understand Equality Also Understand Feminism”

When was the last time you read an article about feminism that didn’t include some sort of discussion about the stereotypes of feminists: women who are angry, who hate men, who despite marriage and babies, and who want to take over the world. You know, that kinda crap. In an […]

December 15, 2014 ×