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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

FATTER IRL: A FAT ART SHOW @ OLD PFIZER FACTORY

FATTER IRL: A FAT ART SHOW Old Pfizer Factory 630 Flushing Ave, 5th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11206 October 15th - November 5th (open weekends 11am - 6pm & by appointment) *For weekday appointments, email reartshow@gmail.com Rose Budz (Annie Rose) has curated FATTER IRL, an art show in the Old Pfizer Factory building in Brooklyn. The show…

“GIRLS I LOVE” GROUP SHOW @ THE LOVE MUSEUM – NEW YORK

"Girls I Love" The Love Museum 156 1st Ave, NYC Oct 1 - Nov 5 The Modern Love Club presents The Love Museum, an experimental art gallery experience curated by matchmaker Amy Van Doran and museologist Marina Press. The Love Museum’s inaugural exhibition, entitled Girls I Love, includes works by Kirsten Bode, Jenna Gribbon, Loretta Mae…

WHY THE BURKINI BAN IS AN ISSUE FOR ALL WOMEN

It’s been over a hundred years since Annette Kellerman was arrested for her choice of swimwear, and sadly not much has changed. In 1907 the vaudeville star and professional swimmer caused outrage with her ‘revealing’ attire on Revere beach in Boston. She was wearing a one-piece, short style bathing suit that ended just above her…

RHETORIC, PROFIT, REPEAT: ON MARKETPLACE FEMINISM

The word feminism has been deemed by some as "the f word", a polarizing identification that's reserved for the man-hater, bra burner, trouble maker, and family ruiner. To publicly identify as a feminist, especially if you were a celebrity, used to be highly taboo. Flash forward to 2016 and the word is on everyone's lips, minds, and tee shirts.…

ELECTION ON THE RUNWAY: THE INTERSECTION OF POLITICS AND FASHION

With the November Presidential election rapidly approaching, it is no wonder that the Spring/Summer ‘17 shows at New York Fashion Week were brimming with political messages this past week. Most notably were the feminist inspirations at Prabal Gurung, Pyer Moss’ Wall Street critique, and Opening Ceremony’s faux pageant that included all sorts of political discussion.…

THE PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY EFFECT

In 2015, Democratic Representative of New York Carolyn Maloney reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress. An amendment that had seen this floor, and championed before. One that came up three states short of ratification decades ago, mainly due to one very conservative lady. The cause is dead. I don't mean feminism of course, I…

BUSINESSES + CELEBRITIES PLEDGE TO CLOSE THE WAGE GAP

The fight for equal rights has been an ongoing challenge for women that, in recent years, has finally been thrust into the limelight with the addition of many noteworthy supporters. Where "feminism" used to be seen as a sort of "dirty word," it is now part of common language. Many celebrities turned activists, such as Patricia Arquette, Meryl…

THE FEMALE GAZE @ CHEIM & READ – NYC – JUN 23 – SEPT 2

The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men Cheim & Read 547 West 25th St, New York June 23 - September 2 Cheim & Read Gallery is exhibiting a group show of thirty-two female artists kaleidoscopic interpretations of men. "The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men," is curated by John Cheim and…

THE KIM KARDASHIAN PHOTO BOMB

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCpQBQROS5l/?taken-by=kimkardashian&hl=en March 8. It's a day easily dismissed, yet important to recognize. International Women's Day, annually recognized around the world, has come and gone once again. Did women as a gender spend it the right way? Defined by the International Women's Day official website as a day to, "Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of…

THE CASE OF #FREEKESHA AND VICTIM-BLAMING

Chants of “Free Kesha!” echoed through the streets as Kesha Sebert walked down the steps of the court that had just failed her. Choking back tears, she walked past a crowd of fans who were patiently waiting outside as a judge ruled that she would have to continue to work alongside the man who she says…

BOYCOTT CONTROVERSY: LANDS’ END APOLOGIZES FOR FEATURING LEGEND GLORIA STEINEM

It seems everyone is boycott crazy these days and preppy all-American brand Lands' End is the latest to fall victim to haters. Last year the company took on as CEO, Federica Marchionni, previously at fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana. In what many would consider a brilliant move, she featured the legendary feminist Gloria Steinem in…

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