People We Love: Kid President

tumblr_mrvvuobNk11sa7h11o1_400I wish when I was sad Kid President would pop out of a subway grate and give me a hug. He has to be one of the most adorable little people around: spouting amazing words of wisdom, quoting Space Jam, and now check out this wonderful video he just made talking to Queen B about “empowering men and women!” We can get behind that <3.

Get it Girl

tumblr_mrvvs14rC21sa7h11o1_400Ladies, cocktails are in order! The Emmys are right around the corner and even though only 15% of television shows were directed by women, we are still killing it. HALF of the nominees for directing are women, “three for comedy and two for drama,” according to the LA Times. Get it girl!

A Photographers Fight to the Front

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amarisBy Amaris C.

I walked into New York City’s Roseland Ballroom armed with my Canon, prepped to cover a private concert by Juanes for work. I made my way through the thickness and found the cluster of photographers from other outlets who were also tasked with the same gig that night. We were to snap photos of the first two songs from the Colombian superstar’s set – that was all.

Out of curiosity, I started eyeing the photographers around me. I was searching for another female face. No women in sight.

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Beaver Talk

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So excited to announce Beaver Talk, Feminist Wednesday’s brand new webseries dedicated to music, art, film and all things beaver!

Stay tuned for more information! 

Bettys On Your Block

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Who You Admire Now

Kerry F- I’m gonna have to go with Cyndi Lauper. She never compromised who she was, never gave in to record producers, and now, at the age of 60 is on tour and kicking ass with neon red dreads (after winning a Tony this year).

Ashley K- My sister Katherine, because she’s not afraid to take risks in life and she’s always 100% genuine.

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Feminism, Not Just About Women’s Rights

erinWhen I was in middle school, I became a voracious reader. I read any book I could  get my hands on and naturally, I picked up a book on women’s rights for teens. I read that women only make 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. I was shocked to read this, since I never thought that women could actually be treated as sub-standard, because of their sex.

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Bad Ass Bitch of the Week: Fair Girls

tumblr_mri1hiS3KJ1sa7h11o1_500200 years after slavery was banned in America, 27 million people worldwide are still subjected to the slave trade today. And unfortunately, being that women are internationally viewed as second class citizens, it’s no surprise that we are affected the most. Fortunately, there are women in our society trying to change that statistic. Andrea Powell is one half of the female run non for profit Fair Girls, whose mission is to prevent ’’the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education.’’

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I Don’t Show Up At Work To Look Cute

cristinaby – C. Rose

I walked into the office one morning with a new dress. I didn’t even get to my desk when three men smiled at me and complimented me on my outfit, but not on my success at winning a new account. If my male counterparts wear nice outfits to work, it means financial success and a day of booked meetings.

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