Posts Tagged Bad-Ass Women

Quote of the Day: “Radical bitches” edition

Are you kidding me?

Steve Kush is the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico. On Tuesday, the county commission considered a proposal to raise the minimum wage. Kush apparently spent this time on social media mocking the Working American advocates–or “chicks”–who came to testify in favor of the proposal.

Here’s what he had to say about a 19-year-old Working America volunteer.

On Facebook, Kush posted, “Uh oh another Working America chick…nice boots…I know she makes more than min wage.” He added that she “was hot enough to almost make me register democrat.” Bob Cornelius, the former executive director of the Bernalillo County GOP–I guess being a sexist asshole is requirement for the gig?–responded by writing, “Maybe she ...

Are you kidding me?

Steve Kush is the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico. On Tuesday, the county commission considered a proposal to raise the minimum wage. Kush apparently spent this ...

Quick Hit: Grimes rails against sexism in the music world

In this awesome rant, Grimes offers some #realtalk about her frustrations as a woman in the music biz. A taste:

i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized

i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction

i dont want to live in a world where im gonna have to start employing body guards because this kind of behavior is so commonplace and accepted and I’m pissed that when I express concern over my own safety it’s often ignored until people see firsthand what happens and then they apologize for not taking me seriously after the fact…

I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even ...

In this awesome rant, Grimes offers some #realtalk about her frustrations as a woman in the music biz. A taste:

i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized

i dont want to be molested ...

Lesson #5: Martin Luther King said “I have a dream.” He did not say, “I have a list of compelling facts and figures.”

Editor’s note: To close out Women’s history month we are running this series of guest posts from Emily May and Samuel Carter, co-founders of Hollaback, as they reflect on taking an idea and moving it to action, the best practices they have learned along the way and documenting for us that feminist history is happening right now

From the beginning, Hollaback! set forth a bold vision:

“Whether you’re commuting, lunching, partying, dancing, walking, chilling, drinking, or sunning, Hollaback! believes you have the right to feel safe, confident, and sexy, without being the object of some turd’s fantasy.”

And then when we transitioned from a blog to a nonprofit, the negative feedback came dribbling in. “The right to be sexy? I mean, is that really a right?” or ...

Editor’s note: To close out Women’s history month we are running this series of guest posts from Emily May and Samuel Carter, co-founders of Hollaback, as they reflect on taking an idea and moving it to action, the best practices ...

Lesson #4: The revolution will only be funded by the people who want revolution. These people won’t have much money.

Editor’s note: To close out Women’s History Month we are running this series of guest posts from Emily May and Samuel Carter, co-founders of Hollaback, as they reflect on taking an idea and moving it to action, the best practices they have learned along the way and documenting for us that feminist history is happening right now

One of the magic aspects of Hollaback! is that for the first five years, we needed almost no money.  The blog was free and we paid about $10 a year for the domain name.  Every year or so we’d raise maybe $100 or $200, and we’d have enough to silkscreen Hollaback! tshirts,  press buttons, or print stickers.

The founders of Hollaback! knew a thing or two about running organizations ...

Editor’s note: To close out Women’s History Month we are running this series of guest posts from Emily May and Samuel Carter, co-founders of Hollaback, as they reflect on taking an idea and moving it to action, the best practices ...

10 things we’ve learned from Vanessa

As you know, Vanessa Valenti, one of the driving forces behind what has made Feministing so great, left us to fully engage in her robust consulting career and business partnership with Courtney Martin. When people leave Feministing, they generally move on to more kinds of awesome, but Vanessa’s role in shaping this space can’t really even be quantified and we certainly don’t want it to be forgotten.

Vanessa is not only an amazing writer, she’s also a defender of voices less heard, a fierce (and intimidating if you are not nice to us!) advocate for her friends, a dance floor killa’, and truly, one of the most compassionate people I have ever known. We love Vanessa so much, ...

As you know, Vanessa Valenti, one of the driving forces behind what has made Feministing so great, left us to fully engage in her robust consulting career and business partnership with Courtney Martin. When ...

The Feministing Five: Reshma Saujani

“We live in a society ashamed of failure.” Those are words from Reshma Saujani, who’s fighting to change that norm and leading by example. She’s founder of Girls Who Code, an organization helping girls in low-income neighborhoods succeed in technology and engineering. She was also the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress, with her 2010 bid for a seat in the House of Representatives in New York’s 14th congressional district. She didn’t win, but she’s not taking “no” for an answer. She believes: “If you haven’t failed yet, you haven’t tried anything.” And they’re not empty words. She’s running in this year’s race for New York City Public Advocate.

Did I mention she’s also a Next MAKER? It’s ...

“We live in a society ashamed of failure.” Those are words from Reshma Saujani, who’s fighting to change that norm and leading by example. She’s founder of Girls Who Code, an organization helping girls in low-income ...

Breaking: Ilyse Hogue named next president of NARAL

An exciting day for the future of reproductive rights activism–Ilyse Hogue, a great thinker, writer and activist has been named the next president of NARAL!

Full press release:

Washington, D.C.–The boards of directors of NARAL Pro-Choice America and the NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation announced today that Ilyse Hogue has been chosen to succeed Nancy Keenan as president of the organization.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be given the honor of leading this great organization,” Hogue said. “This is a critical moment to engage a new generation of young people in the conversation about what choice means in a modern age.  We have a unique opportunity to ignite the pro-choice values most Americans share, solidify our longstanding pro-choice base, and expand its ...

An exciting day for the future of reproductive rights activism–Ilyse Hogue, a great thinker, writer and activist has been named the next president of NARAL!

Full press release:

Washington, D.C.–The boards of directors of NARAL Pro-Choice America ...

Physicist Fabiola Gianotti is the second woman shortlisted for Time’s POY

I think we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a proper shout-out to the 5th runner up for Time’s Person Of the Year (POY), physicist  Fabiola Gianotti, part of the team that discovered the Higgs Boson particle in July. Remember? Here’s a refresher:

According to the Standard Model, the Higgs boson is the only manifestation of an invisible force field, a cosmic molasses that permeates space and imbues elementary particles with mass. Particles wading through the field gain heft the way a bill going through Congress attracts riders and amendments, becoming ever more ponderous.

Without the Higgs field, as it is known, or something like it, all elementary forms of matter would zoom around at the speed of light, flowing through ...

I think we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a proper shout-out to the 5th runner up for Time’s Person Of the Year (POY), physicist  Fabiola Gianotti, part of the team that discovered the Higgs Boson ...

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