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A publication which explores current feminism through illustration.


What is inNoir examines the propaganda of image in the fashion industry, and the effect it has on us. Noir embraces feminism in a different view then which is shown in commercialised magazines currently on shop shelves today. Through illustration instead of touched up photography, it aims to show articles that are meant to inspire women, not belittle them.

Lena Dunham

Women saying Im not a feminist is my greatest pet peeve. Do you believe that women should be paid the same for doing the same jobs? Do you believe that women should be allowed to leave the house? Do you think that women and men both deserve equal rights? Great, then youre a feminist. People think there is something taboo about speaking up for feminism. I know for a long time that Iwas embarrassed to call out misogyny because I was then going to be that complaining girl who cant let it go. But the fact is, we cant let it go not until we feel like we have been heard.

Lena Dunham recently had a 20 questions interview with Playboy magazine. She comes off strongly and answers the questions in depth, and the interview has now circual ted all over the internet with everyone discussing her. Playboy asked relevant questions, and she discussed feminism and self image in a comical manner.

The feminism of Girls: On Girls I like being a mouthpiece for the issues I think young females face today. Its always shocking when people question whether its a feminist show. How could a show about women exploring women not be? Feminism isnt a dirty word. Its not like were a deranged group who think women should take over the planet, raise our young on our own and eliminate men from the picture. Feminism is about women having all the rights that men have. What if she woke up and had the body of a Victorias Secret model: Id be really disoriented and wonder what had happened in the night. Which enemy had dragged me to the doctor?

I dont think Id like it very much. There would be all kinds of weird challenges to deal with that I dont have to deal with now. I dont want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack. Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier. The people who talk to you are the people who are interested in you. It must be a big burden in some ways to look that way and be in public. That said, I probably would want to see if I could get free food at restaurants. Then Id call a doctor and see if she could return me to my former situation.

just because I like old fashioned sunglasses, it doesnt mean I also like old fashioned values!

Tevi GevinsonThe girl who started fashion blogging at the age of 11, now the founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine, Rookie. By 15, she had shifted her focus from fashion, onto feminist discussion & has made appeared on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media list, twice. Can we all learn something from this media extraordinaire?

When you started blogging, you were known for your interest in fashion. Since then, your focus has shifted and I think expanded to female and creative it was all empowerment. Do you remember when very fluid. I and how that transition remember starting to started? read feminist text and also becoming a teenager and feeling confused about that. I never fel t like I was denouncing fashion. In a way, I still think that I am obsessed with it, except for when my friend asked me the other day if I had looked at any shows from this past Fashion =just Week yet. And I realized that it part of had just kind of slipped my how I think mind. Theres a lot that about everything. I havent looked at. When I send out a mood I feel like now board to our contributors fashion is every month about our monthly theme, there are photos from our fashion shows, but there are also film stills and album art. I feel like its just part of everything in my brain right now.


why do others attempt to dictate my own choices?