By Clay Waters | May 28, 2017 | 5:59 PM EDT

Muslim “feminist” Linda Sarsour has gotten criticism from conservatives for her vulgar, sexist, intolerant remarks about Muslim apostate Ayaan Hirsi Ali (still the target of death threats), as well as her blandished descriptions of Sharia law and public appearances with convicted terrorists. Eli Rosenberg profiled her before her controversial commencement address at the City University of New York, slated for June 1. The Times went all out to make her a martyr: “A Graduation Speaker Raises Ire Before Taking the Podium -- Threats and Messages of Hatred Flow As Sarsour Plans to Speak at CUNY." The caption under a flattering photo of Sarsour: “Linda Sarsour said she became a target of far-right conservatives after the Women’s March. ‘I’m everything they stand against,’ she said.”

By Sarah Stites | May 25, 2017 | 4:57 PM EDT

Feminist writers have recently pushed for more and better representations of abortion on-screen. Now, they’re cheering on ABC’s remake of Dirty Dancing as just the movie we needed. “Dirty Dancing is, was, and will forever be a movie about abortion,” wrote Harper’s Bazaar contributor Kaitlin Menza. In the classic film set in 1963, protagonist Baby covers for dancer Penny, who is suffering from complications after a pre-Roe v. Wade illegal abortion. That fact is integral to plotline, as it sets the stage for Baby getting swept off her feet by dance instructor Johnny. 

By Sarah Stites | May 24, 2017 | 3:01 PM EDT

Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy is not here for the media’s comparisons of America and the dystopia of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Gilead is more like Saudi Arabia. And she should know. After living in Britain for fifteen years, Eltahawy moved to Jidda, Saudi Arabia as a teen. That experience, she reflected in a May 24 New York Times op-ed, “traumatized” her “into feminism.” 

By Corinne Weaver | May 24, 2017 | 1:58 PM EDT

It’s Jezebel’s birthday. The left bows in homage.

Jordan Michael Smith, writing for The Guardian, reviews the influence brought about by Jezebel’s presence in the media for the past 10 years. Anna Holmes, the founder of the site, was an editor at InStyle when she started Jezebel. According to Smith, she “hated the magazine’s worship of luxury, the lack of racial diversity, and the shallowness of women’s publications generally.”

By Corinne Weaver | May 24, 2017 | 12:09 PM EDT

Amber Tamblyn wants tolerance. But only her kind of tolerance. A member of the cast of the popular film, “The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants,” and the director of the recently released drama “Paint It Black,” the actress has attempted to describe herself as an activist.

In a recent interview with Bustle writer Rachel Simon, the actress explained how

activism, for her, is about finding acceptance, except for those who “hate me, and hate people I love, and hate people of color, and hate people who are trans.” But she is fed up with “being told to have more understanding for people who don’t agree.”
By Clay Waters | May 19, 2017 | 11:35 AM EDT

An Elle magazine story by Sady Doyle about an emerging character on the already-infamous show, “Has 'The Handmaid's Tale' Given Us the Scariest Anti-Feminist Villain Yet?”, smeared notable women like Christina Hoff Sommers, Camille Paglia, and Kellyanne Conwa,y who fail to adhere to the left-wing brand of feminism, as self-hating women and oppressive Handmaid villains in disguise:

By Sarah Stites | May 15, 2017 | 2:53 PM EDT

Although Lena Dunham is no fan of Kellyanne Conway, she’s not here for digs at the presidential counselor’s appearance. In a series of tweets posted Sunday morning, the liberal writer/producer expressed the view that commenting on women’s looks doesn’t advance the conversation. 

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | May 15, 2017 | 12:46 AM EDT

A new Miss USA was crowned on Sunday night on FOX, but it wasn’t without some political controversy. Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough won the title, much to the chagrin of liberals who didn’t like her conservative answers in the question rounds. Her thought crimes? Saying health care is a privilege, not a right, and rejecting man-hating feminism in favor of equal opportunity.

By Sarah Stites | May 11, 2017 | 1:44 PM EDT

According to radical feminist Gloria Steinem, women will never be “fully equal” to men unless they have abortion rights. Oh, and the patriarchy’s to blame for climate change too. In an interview with Refinery29 writer Lindsey Stanberry, Steinem shared thoughts on feminism, and unsurprisingly, everything came back to female reproductive rights. 

By Sarah Stites | May 9, 2017 | 11:59 AM EDT

Leave it to Lena Dunham to make weight loss political. After US Weekly used her photo in a story about “20 Slimdown Diet Tips Stars Are Using,” the liberal actress and writer—a noted critic of body-shaming and dieting—responded with some characteristic political snark. 

By Sarah Stites | May 8, 2017 | 4:27 PM EDT

Incest. Prostitution. Brainless beauty. Liberal media people have accused the most prominent women in the Trump administration of these and more. Yet, hypocritically, feminists have been slow to defend Kellyanne Conway, Ivanka and Melania Trump against these blatantly sexist attacks. 

By Dawn Slusher | May 8, 2017 | 1:09 AM EDT

In the world of entertainment, if a single woman faces an unplanned pregnancy after sleeping with a man she barely knew and that man ends up dying and thus can’t help her support the baby, and her parents are “church people” who she fears may judge her, abortion is almost always the automatic answer given as a solution to her dilemma.