Activism

Watch: Woman Walks in NYC For Ten Hours, Gets Catcalled Over 100 Times

Hollaback! an organization that combats street harassment, had a cameraman walk ahead of a brave volunteer Shoshana B. Roberts, as she strode… Read More

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Gone Girl, Bad Weather, and the D: Links You Need to See

Everyone’s content has been on point today, so I just want to thank y’all (y’all here being used in the feminist sense) for making today’s post really easy to write. Here’s what you need to read (or look at) from today’s internet goings-on. … Read More

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On Activism and Cynicism: An Hour Waiting for Russell Brand in Zuccotti Park

I walked down to Zuccotti Park yesterday afternoon. I haven’t been there since Occupy Wall Street was forcibly removed from the park in November 2011. And, look, I’ll admit it — I never went to the park during Occupy, either. Like many people, I suspect, I’ve always had an uneasy relationship with activism — or, perhaps more accurately, with activists. Insofar as Occupy had defined goals (and one of the smartest and most interesting things about the movement was its inclusivity), I supported them — anyone who reads Flavorwire regularly will be unsurprised to know that we often lean left of center. But when it comes to direct action or marches or such things, I have always had a problem, and that problem has a name: drum circles. … Read More

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Why We Should Applaud Ferguson Protesters for Interrupting Last Night’s NFL Game

Last night, St. Louis Rams fans were engrossed in the second half of their team’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, when a giant banner dropped over a scoreboard, reading: “Rams fans know on and off the field black lives matter.” This marked a new tactic amid the weeks and months of protests that have continued virtually uninterrupted since the death of unarmed teenager Mike Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, who still hasn’t been charged (a grand jury is hearing the case). … Read More

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What BinderCon Means for Women, Power, and Media — From Jill Abramson’s Divisive Keynote to the Push for Diversity

In my early 20s, I attended my very first women’s media conference completely solo. I imagined that as a sharer-of-the-ideology, I’d be befriended by strangers. We were all feminists, after all. Sisterhood is powerful.

Instead, of course, I spent the weekend sitting alone at panels. People were there to network and get a career foothold, to mob speakers after their keynotes, to catch up with colleagues. They were not there to hold hands and sway. I learned a lesson that seems obvious in retrospect: being only human beings, feminists have the personal ambitions, tendencies towards insularity, and insecurities that come with that territory. In fact, they may inadvertently replicate the cliquish and preference-ridden structures of “the man.” … Read More

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Campaign to Forbid Nickeback from Future London Performances Launches on Tilt

How much do you hate Nickelback? Craig Mandall probably hates them more. Inspired by a recent crowdfunding campaign that… Read More

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Snoop Dogg Promises Wellness Retreat Concert if Alaska Legalizes Pot

Snoop Dogg isn’t known for his political advocacy (though he did support Barack Obama’s campaign in 2012), but marijuana… Read More

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Emma Watson Photo-Leak Threat Seems to Have Been a Marketing Hoax

Following Emma Watson’s candid and

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Of course, regardless of whether the attack was against a gender equality… Read More

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George Clooney to Be 2014’s Cecil B. DeMille Recipient

George Clooney, the benevolent King of Hollywood and soon-to-be-removed from Most Eligible Bachelor’s lists, will receive the Cecil B.… Read More

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The Return of D’Angelo: Older, Less Naked, but Still a Once-In-a-Lifetime Talent

There were rumors he wasn’t going to show up. It took an hour for him to take the stage on Sunday night, as the crowd in Commodore Barry Park swelled and the air was thick with smoke. Heck, even when he was playing, starting off with an endless jam, girls in the audience were like, “Is that him?” Seeing Michael Eugene Archer, better known as the soul singer and reclusive genius D’Angelo, is a very different proposition in 2014 to what it was in his early 2000s heyday. … Read More

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