Topic: empowerment

10 Of Our Favorite Female Empowering Hip Hop Artists

10 Of Our Favorite Female Empowering Hip Hop Artists

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Hip hop gets a bad rep. Look, while I’m the first person to say that it’s possible to like things that are problematic, I’ll also be the first person to call out any hip hop artists who are sexisthomophobic jerks with lyrics to match. But people act as if hip hop is the only medium in which that kind of behavior can fly. Nobody is calling out metal music for its violent lyrics about women, are they? Not really. And when I look back on some of the pop punk songs I used to love in my early teens, I can’t help but cringe at how sexist and slut shaming so many of the lyrics were. I shouldn’t even start to go into the number of indie rock artists out there who have been accused of committing actual abuse in real life. More »

I Don’t Need a Cheesy Natalie Portman Romcom to Empower Me Sexually, Thanks

I Don't Need a Cheesy Natalie Portman Romcom to Empower Me Sexually, Thanks

The new Natalie Portman/Ashton Kutcher romantic comedy No Strings Attached is about two people who, well, sleep together with no strings attached. If not for the fact that Portman is getting Oscar buzz for Black Swan and needs to be in the news right now, this movie would probably get buried and we could all move on with our lives. But instead, we’re being treated to pearls of wisdom from Ashton Kutcher. He said that he hopes young women will be “empowered” by Portman’s character. More »

Enter the G(irls) 20 T-Shirt Contest

Enter the G(irls) 20 T-Shirt Contest

Last year, I had the honor of attending the inaugural G(irls)20 Summit, an event where young women from around the world met just before the G20 to discuss global women’s issues. (If you missed it, you can read all about it here.) The T-shirts for the event were created by designer Tu Ly, and she’s back at the helm this year. More »

I Don’t Get Why People Care About Karen Owen

I Don't Get Why People Care About Karen Owen

“Talking about Karen Owen and her fuck list now? Surely TheGloss is late to the party!”

No.

No, I am not late to the party. I didn’t want to go to the party at all. But now that my geriatric neighbors are talking to me about whether or not Karen Owen is a symbol of my generation (I think 85 year old Mrs. Steinberg down the hall wants to hang out and compare fuck lists, I really do) I feel like I’ve been abducted, bundled in my snuggie and dragged kicking, screaming, biting and wailing to the party.

So, fine. Fine, you harpies. Let’s talk about Karen Owen. More importantly, let’s talk about why Karen Owen and her now famous fuck list really shouldn’t be the that big a deal. More »