“Women saying ‘I’m not a feminist’ is my greatest pet peeve. Do you believe that women should be paid the same for doing the same jobs? Do you believe that women should be allowed to leave the house? Do you think that women and men both deserve equal rights? Great, then you’re a feminist. People think there is something taboo about speaking up for feminism. I know for a long time that I was embarrassed to call out misogyny because I was then going to be that complaining girl who can’t let it go. But the fact is, we can’t let it go, not until we feel like we have been heard.” – Lena Dunham
Stuff Mom Never Told You’s Cristen discusses the social pressures of sex.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve kept a running list of exceptional women in my mind. This is my list; it’s not perfect or complete. There are still those whose stories and voices have yet to be heard. I hope one day I can add them to my list. But mostly, I hope youhave your own list, and that it never stops growing.” – Read the list here.
“Last week, I got into a fight on Twitter with New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, whose work I respect, and it wasn’t about anything that either of us had written; rather, we were tussling over the merits of a piece written by Tom Junod, for Esquire, about how today’s 42-year-old women are hotter than ever before.”
Click here to read Rebecca Traister’s thought provoking piece on women’s position in the media, and the world.
I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story — I will. I will speak and share and fuck and love and I will never apologize to the frightened millions who resent that they never had it in them to do it. I stand here and I am amazing, for you. Not because of you. I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself. And I am all of you, and I thank you. – Amy Schumer
From her speech at the Gloria Awards and Gala, hosted by the Ms. Foundation for Women.
“The first step – especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money – the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.” ― Chuck Palahniuk
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): FIFA and the World Cup
Laverne Cox Returns To Katie Couric’s Show For The First Time Since Her January Interview Cox welcomed the opportunity for a teaching moment, as she simply said, “It’s only a mistake if you make it twice.”