Communications, Culture & Society

Women have long used artistic expression as a method of liberation and feminist activism. From Renaissance painters and poets to today’s critics, actors, playwrights, musicians and filmmakers, art provides an important outlet for women’s creativity and resistance to the status quo. Women are present in growing numbers across genres of music, literature, and visual and performing arts, and they are breaking new ground at all levels of production, performance and industry management. Arts institutions, museums and galleries are displaying feminist work and promoting more female artists. Feminist organizations such as Guerrilla Girls are spurring collectors, curators, historians and institutions to recognize women artists and provide equal access and opportunities for success.

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By Kyla Bender-BairdToday is Denim Day. I’m wearing jeans to work in support of sexual assault survivors and to raise awareness about sexual...
As part of its Transforming Lives Documentary Film Project, the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers University features the following...
By Teresa BagleyFeminism shouldn't be exclusive to scholars, advocates, researchers and policy wonks. Women's issues affect all of us, and this is an...
Hat tip to Ms. Foundation for funding this great organization! 
In case you missed, the Women's Media Center featured an excellent article on the forthcoming documentary on late-term abortion, Trust Women. Here's...

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  • March 5, 2012

     The outcry over Rush Limbaugh calling birth control activist Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” seems to have worked. Several days after his attempt to slut-shame the Georgetown University law student, Limbaugh...


  • March 2, 2012

     Feminists in the United States, "fed up" with election-year attempts to erode their hard-won gains, issued a sharp reminder that women make up a voting bloc that cannot be ignored.


  • February 28, 2012

     Nearly half of all U.S. women have negative feelings about their image when not wearing makeup and link "bare face" with being unattractive, a survey found.


  • January 9, 2012

     It's been a rotten few months for the nation's wealthiest 1 percent. From the senatorial candidacy of Elizabeth Warren to Occupy Wall Street, economic elites have faced a concerted attack on their riches and power, their arrogant and...


  • January 4, 2012

     Should breastfeeding be allowed in public? The oft-debated controversy that pits moms against retailers and nosey onlookers reached a fever pitch when women across the country protested Target by holding "nurse-ins" at more than 100...