Advertising Agency CEO says we are #WomenNotObjects

This was originally published at Moxie by Lauren Linhard. Moxie is a non-judgmental space for women to use their inner strength and tackle real-world issues head on. Madonna Badger took the stage at the Cannes advertising festival on June 20 with one goal in mind:convincing the movers and shakers of the advertising industry to stop objectifying women. As co-founder of Badger & Winters, a New York based … Continue reading Advertising Agency CEO says we are #WomenNotObjects

Say No To Sexist Language in Public Discourse

Photo: kategalloway.net In the week that brought to light television personality Eddie McGuire’s ‘banter’ about sports journalist Caroline Wilson, the voters of Leichhardt have been treated to campaign signs depicting a witch. The signs have been placed adjacent to campaign signs of the only woman candidate in Leichhardt, ALP candidate Sharryn Howes. The signs themselves entreat the voter to ‘put Labor last’ because winding back negative gearing is … Continue reading Say No To Sexist Language in Public Discourse

Brexit and the Rise of Intolerance

Photo: express.co.uk What are the consequences of the UK leaving the EU? I don’t know the answer to that question. I don’t know whether it’s good for the long term economy or political status or whatever else. But there’s one thing I do know: The attitude of many who voted to leave scares me. I heard more about immigration than any other topic during the campaign. It’s … Continue reading Brexit and the Rise of Intolerance

Opinions of a Slut

Photo: bradwhitehouse.wordpress.com As both a feminist and, y’know, a normal human being, I am of the opinion people should be treated equally and if someone’s behaviour doesn’t affect you, it’s none of your business. Which makes it easy for me to be against slut-shaming. Let’s start with the fact that I am a slut. Yep, by the very definition of a slut (that is, any woman … Continue reading Opinions of a Slut

‘Suffragette’ Directed by Sarah Gavron

In our Feminist-Friendly Fiction section you will find reviews of books and movies that you can read and watch safe in the knowledge you don’t have to turn a blind eye to every moment of sexual objectification and gender stereotyping. Wooo! ☆☆1/2: Well-intentioned but passable. Looking into one important feminist movement during the early 20th century, Suffragette tries to show and tell us a story of brave women … Continue reading ‘Suffragette’ Directed by Sarah Gavron

How Feminism Made Me A Better S.O.

For the past eight years feminism has been my way of life. Equality and my disdain for stereotypical gender roles were the norm for me as a child before I even knew what feminism was. I don’t know exactly when I decided I was a feminist but I imagine I googled the term after seeing it mentioned on the internet or on TV, read the definition, and thought,“yep, … Continue reading How Feminism Made Me A Better S.O.

‘The Little Friend’ by Donna Tartt

In our Feminist-Friendly Fiction section you will find reviews of books and movies that you can read and watch safe in the knowledge you don’t have to turn a blind eye to every moment of sexual objectification and gender stereotyping. Wooo! The Little Friend is a spellbinding dark beauty of a literary novel in the Southern American Gothic vein. Nine-year-old old Robin Cleve was found hanged from a tree … Continue reading ‘The Little Friend’ by Donna Tartt