Tag: feminism

Who’s Afraid of Ageing?

DENVER AND NEW YORK VIA SKYPE—With her characteristic “let’s talk about it” approach to problems and wry sense of humor, Ashton Applewhite, an activist and expert on ageing, is taking…

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Her Story: My Mother’s Alcoholism, Dry January and the Women’s Movement

DENVER--Dry January. It sounds inhospitable, boring, lonely even, especially coming on the heels of December which is chock full of reasons to surround yourself with friends and alcohol. Until recently,…

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Celebrating Our First Anniversary

DENVER AND FLINT, MICHIGAN--One year ago today millions of women joined ranks and marched for equality across the globe. It's not a coincidence that it's also she-files.com's first anniversary. We…

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R.I.P. Sexist Halloween Costumes 

DENVER--Let’s face it, Halloween costume options for girls mostly suck, especially when you think of them in terms of gender roles. Girls get to be pretty princesses, helpless damsels in distress,…

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Why Does Lifestyle Feminism Get a Bad Rap?

DENVER AND NEW YORK VIA SKYPE—When mutual friends introduced Elissa Auther and Gillian Silverman in 2002, it was an obvious meeting of minds. They quickly discovered they had a lot in common; their academic backgrounds were in…

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A Feminist Tag for Films and Its Founder Holly Tarquini

DENVER AND BATH, ENGLAND VIA SKYPE: While selecting programming for the 2014 Bath Film Festival, the director and festival head Holly Tarquini devised an innovative idea: create an F-Rating for…

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A Utah Feminist’s Tale of Activism and Perseverance

DENVER AND SALT LAKE CITY VIA PHONE: Kate Kelly—an activist and lawyer based in Salt Lake City, Utah—has long been a campaigner for human rights. She did a stint in Somalia…

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Her Stories: A Feminist Turning Point?

LONDON--Sometime in the mid-to-late Noughties a feminist renaissance started to take place online. Websites such as Jezebel, XO Jane and The Hairpin were trailblazers in this surge of Internet feminism;…

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Arlie Russell Hochschild on Bridging the Growing Divide in the U.S.

DENVER AND BERKELEY VIA PHONE—Disturbed by the growing divide in the U.S. between the political left and right, Arlie Russell Hochschild, a sociologist and professor emerita at the University of…

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