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An Indie Publisher In Oregon Is Only Publishing Books By Women In 2018

Although readers and writers have been waiting three years to celebrate the Year of Publishing Women, this equality-driven initiative has failed to …

What about young men who are having unwanted sex?

Time Magazine recently featured “The Silence Breakers” as its 2017 “Person of the Year,” a nod to the countless women who have come forward with …

Sexual Harassment

Why Makeup Matters to Women in Prison

“We struggle to just stay human and maintain whatever kind of dignity we can there.”<p>In 1908 guards stormed into a cell in Milan, tearing away bed sheets, flipping over mattresses, and yanking off pillowcases for a piece of contraband that had left the warden mystified for the preceding couple of …

Women of Color
Women of Color

“Politicizing Beyoncé”: The Unique College Course on Feminist Politics

A professor has created an entire class on the star that focuses on intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Now you can take it online.

Activism

No, Your Abusive Boyfriend Doesn't Deserve Another Chance

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.<p>…

Relationships

The elephant in the delivery room: How doctor bias hurts black and brown mothers

Why do so many minority women report poor treatment due to ethnicity, cultural background, or language?<p>A friend of mine, who is Mexican-American, had a joyful and uneventful first pregnancy. Until her day of delivery.<p>The process began routinely enough. When she began laboring and her contractions …

High Blood Pressure

The Pop Culture “Wine Mom” Is Hilarious, Relatable — and a Giant Red Flag

“I’ll <i>definitely</i> need a glass of wine tonight,” I recently told a friend as I recounted a stressful week with my kids. “Parenting is making me crazy.” Though my friend laughed and nodded in agreement, I realized that, without thinking, I had personified a meme I have frankly always been disturbed …

Parenting

Creating The Next Bechdel Test | FiveThirtyEight

The Bechdel-Wallace Test — more commonly abbreviated to the Bechdel Test — asks two simple questions of a movie: Does it have at least two named …

Box Office

7 Habits Of Subtle Sexists In Relationships

As far as feminism has come in the last few decades, we've got a <i>long</i> way to go, and examples of behaviors rooted in sexism are still all around us — …

Molly Bloom

Stalking, actually: why men who reject rejection are not romantic heroes

Sitcoms and films teach us to view women as property, and their boundaries as obstacles to overcome. It’s time to call out this creepy, entitled behaviour<p>• Tauriq Moosa is a South African writer, focusing on ethics, justice, tech and pop culture<p>A man set up a piano in public vowing “to play …

Feminism

The Cathartic Takedown of Baby-Men on ‘The Crown’ And ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Behind every powerful woman is a man whining, “What about <i>me</i>?” This year, female-led content spiked in both quantity and quality. But while powerful, …

Donald Trump Jr

How Hip-Hop Rewards Rappers for Abusing Women

There exists a troubling new class of emcees who are seeing their record sales rise with each disturbing police report.<p>In rap, just like in any other …

How sex and gender — which are not the same thing — influence our health

<b>There are many examples of the effect of gender,</b> and gender norms, on health. It’s becoming well-known that the high-heeled shoes favored by many …

To All The Male Feminists Out There, Here's What We Really Need From You

This year, male feminists cropped up everywhere in T-shirts and Facebook posts telling us just how much they care about women's rights. Last January, …

Me Too movement

9 songs by women that defined 2017

In the year of #MeToo, women made standout music.<p>This was the year of women’s anger, as Vox’s Constance Grady put it. 2017 started with the women’s march, with women across the world gathering to protest sexual violence and demonstrate for equal rights; in the fall, women across the world used the …

11 Ways You Can Support Women Of Color In 2018

The past 12 months have been intense for millions of Americans, especially women of color. From President Trump's termination of the DACA program and …

The Cost of Your Watershed Moment

The barrage of sexual harassment coverage by the mainstream media has yet to relent. Almost daily since October when the <i>New York Times</i> published its …

Feminism

Fifty Years Ago, Protesters Took on the Miss America Pageant and Electrified the Feminist Movement

The Miss America pageant has never been a progressive event, but in 1968, it sparked a feminist revolution. As women organized the first protest …

Feminism