Tina Fey and the bare truth (about shapewear)

The other night, actress/comedian Tina Fey stripped down to her underwear on The Late Show with David Letterman. Ostensibly, it was to “honor” the talk show host ahead of his imminent retirement. But what Fey really did was show the whole world just what it takes for some women to wear a form-fitting dress and… Continue Reading →

9 easy ways you can support women and girls right now

1. Pledge to only read books written by women this year. Check out this list of books by transgender authors. 2. Blog. See something sexist? Have something you want to get off your chest? Write about it! I started a feminist Tumblr that focuses on sharing media and stories that support feminism, empower women, and… Continue Reading →

In praise of female celebrity role models

I think we’re due for a piece full of praise. A high school English teacher in Chicago, Ashley Lauren Samsa, shared on Bitch magazine’s website a list of positive female role models in pop culture, as drafted up by her students. She wrote, “The list is a good insight into what interests teen girls these… Continue Reading →

PBS censors Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin commentary

Tina Fey is my hero. And it’s not just because she’s brilliant, successful, and can send me into convulsive laughter with a single Liz Lemon-ism. Tina’s not one to keep quiet about her opinions, especially when it comes to women in the media. As Saturday Night Live‘s first female head writer, she knows a thing… Continue Reading →