Blogging has often been praised for validating female voices, allowing them unprecedented freedom to publish original and unfiltered content, regardless of mainstream agendas and focuses.
We wanted to create a site where no topic was off-limits. Where as many young women as possible felt comfortable and excited to write about the issues they care most about, whether that's Game of Thrones, helping victims of sexual assault find justice or Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
So you see my point Tom? You are wrong when you suggest that it was the women's liberation movement that made it possible to find a 42-year-old woman appealing, or that 42-year-old women flock to yoga and pilates classes to be appealing to men. It isn't that at all.
There are many forms of prejudice, and it is no secret that our so beloved, widely-consumed media is filled with it. However, I'm not here to ignore it.
There's no question that our demo loves to cozy up to a good read and not just flit from Twitter to Instagram. We are still gluttons for a "story" that transports us. This is why digital niche magazines are becoming Mayer's focus.
Not only do we need girls to believe in themselves, but we need boys to believe in them, too, in order for the girls to succeed. Why? Those boys will be men some day.
We as a society need to stop looking skin-deep and need to actually dive deeper into ourselves and in our culture and find and listen to people who are changing the way things are done but aren't being heard.
Women are the backbone of today's food media. And yet, the women reporting on this issue area don't always get the attention they deserve.
"Barbara has been a pioneer all along," Lesley Stahl says. "Even in hanging in there to the age of 84, she's still leading the way."
I realize that in relation to the digital colosseum the sad print tabloid industry is merely a fungus on the underside of a rotting stump. But that doesn't excuse its existence.
Mainstream Media, like Time Magazine, needs to be called out for how they continue to represent women, even as we enter the positions of greatest power.
While growing up isn't always fun or easy, it sets a precedent for how you're going to live the rest of your life. Thanks to some of these funny women, I feel fully equipped to take on whatever comes next.
As parent of a boy and a girl, I worry about both of them and how they perceive what they see. As much as I'd like to say my kids only watch PBS or don't have screen time at all, that's not the case!
While the semantics of "feminism" tend to polarize people, its definition is very simple: equality between men and women.
Society may try at every turn to tell my children, through what they see, hear, and read, "This is how women are portrayed in our culture. Accept it, you can't change it." But in my small big way and in front of three boys who will one day be men, I can say, "No. No, we don't have to accept it."
Just because Dunham is a young feminist who speaks confidently about her "real body" does not mean we get to qualify her statements with an inappropriate cash prize.