Zohra Atash’s Kathleen Hanna Riot Grrrl Starter Kit: For Boys and Girls

Thank you Miley Cyrus for bravely coming out of the closet as a Kathleen Hanna fan. Perhaps Ms. Hanna inspired that adorable stage name that catapulted her into the Oprah-interview-worthy stratosphere? Or Netflix enticed her with The Punk Singer recommendation? Either way, I don’t care, I love it. Since she’s spreading the gospel, I’d like […]

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Menstrual Moments

Spanish performance collective Sangre Menstrual made crimson waves this spring after taking to the streets in white clothes stained with their freshly discarded uterine linings to fight stigma and shame surrounding women’s bodies. Last week, a show opened at the Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art featuring Zanele Muholi’s digital collages of […]

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20th Anniversary of Babeland + Top 10 Feminist Sex Shops

It all began with “two women who shared a love of lube.” In 1993, Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning wanted to offer “information and encouragement to women who wanted to explore their sexuality,” so they opened up the first Toys in Babeland in Seattle. Four stores and two decades later (and minus the ‘Toy’s’ bit), […]

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