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Native Women’s Art Featured in Exhibit at Smithsonian Art Gallery

While having largely gone unrecognized for their contributions, Native American women have been and continue to be a major force within the Native American art tradition. A new exhibit entitled Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists is attempting to close the gap. The exhibition will have its third opening in its national tour at...

ELLE Magazine Fires Writer after Trump Rape Allegations

ELLE Magazine declined to renew writer E. Jean Carroll’s contract last December. This is an alleged result of the personal defamation from President Trump triggered by her allegations against his predatory actions in the 1990’s. Carroll was a veteran columnist at ELLE Magazine, she wrote advice columns for nearly 30 years at the company. She...

New Film Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women Gaining the Right to Vote

Set to debut on June 30, a PBS film inspired by the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment will feature a number of feminist icons and activists. The 2020 MAKERS conference, happening today in Los Angeles, will announce the new documentary, NOT DONE, that celebrates the suffragists’ win in gaining the right to vote. The...

Documentary About Skateboarding Girls from Afghanistan Wins Oscar

At the 92nd Annual Academy Awards, a documentary featuring young girls learning to skateboard in Afghanistan won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject. According to Diaa Hadid, International Correspondent for NPR, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl), features a group of young girls in the Afghan capital of Kabul “clutch[ing]...

Postpartum Recovery Ad Rejected by the Oscars for Being “Too Graphic”

ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rejected an ad for postpartum recovery products that would have aired during the Oscars for being “too graphic.” The commercial depicts a new mom adjusting to her post-birth body and placing a pad in a pair of mesh underwear. Frida Mom, the company behind the...

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite Makes History at the Academy Awards

The South Korean film Parasite made history last night at the 92nd Oscars when it was named Best Picture. “This is very first Oscar to South Korea,” director Bong Joon-ho said in his first acceptance speech of the night, after he and fellow writer Han Jin Won won for Best Original Screenplay. The cast and...

Female Russian Journalist and Lawyer Attacked in Chechnya

Famous Russian journalist, Elena Milashina, along with lawyer Marina Dubrovina were assaulted by a gang of men and women in the lobby of a hotel in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. Milashina is well-known for exposing the kidnap and torture of gay Chechen men. Chechnya, a federal subject of Russia, has been ruled by President...

Actor and Gay Icon Billy Porter Gives LGBTQ State of the Union

“Pose” star Billy Porter gave an LGBTQ state of the union hours before Donald Trump’s speech last night. Porter criticized the president ad highlighted the many issues that LGBTQ people are facing in the United States. Sponsored by Logo TV, Porter quickly called out the President as having “painted himself as a friend of the...

New FX Series Follows the Movement that Birthed the Equal Rights Amendment

A new FX series starring Rose Byrne as feminist leader Gloria Steinem and Cate Blanchett as antifeminist Phyllis Schlafly will premiere in April. The series, called Mrs. America, will center on the fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s at the height of the women’s liberation movement. Conservative lawyer Phyllis Schlafly...

Fab Five Member Jonathan Van Ness Makes History with January Cosmo Cover

The “Queer Eye” grooming expert, 32, is being celebrated as the first solo non-female Cosmopolitan UK magazine cover star in more than 30 years. On the January 2020 cover, Van Ness wears a voluminous pink and orange tulle off-the-shoulder Christian Siriano gown with striped socks and classic Nike Cortez sneakers. The coverline reads, “Jonathan Van...

Director Roman Polanski Accused of 1975 Rape by French Actress

Valentine Monnier, a 62 year old French actress, revealed in an interview with Le Parisien that director Roman Polanski violently raped her in 1975 at his skiing chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland. At the time, Monnier was 18 years old while Polanski was 42. She told Le Parisien that she went to Polanski’s skiing chalet with...

Hillary Clinton Drops Out Of Fortune Women’s Conference Featuring Kirstjen Nielsen

Hillary Clinton dropped out of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, which is controversially featuring former Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen. Fortune’s summit is a conference of powerful women from a range of industries that is set to take place in Washington, D.C. Clinton’s name was removed from the Fortune website on Friday after...

Actor Dakota Johnson Launches New Podcast To Share Sexual Assault Stories

Actor Dakota Johnson launched her new podcast, The Left Ear, where she shares sexual assault survivor’s stories. The initiative began when Johnson posted her cell phone number on social media asking followers to leave her voicemails of their sexual assault, harassment, and gender-based inequality stories. Johnson, one year later, has now taken these stories and...

At the Emmys, Award Winners Use Their Acceptance Speeches to Highlight Feminist Issues

Last night, The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards was shown on Fox, awarding actors, directors, writers, and others for their work in television over the past year. Throughout the night there were a few historic wins, including Billy Porter for Best Lead Actor in a dramatic category for his work in the show “Pose.” Porter is...

“Crazy Rich Asians” Writer Adele Lim Leaves Warner Bros. Because of a Pay Disparity with White Male Co-Writer

Adele Lim, an experienced television writer who was celebrated for bringing authenticity to the screen adaptation of Singaporean author Kevin Kwan’s book last year, said in a Hollywood Reporter story Wednesday that she was offered significantly less than white male co-writer Peter Chiarelli to work on the sequel of “Crazy Rich Asians,” the blockbuster hit...

Study Exposes ‘Gender Gap’ in Media Coverage of Reproductive Issues

A new study by the Women's Media Center has revealed more than half of news stories focusing on reproductive issues are written by men.
"After Tiller" Was Nominated For An Emmy

“After Tiller” Was Nominated For An Emmy

The Point of View documentary follows the aftermath of the murder of Dr. George Tiller in 2009 in Wichita, Kansas.
Viola Davis and Taraji Henson Make Emmy History

Viola Davis and Taraji Henson Make Emmy History

This past weekend, two African American women were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in the same year for the first time in Emmy history.
Feminist Majority Foundation Honors Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan at Star-Studded Event

Feminist Majority Foundation Honors Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan at Star-Studded Event

Yesterday's Global Women’s Rights awards recognized Rhimes and Kohan as two of the most influential showrunners in television today.
The 2015 Golden Globe Awards Were Full of Feminist Moments

The 2015 Golden Globe Awards Were Full of Feminist Moments

From Masters of Ceremony Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to recognizing the show “Transparent," these were the feminist moments of this year's Golden Globes.