First things first, hi! How are you? We miss you. Thank you for being so nasty.
We know it's been a minute since you've heard from us. We took some time off but are back at work to make the world a little nastier. But before we get into the cool stuff we've done, watched, heard, and read, it wouldn't be a newsletter from a non-profit without a DONATE button! Click that button, every donation helps make our events bigger and better.
COOL STUFF WE DID
We officially donated to The Southern Poverty Law Center! Thank you so much for coming out to the event and supporting us and this amazing organization. Your donations will have a profound impact on their fight against hate and support the amazing work they do in classrooms and courtrooms throughout the country.
We have a store! Missed the chance to buy the dope art we had at our event? Fear not, all that amazing art is available to buy online right here! Right now we’re only set up for local pickup/delivery in LA, but we’re working on getting shipping from coast to coast. (If you just can’t wait to get your feminist swag, don’t fear, hit us up privately and we’ll work some magic). All money earned goes right back into the organization so that we can create more great events.
COOL STUFF WE WATCHED
THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Horrified by the current state of politics in the US? Well this show won’t make you feel any better! A too-timely portrait of a world in which women have lost all agency and independence but are still resilient. Badass woman Reed Morano directs the first three episodes and the whole series has a distinctly feminist gaze. Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Alexis Bledel kill it. Watch it on Hulu!
Another show based on a book, and it’s a surreal trip. We love the diverse casting and the hella complex characters. If you only watch one episode make sure it's ep 4, “Git Gone” - it centers on Laura Moon and we love a woman who looks death in the face and says "Fuck you." The show airs on Starz which is a pain but pro-tip: Wait until the end of the season and sign up for a 1-week free trial. Boom, whole season for free. Thank us later.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2
Not only is this sequel just as fun as the first action packed film, this one tackles some deep themes like family, sisterhood, and what happens when white dudes have too much power. It passes the Bechdel test with flying colors, has an amazing soundtrack (it might be playing on repeat as we write this!) and Baby Groot is the best thing of 2017 so far.
COOL STUFF WE HEARD.
We’ve got major crushes on all the guys over at Crooked Media and it all started when we first heard this podcast. Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor are all super smart dudes who used to work for President Obama. Now they host no-bullshit podcasts about domestic and international politics. They do a great job of making politics accessible to everyone and cutting through all the media spin. They’re also really great at podcast ads #abetterwaytopod
Kendrick Lamar’s new album is fire. We’re also on the “Humble is an Amazing Music Video” Team.
Outside magazine’s podcast has been doing a mini-series called XX Factor, featuring stories by and about women “doing cool stuff in the outdoors.” Check out this interview with Mona Seraji, the first snowboarder from the Middle East to compete professionally at the Freeride World Qualifier. When asked how a girl from Iran, where women aren’t allowed in sports stadium, becomes an international athlete, she replies: “Ambition.”
COOL STUFF WE READ
Want to stay up to date on everything happening in the world but also want to live your life? Check out The Skimm! This lady-owned company reads all the news for you and lets you know what you need to know.
THE HANDMAID’S TALE/American gods
Can’t wait to find out what happens in your new favorite TV series? Well lucky for you it’s based on an amazing book. Read it in a weekend and get all the spoilers you could want.
A powerful essay about the joys and struggles of being truly and honestly yourself. Read it while listening to A Seat at the Table for the full experience.
Essential reading. In the words of the first female candidate of a major political party in the US: “Oh, I am pissed.” There’s so much in this profile to infuriate and light a fire under our asses.
Maggie Haberman is one of the hardest working political reporters today, and she takes no shit. She’s equally respected on the left and the right, and strictly sticks to the facts (however unbelievable they may be at times). It’s encouraging to know these are the journalists holding the administration accountable.
COOL THINGS WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT
We're proud of our LGBTQ+ friends every day of the year but especially proud of the LA community who are turning their annual Parade into #ResistMarch. "Instead of a Pride Parade meant to celebrate our past progress, we are going to march to ensure all our futures. Just as we did in 1970's first LGBTQ+ Pride, we are going to march in unity with those who believe that America's strength is its diversity."
Do we really need to explain why we're excited about a superhero movie starring and directed by a woman? Not to mention that so far it's tied with The Incredibles as the highest rated superhero movie ever (take that Iron Man). We are STOKED.
We wouldn't be here without you and we don't want you to ever forget how grateful we are. Your strength, determination, and fight inspire us everyday. Whenever things seem like they can't get any worse (and then do) we remember you and have a little hope for the future.
We know it's hard to stay active day after day after day and it's ok to take a few days off. But we can't be complacent, we can't let this be our normal. Lucky for us there are so many great ways to stay active that don't take all your energy. We love Resistbot and 5 Calls. Two services that make contacting your representative hella easy.
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We love writing you long newsletters but nothing beats seeing your wondrous faces. We've got some irons in the fire and some fun new events in the works but want to hear what you want! So let us know what you want to see from us in the future. What kind of events would get you out the door? What amazing women inspire you? Historical, famous, or just your best friend. We want to know about and promote ALL feminist women.
Until next time, stay nasty! (and donate!)
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