Tag: feminism

THE SHIMMERING CONTRADICTIONS OF MRS. AMERICA

As the closing credits of Mrs. America’s first episode roll, you might find yourself wondering, “Is Phyllis going to switch sides?” In the TV world, it’s a logical prediction: Phyllis leads the movement against the ERA, realizes that she actually has a lot in common with the feminists she’s fighting, abandons her movement, and joins…

FOUR RISING FEMINIST POETS TO ADD TO YOUR READING LIST

Twenty seven-year-old Albuquerque native Olivia Gatwood is a queer-identifying poet, activist and educator who focuses on sexual assault prevention and recovery. Her debut book of poetry New American Best Friend was published in 2017 by Button Poetry, an independent publisher of performance poetry. Gatwood’s rise in the literary world can be traced back to the…

VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES SUIT FOR RATIFICATION OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

The final three states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Nevada, Illinois and Virginia (which ratified January 15, 2020) filed suit against U.S. Archivist David Ferriero on January 30th demanding he certify the ratification of the amendment. Under Article V of the Constitution, it takes three quarters of the country – 38 states – to…

INSTAGRAM IS IN TALKS TO FREE THE NIPPLE WITH THE ARTISTS IT CENSORED

The female nipple, an unlikely hero of the censorship movement, is under scrutiny yet again. Last week, the Facebook and Instagram office hosted a debate over the controversial body part, with 20 assorted members of the art community - which was long overdue.  Director Lina Esco’s film Free The Nipple unleashed a movement much bigger…

10 FEMALE VISUAL ARTISTS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

If you're a lover of all kinds of visual art, looking for visual inspiration, or you're just bored of the redundancy of constant selfies and food shots, we recommend updating your following list with visual artists. Don't know who to follow? You're in luck. We've compiled a list of ten incredibly inspiring and interesting artists…

MCNY PRESENTS “REBEL WOMEN: DEFYING VICTORIANISM”

Museum of the City of New York 1220 5th Ave & 103rd  Through January 6, 2019 The Museum of the City of New York presents a new feminist exhibition elaborating on the progressive women of the Victorian era. "Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism" focuses on the compelling and often untold stories of the city’s independent, unconventional,…

LOWER EAST SIDE ART WEEK CELEBRATES FEMALE ARTISTS

On October 17th, in the bustling and windy streets of the Lower East Side in Manhattan, about 20 galleries officially kicked off the start of the first inaugural Lower East Side Art Week. In the hopes of boosting gallery attendance and creating more programming, such as artist talks, tours, performances, and panel discussions, Lesley Heller and Bart…

MICHELE PRED’S CALL TO “VOTE FEMINIST”

Michelle Pred Vote Feminist Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NY October 18 - November 24th, 2018 An upcoming exhibition by Michele Pred at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York, NY titled Vote Feminist is a call to resist, to vote and to empower. Pred's politically charged artwork, "My Body My Business" was featured in The Untitled Space's "One…

FRIEZE 2018 FOCUSES ON WOMEN IN ART

Women remain underrepresented in the art world, whether that be in gallery space or museums. However, at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2018, there was an active effort made to counter these effects as women were seen in positions of authority and within every level of the programming. In its 16th year, Frieze featured over…

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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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