Feminism

18 empowering quotes about women that will make you feel like a badass

Even though we’re a week away from April 1st, that doesn’t mean we have to stop celebrating Women’s History Month. Every month is our month; every …

Women's News

13 feminists who play the Twitter game to win

While Twitter can be a platform for dialogue and community, it has gained a reputation for being a space where misogynistic trolls roam free — tweeting their hatred at will.<p>In a time where feminist discourse has never been greater or more important, Twitter has become a new battleground to be …

Women's News

Fox News Fired Veteran Comptroller Judy Slater

Fox News Channel says it has fired Judy Slater, who worked as a comptroller for the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet for nearly two decades, …

Sexism

The week in patriarchy: who needs prenatal and newborn care, anyway?

These benefits are optional in the Republicans’ world. That’s what happens when the conservatives’ disregard for women and healthcare meet<p>• Get this newsletter via email – sign up<p>As Republicans tried (and failed) to repeal the Affordable Care Act yesterday while the president played big boy truck …

Patriarchy

Women are calling men out for their ridiculous birth control opinions

According to a recent study from polling group PerryUndem, 52% of men do not believe they have personally benefited from women having access to contraception.<p>We can only assume these men have forgotten how sex works, perhaps because they're so busy devising new ways to decrease women's access to …

Humor

‘My Husband is Not Sexist!’ Kristen Bell Defends Dax Shepard Over ‘CHiPs’ Movie Sexism Allegations

<i>CHiPs,</i> the 1970s TV cop drama movie spin-off <i></i>opened today to a 24% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a very 2017 social media controversy.<p>Comic actor Dax …

Sexism

When You Come for Rasmea Odeh, You Come For All of Us

“In the US, we are living in a time that is worse than the few years after the September 11th attacks,” said Rasmea Odeh to nearly 1,000 people …

Women's News

Mayim Bialik explains why we should stop calling grown women “girls”

Even in 2017, Blossom knows best. In a really thought-provoking video, Mayim Bialik spoke out about calling women “girls,” and it’ll truly make you …

Women's News

This Oklahoma Representative Thinks Pregnancy From Rape or Incest Is Like 'Beauty From Ashes'

Oklahoma politician George Faught thinks rape and incest are God's will.<p>Faught took to the Oklahoma House of Representatives floor earlier this week …

Lifestyle

Feminine hygiene is newest consumer battlefield

Emily Varnam wants to protect the environment and eschew big business, so she tries to buy local food, dresses in secondhand clothing and doesn't own a car.<p>The 27-year-old doula also chooses her feminine hygiene products based on her personal philosophies.<p>She no longer uses tampons and other …

Women's News

Pussy Wars

IN AN INTERVIEW LAST MONTH, Oklahoma State Representative Justin Humphrey explained the reasoning behind House Bill 1441, which, prior to an …

Women's News

The Girls Pregnancy Plot Says More About Us Than It Does About Hannah Horvath

On the past two episodes of <i>Girls</i>, Hannah has gradually broken the news about her pregnancy to the important people in her life, and everyone has an …

Women's News

Trudeau Responds To Liberal's 'Stripper Pole' Comment To Tory MP

The prime minister confirms there’s a process "now properly underway" to address a comment a Liberal MP made to a Conservative colleague, likening …

Sexism

Tech’s Harassment Crisis Now Has an Arsenal of Smoking Guns

L<b>ast year, Stefanie Johnson</b> gathered 31 women to talk about how being attractive influences their experience at work. Johnson, a professor who …

Sexism

Stop Shaming Women For Sending Nude Photos

OPINION<p>Jennifer Wright argues against the belief that women "have it coming" if their naked images are later leaked online.<p>Well, this is depressing.<p>You may have read about the marines who shared a bunch of photos of their nude female co-workers. They did so through a site titled Marines United …

Jennifer Lawrence

Feminist Artist's 'How To Undress In Front Of Your Husband' Skewers Retro Mansplaining

At the Whitney Houston Biennial, an all-women art festival, Nadja Verena Marcin takes on mansplaining.<p>German artist Nadja Verena Marcin was rummaging through vintage advertisements, hunting for creative inspiration. Much of the ads she encountered peddled products that promised women they would …

Art

Most Guys Say They Don't Benefit From Birth Control, So The Internet Claps Back

If you’re a man who thinks you don’t benefit from women having affordable access to birth control, you’re, uh, confused.<p>Apparently, a lot of men …

Women's News

Meet the feminist women of color from East L.A. who are cycling against injustice, racism, and violence

East Los Angeles is more than a cardinal direction in Los Angeles: it’s a space of historical resistance, identity, and activism for the advancement …

Racism

The fight to be heard: taking on 'boys' clubs' in Australian universities

As she sat alongside hundreds of academics in a conference hall, Mindy Blaise felt herself growing angry.<p>The Victoria University professor watched on …

Sexism

Mike Pence and This Roomful of White Men Tried to Take on Reproductive Rights

The country is a mere two months into the Trump administration and history already appears to be repeating itself, at least when it comes to …

Women's Rights

Cosmopolitan Hates For Women To Orgasm If Men Enjoy It Too

<i>Cosmopolitan</i> has a long history of giving young women bad advice about how to deal with the young men in their lives, but they really outdid …

Women's News

Emily Ratajkowski on First Heroes, Regrets, and When She Realized She Was a Feminist

Including when she first realized she was a feminist, who was her first hero, and her first regret.<p>In news that will shock no one, Emily Ratajkowski …

Fashion

Upcoming summit aimed at lending Women a powerful voice

In what promises to be an event aimed at lending a platform to women, the focus of an upcoming summit here is on women at work, achievers, women in …

UN Women

How many Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame inductees do you know?

Wearing a scandalous outfit — Turkish pantaloons under a mid-calf-length dress — Julia “Anna” Archibald Holmes was proclaimed the “Bloomer Girl on …

Hall of Fame

19 Times Ariana Grande Shut Sexism The Hell Down

She is not here for your misogynistic double-standards.<p>Posted on March 24, 2017, 16:51 GMT<p>1. When she couldn't even with this question.<p>2. Before making this A+ point afterwards.<p>3. And when she refused to be defined in relation to the men in her life.<p>4. When she said that feminism is about freedom …

Sexism

This burlesque performer is putting on a birth control-themed show for an amazing cause

If you live in or near Columbus, Ohio, there’s a show you definitely can’t miss — 26-year-old Kelley Freeman’s contraceptive-themed burlesque …

Birth Control

113 sexual harassment cases reported in the University of California system in 3 years

At UC Irvine, one employee left sex toys in another employee’s work area. He was fired. At UC Riverside, a supervisor repeatedly stuck his face into …

Sexism

Meet your Mystics: Gathering star power with astrologer Chani Nicholas

If the vision that comes to mind when you picture a contemporary mystic is Harry Potter’s batty medium Sybill Trelawney, change your perspective. As …

Astrology

This is why pro-choice advocates wore costumes inspired by “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the Texas Senate

Remember when we read dystopian novels and thought, <i>“I can’t imagine living in a world like that?”</i> Me too, but that memory is fading fast — and, in …

Abortion

Rebecca Solnit asks The Mother of all Questions: Is a woman more than her womb?

<b>The Mother of All Questions</b> <b><br>By Rebecca Solnit</b> <b><br>Haymarket Books</b> <b><br>175 pp; $14.95</b><p>The Madonna-whore complex, coined in 1925 by who else but Sigmund Freud, …

Gender