• Feminist Portlandia bookstore will close down in real life without financial support

    The Women & Women First bookstore featured on Portlandia is still in business. But the real-life feminist bookstore – called In Other Words – in which those sketches starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are filmed may be closing up shop if its owners don’t get a much-needed monetary injection. Located in Northeast Portland, In Other Words is not just a bookstore but is also a feminist community center— and

    Read more

    Amy Schumer’s Women’s Gloria Awards and Gala speech inspiring

    Amy Schumer, one of the most popular comedians today, took a brief break from perpetual punch lines and gave an intense, inspirational speech at the Ms. Foundation for Women’s Gloria Awards and Gala. Schumer joined Chelsea Handler and Gabourey Sidibe at the New York City event on May 1 that doubled as a shout-out to strong independent women and as an 80th birthday party for iconic feminist Gloria Steinem. The

    Read more

    Margaret Cho: Reality strikes

    Margaret Cho is, quite simply, a living icon of the stand-up comedy world. More than a comedian and entertainer, the San Francisco native is a strong-voiced activist for womens’ rights and the rights of gays and lesbians. And now the power she wields will only grow as her new VH1 reality show, The Cho Show premieres this week. It’s difficult to tap into something unknown about a comedian that even

    Read more
    WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien