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Fans are freaking about Jay Z cheating on Beyoncé, but I'm over here decoding her deeper messages in Lemonade

Five minutes into the release of Beyoncé’s much-anticipated <i>Lemonade</i>, social media started blowing up about how we were watching a divorce happen in …

How Prince Taught Me About Female Sexuality

He helped me realize there are men who enjoy being submissive to women — and that being a woman who’s more sexually experienced than a man isn’t something to hide or being ashamed of.<p>As a little kid in the early 1980s, I remember watching the video for Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” for the first …


Historic Overhaul Will Place Harriet Tubman, MLK, Marian Anderson, And Susan B. Anthony On New U.S. Currency

Harriet Tubman, who helped lead hundreds of slaves to freedom, will be featured on the front of the new $20 bill.<p>In a historic overhaul of U.S. currency, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that Harriet Tubman, the slave turned abolitionist, will be featured on the front of a newly …

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Samantha Bee Full Frontal panel at Tribeca Film Festival 2016

This year’s election season is a big one for Samantha Bee — not only is it the first one she’s covering as part of her weekly TBS series, <i>Full Frontal</i> …

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How Lifetime Became One Of The Best Places In Hollywood For Women

Lifetime’s grown from “guilty pleasure” to a critically acclaimed home for groundbreaking television. Here, a feminist history of “television for women.”<p><b>The oeuvre of the channel</b> once known as Lifetime: Television for Women has historically been met with near-unanimous critical disdain. Lifetime’s …

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A Statement from Bruce Springsteen on North Carolina

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the …

17 Feminist Songs That Were Ahead Of Their Time

From women musicians like Dolly, Nina, Billie and more.<p>Contemporary pop music is full of empowering anthems about women's independence. But long before the riot grrrl movement and power pop jams braced the music scene, it was rather novel -- and even controversial -- to sing about gender …

Sesame Street introduces first Afghan Muppet, Zari

Meet Zari, Sesame Workshop’s first Afghan Muppet. Zari, a 6-year-old girl who’s “curious and eager” and whose name means “shimmering,” will be …


Amber Rose Thinks Channing Tatum Exemplifies Hollywood’s Double Standards

"Look at Channing Tatum. He was a stripper just like me. No one says sh*t."<p>Sexism in the entertainment industry is nothing new -- just ask Amber Rose. The model, author and feminist icon has been on the receiving end of some serious hate over the years from people -- including Kanye West -- who …

The 12 Most Feminist Moments On 'Game Of Thrones'

I have been a longtime fan of <i>Game of Thrones</i> for a multitude of reasons. The story is thrilling and compelling, I am never bored by the plot since …

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Marvel launches science program for teenage girls

Ahead of <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>‘s May 6 release, Marvel has launched a program to support girls interested in science, technology, engineering, …


Melissa McCarthy Just Stood Up For Feminism In The Best Damn Way

"How intensely boring would it be if we were all the same?"


28 Famous Men Who Prove You Don't Need To Be A Woman To Be A Feminist

From Gloria Steinem to Lena Dunham, there are many fierce ladies who have been (and should continue to be) applauded for working to make the world a better place for women. But it's also important to remember that we have some awesome -- and swoon-worthy -- male allies out there.<p>Recently there's …

Kim Kardashian Wrote An Inspiring Post About Slut-Shaming

In response to all that controversy over her nude Instagram pic.


How the women of Hollywood call out gender inequality

Sexism is still alive and well in Hollywood. Studies conducted throughout 2015 showed that there are still ridiculously few films being made with …


The Surprising, Groundbreaking Lead Character In "Zootopia"

Judy Hopps is the hero your daughter has been waiting for.<p>Walt Disney Animation Studios has a long — and supremely lucrative — history of crafting its movies around a princess finding her white knight, from Snow White and the Prince in the studio’s first animated feature in 1937, to Rapunzel and …


Girls In A Syrian Refugee Camp Got The Chance To Dress Up Like Disney Princesses

"These princesses are a beacon of hope," the artist behind the project told BuzzFeed News.


Here's Why Kim Kardashian Shouldn't Be Criticised For Her Naked Selfie

"Stop shaming girls who are confident within themselves."

22 Times Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Shut Down Sexism In The Best Damn Way

They're the only feminism goals you need.

19 Times Leslie Knope Shut Down Sexism On "Parks & Rec"

"Maybe it's time for more women to be in charge" —Leslie Knope

Chrissy Teigen Clapped Back At Haters Who Didn't Like That She Chose The Sex Of Her Baby

The star revealed she picked the sex of her unborn baby girl through IVF and people are talking.

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Beyoncé, Cindy Crawford, Lena Dunham: Why can't we stop looking at unretouched photos?

Tell the truth: Do you click on unretouched photos of celebrities?<p>If so, you’ve been busy the past few weeks. More than 200 shots from a 2013 L’Oréal …

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This artist uses her hijab to turn into Disney princesses and evil queens

For many women, Disney princesses are our first style and beauty icons. Who didn't watch "The Little Mermaid" and frantically wish for Ariel's …

Why The Real Hero Of Grease Is Rizzo

While re-watching <i>Grease</i> the other day, I came to one important realization: If Rizzo were watching <i>Grease</i> with me (and oh, man — I wish), she’d be …

Disney movies: Researchers study ratio of male vs. female speaking roles

<i>Pocahontas, Mulan,</i> and <i>The Little Mermaid</i> might be films named after their title female characters, but that doesn’t mean they dominate the films’ …

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