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07.08.15 Liam Mathews

The Way Station, a bar in Prospect Heights previously best known for its Doctor Who-themed bathroom, had a very special promotion last night, 7/7: the bar only charged women 77% of their tab, to draw attention to the fact that women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. “I have three sisters. The […]

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06.18.15 Prachi Gupta

As far as tattoo shops go, Williamsburg’s Saved Tattoo is about as famous as you can get. Many associate that fame with its founder, Scott Campbell, who has inked Heath Ledger, Sting and Courtney Love, among others, and is married to actress Lake Bell. But for some of the city’s top feminist writers, it’s co-owner […]

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06.17.15 Bucky Turco

Feminist-punk and human rights activist Nadya Tolokonnikova, one of the most outspoken members of Pussy Riot, recently did a unironic photoshoot with noted misogynist and skeevy fashion photographer Terry Richardson. First reported by Death & Taxes, Tolokonnikova posted photos of herself on Facebook engaging in various Richardson-esque poses, like jamming her fist in her mouth […]

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03.06.15 Karen Gardiner

Ten years ago at a sports bar in the East Village, Rachel Aimee, Rebecca Lynn and Raven Strega threw a party to raise funds for their brand new magazine, $pread. Despite none of them having any prior experience in publishing they launched $pread’s first issue on March 15, 2005. The magazine contained a feature on […]

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03.05.15 Prachi Gupta

Lauren Panepinto of fantasy art collective Muddy Colors has put together a stunning collection of animated female comic book, sci-fi, fantasy and film characters redesigned by women. “It’s a given that in science fiction and fantasy movies, books, comics, and games, the dominant viewpoint has historically been that of a white heterosexual male,” Panepinto notes. […]

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02.20.15 Nicholas Rohaidy

Here’s another depressing fact about the lack of representation of women in the art scene: It is seemingly just as bad as it was 29 years ago. New York and Sydney-based curator Maura Reilly posted an image on Facebook today by anonymous feminist art collective Pussy Galore in the form of a report card. It […]

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01.23.15 Prachi Gupta

“Body Anxiety” might not #BreakTheInternet, but it is sure to spark a conversation about appropriation, the female body, gender norms, and sexism on the internet. The forthcoming exhibit by net artists Jennifer Chan and Leah Schrager (who you may recall as the Naked Therapist) opens exclusively online, featuring artwork by the likes of Kate Durbin, […]

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01.13.15 Angela Washko

If you’re a feminist, setting yourself up to have a one-on-one conversation with manosphere blogger, notorious pick-up artist, and world traveling get-laid-quick strategist Roosh V might not be an ideal situation…so how did I end up talking to him for over 2 hours? I have been seeking out the women Roosh has slept with in […]

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12.23.14 Angela Washko

When I proposed to create a project in which the anonymized women — accounted for as flags or notches in the writings of Bang author Roosh V — have a space to share their perspective on their sexual exchanges with him, I did not expect to end up having a two hour long interview with […]

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11.21.14 Prachi Gupta

In the wake of #GamerGate, an attempt by some gamers to silence women and minorities who have questioned the sexism, racism, and misogyny in gaming culture, artist, writer, gamer Angela Washko has performed an essential study that seeks to understand how gamers talk about and see minorities, and whether or not that culture can change. […]

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