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Goapele

Determined to have fuller control over her burgeoning music career, R&B singer Goapele Mohlabane formed her own independent music label, Skyblaze Recordings, in 2001.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Hailed as the “Scream Queen” for her 1978 film debut in Halloween and her work in other slasher films, Jamie Lee Curtis defied expectations through her roles in A Fish Called Wanda and The Heidi Chronicles.

Amy Schumer

On her award-winning sketch comedy show, Amy Schumer has used humor to call attention to feminist issues from ageism against women in Hollywood to the pervasiveness of rape culture.

Sarah Silverman

Comedian Sarah Silverman has used her raunchy and irreverent deadpan humor as much to raise awareness about issues like women’s health as to entertain.

Kate Bornstein, Seattle, 2010

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Kate Bornstein at Babeland in Seattle in 2010.
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Kate Bornstein at Babeland in Seattle in 2010.


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Goapele, 2015

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Goapele in Beverly Hills, California on June 25, 2015.
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Goapele in Beverly Hills, California on June 25, 2015.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, 2015

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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.
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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.

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Amy Schumer, 2011

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

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Anti-Pornography Values Are Patriarchal

Andrea Dworkin was one of the greatest feminist minds of the 20th century, and a huge influence on second wave feminism, the dominant feminist ideology of the 1960s and 70s.  Second wave feminism held that sex work and sexual entertainment were harmful and degrading to women, and should be abolished. 

Debbie Friedman with Her Guitar

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Singer, songwriter, composer, professor, and educator, Debbie Friedman (1951–2011) with her guitar.

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Singer, songwriter, composer, professor, and educator, Debbie Friedman (1951–2011) with her guitar.

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