We haven’t read Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide yet because we’re lazy, though we’ve heard glowing reviews about the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl Wu Dunn. Fortunately, tonight is a one-night-only film screening of a special “Half The Sky” event at hundreds of movie theaters in the United States and Canada. (You can find a PDF of all theaters showing the film here.) The film, which plays everywhere at 7:30 p.m. local time, explores major problems facing women worldwide, including sex trafficking, violence against women, and maternal mortality. India.Arie performs music in the film and actress Marisa Tomei will be premiering a short film she co-directed, based on a true story, about a teenager from a small village in Ethiopia who overcomes sexual violence. “Half The Sky” will surely be a heavy film — but then again, this is half the world’s population we’re talking about. ["Half The Sky" at NCM Events] Keep reading »
There are more women-related words in the world than we could possibly list here, but some lady words we like, and some we don’t. Among the ones we despise? Skank, hoo-ha, and diva. Among the ones we love? Find out after the jump! Then, add your own in the comments. Keep reading »
“I wanted to take ruffles, frills, neat little ladylike silhouettes, all those clichés that women can’t seem to escape from, and do something different with them. When I used to be a feminist, I never dreamed that parameters of female beauty would actually get narrower.” [Used to be a feminist?] “Ah yes. Nowadays there is no such thing.”
– Designer Miuccia Prada, after her fall 2010 fashion show [Vogue.co.uk] Keep reading »
Celebrate National Women’s History Month on The Frisky this month! We’ll be highlighting cool, inspiring ladies and talking about the ways women have gotten ahead over the years.
Women have never had it easy, but we have more opportunities and freedom than we did even a century ago. Keep reading for nine rights you should take advantage of. Keep reading »
The president of the United Women’s Firefighters recently wrote a letter to the Brooklyn federal judge in which she claimed that women are so underrepresented in the firefighting world that the organization is considering a lawsuit against the FDNY for discrimination. But some claim the fact that there are just 32 women in the FDNY has nothing to do with discrimination and everything to do with physical ability. Keep reading »