“Whereas some political systems are centered around equality of opportunity for women in politics — basically, the system we have in the US that (in theory) gives women the chance to run for office and be elected to office just like men, nothing different and nothing more — a growing number of nations and political parties have opted instead to make broader representation of women in their governments an explicit political goal using quota systems.”
In my last installment of Rebel Girls, I briefed you on some of the badass glass ceiling crashers currently serving in office who are queer as f*ck. These six women came before them.
The stories of 10 American women who fundamentally altered history simply by showing up and working like hell — in their own words.
Here are three completely undeniable and incredibly depressing facts about women, executive political power, and glass ceilings — and cliffs! — around the world.
Wanna know the impact of women’s leadership? Look no further than the reigns of these powerful “first” women presidents and prime ministers alike.
I’m extremely excited to tell y’all that it’s official: I’m headed back to DC for the 2016 NYFLC! And, um, duh, I wanna see you there.
The Complete Wimmen’s Comix is simply one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen. I’m proud just to hold it in my hands, I’m proud just to have it on my bookshelf. It’s the crown jewel of my comics collection.
Candidates for U.S. President have been utilizing television ads since 1952 to sell themselves to the American people. And for sixty whole years, they’ve perpetuated these five sexist caricatures of women in campaign ads to do so.
In which we explore the history and impact of intersectionality theory on the feminist movement – and what it truly means for its future.
Here are some queer, feminist, and/or gender theorists worth reading when you finally get through “Gender Trouble.”
These women mounted movements, won awards, told important stories, and otherwise shook the sh*t out of this planet in 2015.
Carmen Carrera and Caster Semenya got married (not to each other), Venezuela elected a trans woman to their National Assembly, GoldieBlox filled up my heart with their new ad, there’s a whole lot of money headed to a whole lot of important causes this week, and across the globe new laws are protecting and honoring LGBT lives. OH, AND PUPPIES!
I’ve had more than my fill this year of heartbreaking commentary about the movement for women’s rights from people I assumed were, well, on my level. And the one thing which unites them all is that they’re white women, and their comments exemplify what’s wrong with White Feminism.
Collegiate libraries, non-profit organizations, and plucky websites alike have been collecting and archiving the history of the women’s rights movement for decades — and that means average people like you and me can sometimes spend hours fawning over what they’ve gotten their grubby little hands.
Without further ado, here’s a bunch of cool shit your favorite feminists are likely wishing for this year — or should be and just don’t realize it yet.
From figuring out your own gender politics to launching massive campaigns and everything in-between, these books have your back as queer people, women, people of color, and other folks living at the intersections. The bonus? They’re also all badass as f*ck.
I did a quick interview with the founder of FlirtyQWERTY, a free and feminist emoji app, about desegregating tech, bringing people together, and flipping people off.
Autostraddle and A-Camp staff and family members are here to talk about what PP means to us as LGBT folks, and why we need it to be around for a very, very long time.
This book is not a manual to create The Feminist Utopia; it is a process that you are invited to share in.
Amber Rose’s Slutwalk truly embraced and celebrated the duality of women’s lives in the modern world, and it was a radically inclusive event — one with an explicit policy against all forms of oppressive language and behavior as well as an explicit intent to include, lift up, and acknowledge the unique and compounded struggles of trans women, women of color, queer women, poor women, and differently abled women.