activism

Trump Supporters Really Love These Motivational Posters With Voldemort Quotes

The ways Trump supporters can be so easily riled up and manipulated still occasionally elicits a laugh, particularly recently when they were duped into buying motivational posters with Voldemort quotes. More »


Afeni Shakur, Activist And Mother of Tupac, Dies at 69

2016 has been a brutal, sad year thus far. Activist, poet and mother to Tupac, Afeni Shakur,  passed away on Monday evening. She is said to have suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to a local hospital in California where she died, according to New York Daily News. She was 69 years old.

In the 1960’s,… More »


This Looks Rad: A Documentary About Ovarian Psycos, the All-Women Bike Crew

If you’ve ever co-opted their gang sign, you’ll want to read this More »


Acid Attack Survivor Is The Face Of A Popular Indian Fashion Brand

When she was asked to model for Viva N Diva, Saa immediately saw this as a way to empower and bring visibility to other women who’ve endured acid attacks or similar trauma. More »


7 Girls Kicked Off High School Basketball Team For Complaining About Handsy Coach

You’d think the school might want to investigate, but no. More »


Watch The Video For “Refugees In,” Pussy Riot’s Haunting New Anthem And Call To Arms

No strangers to political controversy, Pussy Riot continues to use their musical platform for relevant and often brutally honest discourse, this time honing in on Europe’s stringent migration policies. More »


The Effective Social Justice Workings Of Black Twitter Is Neither New Nor Accidental

There is this strange misconception that Black folks tend to just stumble into movements, when the truth is that every movement we’ve been a part of, we’ve had a hand in meticulously planning. More »


Why Is Ryan Gosling Such A Hardcore Chicken Activist?

Regular readers of The Frisky are well aware of two indisputable facts about yours truly: I am a diehard Ryan Gosling fangirl, and I am terrified of birds. When Robyn sent me the link to a story about Ryan Gosling’s passionate open letter to the CEO of Costco, urging the company to go cage-free for their eggs,… More »


Black Lives Matter Supporters Pose As Forever 21 Employees, Take Over Store Window

This is so awesome. According to Gothamist (via Jezebel), activists representing the group Never 21 entered Forever 21’s store in Manhattan’s Union Square on Saturday, and managed to turn the store’s window display into a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The activists came dressed as Forever 21 employees — okay, side note, how… More »


Activist Rocks Her City With Feminist Messages Posted On Pads

Elonë, a 20-year-old blogger and artist from Karlsruhe, Germany, has shaken up her city by posting pads throughout town with feminist calls to action on them. Adorned with phrases in both German and English that she found on the internet like “my pussy, my choice” and “rapists rape people not outfits,” the pads have become a phenomenon practically overnight,… More »


Of Course Art Can Change The World, If Only The Art World Wanted It To

VICE wrote up a cool panel discussion at Bard on the subject of politically engaged art today, but it was lacking an answer to the question it posed: Can art be a form of political activism?
The obvious answer is, well, yes, of course. I mean, look at Jacques-Louis David’s “The Death of Marat,”More »


Would You Wear A Dress Made Of Condoms?

Ever wonder what happens to all the condoms that fail the quality control test? Artist and social activist Adriana Bertini crafts gowns out of them. Bertini’s Condom Couture project was created to raise awareness about safe sex and STI prevention. Using dyed defective and expired condoms, she puts together dresses that aim to get people talking… More »


Katie Couric’s “Teachable” Moment With Laverne Cox Is Something I Wish We Saw More Of In Activism

In January, an actress from “Orange Is The New Black” appeared on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show and it made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Laverne Cox, who is transgender, appeared with trans model Carmen Carrera. Throughout the interview, Couric kept asking the two women questions about their transition, specifically their genitalia. Cox politely… More »


This McGill University Campaign Takes Back The F-Word

The Law School of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, has had enough of the negative stereotypes that sometimes come alongside the word “feminist.” Their campaign, “McGill Law Feminists,” aims to remind us that feminism doesn’t have just one face. Members of the McGill community from a diverse range of backgrounds were photographed as they reclaimed… More »


Kickass Women Of The Day: The Founders of “Girl Code Movement” Are Fighting Back Against Campus Rape

Caroline Heres, Julie Gelb and Jackie Reilly are on a mission to decrease sexual assault on college campuses. Last fall, Caroline and Jackie, who are students at Syracuse University, discussed the fact that they’d both been assaulted. What started as a chat between two friends evolved into a need to take action. Together, they decided… More »


Kickass Woman of the Day: British Teen Fahma Mohamed Takes A Stand Against Female Genital Mutilation

Fahma Mohamed, a 17-year-old British student, is determined to make female genital mutation (FGM) a thing of the past in the UK. The process is intended to prevent sex from being pleasurable for a young woman so that she remains “pure” until marriage. The most common time for FGM to happen is over summer holidays,… More »


Frisky Q&A: Janet Mock, Author Of Redefining Realness

After being the subject of a 2011 Marie Claire profile, writer and activist Janet Mock decided to tell her story in her own words. And what a story it is. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, is out this week. It’s a brave, honest and gripping memoir detailing… More »


The Soapbox: The Disconnect Between Black Feminism And Gay Activism

I am a black woman and my best friend is a gay man. He came out to me the summer between our senior year of high school and our freshman year of college.

“I really need to tell you something,” he began, while driving us home from our summer job at the local… More »


True Story: I Volunteered As An Abortion Clinic Escort

“Look at me. Look in my eyes. Let me tell you why I’m here. I’m here because I figure that the women who come here have already agonized over this decision enough. They have considered their own circumstances, looked at all the options, and come to the best possible decision that they can make. Once… More »


Right Now, 6 Women Are Scaling A 72-Story London Building To Protest Arctic Drilling

Sometimes to get the public’s attention, you have to go to pretty extreme lengths. Which is why six female Greenpeace activists are in the midst of a 1000-foot climb up the side of London’s Shard building, in order to protest arctic drilling.

The Shard was chosen for its proximity to Shell Oil’s building. More »


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