Topic: Culture

Kelly Clarkson Explains Her Previous Comments On Feminism, Still Doesn’t Totally Get It

Kelly Clarkson Explains Her Previous Comments On Feminism, Still Doesnât Totally Get It

If you keep track of this sort of thing, you might remember back in 2013 when Kelly Clarkson revealed that she doesn’t consider herself a feminist, and, as usually happens in these instances, went on to misinterpret and complicate the actual definition of feminism — the belief in equal rights for men and women — and instead bought into stereotypes. More »

7 Awesome Black Women You Need To Know About Right Now

7 Awesome Black Women You Need To Know About Right Now

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As a black woman, I believe that Black History Month isn’t just about reflecting on the past and thinking of ways to change the present, but also celebrating and supporting black people who have made an impact, big or small. That means it could be anyone from MLK to Lupita Nyong’o to your black grandma. Taking the time to acknowledge awesome black people is so important because, frankly we often don’t get the praise we deserve in a mainstream context. More »

The Gurl Guide To Amazing Movies That Aren’t About Straight Thin White People

The Gurl Guide To Amazing Movies That Arenât About Straight Thin White People

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There are few things more depressing than trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t white. It’s also depressing trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t straight. Oh, and when you try to think of movies starring women who are plus-sized? Ha! Good luck with coming up with more than a handful, if that much. More »

I’m Giving Up Feminists For Lent

I'm Giving Up Feminists For Lent

In the 90s, I was a feminist dabbler. Much like I watched The Craft and “dabbled” in witchcraft because Fairuza Balk looked wicked. I didn’t “call the corners,” but the message was received: I liked loud, smart, messy women who stood for things. My feminist heroine was actually on heroin and my teachers were concerned enough about myCourtney Love obsession to call my mother — a lost cause if there ever was one. More »