Kristen Cochrane—aka Instagram’s @ripannanicolesmith—has become Insta-famous for making feminist memes that star Paris Hilton. Here, we discuss why pink is powerful, why there’s no such thing as ‘low culture,’ and general meme enlightenment. By Karley Sciortino.
Bionic babes, queer sci-fi utopists & future feminism(s)—here’s a brief overview of the cyberfeminist movement. By Sophia Larigakis. Main image by Juno Calypso.
Glorious art perv Maidenfed talks the loss of her IG, and why it’s important to challenge the status quo of what is “appropriate” for women and their art, and how to share your message in the age of censor-happy digital overlords.
In TASCHEN’s new book Lesbians for Men, Dian Hanson collects photographs showing that throughout history, men have loved women who love women. By Kristen Cochrane.
Sure, everyone knows about Georgia O’Keefe’s vagina flowers, but she’s not the only artist who depicted the power of the pussy. Here is a list of artists who have exhibited vaginas in all of their glory, from Judy Chicago to Rokudenashiko. By Kristen Cochrane.
Are you a Carrie, or a Miranda with a Carrie rising? The must-follow Instagram @everyoutfitonSATC can help you figure it out. This new(ish) account is cataloguing every outfit from SATC, from the soft butch of early seasons Miranda, to Carrie’s continual label-whorishness, to Samantha’s #pantsuitfeminism, in a way that will make you LOL IRL, while also learning about fashion history.
All hail The Butch. The Instagram project @ButchCamp is archiving the history of the butch identity in all of its power and campness, From KD Lang to Fran Lebowitz to Xena Warrior Princess to Katharine Hepburn, and a ton of other badasses. By Sophia Larigakis.
Male artists have long seen women as muses—and sometimes as little else. Here, Sophia Larigakis details how she love-hate identifies with both Leonard Cohen and his muses, and the problems with the muse trope.
Bob Mizer’s homoerotic images of “beefcakes” made him a gay art icon. Now, a new book by TASCHEN collects his work in all of its sexy glory. By Kristen Cochrane.
Adam Green’s psychedelic version of Aladdin is now up on Youtube! Starring Adam Green Alia Shawkat, Natasha Lyonne, Jack Dishel, Macaulay Culkin, and Nicole LaLiberte ;)