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APNE AAP’S “WOMEN WORLDWIDE” FUNDRAISER HOSTED BY GLORIA STEINEM

On the evening of Thursday, September 21st, Apne Aap, a non-profit organization aimed at putting an end to sex trafficking, presented “Women Worldwide,” a fundraiser in honor of actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd, feminist activist and abolitionist attorney Dorchen Leidholdt, and gender equality activist and Apne Aap director Mona Sinha. The event, which was held…

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TOP FEATURE FEMINIST FILMS OF 2017

The year is not even over, but already feature films are featuring more women and more feminist values. Back in April of 2017, IMDb added the "F-rating" to it's website to include films with women directors, women writers and feature actresses or a combination of the three groups. From super heroes to crime fighting agents,…

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JUDY CHICAGO EXHIBIT TO CONCLUDE BROOKLYN MUSEUM FEMINISM EXHIBITION

Well known feminist Artist Judy Chicago's work will be on display from October 20th until March 4th, 2018 at the Brooklyn Museum. "Roots of 'The Dinner Party' : History in the Making" is the first museum exhibition to examine the formal, material, and conceptual development of Judy Chicago's artwork "The Dinner Party." The exhibition will…

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MUSEUM OF SEX FEATURES FEMINIST ART IN ‘NSFW FEMALE GAZE’ EXHIBIT

The Museum of Sex (MoSEX) and Creators (VICE Media's art and culture publication) present 'NSFW Female Gaze,' an art exhibition showcasing over 25 emerging female artists that explore and redefine sexuality on their own terms. The exhibit opens Wednesday 21st and will remain on view until September 24th.  “Women use the internet as a tool…

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IS IVANKA TRUMP A FAKE FEMINIST?

Last week, Us Weekly released an issue on June 7th with a cover story of Ivanka Trump and the headline “Why I Disagree with My Dad”, which is one of the many ways she has positioned herself to the media. Numerous headlines and social media posts have indicated people want Ivanka to persuade her father…

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM CANNES: PARTIES, CELEBRITIES, WINNERS, AND FEMINISM

The 70th Cannes Film Festival took place May 17th through the 28th this year on the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, France. Pedro Almodóvar was the head judge along with four male and four female judges that included Jessica Chastain, Will Smith, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, Paolo Sorrentino, Park Chan-wook, Agnès Jaoui, Maren Ade and…

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‘SHE INSPIRES’ EXHIBIT HONORS FEMALE HEROES – VIEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OPENING

SHE INSPIRES A Group Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit She Should Run EXHIBITION ON VIEW MAY 3 – 20, 2017 THE UNTITLED SPACE
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NYC 10013 On May 2nd the opening of SHE INSPIRES at The Untitled Space  empowered and educated gallery goers by putting the focus on the women who…

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ANNA WISE ON INTERSECTIONALITY + THE FEMININE: ACT I & II

"I’m putting out these songs that can empower not just women, but all people, to love themselves and love others. That's the goal. Love is the goal." -Anna Wise As the mastermind behind her music and visual output, Anna Wise is completely in control of her own destiny and she’s using her artistic gifts and privilege…

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WOMEN IN THE WORLD SUMMIT BRINGS INSPIRING FEMALE ICONS TO NYC – APRIL 5-7

From April 5th through 7th, the eighth edition of the Women in the World Summit will bring together inspiring women from all corners of the globe to New York City for three days of conversation about the most pressing issues of today. Held at Lincoln Center in association with The New York Times, the summit will…

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RESISTANCE ROUNDUP – THIS WEEK’S MOST CREATIVE ACTS OF PROTEST

Every day Donald Trump does something else that is worth protesting. The past week was no exception to the rule - big names came out for a rally against Trump’s proposed cuts to arts funding, female artists channeled the Guerrilla Girls with creative acts of resistance and LGBTQ activists danced the night away in front…

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EQUAL PAY DAY PUTS FOCUS ON WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE – APRIL 4

Equal Pay Day is today, April 4th! It was started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to draw attention to the gap between men and women’s wages. Equal Pay Day is always held in April to represent how far into the year women have to work to make what men made in…

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SOFI TUKKER FEATURE BORDERLESS BEATS & BOLD WOMEN IN ‘JOHNY’ – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE

As musical partnership Sofi Tukker, Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern are delivering an infectious blend of house music and transcontinental rhythms. Their debut EP, Soft Animals, is a master mix of yoga chanting, Brazilian poetry, and jump-on-your-feet techno tracks. Sofi Tukker’s borderless beats feel especially timely in these divisive times and we haven’t been this excited…

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GET READY TO STRIKE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, female activists around the world are hoping to trigger a new wave of feminism and to demonstrate the enormous impact of women by orchestrating a massive strike. Women everywhere are encouraged to stay home from work and to disengage from forms of unpaid labor, including housework and other so-called…

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WOMEN’S MARCH ORGANIZER SARAH SOPHIE FLICKER ON HOW TO BE AN ACTIVIST

If you have been following the Women’s March Movement, you may quickly recognize one of its organizers, Sarah Sophie Flicker. Aside from being on of the forces behind the largest demonstration in history, she is also creative director of social justice production company, Art Not War; founding member of political cabaret group, The Citizens Band; half…

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WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD WILL STRIKE ON MARCH 8TH

On January 21st millions of people came together for the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches around the globe. Determined not to lose momentum, the organizers of the Women’s March have been using social media to announce an upcoming general strike, A Day Without a Woman, when "women and our allies will act together for…

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MADONNA GIVES A RAW AND RELEVANT SPEECH AT ‘WOMEN IN MUSIC’

Fresh off of hosting the most talked about event at Art Basel Miami last week, Madonna shocked again, but this time it was her words, not her wild stage antics, that put her in the spotlight. On November 9th, at Billboard’s Women In Music event she showcased a side of herself that was more raw than…

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TWENTY SEVEN YEARS LATER: THE FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE CONTINUES

#NeverBlameTheVictim is the campaign targeted towards ending violence against women, and reflecting upon it's lasting impacts. This campaign was run by YWCA Canada, recently concluding on December 6th, the 27 year anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. This day claimed the lives of 14 women in a college shooting by Marc Lépine, who went on his rampage…

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GIN WIGMORE ON MUSIC, FEMINISM & HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD

I don't want to be selfish and think that this world is only meant for my lifetime, we need to think about the future beyond that. We need to stick up as individuals and realize that we are the problem, we are the solution, and we need to do our part. -Gin Wigmore While other…

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THE NEW MUSEUM’S DEMOCRACY THEMED SEASON CONTINUES AS ELECTION DRAWS NEAR

The New Museum’s Democracy-themed season presents a series of public programs and conversations around matters of representation, suppression, constitutional protection, political identity, and activism. A residency and exhibition with My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade) anchors the season. Working at the intersection of theater, visual arts, and critical practice, the collective uses…

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