Feminism

ADAMS: White Birth Privilege

Lately, I have been hearing a lot about white male privilege. In fact, just this week a feminist named Lucy got upset with me for using my "white …

Conservative View

Dr. Brittney Cooper: 'I Believe Black Women Are The Saviors Of This Country'

Author, professor and Black feminist, Dr. Brittney Cooper, did not hold back as she took to the 2018 ESSENCE Festival Empowerment stage to share her …

Women of Color

Debby Ryan, Alyssa Milano Defend ‘Insatiable’ Following ‘Fat Shaming’ Backlash

Alyssa Milano is defending her new show “Insatiable”.<p>The upcoming Netflix original series follows Patty, played by Debby Ryan, a high school student …

Netflix Original

It’s All In Your Head: The Dangers of Disbelieving Female Pain

We all know someone with a chronic illness. Given that 117 million people in the United States live with one or more chronic illnesses, we’re more …

Women's News

Trans Women and Femmes Speak Out About Being Fetishized - them.

Many straight cisgender men struggle with their attraction to trans women and nonbinary femmes, so their relationships with us often happen behind …

Transwomen

Indonesian Teenager Sent To Jail For Getting Abortion After Being Raped By Her Brother

A 15-year-old girl from Indonesia was sentenced on Thursday to six months in jail after she was reportedly raped by her 17-year-old brother.<p>According …

Siblings

Yvette Nicole Brown and Aisha Tyler lend diversity to Comic-Con's historically white Hall H

When Chris Hardwick agreed to step aside from his "Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" moderating duties last month following accusations of …

The Walking Dead

Freedom and fear on the streets

India is the most dangerous country in the world for women, a survey suggested. This elicited two broad categories of reactions from Indians. The …

India

Why we should ditch the 'perfect woman' myth

<b>(CNN) —</b> This month, countless women responded to former Glamour editor Cindi Leive, one of the latest women leaders to urge others speak out and say they are among the #oneinfour women who have had an abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute.<p>But despite this cascade of stories, and the …

Opinion

Air pollution linked to higher breast cancer risk: Canadian study

Air pollution has long been linked to health conditions such as stroke, heart disease and lung cancer. According to a new Canadian study, polluted …

Breast Cancer

All Reproduction Is Assisted

Feminism needs strategies other than techno-fixes.<p><i>This essay is featured in</i> Boston Review’s s<i>ummer 2018 print issue</i> Once and Future Feminist. <i>Order</i> …

Pregnancy

As a female athlete, I’m disgusted by the backlash against Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya, Olympic Gold medallist who won the 800m at London 2012, will be missing the London Anniversary Games this weekend to compete in …

Opinion (UK)

About UN Women & UN Women National Committee Australia

UN Women is the United Nations agency dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. UN Women National Committee Australia is the …

UN Women

Brazilian soccer star Marta scores U.N. role to tackle gender inequality

Known in Brazil as "Pele in a skirt" in a reference to the soccer icon, Marta is the all-time top scorer of the FIFA Women's World Cup<p>By Ellen …

United Nations

SDCC ’18: For the Last Time, There’s No Such Thing as a Fake Geek Girl

“You don’t own anybody an explanation.” — Preeti Chhibber<p>To put an end to the tired debate about who gets to be a fan and who doesn’t, C.B. Lee (<i>Not</i> …

Geek

SDCC: Whittaker, Bennet & More Highlight Kickass Women in Hollywood

<i>Entertainment Weekly</i> continued their tradition of spotlighting badass women in Hollywood with their annual “EW: Woman Who Kick Ass” panel at …

Comics

Shonda Rhimes Is Doing Eight (Eight!) Netflix Shows

Shonda Rhimes is planning eight (eight!) shows straight off the bat for Netflix under her new $150 million deal. Eight! We're just going to say that again: there are eight of them already. Forget just Thursday night, that's one more than there are days in a week.<p>It's not exactly surprising, even if …

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood in Allston gets a new escort thanks to the gross protesters

Mike Mennonno checks in from his usual Saturday-morning coffee spot - the Caffe Nero on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston, next to the Planned …

Planned Parenthood

Indonesian 15-year-old raped by brother jailed over abortion

A 15-year-old girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an Indonesian official said on …

Palm Oil

This woman made the best mansplaining chart of all time

Ladies, we’ve all been here before. Maybe a man overhears you talking about something with a friend and decides to pop in with some unsolicited …

Weird

Refusing To Move For Men Is An Example Of Feminism, So Here's Why I'm Taking A Stand Against Pavement-Hogging

If you're a woman, walking down the street is a political act. Think about it. With catcalling, body-shaming, and the very real threats to women's …

Women's News

DNC: Ivanka Trump Is A Hypocrite And Faux-Feminist

“Ivanka Trump Is A Hypocrite” announced the Democratic National Committee on Thursday. In a surprisingly relentless takedown of the first daughter …

Ivanka Trump

Why is ‘We get it, you like black guys’ becoming a slur in the Asian community?

When you’ve grown up in a certain community, you’re likely to be acquainted with its shortcomings.<p>If you’re a woman, you may turn to a safe medium …

Social Justice

Rose McGowan: #MeToo Is Just Taking Out the Trash — Now for the Real Battle

Since the #MeToo movement began last year, Rose McGowan has been one of its strongest and most prominent voices. She spoke out about her sexual …

Me Too movement

An Anti-Abortion Group Is Distributing the Home Addresses of Abortion Providers

The group printed the names and addresses of two Planned Parenthood doctors on hundreds of flyers.<p>Anti-choice activists in Indianapolis recently escalated attacks against abortion providers in Indiana by mailing hundreds of flyers printed with the names and home addresses of two Planned Parenthood …

Pro-life Movement

9 Feminist Books To Help You Deal With Mansplainers, Because No One Should Have To Put Up With Another "Well, Actually"

Pretty much every women is familiar with mansplaining. You know, that phenomenon where a man needlessly explains something to a woman... or …

Women's News

Why I Fought the Sexist Gear Community (And Won)

Last week, I signed an online petition and inadvertently opened a pandora’s box of misogyny. The protest was raised over a guitar effects preset called the “Pussy Melter,” released by TC Electronic in collaboration with the guitarist Satchel, whose band Steel Panther is often referred to as a …

Non-binary

Netflix's 'Insatiable' Trailer Has Lead To Massive Backlash From Twitter Users

Netflix has become a hub for new and creative content, but according to Twitter, a new show called <i>Insatiable</i> may have completely missed the mark. …

Social Media

“Is it gender bias, or do I just suck?”: A doctor’s Twitter thread goes viral

Among the toxic effects of workplace sexism, certain topics receive a lot of press: unequal pay, sexual harassment, inadequate maternity leave, a shortage of women in leadership roles. Less discussed is the psychological impact of such biases—specifically, how repeated, sexist microaggressions …

Gender

Models Accuse KYA Swim Bikini Brand Of Racial Discrimination During Miami Swim Week

Joia Talbot claims she was dismissed based on her natural hair and the color of her skin.<p>Several black models are accusing fashion brand KYA Swim of …

Women of Color