Tag: Feminism

Lizzo Wants to Redefine the Body-Positivity Movement

“I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point,” Lizzo tells Vogue. “It’s easy. I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body.” By Calvin Van Paris When it comes to shifts in the collective consciousness, change to the language is often a strong starting point. For October Vogue cover star Lizzo, “body positivity” is a…

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Young, Bold, Feminist: Nigeria’s Damilola Odufuwa

Feminist Coalition co-founder Damilola Odufuwa on empowerment of women, equality, and education. By Akindare Okunola Damilola Odufuwa is quite the force among Nigeria’s emerging young feminists. The University of Kent graduate has worked at media juggernauts like MTV, Universal Music Group, and National Geographic; and led teams at CNN, Zikoko, Konbini, and now cryptocurrency firm, Binance, leading its public relations efforts across…

Aurora James: Fashion, Feminism, & 15 Percent Pledge

Overseeing the annual sample sale at her Greenpoint, Brooklyn, boutique, Aurora James is in her element. The minimalist space has been transformed into a kind of ad hoc exhibition of the back catalog of Brother Vellies, James’s accessories label, with glitter-flecked boots and glossy pink sandals spread out on concrete floors as a staff composed mostly of animated Gen-Z’ers unboxes more…

Why Feminism Still Matters To Young People

By Kristin Aune It has been 100 years since women won the right to vote in Britain. More accurately, it’s 90 years since young women were able to vote; 2018 actually celebrates 100 years since suffrage was given to women over 30. Feminism is held up as one of the most successful social movements of the 20th century. But ten years ago, when Catherine…

Indian Women Protest New Citizenship Laws, Joining A Global ‘Fourth Wave’ Feminist Movement

Written by Alka Kurian. All opinions expressed and experiences written are reserved to the author. Women are among the strongest opponents of two new laws in India that threaten the citizenship rights of vulnerable groups like Muslims, poor women, oppressed castes and LGBTQ people. The Citizenship Amendment Act, passed in December 2019, fast-tracks Indian citizenship for undocumented refugees from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan –…

Women’s Rights To Take Center Stage In 2020

World leaders, civil society and the private sector are preparing to make 2020 the biggest year yet for the advancement of women’s rights. Over the course of the year, thousands of people are expected to attend high-level UN events and forums in Mexico City and Paris to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing platform for action, a landmark agreement to end gender…

The 2010s: The Decade Women Fought Back

It seems like every year is dubbed the “year of the woman,” in recent memory at least, but for good reason. The back half of the 2010s, a breathtaking, world-changing decade now less than two weeks away from its long-awaited end, was dominated by the resurgent political consciousness of marginalized groups, including women. Fourth-wave feminism has produced words like “manspreading” and “mansplaining,”…