The best feminist Facebook groups are secret. And the most notorious are the most difficult to maintain. But there is an incredible value in the emotional labour of moderating online feminist spaces, so long as there are enough of us to keep up the work.
There is a long history of gender-nonconformity within the fashion industry, dating back to the roots of the runway and far beyond. How much attention models receive when they don’t fit neatly into that binary, however, has often changed with the trends.
While book banning is no longer a common practice, and the flaming books piles are things of the past, libraries across North America are still getting requests to have material pulled from their shelves. And some of them are pretty surprising requests, too.
Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have been bringing attention to the importance of genetic testing in determining breast cancer risks for years now, particularly since she announced her positive result and double mastectomy in 2013.
After an emotional show at the VMA’s performing his new hit single “What Do You Mean?” Justin Bieber is facing both praise and criticism over the controversial first track to be released from his upcoming album.