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Kristen Stewart Called Herself 'So Gay' On 'SNL.' Here's Why It Matters.

It was a radical opportunity to challenge and change minds.<p>Last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” was must-see TV for a number of reasons: The Grim Reaper was tapped to play Steve Bannon, Melissa McCarthy showed up and delivered a blistering, pitch-perfect portrayal of White House press …

LGBTQI

bracket design studio completes concrete villa 131

<b>iranian architect s</b><b>hervin hosseini of bracket design studio has recently completed the concrete-cast villa 131 in urban isfahan, iran.</b> the city …

Landscape Photography

Birth Control: A Letter to the Young Women of 2017

It was the summer of 1963, Martha and the Vandellas’ “Love Is Like a Heat Wave” blasted from every transistor radio on the Jersey Shore, and truer words were never sung. Without planning to, I lost my virginity under a beach blanket late one afternoon. I was 18; he was 19. Our dicey method of birth …

The Women’s March didn’t resolve all feminist debates. It didn’t need to.

They drew inspiration from Princess Leia, “Hamilton,” and Leslie Knope, and Beyoncé’s “Sorry,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and the late Fred Rogers. They walked down to the Mall carrying signs that said “Three Doors Down Hasn’t Had a Hit in Ten Years,” “We Are The Granddaughters Of The Witches …

Feminism

New York’s Governor Just Safeguarded Free Access to Birth Control and Medically Necessary Abortions for More Than 2 Million Women

In the hours before the Women’s Marches that swept across the U.S. and the rest of the world on Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced some <i>good</i> reproductive rights news for women in his state—namely, safeguarding women’s free access to most forms of birth control and medically necessary …

Women's March on Washington: a guide to the post-inaugural social justice event

More than 200,000 people are expected to participate in a mass demonstration the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington. Since the idea first emerged with a vision to take over the Lincoln Memorial in the days after the election results, plans have shifted, developed …

Feminism

Online Depression Test – Zung Depression Scale

Powerful Video Reveals How Ads Are Filled With Sexism And Objectification Of Women

Objectification of women is a thing that exists even in a sandwich advertisement. That’s what the #WomenNotObjects project is all about. The video …

This Viral Video Shows Just How Much Women Are Objectified in Ads

We all know that sex sells—and not just lingerie and high heels but handbags, pickup trucks, and even burgers. And by sex, we mean women's bodies, displayed in overtly explicit ways that make us cringe. But a new video from the ad agency Badger & Winters is asking if there isn't a better …

Why Latin American Women Can't Follow the Zika Advice to Avoid Pregnancy

Mario Tama—Getty Images<p>Felipe Dana—AP<p>Ueslei Marcelino—Reuters<p>Felipe Dana—AP<p>Christophe Simon—AFP/Getty Images<p>Ueslei Marcelino—Reuters<p>Christophe …

The 8 Most Absurd Laws Men Have Written to "Protect" Women

Remember when women weren't allowed to serve on juries? It wasn't that long ago.<p>Next month, the Supreme Court will make a landmark decision about abortion, deciding if a Texas law that places strict restrictions on abortion providers and clinics in the name of safety has placed an undue burden on …

A romance that shows Afghanistan’s mistreatment of women

<i>Rachel Newcomb is a professor of anthropology and the Diane and Michael Maher Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning at Rollins College.</i><p>When the United States launched its war on terrorism, focusing on Afghanistan’s Taliban after the 9/11 attacks, one justification was the deplorable …

George W. Bush

The 13 Most Badass Quotes From the Supreme Court's Female Justices on the Texas Abortion Case

So much girl power on that bench.<p>On Wednesday, eight Supreme Court justices began hearing oral arguments in <i>Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt</i>, the most important case on abortion access to be heard in two decades. The case challenges the constitutionality of a 2013 Texas law that requires …

Beyond the Male Gaze: The Woman Who Photographed Women

Lisa Leone’s stories behind the pictures<p>T<b>HROUGHOUT HISTORY</b>, women have been muses for countless artists. Usually male artists. Within that same …

This Is What Work Would Be Like If Gender Roles Were Swapped

"It was like no one was listening to me or taking me seriously."<p>We live in a world where women are treated as equals in all professional settings. They're never spoken over in meetings or left out of boys club bro time at the office, and their ideas are certainly never devalued because of their …

Feminism

Bernie Sanders' Wife Wants to Help Native American Voices Be Heard if She's First Lady

Jane Sanders is the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, and her influence on his campaign is increasing. This week in Arizona, …

15 Christian Women Get Real About The Role Of Women In The Church

These leading ladies share their thoughts on what feminism means in a religious context.<p>In her book, <i>Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women,</i> author Sarah Bessey writes about the stereotypes that the word feminism carries for some within the church, particularly within …

Feminism

Men in hijab: Two men explain why they are covering their heads to support their wives and family in Iran

Men in Iran have been wearing hijabs in Iran in a show of solidarity with their wives and female family members. Their photos are being sent to Masih …

Hijab

Memo to Mike Pence: Why Women Choose Abortion

<i>This article was</i> <i>first published on the Verdict site.</i><p>Donald J. Trump’s chosen running mate, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, has as one of his claims …

Culture Clash: When Violence Against Women Is Accepted, Lawful And Expected

Last New Year's Eve it was reported that 2000 men sexually assaulted 1200 women in Cologne, Germany. Immediately, politicians and pundits jumped to make the connection between the rash of violence against women and the influx of refugees. And each time another incident takes place, the battle …

Muslim women call out Donald Trump with #CanYouHearUsNow

Muslim women are showing Donald Trump just how little he knows about them.<p>The Republican presidential candidate has been in a back-and-forth battle …

Team GB Women's Rugby Sevens Get Their (Rio 2016) Kits Off To Promote Body Confidence

'I don’t train to look good; simply to be effective.'<p>With Rio 2016 just around the corner, Team GB Women’s Rugby Sevens team have posed naked to talk …

Tips for Women Traveling Solo

After graduating from college in 2008, Kelly Lewis traveled the world solo. She spent a year in New Zealand and backpacked from one end of South America to the other. In the process, she relied on guidebooks. But they didn’t give her all the information she needed, especially as a woman. “I would …

Guide Books

Scientists Reach Out To 7-Year-Old Bullied For Her Love Of Bugs

Professionals in the field of entomology support a child bullied for her interest in bugs<p>A seven-year-old girl obsessed with bugs is being bullied …

5 Queer Black Female Authors Who Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Hashtags like #BrownGirlMagic, #BlackGirlsRock and #CareFreeBlackGirl represent a movement of self-definition led by black women for black women. A …

These women are calling on Theresa May to make sex education compulsory - and you can too

<i>“All we were taught was how pregnancy happens. Not one word about consent or boundaries or self-worth”</i><p><i>“I was nine when our male classmates began groping us. We thought it was funny; no one ever told us otherwise and no one told them off.”</i><p>We have high expectations of our schools in Britain. We …

Sexual Harassment

I’m sick of living in a culture that tolerates violence against women

The level of denial about this epidemic is staggering. A society that genuinely valued female equality would acknowledge the hateful truth<p>It’s always there, isn’t it? Most of us don’t like it, but what can we actually do about gender-based violence? Sure, the figures are terrible – violent crimes …

Feminism

Abby Wambach just got asked this question in an interview, and we're not okay with it

Soccer star Abby Wambach is a total badass. Among other things, she was the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, won two Olympic gold medals, and with …

The true story of the African-American women at NASA who helped the US win the space race

When Neil Armstrong planted a stars and stripes flag on the moon in 1969, it was a truly patriotic achievement for the United States. But it never would have happened—at least not right then, not in the same way—were it not for the African American women who calculated rocket trajectories as …

Women of Color

Give 'Em Elle: Wonder Woman Is Queer, Now Say It In The Comic

We seem to have missed a step somewhere. Just a few years ago, having a queer character in a superhero comic was a huge deal. There would be boycotts …