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Reactivating the Lost Revolutionary Films of Guinea-Bissau

Still from Filipa César’s <i>Spell Reel</i> (2017) (all images courtesy the filmmaker)Since its early days, cinema has shown its ability to raise political …

The Spiritual Photographs Khadija Saye Left Behind

Khadija Saye, “Limon” (2017) from <i>Dwelling: in this space we breathe</i> at the Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, wet plate collodion tintypes, 25 …

WATCH: Sofia Coppola wonders why Hollywood can’t explore women’s sexuality more honestly

Her new film, "The Beguiled," portrays women's relationships, sex and nuanced female communication<p>Director Sofia Coppola set out to portray women’s experiences and sexuality without distortion. For her new film, “The Beguiled,” the daughter of directors Frances Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola …

Sofia Coppola

Leaked Uber email reveals how a female engineer pleaded with executives for change

Ride-sharing giant Uber is reeling from a mass exodus of leaders — including CEO Travis Kalanick — following a series of scandals and an …

Uber

Girl Scouts to offer badges in cybersecurity, hacking

Published<p>by Claire Lampen<p>ShareEmail<p>Published<p>by Claire Lampen<p>One way to up gender diversity in STEM fields is to get girls interested early. The Girl …

Girl Scouts

Meet the Girl Scouts that will earn badges for being cybersecurity experts

Samantha, a 15-year-old Girl Scouts Ambassador in the greater Chicago and northwest Indiana region, said that one of her school friends had an issue …

Women's News

6 ‘Tampons of the Future’ that are bloody great

Tampons to be proud of, period.

The Future

In Heidi Schreck’s New Play, Teen Girls Talk About the Constitution

On a recent Thursday, in a sunny rehearsal space downtown, the playwright, actor, and TV writer Heidi Schreck stood near a lectern draped with red-white-and-blue bunting. She was rehearsing a work in progress, “What the Constitution Means to Me,” onstage now at the Wild Project, in Summerworks, …

Constitutional Amendments

Roxane Gay’s Complicated “Hunger”

Roxane Gay has several personae, but she first garnered Internet fame as a diarist. On Tumblr, during the platform’s embryonic years, Gay recorded her daily likes and dislikes in posts such as “Things I Am Currently Charmed By” (items included “Discussions of ‘spirit animals,’ particularly when the …

Feminism

Why the Senate Health-Care Bill Would Be Absolutely Terrible for Women

More From Lenny Letter No. 92<p>5 articles<p>Lena Dunham Gets Real with Janet Mock<p>How I Fought to Get Women's Boxing at West Point<p>A Leg of Lamb Recipe to …

Health Care

Three Big Ableist Myths About the Life of Helen Keller

Helen Keller got a lot done in her lifetime. Much of it had nothing to do with her disability, though some of it did. But her stature as a public …

Communist Party

The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium is the host for HASTAC 2017! The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, November 2-4, 2017. The UCF …

Assistant Professor - LGBTQ Studies

The Women’s and Gender Studies program (WGST) and Cinema and Media Studies department (CAMS) at Carleton College invites applications for a joint …

“Supernatural: Stories of Worlds to Come”

June 20–August 15, 2017<p><b>Cinekid</b><br>Kattenburgerstraat 5<br>1018 JA Amsterdam<br>Netherlands<p><b>Exploring present and future narratives through media art, with</b> …

Amassing the World's Largest Digital Transgender Archive

From letters written by female impersonators to illustrated guides to cross-dressing, material chronicling the experiences of transgender people is …

New York Congresswoman Proposes Student Loan Relief for Arts Workers

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez has introduced a new bill to help art professionals with their student loans. Under the American Arts Revival Act, …

TableCrowd is taking tasty networking dinners global

CEO Kate Jackson is on a mission to banish awkward small talk.<p>— TableCrowd (@TableCrowd) June 13, 2017

Networking

NWSA

Awards and Prizes<p>Current individual membership is a requirement for all applicants for NWSA awards.<p>FACULTY AWARDS<p>Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize <br>The …

Women of Color

The 1st ENQA Young Scholar Award for excellent scholarship in European queer anthropology

you are here : home / networks / European Network for Queer Anthropology / ENQA Young Scholar Award<p>Call for submissions<p><b>Deadline: 1</b><b>st</b> <b>of December, …

The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project’s Secrets

While dodging accusations of communism, Charlotte Serber made the nuclear bomb possible.<p>The residents of Los Alamos, New Mexico—a town that wasn’t …

Weird

Artist Lucy Sparrow Opens an Entire Convenience Store of Handmade Felt Products in Manhattan

If you have a late-night hankering for some felty gefilte fish or a bottle of fermented fabric, be sure to stop by 8 ‘Til Late, the newest temporary …

Art

How CRISPR Yanked Jennifer Doudna Out of the Ivory Tower

The pioneer biochemist feels a responsibility to weigh in on ethical debates about gene editing.<p>Jennifer Doudna remembers a moment when she realized how important CRIPSR—the gene-editing technique that she co-discovered—was going to be. It was in 2014, and a Silicon Valley entrepreneur had …

Genetics

Why now?

Sexism in tech has always been an open secret but it seems we’ve hit an inflection point in the past year… More women are now willing to expose the secret.<p>Most recently, six women came forward to talk about unwanted sexual advances from venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck. Three of the women chose …

Feminism

How tech companies are recognizing Pride Month

In the month of June, tech companies celebrated Pride in the best way they know how: small, quirky product updates.<p>With San Francisco and New York’s annual Pride event hitting this weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on just how far LGBTQ visibility in the tech community has come in a few short …

Silicon Valley

Carrie Brownstein Is Ready to Rock the Hollywood Patriarchy

The ‘Portlandia’ star and Sleater-Kinney rocker wants to become the next great Hollywood director.<p>A person might be lucky to look back and know their work resonated widely even once. Then there are careers like Carrie Brownstein’s. She has reinvented herself enough times to affect an entire …

TV

Does Dancing Just Feel Good, or Did It Help Early Humans Survive?

Do humans dance just for fun, or did it help our ancestors survive thousands of years ago?

Science

New Poetry Collection from Stonewall Award Winner Judy Grahn

A new volume from acclaimed social activist and lesbian-feminist poet Judy Grahn may be of interest to some […]

NEWS: Artist Sheba Chhachhi Wins 2017 Prix Thun for Art and Ethics Award

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