Is burlesque more “artistic” than stripping? Is one more body positive than the other? Aria Delanoche breaks down the difference between the two communities, and what she loves about both. By Sophia Larigakis.
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.
This no-nonsense DJ and radio host is dismantling the stereotype that women are only vocalists in bands, and throwing the best and most inclusive parties in Toronto. By Kristen Cochrane. Photo by Joel Lee.
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.
They say dress for the job you want… Sophia Larigakis deconstructs four powerful femme outfits—70s Feminist Academic, New Jersey Mob Wife, 90s Power Lesbian, and The Love Child of Mrs Robinson & Samantha Jones—within the context of fashion politics.
I often find myself doing things, sexually and otherwise, because I think it will make for funny dinner-party conversation later. That’s normal, right? My newest Breathless column for Vogue is about the validity of the “novelty fuck” :)
My recent abortion taught me how difficult terminating a pregnancy can be. But Planned Parenthood made a process that could have been ghastly and life threatening into something simple and safe. By Emily Bahr-de Stefano.
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.