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The Feministing Five: Gina Belafonte

For this week’s Feministing Five, I caught up with Gina Belafonte, actor, performer, producer, and passionate racial justice activist. Daughter of the legendary musician and civil rights advocate Harry Belafonte, Gina was the lead producer of the widely praised 2011 film Sing Your Song, about her father.

For this week’s Feministing Five, I caught up with Gina Belafonte, actor, performer, producer, and passionate racial justice activist. Daughter of the legendary musician and civil rights advocate Read More

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The Feministing Five: Kiran Gandhi

Kiran Gandhi is a force to be reckoned with. At 26, the South Asian New York to L.A. transplant is a dynamic performer, a Harvard MBA grad, and the Artist in Residence at the music start-up Stem.

Kiran Gandhi is a force to be reckoned with. At 26, the South Asian New York to L.A. transplant is a dynamic performer, a Harvard MBA grad, and the Artist in Residence at the music ...

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The Feministing Five: Erin Schrode

For this week’s Feministing Five, I caught up with feminist activist, environmentalist, and aspiring politician Erin Schrode. At 25, the Marin County Democrat ran for Congress in California’s District 2 this month in the hopes of becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the position. Her dynamic campaign focused on human rights, reproductive health, the future of education and work, and harnessed the power of social media to reach thousands.

For this week’s Feministing Five, I caught up with feminist activist, environmentalist, and aspiring politician Erin Schrode. At 25, the Marin County Democrat ran for Congress ...

Quick Hit: Interview with Fucking Trans Women author Mira Bellwether

Fucking Trans Women #0 is an incredible resource. It’s the only text I’ve ever come across that’s real about ways of having sex with a body like mine. There’s a lot of misconceptions about trans women’s bodies and sexualities. Zine author Mira Bellwether tears all that down simply by talking about sex in a grounded, useful way. Do you know what muffing is? I didn’t until I read this zine, and I’m a trans woman.

Kennedy Nadler interviewed Mira over at Autostraddle about the first issue of the zine. Here’s an excerpt:

What’s your briefest synopsis of Fucking Trans Women?

Fucking Trans Women is, at its heart, a how-to manual, and the finished product is good sex.
I wanted to stress ...

Fucking Trans Women #0 is an incredible resource. It’s the only text I’ve ever come across that’s real about ways of having sex with a body like mine. There’s a lot of misconceptions about trans women’s ...

The Feministing Five: Bonnie McFarlane

It’s 2013 yet the ever-pervasive myth that women aren’t funny persists. Men like the late Christopher Hitchens, who wrote the piece “Why Women Aren’t Funny” in Vanity Fair, and comedian Adam Carolla (if you could call what he does comedy) have ensured that this absurd notion has remained throughout time.

Thanks to Bonnie McFarlane’s new documentary entitled “Women Aren’t Funny,” we now have not only an interesting perspective on the debate, but a hilarious one. And from a woman! Bonnie and her husband Rich Vos, both comedians, tackle this question by asking various comedians, club owners, and writers for their thoughts on the matter. They feature everyone from Wanda Sykes, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman, and Dane Cook. ...

It’s 2013 yet the ever-pervasive myth that women aren’t funny persists. Men like the late Christopher Hitchens, who wrote the piece “Why Women Aren’t Funny” in Vanity Fair, and comedian Adam Carolla (if you could ...

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 ...

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The Feministing Five: Dregs One

Dregs One is a rapper, activist, and community worker born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Dregs has been rapping since he was 14, and his music has always been deep. After studying ethnic studies at UC Riverside, however, his music took a turn for the political.

His latest album, The Wake Up Call, is a jolting, metaphorical alarm clock, meant to stir the apathetic masses into action. With tracks like “Letter to the President,” “Feels So Good,” and “Individuality Pt. II,” Dregs’ hip-hop poetically addresses hard-hitting issues such as Obama’s continuance of the war in Afghanistan, the beauty industrial complex perpetuated by the narrow standards of beauty facing women, and capitalism’s entrenched hold on our individuality. In ...

Dregs One is a rapper, activist, and community worker born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Dregs has been rapping since he was 14, and his music has always been deep. After studying ethnic studies ...

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