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SEXISM

Unlike Thinx, Erectile Dysfunction Ads Had No Problem Getting on the Subway

The agency behind the MTA's subway ads deemed menstrual underwear brand Thinx's 2015 campaign "inappropriate." Erectile dysfunction ads that went up earlier this year faced less scrutiny.
Leila Ettachfini
7.18.18
pride

The Defiant, Tender Faces of NYC's Dyke March

Photographer Maegan Gindi set up an intimate portrait studio in the middle of the rowdy LGBTQ pride protest.
Maegan Gindi
6.28.18
Culture

The Label Giving Girls a Space to Create and Release Their Own Music

In honor of International Women's Day, the Lower East Side Girls Club’s Sound Studio premieres its video for the studio's first song, “You Can Hold Onto My Hand."
Kimberly Lawson
3.8.18
Culture

The NYC Collective Providing Free Art Workshops to Kids of Color

After receiving backlash for making T-shirts that read "white artists bore me," artist Danny Castaneda decided to start Minority Report, an art collective focused on uplifting people of color within art spaces.
Leila Ettachfini
2.21.18
Power to the Polls

Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Women's March

All the locations, start times, and details for the Women's March events in Las Vegas, Chicago, DC, LA, and more this weekend.
Linda Yang
1.18.18
Art

The Artist Putting Up Posters of Icons to Make Women of Color Visible

With her Unapologetically Brown series, artist Johanna Toruño wants to tell other women of color, "I see you. This space is yours."
Amelia Capaz
9.30.17
activism

Meet the Bronx Teen Organizing the Mass Student Walkout in NYC

Though still in high school, Hebh Jamal has spent the last two years actively fighting Islamophobia. In the week since Donald Trump signed an executive order banning people from seven majority Muslim countries, Jamal has put her effort into organizing...
Leila Ettachfini
2.6.17
Rally Against Hate

In Photos: Protestors Rally in Bitter Cold to Reject Trump’s Immigration Ban

"No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here."
Brandon John
1.31.17
Comics!

Surrender Now: The Women Taking Over the World of Comics

The comics industry has long been thought of as male-dominated—but women are working to change that.
Diana Tourjée
10.11.16
comic con

For the Love of Cosplay: Photos of Couples at New York Comic Con

Before there was cosplay, there was love. Luckily, we captured their beautiful conjunction at Comic Con in New York City this weekend.
Diana Tourjée
10.9.16
Photography

Getting Ready for Carnival, a Celebration of Flesh, Life, and Culture

We spent Labor Day weekend with dancers and costume makers prepping for the West Indian Carnival, an annual celebration that draws more than a million people in Brooklyn, NY. Amid the feathers and the sequins, we talked with participants about the...
Genel Ambrose and Kat Aileen
9.8.16
NYC

NYC Bars Can't Ban Pregnant Women or Refuse to Serve Them Alcohol

According to new guidelines released by the city's human rights commission, refusing to allow a pregnant woman to enter a bar or club is discrimination.
Annamarya Scaccia
5.8.16