Get out your acid wash denim and put your hair in a high side ponytail

Because this Friday is the Women, Action and Media! fundraiser and the theme is Radical 80s Prom. If you don’t already know WAM!, it’s a fantastic organization devoted to increasing the visibility and role of women in creating media, whether as journalists, story subjects, quoted experts or producers. If, by some chance, the promise of 80s music, cheap drinks and a club full of feminists isn’t enough get you there on Friday night, the knowledge that your drinking, dancing, socializing and tulle and/or leggings-wearing helps an excellent cause should do the trick.

The details:

December 3rd, 10pm-2am

Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery NYC

Planning on joining the party? RSVP here. Can’t make it? You can donate to WAM! anyway. Not feeling the 80s vibe? I bet this Madonna-INXS remix will change your mind.

New York, NY

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

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