Back in August, I went to see Dave Chappelle perform at the Boulder Theater with my boyfriend and a gaggle of our best dude friends. A longtime fan of Chappelle's work, it was the first time I would be seeing his standup live, and I was stoked. But halfway into his set, I had to turn off. If you ar ... More >>
Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis isn't actually a how-to book penned by newlywed Amal Clooney. Rather, it's a memoir written by Amy Ferris chronicling her journey through menopause. Waking up in the middle of the night, Ferris would fantasize about marrying Clooney and simu ... More >>
Last Saturday night as I was winding down and getting ready for bed at a cool 9:45 p.m., I received a frantic phone call. Maybe I just assumed it was frantic; at 34, I suspect any call after 9 p.m. is someone in need, not someone asking me if I want to go out. But the phone call was neither; it was ... More >>
Feminism, like most radical ideas, doesn't have to be labeled in order to be effective. In 2014, the debate over who is a feminist and if what they do is feminist in nature is the topic for discussion. Which pop stars consider themselves feminists and which ones run as fast as they can away from the ... More >>
Art naturally evolved from representation (pictures of things) toward abstraction, argued modernist art critic Clement Greenberg and his fellow formalists. Portraiture and landscape painting be damned: In pure art, paintings do nothing but express their essence as painting. But in the 1960s, paintin ... More >>
For decades, feminists have challenged the art world to open up galleries and museums to women artists. While nominal progress has been made, many major institutions still show a disproportionate amount of work by male artists. This disparity is one of many reasons critics Eleanor Heartney and Nancy ... More >>
The hardest thing about being a feminist is the long hours. It's kind of like having a full-time job on top of having a regular job, because you're constantly having to watch your back and educate yourself and others on what lawmakers/the Internet/the general voting public is doing to undo certain u ... More >>
Anonymous avengers who started their quest in 1985, Guerrilla Girls spotlight institutionalized sexism and racism in the art world through radical acts of exposure. Simultaneously infiltrating the gallery world and educating the public on the lack of representation for women and people of color in a ... More >>
Unfortunately for that portion of the world's population that is not interested in equality, we feminists are everywhere. We're a pretty tight group of individuals who work via a patriarchy-smashing global underground network that is often disguised/portrayed as a mindless, overreacting gossip machi ... More >>
The 2014 elections may seem a long way off, but not to Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Hogue came to Colorado to speak at a weekend fundraiser for Colorado NARAL that attracted numerous political heavyweights. But she's sticking around today to meet with locally based activists, ... More >>
Since Feminism & Co.'s inception, Melinda Barlow has a been a favored speaker at the MCA Denver's engaging spring series. Associate professor of film studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Barlow is also a well-versed film and video historian and curator who focuses on contemporary women ... More >>
With her blog Violet Against Women, Los Angeles-based artist Ellina Kevorkian explores how she informs and presents her own identity through online curation. Kevorkian, who was commissioned by MCA Denver to expound upon Violet Against Women: Confronting Notions of the Feminine, a collection of live ... More >>
#82: Elissa Auther As co-curator of the MCA Denver's annual Feminism & Co. (there's another installment tonight), Elissa Auther has been responsible for bringing untold stories and untrue stereotypes to the forefront.Through the creation of panels on polyamory, feminist science and women's roles in ... More >>
Feminist scholar/fighter L.A. Jennings has seen her share of gender bias in the competitive arena. Now a retired a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Sanshou and MMA fighter, Jennings spends most of her time training both men and women at her Denver gym, Train. Fight. Win. But she's also a scholar working on her ... More >>
Feminism & Co., the innovative social gathering and lecture series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, always packs a well-crafted and intellectually aware pop-culture punch. Previous sold-out discussions have brought feminist scientists, sex workers, Tupperware saleswomen and female body buil ... More >>
Women are natural born leaders, according to Alexia Parks; in fact, she says, female leadership could save the world. Parks will talk about this theory and the science behind her book Hardwired: The 10 Major Traits of Women Hardwired by Evolution That Can Save the World tonight at 7 p.m. at the Chau ... More >>
Tonight at 7 p.m., filmmakers Allie Bombach and Sarah Menzies will show the first two films in their MoveShake series online at www.MoveShake.org.The MoveShake films profile people pushing for environmental and social change; Breckenridge-based Shannon Galpin, who founded Mountain2Mountain, an organ ... More >>
Science writer Margaret Wertheim specializes in weighty topics, but she has a light touch when writing about science and mathematics. The author of several books dealing with theoretical physics within a cultural context as well as articles for numerous publications -- everything from the New York T ... More >>
Selling out for the first time since moving into its basement home at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Friday night's Feminism & Co.: Sex Work lecture had to turn many people away at the door. The expertly curated lecture series seeks out artists, scholars and women of all trades to speak about women ... More >>
Feminism isn't a ladies-only club, Bree Davies pronounced yesterday. Feminism is for everybody. Including two very supportive male friends: one of whom attended the Rally to Protect Women's Health at the Capitol Monday, both of whom earned a shout-out in her piece.
I started writing this piece by reiterating my usual spiel about why I'm a late-blooming feminist and why it's important for all people to be feminists. But no one wants to hear that. No one likes to be told what they aren't doing, even if asking that all humans to be treated equally seems like a f ... More >>
Pro-choice activists, legislators, physicians and faith leaders gathered on the west steps of the Capitol Monday in a "Rally to Protect Women's Health." The event was a spin-off of Pro-Choice Lobby Day, as well as a response to local and federal fetal personhood proposals.
"Last year, five percent of movies were made by women," says Karla Rodriguez of the Denver FilmCenter. Which is exactly why this second annual edition of Women Film Voices is imperative -- to shine a light on a corner of the film-making world that is often overlooked. The lineup for the festival, ... More >>
Modular Mates: Tupperware for everybodyAt last night's "Toys & Tupperware," the opening program of the Feminism & Co. series, the purposeful juxtaposition of topics worked -- to a certain extent. Placing an emphasis on women and work, the evening focused on women working in the billion-dollar mul ... More >>
MCA DenverThe most psychedelic tupperware party ever.Stepping into its fourth year, the Feminism & Co. lecture series at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver has touched on topics ranging from female bodybuilding to polyamorous relationships, all in an effort to engage conversation about ... More >>
From the week of 2/22/2007
In 1960, a new medication was released that sparked the second-wave feminist movement and the sexual revolution. It was the Pill, of course -- a daily prescription-only pharmaceutical that kept women from getting pregnant. And there was much rejoicing. But there was something missing. It was anothe ... More >>
The Mizel Center presents a groundbreaking history of feminist art.
Tom Quinn Kumpf digs into deep-rooted Celtic myths
Ready, Aim, Fire!
The musical feminists in Le Tigre get catty -- and dance.
The Vagina Monologues are back, for a benefit at the Boulder Theater.
A lawsuit is driving DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology crazy -- or was it already?
Colorado has become a national laboratory for domestic-violence programs. sometimes it's a strange science. A Westword special report
James Dobson issues gender "guidelines" for the country's most popular Bible.
Inside Denver's hottest--and littlest--newspaper war.
A COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEACHER'S COME-ON GETS A BYSTANDER HOT AND BOTHERED--AND A STUDENT EDITOR BOOTED.