Rachel’s Team Pick: Feminist iPhone Apps

You know when you’re sitting on the bus and the dude next to you whips out his iPhone and is all up on, like, the “Objectify Women And Then Earn More Than Them In The Workplace For Doing The Same Job” app? Because somehow there are like a lot of those somehow? Bitch Magazine has some apps that you can open up passive-aggressively next to them, because they are awesome and also For The Ladies! (Aside from period tracker apps, obvs, which are also like the best. Bitch recommends Period Tracker for iPhone, and My Period & Ovulation is apparently well-reviewed for Android.) Of particular interest may be The Gay History Project app.


Enjoy! People without smartphones: sorry!


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Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. So iPad apps like that Gay History app also work on the iPhone? I feel like an 80 year old. What’s a smartphone.

  2. Thank you. Generally I just use gay male friends’ phones to go on grindr. Now I will have a look at these.


    Seriously, though, anyone know of any interesting feminist Android apps?

      • Damn you beat me to it, I was all ready to go all CAPS LOCK ANDROID ANGRY, but now I’ll just sit back and wait for Taylor to tell me what to download. (btw Alarm Clock Plus, which you rec’d to someone on Formspring is THE. GREATEST. ALARM CLOCK APP. EVER. Thankyou.

  4. An iPhone app to track my period? There truly is an app for everything. Not sure I need to use my phone to keep up with my lady biz though.

    • Indeed. I’d rather keep track the old fashioned way, scratching lines in my prison wall.

      • I generally keep track with the tried and true “Why do my tits feel like they’re going to explode? Oh yeah, period’s coming in a day or two.”

    • Does it do anything useful such send you reminders a few days before like “Time to go buy some tampons lady”, or “Wear black pants today, just in case”. These are things I could really use.

  5. I have the iPeriod app and it’s pretty great. It has calendars and you can track moods/feelings, etc. You can also get a moon calendar app to keep track of your period & sync it to the moon!

    • I concur! There’s some sketchy thing that used to come up on the Android Market search for an app that claimed to be AS related but it never worked for me and probably infected my phone w/some horrible interwebs disease.

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