Brujas Combines Feminism, Skate Culture + Art

Feminist skate crew and art collective Brujas recently took over East Village venue Performance Space for their “Training Facility” which was part skatepark, part library and part art installation where there were “no cops or cool guys allowed.” The installation was “decked out with skate obstacles, pastel-pink camouflage bleachers, and a library of political theory books (including volumes by Foucault and Malcolm X), the skatepark …

International Women’s Day 2018: Gifts That Give Back

Put your money where your mouth is with these products that donate to women-focused organizations

Over the past few years, feminism has become more accepted, embraced and discussed. Meanwhile, it’s also become a fashion trend. The latter development can be argued as beneficial for bringing further visibility to the movement, though many believe that it’s also problematic. Whichever part of the spectrum you stand on, there’s no doubt that attention toward gender equality, believing women, inclusion and intersectionality can lead …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A hijab for Muslim athletes, holding the sun in your hand, feminist sculptures and more in our look at the web

1. Hold a Piece of the Sun, Here on Earth If you need a little inspiration, look no further: humans have managed to collect a tiny piece of the sun, and bring it back to Earth. Even more amazingly, this happened 15 years ago, when “charged particles shot out into space from the Sun’s upper atmosphere.” Usually they’d disappear into the solar system, but a …

Gift Guide: Girl Power

Presents for your favorite feminists, no matter their gender

Despite what pop culture might show, the feminist movement has been in full swing for much longer than just the past few years. That said, having the movement for equality front and center in our collective consciousness is new—and remarkably satisfying. From stationery to lapel pins, here is a collection of some of girl power products for feminists of all colors, genders, sexual orientations, ages, …

Audi’s “Daughter” Commercial

Accurately gauging many people’s mood across the country, Audi has created a commercial for the Super Bowl that isn’t about speed or luxury—in fact, it doesn’t even advertise one particular car. Instead this TV spot, called “Daughter,” depicts a bunch of kids in a somewhat ramshackle downhill cart race. One participant’s father narrates, contemplating his daughter’s gender and perceived worth. The final message from the …