A Week’s Worth of Folks in the News, July 6 Edition

photo by Joe Flood

  Happy Friday, and welcome to our week’s worth of folk/women in the news! We’ll start this week off on a high note. Spanish model, Angela Ponce, won the qualifying title and thus became the first transgender contestant for Miss Universe. While we have a lot of conflicting feels about beauty pageants, especially ones formerly owned … [Read more…]

Music for a Feminist Future: The Fourth of July Fireworks Edition

Ana Tijoux, 2014 (photo by Cancha General)

We’ve heard from a lot of friends that they are having difficulty feeling patriotic this 4th of July. Putting this playlist together, we are reminded that protest is patriotic. Speaking truth to power is as American as BBQ and apple pie. Happy Independence Day! You can also listen to these songs on Unsweetened: A Playlist … [Read more…]

Music for a Feminist Future: Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month

Krudas Cubensi, Latinidades – Festival da Mulher Afro Latino Americana e Caribenha 2013 (photo by Cultura de Red)

Happy Caribbean American Heritage Month! In honor of the many folks of the Caribbean diaspora making this country actually great, we’ve chosen a few artists to celebrate. Give this feminist playlist a listen to start your weekend off right. You can also listen to these songs on Unsweetened: A Playlist for a Feminist Future on … [Read more…]