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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a renowned Nigerian novelist. She gave a powerful presentation at TEDxEuston entitled “We Should All Be Feminists”. This is an excerpt from her speech:

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Watch the full presentation here:

 

Anne Hathaway

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Gloria Steinem on Eating Disorders

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Margaret Cho on Body Image

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Marion Bartoli

No matter how accomplished or how talented a woman is, her appearance is always treated as relevant. Here’s one example. BBC tennis commentator, John Inverdale, had this to say about France’s Marion Bartoli who just won Wimbledon’s women’s singles title:

I just wonder if her dad, because he has obviously been the most influential person in her life, did say to her when she was 12, 13, 14 maybe, ‘listen, you are never going to be, you know, a looker. You are never going to be somebody like a [Maria] Sharapova, you’re never going to be 5ft 11, you’re never going to be somebody with long legs, so you have to compensate for that.”

 

Bartoli took this powerful swing in response:

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Tina Fey

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Hillary Clinton

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Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling discusses the controversy from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) regarding a scene in the movie Blue Valentine in which his character performed oral sex on Michelle Williams’ character. Due to this scene, the MPAA tried to give it an NC-17 rating instead of an R — a rating which would spell death in theaters. The MPAA eventually backed down after pressure from the Weinstein Company (they purchased the indie film after it received buzz at the Sundance Film Festival). The quote below was part of an interview which inspired the popular “Feminist Ryan Gosling” “Hey girl” memes and resulting book.


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Watch the interview here.


Anne Frank

 

Anne Frank would’ve been 84 years old today. She was truly a beautiful person, inside & out.

 

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Louisa May Alcott

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Tina Fey

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Miss Piggy

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Tori Amos

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Mary Wollstonecraft

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Sara Bareilles

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Listen to Sara Bareilles’ new song, “Brave”:

 

 

About the song:

“‘Empowering young women … it’s a concept that is near and dear to my heart,’ says Bareilles, who recalls terrible experiences in middle school. ‘I love seeing those girls [in the video] just kind of be themselves on camera and be free and liberated.'” 

 

She also said that “the lyrics were inspired by a close friend who is struggling with coming out. ‘There’s so much honor and integrity and beauty in being able to be who you are,’ Bareilles explains about her motivations. She wrote the track with Jack Antonoff of Fun., who explained that there’s a ‘need for a civil rights anthem,’ which is what they’re calling the pop song.”

Julia Roberts on Aging

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Lena Dunham

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You Don’t Have To Be Pretty

YouDon'tOwePrettyToAnyoneRead the full article here: A Dress A Day

Voltaire on Virginity

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Become a Fan on Facebook!

I just reached 5000 fans on my Beauty Is Inside Facebook page! If you’re on Facebook, go check it out!

 

Portia de Rossi on Body Image

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Katha Pollitt

Sarah Silverman

Erykah Badu

Mike White

Roseanne

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain would’ve been 46 years old today.

 

Julianne Moore

Kelly Osbourne

She’s Ugly! (Because He’s a Moron)


This quote originally appeared in an article on Jezebel regarding criticisms of Hillary Clinton’s appearance.

Anais Nin

Misogyny Isn’t a Joke

Jennifer Lawrence

Emma Stone

Health of Strangers

Amy Poehler

Mila Kunis

Become a Fan on Facebook

This week, I hit 3000 fans on my Beauty Is Inside Facebook page. If you’re on Facebook, go check it out!

 

Margaret Sanger

Their Story

Anne Hathaway

This Woman Has Rights Too

I’ve recently started posting a few original memes here and on my Facebook fan page (which has over 2,700 fans — so please check it out!). As an artist, I enjoy creating these images. I add a small mention of my website, Facebook page, and logo to my memes in case they’re shared. Unfortunately, another fan page on Facebook, Women’s Rights News (which has about 100 times more fans than I do and should know better), has shared several of these images, but cropped my info off.

 

I realize that memes are found all over the Internet and it’s hard to know where most originate, but when a meme actually has the originator’s info on it, it’s just not cool to crop it off or cover it up! I just found out that I’m not the only one — they’ve done the same thing to several other great pages, such as Feminists United. I can’t contact them discreetly, since they don’t have a website and they’ve disabled private messaging and posting to their wall on Facebook, so the only thing left is to comment on their posts, which they ignore. So Women’s Rights News, since you’ve left me with no other recourse and since you clearly follow my page, my latest original meme is dedicated to you!

 

 

Here are links to the above memes, which were posted previously on Beauty Is Inside:

 

  1. J.K. Rowling: http://beautyisinside.com/2012/10/is-fat-really-the-worst-thing/
  2. Portia de Rossi: http://beautyisinside.com/2012/10/portia-on-body-image/
  3. Iyanla Vanzant: http://beautyisinside.com/2012/10/what-we-believe/
  4. The 1950s Kitchen: http://beautyisinside.com/2012/10/1950s-kitchen/

Joss Whedon

We Won – Deal With It

There have been a lot of sore losers since election results were announced — plenty of political pouting, arguing, and Facebook un-friending. The losing side wants us to stop gloating and just get on with life. Ordinarily, I’d agree, but not this time. They want us to stop now, even though all throughout election season, these same people didn’t stop making inflammatory attacks and absurd claims about the Nazi-Communist-Socialist-liberal agenda, the Black man in the White House, gay marriage bringing on the apocalypse, baby killers, sluts wanting you pay for them to have sex, “legitimate” rape vs. girls who “rape easy,” and so on. In spite of all this “fair and balanced” rhetoric, conservatives still lost fair and square. But now they want everyone to stop talking about the election and to shut up with all our celebrating.

 

Well, you know what? Fuck that! Fuck that, because YOU are the ones who lit the fires. YOU are the ones who started shit. YOU are the ones who fought to take away people’s rights to their lives and their bodies. YOU are the ones being degrading and insulting. So damn right we’re going to express how absolutely thrilled we are that we shut that shit down!

 

There’s been so much bigotry throughout politics lately, an incredible amount of sexism, homophobia, and racism. And those who support those ideals — or those who can so casually excuse them — deserve to be called on it.

 

This is the most politically involved that I’ve ever been in my life, because as many other women realized — our rights are being threatened. And I’m finding it really hard to separate people from their politics, because beliefs matter. They impact your worldview and your behavior toward others.

 

You’re entitled to believe in whatever you want, but you are not entitled to impose your beliefs on me. And I don’t care if it’s under the guise of religion or if you believe that God Himself personally spoke to you. Because when you start forcing your beliefs on me, it becomes abundantly clear that your “traditional values” are less about following a moral code and more about oppressing others in the name of your self-serving ideology. Those are not values that I will abide by. You are not allowed to infringe on MY rights, MY body, MY choices, no matter how “righteous” or “justified” you believe yourself to be. Your beliefs do not get to trump my freedom. Your sense of entitlement over others’ personal lives, your selfish belief that you have the right to control others — these are complete and utter boundary violations. How dare you say that your beliefs matter more than mine! That kind of arrogance and lack of compassion astound me.

 

When our rights are attacked; when we’re treated with condescension and our morals, maturity, and ability to make decisions about our own bodies and lives are questioned; when the definition of rape is twisted to benefit the rapist and punish women — well, damn right we’re going to take it personally! We’re going to defend ourselves against insulting, selfish, and paternalistic attacks against our humanity. We’re going to stand up against sanctimonious bullies who use religion and legal maneuvers to chip away at our civil rights. We’re going to vote for the people who actually respect our constitutional and moral rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And we’re going to question the integrity of those who are so willing to throw our rights under the bus. How dare you speak about freedom when you are so intent on attacking ours.

 

In this election, we had more on the line than you did. We had more to lose. And guess what? YOU built that. So hell yeah — of course we’re going to celebrate and we’re going to do a bit of gloating about how we prevailed.

 

We won. You lost. Deal with it.

 

 

Pomeranians for Progress!!!

(Yes of course he did it himself! ;)

 

I Voted

Father Knows Best, Right?

12 Similarities Between the GOP & an Abusive Partner

Excerpt from my upcoming book:

Who Put the “Us” in Uterus?

 

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