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10 Phrases Smart People Use In Workplace Conversations

If your ego doesn't get in the way, any of these ten phrases is a great way to build trust at work.<p>In management literature over the years, thought-leaders keep drilling down on trust as that one huge motivator that will get you great collaboration, increase employee engagement and lead to business …

I Have Been Raped by Far Nicer Men Than You

The Trump administration isn’t just curtailing women’s rights; it’s systematically eroding trust in women

Since its earliest days, it has been clear that the Trump administration was going to chip away at women’s rights and gender equality. Nine months in, here are some of the things it has done:<p>January: Reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which cuts aid funding to any international organization that so …

Feminism

Are Doctors Underestimating the Pain of IUD Insertion?

My IUD insertion experience was a debacle of the highest order. It happened in the fall of 2015 in New York City where ob/gyns taking new …

10 Feminist Horror Movies That Will Make You Appreciate the Genre in a Whole New Way

Who run the world? Girls, but also ghosts.<p>Horror movies aren't known for depicting women well. Female bodies are often treated like objects. They're designed to be looked at, violated, and discarded. But the genre doesn't <i>have</i> to be like this.<p>Old-school slashers introduced us to the "Final Girl" …

The Forgotten Racial Massacre in America’s Heartland

It’s a harrowing eyewitness account of the bloodiest episode of racial violence in American history, but not one that you will find in many U.S. …

Black History

Sorry, Mr. President: White people are not oppressed in America

Millions of white people genuinely believe they are oppressed in American society. It’s a deeply dangerous delusion<p>Donald Trump is a political rock star who is stuck on an oldies tour.<p>He plays the greatest hits because that is what his fans want.<p>Steve Bannon, Michael Anton, Sebastian Gorka, and …

This sexist column is proof that misogyny is very much alive in the media

A male journalist who penned a sexist, anti-semitic column attempting to justify the BBC's gender pay gap has succeeded in highlighting the misogyny …

Gay men like me need to start acknowledging our misogyny problem

In January, I wrote an op-ed for LGBT site <i>Gay Star News</i> called “Why gay girls have it harder than gay guys”.<p>I thought the piece innocuous, …

Emma Watson Interviewed Margaret Atwood About 'The Handmaid's Tale'

And the F-word was mentioned more than once.<p>Noted <i>Handmaid's Tale</i> fan Emma Watson recently interviewed author Margaret Atwood for Entertainment Weekly<i>.</i> And you'll be pleased to know they had a lively, in-depth discussion about patriarchy, misogyny, and campaigning for women's rights.<p>While their …

Feminism

Most birth control milestones happened much later than you might think

It took more than 70 years from the time the founder of Planned Parenthood coined the term for what we now know as "the pill" to be approved and legal for all Americans to use.<p>Here is the history of major milestones in the fight for universal access to birth control — that happened much later than …

Roe v. Wade

Anti-racist author Tim Wise: White America desperately wants to be numb, and Donald Trump “is a walking, talking opioid”

Author of “Dear White America” says Donald Trump is a painkiller for white people’s anguish — but it won’t work<p>Barack Obama was America's first black president. During his two terms in office he was beloved by African-Americans and other people of color. Obama was also extremely popular among tens …

We Are Not Hysterical: 18 Strong Female Voices You Should Read

HPMG<p>Haymarket Books<p><i>Mother of All Questions</i> by Rebecca Solnit<p>In a tone that is incisive, challenging and more than a little disturbing, Solnit speaks …

5 things Trump did while you weren't looking

Behind the scandal-of-the-day news, the White House really is changing American policy. A new series from The Agenda explains how.<p>All eyes were on Washington this week as the Trump administration hosted a series of events to promote its infrastructure policy — highlighting the president’s proposals …

South Korea

21 First Period Traditions From Around The World

"My mom rinsed my underwear (literally just with water) and smeared it all over my face because she said it would prevent pimples in the future."<p>You have a party thrown to celebrate your transition into womanhood where you don't leave the house for three days, then get presents and a huge party …

Woman Illustrates Her White Privilege by Carrying a Sword

Earlier this month, Colgate University officials put the school on lockdown after a couple students reported an armed black man walking on campus; …

The GOP's passage of Trumpcare is one of the cruelest things the party has ever done

It's how we get the American Health Care Act, a profoundly nasty bill whose callousness is just barely matched by its shoddy, haphazard construction.*<p>Here is what the AHCA, deemed "Trumpcare," would do if signed into law: Allow states to waive coverage for "essential health benefits" like …

Health Care

Seven Facts About Gender You Should Know

Just because you don’t understand something doesn’t invalidate it.<p>In the past few months there have been an increasing number of attacks on the legitimacy of transgender and gender non-conforming people coming from both the left and the right. Most of these attacks stem from either a flawed …

Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama and Democrats for losing way on economy

Massachusetts senator gives interview to Guardian and does not confine strong criticism to Trump, a potential presidential rival in 2020, saying most Americans are ‘getting kicked in the teeth’<p>Run against Trump? Elizabeth Warren will certainly stand and fight<p>Elizabeth Warren, one of the most …

8 remarkable historical events that happened in May

<i>The torched city burns as thousands of imperial troops pillage Rome on 6 May 1527, as depicted by a 16th or 17th-century Italian artist. (AKG)</i><p>4 May …

Oscar Wilde

101 Quotes by Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind to New Dimensions

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Spirituality

The idea of a black James Bond horrifies Richard Spencer on W. Kamau Bell’s CNN show

Comedian W. Kamau Bell prides himself on using his CNN show <i>United Shades Of America</i> to occasionally expose awful people with awful ideas so that we …

Trail of broken promises: 10 of Donald Trump’s biggest flops during his first 100 days

Remember when the president wanted insurance for all?<p>Donald Trump's first 100 days in office have been among the more disastrous in American presidential history. Not only has he seen his healthcare bill go down in flames and his discriminatory executive orders overruled in federal court, he has …

11 Simple Things Men Can Do For Feminism

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If You’ve Ever Used The Term ‘Feminazi,’ Here’s What You’re Actually Implying

Language, for years, has been used as an extremely effective tool to oppress women. From being called 'sluts' for having a sexual drive to being …

Feminism

Politeness isn’t enough; we now demand friendliness. And it’s destroying authenticity

“How’s your day going?” can be a truly personal question. It’s banal chitchat if all is well, but if you’re going through immense trauma or crisis, it can feel invasive. Once, it might have been possible to brush off the question with a polite “fine” but we live in a world that no longer settles …

Psychology

Every Book on Emma Watson's Reading List

Join the club.<p>Like her beloved characters Hermione Granger and Belle, Emma Watson LOVES to read. She loves it so much she started a global, monthly Goodreads book club of feminist texts. She's recruited a team to hide books for people to find all over the world. She once took a year off from acting …

Books

31 Remarkable Women Who Changed The World

Here are some of the influential people who changed our world for the better.

I'm a former neo-Nazi. Don't ignore the threat of white extremism.

Bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the country. The desecration of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis,Missouri.<p>For Christian Picciolini, these recent incidents are not necessarily surprising. He’s at the forefront of warning Americans against the growing threat from …