This month Miss Piggy received a major feminist award recognising her contributions to society. She recieved the award at the evening ceremony from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, where a conversation with Gloria Steinem took place, followed by a 20-minute video retrospective of Miss Piggy’s career. And what a career it has been. Miss Piggy explained to Time just why she deserved the prize.
This is one way to get the word across. Using a rather unique medium, Elonë, a woman from Karlsruhe, Germany, is posting feminist phrases on maxi pads and posting them around the city.
From the start of our modern age, women have been gaining on men in terms of gender equality, leaps and bounds have been made in the last hundred years that have done great good in settling the disparity in rights between men and woman. The fight is not over however, and there are still aspects of life in which women find themselves hindered when men are free to do as they please.
This incredible series of photographs features “morbid depictions of common beauty rituals” of women. Created by artist Jessica Ledwich, each photo is just as bizarre as the next, showing just what women have gone through in their beauty practices that are quite “monstrous”. Ledwich says her project explores the fact that throughout “history, the bodies […]
The Ukrainian feminist group, FEMEN, known for their topless public protests, was founded to fight against the sex trade in Ukraine. Now they’re an international organization. On Tuesday, they opened their first foreign office in Paris, and protested there the same day. Known for testing the tolerance of every country they campaign in, FEMEN’s ‘sextremist’ members painted such slogans as “Muslims Let’s get naked”, “I am free,” and “Notre dieu est une femme” (Our God is a woman)” on their bare breasts and arms and paraded through Paris’s predominantly Muslim 18th arrondissement.