Ava Zechiel

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Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications …

Download This Free Mini Zine Now And Pass It Around

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that in 2017, a woman’s right to choose what she does with her body is being threatened by our …

So We Can't Even Prosecute Our Rapists Now?

A 19-year-old North Carolina woman was shocked to learn that once you've said "yes" to sex, you apparently can't say "no."<p>In the endless debates over sexual assault in this country, there is one thing most people seem to agree on: If you have sex with someone after they've said "no," it's rape. …

Stop the grandstanding on Planned Parenthood

IT’S PRETTY clear that a proposal floated by the White House to safeguard federal funding to Planned Parenthood if the group stopped providing abortions never stood a chance of even being considered by the group. “Non-negotiable,” said one Planned Parenthood official. But the fact that the idea was …

'A Day Without a Woman' for many means a day without school

Shannon Block is skipping work on Wednesday.<p>The Brooklyn, N.Y., preschool teacher plans to stay home and write postcards to her elected representatives.<p>"For my congresswoman and senators, because they are fighting for women and women's rights, I'm going to thank them for the work," said Block, 26. …

Women's News

'A Day Without a Woman' faces a pivotal question – what woman is it for?

Feminism is having a mainstream moment, but organizers of the national strike say the movement must reach out to women who cannot afford to take part<p>International Women’s Day has never had the kind of robust presence in the United States it enjoys abroad. For years, while foreign leaders made …

Read an Excerpt From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's New Book on How To Raise a Feminist

Last October, <b>Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie</b> shared a 9,221 word feminist manifesto, via Facebook, in the form of a letter to her friend <b>Ijeawele</b>, who had …

Cecile Dormeau: The illustrator whose cartoons about women break all the rules

Don’t be fooled by Cécile Dormeau’s colourful, eye-popping illustrations. Because the sacharine colours and simple sketches don't make her take on …

International Women's Day: Witty comebacks to sexist banter

<b>It is a sad reality that sexist jokes and banter continue to be a part of many women's lives.</b><p>Sometimes you might wish you had the perfect comeback, so how can you get the last laugh? We asked four comedians - Tiff Stevenson, Ellie Taylor, Desiree Burch and Shazia Mirza - to give us their wittiest …

Feminism

Trans Women Are Real - Whether You Like It Or Not

I sometimes wonder if people understand what it's like to have their identity - their very being - challenged and questioned constantly.<p>Recently, …

It's Emma Watson's feminist voice that offends people – not her breasts

Watson put her head above the parapet and used her global profile to make a difference to women.<p>As an elected politician, I came late to the party as …

How to Automate Twitter To Get Attention and Grow Your Followers

The social web has amplified many truths about humanity.<p>Some of us will do anything to get noticed and build a brand. This even includes some new …

The Rise of Feminism

Feminism, while being a seemingly large movement now, was not always this way. It was not as widely accepted as something a woman could identify as, …

What Feminism Should Be.

Much of the feminist movement is questioned in the popular media today. While feminism is something to be proud of, and to be used a tactic for being …

Popular LGBTQ+ Media (Other than Glee)

In 2016, there have been more shows than ever before with LGBTQ+ characters. This is a great thing, as the media reaches an inclusivity that it …

The Queer Year Review

2016 might have some negative tones to it, but ultimately some great things happened during the year. The Queer Year Review will highlight some of …

How to Be an Activist in 2017

• Don't underestimate the power of a little. Whatever you can do, no matter how small, makes a change somehow. <br>• Use your resources! Social media is such …

The Women's March on Washington

The Women’s March on Washington was an amazing experience. We, as women, men, and children, got to speak our minds and tell the current …

Latte Foam and The Year of the Feminist

Recently, I had been looking for a way to express my feelings of anger and hope because of our President Elect. I think we can agree that now, more …

13th Film Review and Reflections

For those of you who need a motivating movie to watch, or a movie that will emotionally break you down, I would highly recommend 13th. 13th was …

How to Build a Feminist Empire

• Encourage women to take the lead. In any sort of situation, let women, people of color, queer people, or any sort of minority take the lead for a …

Galentine's Day

“Hoes before bros” or preferably, “uteruses before duderuses”. You got that right, this is a GALENTINE’S DAY POST! Galentine’s Day is a holiday to …

Dear She

As many of you may know, not only am I a poet, but I’m a gay poet. With that comes many poems about many different girls, whether they are love poems …

What the Trump Administration’s Bathroom Memo Means for Transgender Kids

The Trump administration’s letter this week revoking protections for transgender students does not directly change schools’ existing policies — but …

Follow These Simple Steps To A Massive Social Following

You’d be hard-pressed to find a business that does not want to expand their social media presence. But few companies understand the amount of time and effort that goes into an engaged social following. Building a significant social media presence isn’t something that can be done through automated …

Social Media

LGBTQ Groups Slam Trump's Reversal Of Transgender Bathroom Policies

At best, it's a stark reminder of life under this administration.<p>In a troubling, if predictable, move, President Donald Trump’s administration announced Wednesday that it would revoke a federal policy prohibiting schools from discriminating against transgender students.<p>It was a stark reversal of …

How to Monetize Your Blog Like a Pro

Last year, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton (Mario Lavandeira) earned an astonishing $15,000 in daily income, as his website gained a value of …

Marketing

Why Kaepernick's Fight is Important

Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49-ers has managed to make the news a lot lately. And not for what we might think. Recently, …

5 Life Lessons I Had to Learn The Hard Way About Blogging

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help