Tag Archives: Bad-Ass Women

Watch Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera school Katie Couric on the preoccupation with trans bodies

TweetWe can’t wait until Friday to give a Feminist Fuck Yeah shout-out to Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera for their appearance on Katie Couric’s show yesterday. We didn’t think our crush on Laverne Cox could get any bigger, but just watch her school Couric on why the preoccupation with transition objectifies trans people and distracts from the real issues we should [...]
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Flashers, sexual violence, and racism: SNL’s new cast member, Sasheer Zamata, takes on serious issues

TweetJoining the cast of Saturday Night Live, Sasheer Zamata will become the first African-American woman to grace the show in six years. You mean there are actually funny people who are simultaneously female and African American? Who knew? (Not SNL, apparently.) It’s truly mind-blowing! Where did SNL find this person? Really, though, SNL got the memo that their lack of diversity–which Syreeta and Juliana have written [...]
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Pussy Riot members released from prison: “Everything is just starting, so fasten your seat belt”

Tweet Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are under no illusions about the timing of Russian President Vladmir Putin’s amnesty bill that granted the duo early release today.  Tweet
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“Little Horribles” a great new web series by Amy York Rubin and Awkward Black Girl creator Issa Rae

TweetAmy York Rubin and Awkward Black Girl creator and executive producer Issa Rae debuted the web series “Little Horribles” this week.  The first episode titled “Sexual Activity” explores the world of Amy as she makes less than stellar dating decisions and suffers through painfully awkward, yet hilarious, moments after she has sex with someone new. [...]
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Brilliant teen creates device that charges cell in 30 seconds!

Tweet Eesha Khare is an 18-year-old high school senior. She’s going to Harvard in the fall and uses her cellphone. Typical 18-year-old girl stuff. Oh, she also invented a supercapacitor that charges cell phones in 30 seconds! According to Clutch: “Eesha Khare, 18, invented a fast-charging device called the supercapacitor. It is miniature energy-storing device [...]
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