Earlier this year, three comedians – two women and one man - opened The Ruby, named after the precious stone known for its beauty, value, and strength. The founders envisioned an Upright Citizens Brigade, but built on the ideals of intersectional feminism, which takes into consideration the multiple facets of women’s identity, including race, class, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.
We’re also seeing ripples of change in the marketplace, as brands think carefully about women’s needs and better cater to them. We’ve seen advancements in technology that make mammograms more comfortable, platforms that make birth control more accessible, and spaces that allow women to work, and network, in peace. We’ve seen brands make better-fitting bras, more beautiful size-inclusive clothing, and makeup suited to a wider range of skin tones.