Who gets to decide what “feminism” looks like?

Jan 5, 2021
Read an excerpt from the new book “White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind,” by Koa Beck.
"Like any sorority, white feminism does have specific parameters for anyone who wants to join their cause," writes Beck. "Just ask those beyond the parameters." Above, a woman removes two masks after disinfecting a hospital room used by a COVID-19 patient.
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The feminism behind "Ocean's 8"

"This is really just a story about women who are excellent at their jobs — they just happen to be criminals," said Olivia Milch, co-writer and producer for "Ocean's 8."
(L-R) Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, Cate Blanchett as Lou, Rihanna as Nine Ball, Mindy Kaling as Amita, Awkwafina as Constance, Helena Bonham Carter as Rose, Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger and Sarah Paulson as Tammy in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' "Oceans 8," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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The color of the year has a political past

Jan 1, 2018
Ultra Violet is a purple of protests.
The Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. 
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The inexplicable magic of Zoe Lister-Jones' all-female crew

Jun 1, 2017
The 'Life in Pieces' actress makes her directorial debut with 'Band Aid.'
From left: Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, and Zoe Lister-Jones in "Band Aid."
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Women's march on DC made possible through digital innovations

Jan 17, 2017
It's now easier than ever to organize large protests thanks to today's tech.
Woman rally as part of a nationwide protest against President-elect Donald Trump outside of Trump Tower back in December.

Roxane Gay takes the Marketplace Quiz

Sep 9, 2016
There are unexpected downsides to having a best-selling book.
Roxane Gay onstage promoting her two books "An Untamed State" and "Bad Feminist."
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When nations police what women wear

Aug 29, 2016
Here are just a few examples of how governments are trying to impose dress codes on women.
Indian women walk past a billboard of Australian model Miranda Kerr in Mumbai on March 8, 2013. 

Clinton’s “glass ceiling” shattered — now what?

Jul 27, 2016
Changing gender roles and the challenges Hillary Clinton faces in this election
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses the second evening session of the Democratic National Convention from a screen at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Activists make tool to fight online harassment

Dec 9, 2015
Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency on building Speak Up and Stay Safe(r)