Posts tagged "activism"

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

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

Robyn Pennacchia | November 19, 2015 - 12:30 pm

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.

Bronwyn Isaac | November 18, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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

Carol H. Hood | October 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 22, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 27, 2015 - 4:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | March 11, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 12, 2015 - 4:05 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | July 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | April 1, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | February 11, 2014 - 2:39 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | February 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 4, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 22, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Caitlin Bancroft | September 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 11, 2013 - 11:20 am

FEMEN Activists Ripped Off Burqas To Reveal Naked Breasts Inside A Swedish Mosque

Oh, FEMEN. Whether you respect their antics or think they’re terribly offensive and annoying, you have to admit they’re good at publicity stunts! The topless feminist activist group’s latest hijinks?

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Just In Case You Didn’t Hate Abercrombie & Fitch Quite Enough

By now you’ve probably heard that Abercrombie & Fitch is an exceedingly offensive company that aims to create clothes exclusively for the young people that CEO Mike Jeffries deems “cool.”…

Mary Odell | June 7, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Topless FEMEN Activists Charged With Debauchery

The African country of Tunisia put three activists from the topless feminist group FEMEN on trial for debauchery after they bared their breasts in the city’s capital in May.

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Why I’m Bringing My Son To Bowl For Abortion

This past weekend, I spoke on two panels at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy’s reproductive rights conference. One of my panels, “Bringing Social Justice to the Family Table,” tackled…

Avital Norman Nathman | April 16, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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