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TWIF Vol. 71

It’s been one hell of a month for the United States, and TBH, we deserve a lil’ break. This edition of TWIF is goin’ entirely global! Scroll down to check out some major ~*international only*~ feminist news, and maybe to...

TWIF Vol. 67

1. Colin Kaepernick Opens Free Youth Camp Inspired by Black Panthers. We already know him as the dude who kneels, but now we’ll know him as the dude who stands for youth of color in the U.S. (wordplay amirite). This week, we...

TWIF Vol. 66

1. Malala Visits Student Refugees at Denver School. Malala Yousafzai, AKA the world’s most inspirational activist in human history (yes, we will fight you on this), visited a high school in Colorado this week to speak with and uplift refugee...

TWIF Vol. 65

1. HRC and Trump Engage in the Not-So-Great Debate, Part III At this point, we pretty much feel like this election cycle is no longer funny. Now that Tr*mp has stood up on a national stage and accused his own...

TWIF Vol. 64

1. CoverGirl Gets Its First CoverBoy. When you think of the name of a CoverGirl, “James Charles” doesn’t exactly spring to mind--but as of this week, it is officially the name of the first ever CoverBoy. Shhh, didya hear that??...

TWIF Vol. 63

1. Six Million Women Protest Abortion Ban in Poland. The thing about ladies? When you try to take away our basic human rights, six million of us will probably turn out to yell at you until you change your mind. Or...

TWIF Vol. 62

We don't use this word lightly, but watching Donald Trump address a woman on TV is truly triggering for many of us. Like, can a lady get a cold compress over here, please?? The man yells, he condescends, he interrupts, he refuses...

TWIF Vol. 61

1. #FeesMustFall Resurges at South African Universities. South African university students have been busy for a long time rising up against the state to demand the decolonization of their curricula, as well as for the right to a free college education....

TWIF Vol. 60

1. HRC Reminds Us That Women Are Tougher Than You Think. If we’ve learned anything the past couple of weeks it’s that women manage to push (literally) through some incredibly painful, body-harming shit on a daily basis, and still manage to sparkle....

TWIF Vol. 59

1. Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights Passes Unanimously. After endless disappointments from the justice system, we can finally celebrate something: Congress has just unanimously voted in favor of a sexual assault survivor bill of rights and it’s heading to Prez...

TWIF Vol. 58

1. Mental Health Finally Gets Some Attention. Could it be? Is mental health finally having its “moment”? This week certainly has us thinking so, considering that there were at least three major stories in regards to the importance of maintaining emotional...

TWIF Vol. 57

1. Cocks Not Glocks Stiffens Debate On Gun Control. What do you get when you combine ridiculous laws and brilliant students all in one space? A whole bunch of fake penises! Obviously. In response to what may just be the most...

TWIF Vol. 56

1. French Classrooms Embrace Their Cliteracy. You know how the heads of school districts in this country have a big meeting each month about how best to keep students from learning proper sex education? Well, it looks like French officials decided...

TWIF Vol. 55

1. American Bar Association Bars Sexist Condescension. On the never-ending quest to define and penalize harassment in the workplace, on the street, and online, it’s encouraging to see that the American Bar Association announced this week that they are--err--barring discriminatory and...

TWIF Vol. 54

1. Massachusetts Signs Progressive Wage Bill. Though Congress in this country has proven itself virtually incapable of crossing the aisle to make political compromises between parties, legislators in Massachusetts finally decided to put partisan opinions aside in an effort to address...

TWIF Vol. 53

1. Cory Booker Spreads The Love. Cory Booker, AKA the sweetest and squishiest little political marshmallow of our dreams, responded to rudeness and hatred from the Republican presidential nominee with an unexpected (and arguably feminist) twist this week when he told...

TWIF Vol. 52

1. Twitter Bans Racist Abuser In Defense of Leslie Jones. It’s a sad truth that even as a woman at the top of her field, Leslie Jones can’t escape the racist, misogynistic trolls who live on the Internet. If anything, her...

TWIF Vol. 51

1. Marvel's Riri Already Faces Whitewashing. So Marvel recently announced a new Iron Man who is anything but man: she (yassss) is going to be a 15-year-old black girl genius named Riri with big, natural hair and dark skin--AKA a literal...

TWIF VOL. 50

  Spice Girls Kick the Feminism Up A Notch  How did they know that this is exactly what we want, what we really, really want?! This week, the world was graced with a remake of every 90s girl’s favorite song,...

TWIF: Vol. 49

  1. Jesse Williams Slays BET Awards. Alright, I’mma let you finish, but if you haven’t seen Jesse Williams’s acceptance speech (spoiler: it’s more like the hauntingly intense spoken word poem of your dreams) from the BET awards, you should stop...

TWIF Vol. 48

  1. Braless Wonder Challenges Sexism At High School. Let us just get this off our...chest…: contrary to popular belief, it is actually not the duty or burden of students to keep creep-ass high school teachers from getting aroused by teenage...

TWIF Vol. 47

1. Anika Noni Rose to Star in, Produce Shirley Chisholm Biopic. While we’ve been busy riding HRC’s First-Female-Major-Party-Nominee wave, the folks of Hollywood have been busy preparing for the production of a film about Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman candidate...

TWIF Vol. 46

1. Texas Valedictorian Shares Undocumented Status in Graduation Speech. OK, first of all, it should be illegal to graduate high school with a 4.95 GPA. That just sounds unhealthy. Second of all, that’s exactly what McKinney High valedictorian Larissa Martinez did...

TWIF Vol. 45

1. Taraneh Alidoosti Bares Her Feminist Tattoo. Taraneh Alidoosti, a beloved actor known by some as the Iranian Natalie Portman (????), accidentally showed off a controversial side of herself with her tat-slip (the new nip-slip) during a press conference about...

TWIF Vol. 44

 1. Angelina Jolie to Become Visiting Professor at London School of Economics. Always more than just a pretty face and accused home-wrecker (love you, Jen), multi-talented actor, director, humanitarian, women’s health advocate, and mother, Angelina Jolie, has accepted a position...

TWIF: Vol. 43

 1. Robin Wright Demands Equal Pay. Run, Forest, run? More like yas, Jenny, yas. Robin Wright, AKA ethereal goddess of our childhood dreams and hardlined business biz-natch of our semi-adult dreamy nightmares, announced this week that she is being paid...

TWIF: Vol. 42

 1. Gloria Steinem Launches TV Show WOMAN. What’s black and gray and badass all over? Yep -- Gloria Steinem is *back* (did she ever leave?) and with a brand new TV show to boot. Now that she’s conquered the...

TWIF: Vol. 41

 1. Smile! Art Exhibit Opens in NYC. Ya know those times when you’re just killing the game and winning all the votes, so you put on your #gameface to make sure everyone else knows how #srs you are about winning,...

TWIF: Vol. 40

1. Amal Clooney Defends Client on BBC, Denounces Trump. Amal Clooney, AKA the baddest and best-dressed human rights lawyer, activist, and author the world has ever seen, spoke out for the first time as the lawyer for Khadija Ismayilova, one of...

TWIF: Vol. 39

1. Atsede Baysa Donates Trophy to First Female Runner of Boston Marathon. #BostonStrong took on a whole new meaning this week when Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia dominated in the annual Boston Marathon, and then donated her winning trophy to the legendary...

Wherefore Art Thou Harriet

Written by Emma Glassman-Hughes Last year, Jack Lew of the U.S. Treasury asked the American people to propose a female historical figure to be the new face of the $10 bill (you may recall a certain Assley was in the...

TWIF: Vol. 38

1. #EqualPayDay Sweeps the Nation. Tuesday of this week was Equal Pay Day here in the U.S., and to celebrate, I only did 79% of my assigned homework (lol, closer to 20% but that one’s on me). No but seriously, while...

TWIF: Vol. 37

  1. USWNT Sues US Soccer Federation for Equal Pay. This week, to the surprise of absolutely ~no one~, we learned that professional soccer stars make less money if their balls are on the field and not in their pants....

TWIF: Vol. 36

  1. GOT Star Defends Show's Honor. Even if you’re not an avid watcher, and probably even if you don’t own a TV, you’ve definitely heard earfuls about Game of Thrones. Is it sexist? Is it empowering? Based on your Zodiac...

TWIF: Vol. 34

  1. #SmileForJoe America: where you can get closer to shattering the ultimate glass ceiling than any woman who has come before you, and your only reward is getting cyber-cat-called by a news anchor on Twitter (plus, you can bet...

TWIF: Vol. 33

For all you (extra)ordinary women.   1. IWD Sparks International Protest and Celebration. As we know, there are a million and one ways to celebrate the most important holiday of the year. You could celebrate by attending the “Vagina Monologues” performed...

TWIF: Vol. 32

For when your friends bail on your Women's History Month-themed trivia party.   1. Women Celebrate WHM With RBG. Women’s Herstory Month crafts include: baking vagina cupcakes, sewing quippy feminist lines into an embroidery hoop, and adorning illustrations of Notorious RBG with...

TWIF: Vol. 31

For when you have more emotions than even Facebook lets you convey.   1. Fifth Grade Fashion Designer Reigns at NYFW. There is nothing “Iffy” about the badassery of 10-year-old Egypt “Ify” Ufele, a fifth grader from Queens, NY (where else...

TWIF: Vol. 30

Thirty, flirty, and thriving.   1. St. Vincent Engineers Boob-Friendly Guitar. The politics of gendered instruments is, admittedly, not something we think too much about. Sure, we maybe feel uneasy about the lack of women guitar players (or musicians in general) in...

TWIF: Vol. 29

Spicy like that hot sauce in your bag.   1. People Flipped Over the Super Bowl Beyoncé Blackout. Nothing makes for a bigger or better middle finger to the white supremacist patriarchy than an expertly choreographed Beyoncé video upholding the power...

TWIF: Vol. 28 (Iowa Caucus Edition) / On the Importance of IRL Interaction

 Written by Emma Glassman-Hughes   Our Insta may have given it away, but hello, it’s me; I have traveled to Iowa and back, and I’m here to tell the tale. Who knew that driving around the midwest during one of the...

TWIF: Vol. 27

  1. Justin Trudeau Strikes Again. OK, so we’ve written about this dude like multiple times already, highlighting his practices of tolerance and gender parity within government (and next time, we’re just gonna get it together and ask him out already),...

TWIF: Vol. 26

For when you and Blizzard Jonas need your space.   1. #OscarsSoWhite. This week, feminist groans reached all new decibels as Oscar noms came out, revealing that the Academy will not be acknowledging any actors of color or films about people of...

TWIF: Vol. 25

Here for you when you get tired of waiting for the "Angie Tribeca" premiere. 1. Golden Globes Had Feminist Moments. If we’re being real, it’s pretty hard--damn near impossible--to host a memorable Golden Globes just a year after Amy and Tina won all...

TWIF: Vol. 24

*Ain't no stoppin' us now.* 1. Oregon Sets Birth Control Precedent. New Year’s resolution: make birth control more accessible to the women who need it. Check! The confetti showers and kazoo-blasting had barely ceased this past week when Oregon’s new birth control...

TWIF: Vol. 23

New year, new bleed. 1. Carrie Fisher's Force is Awakened. Wait, if intergalactic space kweens aren’t even free from body-shaming trolls, then what about all us little earthlings? Help us, Carrie Fisher...you’re our only hope! And help us she did. This week,...

TWIF: Vol. 22

Where the only thing under the mistletoe is enthusiastic consent. 1. Amandla Stenberg and Rowan Blanchard Tie For Feminist Celeb of the Year. Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Shonda Rhimes, Rowan Blanchard, and Amandla Stenberg all walk into a bar. Full disclosure: we tried...

TWIF: Vol. 21

1. Indian Women are #HappyToBleed. In the menstrual hygiene world, India is kinda notorious for, like, being super unsupportive of Aunt Flo. Widespread thought in India and many other developing nations is that women are “impure” for one week each month...

TWIF: Vol. 20

All the honies who makin' money, throw your hands up at us. 1. Mattel to Distribute Ava DuVernay Barbie. Just when you were about to give up on Hanukkah gifts for your niece (or, literally anyone else in your life), the...

TWIF: Vol. 19

When life hands you lemons, you squeeze them into the eyes of the patriarchy. 1. Sweden Steps Up Its Femi-Game. For most of us, age 16 meant worrying a lot about inane things like passing a driver’s test, quieting turbulent rumors...

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