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Popaganda Episode: The Evolution of Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman first hit the comics page over 70 years ago—but her story and personal history has changed dramatically with each new generation of …

Comic Books

We, as a feminist community, have spent the last four days in shock after the Isla Vista shooting. That the roots of the tragedy — violent misogyny — may be too intimately familiar to so many of us hasn’t softened the blow. Here we’ve tried to compile some of the best feminist writing in ...

We, as a feminist community, have spent the last four days in shock after the Isla Vista shooting. That the roots of the tragedy — violent misogyny — …

How Fat Bodies Queer Fashion

<i>A new collection of essays about fatness came out this spring: Queering Fat Embodiment is an academic book that looks at numerous perspectives on</i> …

Women Are Getting Smarter Faster Than Men, Study Says

By: Tia Ghose, Live Science Staff Writer<p>Published: 07/28/2014 04:01 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>When it comes to smarts, women are catching up to men in some areas and outpacing them in others, new research has found.<p>In particular, women, on average, are better than men at so-called episodic memory, which …

Is there a feminist spring?

1 July 2014<p>Women’s rights has got its mojo back – and not a minute too soon. <b>Hazel Healy</b> takes stock of the challenges ahead.<p>Girls strike a pose for …

12 Amazing Books That Pass The Bechdel Test

<i>Belle, Divergent</i>, and <i>The Other Woman</i> passed it. <i>The Avengers</i> and <i>A Million Ways to Die in the West</i>, not so much. The Bechdel Test, proposed by cartoonist Alison Bechdel in a 1985 “Dykes To Watch Out For” strip, evaluates movies based on a three-pronged question: Are there two women in it? Who talk to …

Wonder Woman's feminism matters. So why would the comic industry reject it?

If comic books are to survive, they must be inclusive. Let's dispense with the pearl-clutching marketers who worry about what sexist readers won't buy<p>Despite all the stereotypes about nerds, and comics nerds in particular, the idea that sexism is endemic and culturally fixed in the comic-book …

Punching Gloria Steinem: inside the bizarre world of anti-feminist women

How do you make sense of women who think the Hobby Lobby decision is 'great', college rape is 'inflated' and pay gaps don't exist? Just don't let 'em stop you<p>Every so often, one woman engages with me on Twitter who is against women's suffrage. That's right - she believes women <i>shouldn't have the</i> …

Read this cathartic piece by Rebecca Traister — on that Esquire piece on 42-year-old women, on Jada and campus sexual assault, on Hobby Lobby and buffer zones, on jailed Tennessee mothers, and all the many large and small ways our fates “rest in the hands of empowered committees on the general value and status of ...

Read this cathartic piece by Rebecca Traister — on that <i>Esquire</i> piece on 42-year-old women, on Jada and campus sexual assault, on Hobby Lobby and …

PHOTOESSAY: “Modern Conception” Perfectly Captures Queer Pregnancy, Features Michelle Tea

Someone finally got it right.<p>You know all those maternity photos of ladies gazing dreamily toward their swollen bellies while golden light streams in …

Before We Embrace Gwen Stefani's Comeback, She Owes Us An Apology

Gwen Stefani dropped her comeback song, “Baby Don’t Lie” today, and according to Pharrell (the unofficial arbiter of hits du jour), the follow-up …

Gwen Stefani

How To Exercise Out Of Self-Love – Not Due To Fat-Shaming

To push myself when I’m struggling during a workout, instead of gentle encouragement, I often resort to fat shaming myself.<p>For as feminist as I am, …

The Right to a Sexual Narrative: On the Lena Dunham Abuse Claims

The latest phase in the relentless Lena Dunham outrage cycle is an explosive one: people are accusing her of sexual abuse because of a passage in her …

Feminism

This Is What I Mean When I Say "White Feminism"

Well this is a post I've been meaning to write for a while.<p>Every single time women of colour talk about "white feminism" or "white feminists" within …

Missing: An Image of "The Worker" Today

The image of "the worker," whether realistic or propagandistic, was a fulcrum of the last two hundred years, a point on which the lever of political …