Ellen Page has come out as a gay woman. The star of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past made the announcement in a moving and deeply personal speech delivered at Time to THRIVE, a conference to promote the welfare of LGBT youth held at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bollywood churns out over a thousand films a year and sells 15 million cinema tickets a day. Now, they're all lining up to watch Aussie Pallavi Sharda. She's a lawyer who's traded the suits and courts of Melbourne for the costumes and movie lots of Mumbai.
After hearing the same question over and over from friends and family — "Why aren't you married yet?" — art director Suzanne Heintz got tired of it and set out to do something about it. She got herself a little family...of mannequins. Over the course...
Though black feminists have wielded social media to make willful strides into public consciousness, black feminism is nothing new. The challenge of being doubly oppressed as a black woman has always colored feminist conversations, and minority women rarely have the luxury of fighting solely on behalf of their gender. The question of intersectionality predates hashtags and Twitter feminism and goes all the way back to impasses such as the one between black journalist Ida B. Wells and white suffragist Frances Willard. Wells implored Willard to acknowledge the evil of lynching, while Willard,blinded by her race and class privileges, believed black men to be deserving targets.
We live in a world where sexual assault can be dismissed with jokes or excuses, even used in a chatup line or plastered across a T-shirt. The UK rape statistics are shocking, and so are these harrowing reports to the Everyday Sexism Project
Australia’s major sporting codes have made a laudable commitment to ending homophobia on the field and in the stands. However, Tracey Holmes argues the most ingrained prejudice in Australian sport is against our female athletes.
Elle magazine had a great opportunity to talk about how patriarchy and assumed gender roles hurt men. But they didn’t take it. Luckily, I have no problem doing it for them.
Vogue is usually the only magazine I read every month. But I was drunk on a Sunday afternoon (completely normal on the DC brunch scene) and I picked up the February 2014 copy ofElle magazine for my monthly dose of “shit I can’t afford.” Let me be clear, I don’t read fashion magazine for feminist theory. But if you are going to try to take a stab at gender analysis, don’t half ass it.