Women's News

To understand the Women's March on Washington, you need to understand intersectional feminism

The day after the upcoming inauguration, several thousands of people, led by a group of four women, are planning to march in Washington, DC. Their goal, although they’re not officially pitching it as such, is to send a message about women’s rights that will provide a counterbalance to the political …

Feminism

How Sexism Affected the Presidential Election

According to a new poll.<p>New polling results released today by PerryUndem underscore the role that gender plays in how we think and talk about politics and our daily lives — and just how sexism may have influenced the recent presidential election.<p>First, the good news: 93% of 1,302 adults ages 18 and …

Sexism

Mother of four with no construction experience erects her dream home using YouTube tutorials

After leaving a violent partner in 2008, Cara Brookins and her four children needed a place to live. Short on funds, Brookins was determined to give each of her children a room of their own. So, she built them a house.<p>In her new book, ‘Rise, How a House Built a Family,’ Brookins details the …

Construction

Healthcare without Planned Parenthood: Wisconsin and Texas point to dark future

As Republicans prepare to defund Planned Parenthood nationally, those left to provide contraception and other services in states which have already done so say women of color and from low-income groups will surely be hit the hardest<p>In the remote western plains of Texas, the Midland-Odessa region is …

Health Care

This Brand Will Only Cast Trans & Non-Binary Models In 2017

With icons like Hari Nef, Benjamin Melzer, and Loiza Lamers, the fashion industry is one area where the trans community has gained the most visibility over the past few years. To further highlight the amazing work of gender-nonconforming models, the brand SmartGlamour has vowed to solely feature …

Hari Nef

A Black Female Astrophysicist Explains Why Hidden Figures Isn't Just About History

First, it beat <i>Star Wars: Rogue One. N</i>ow, for the second weekend since its wide-release debut, <i>Hidden Figures—</i>the true story of three black female …

Women of Color

Lena Dunham: 7 Ways to Fight for Women’s Rights in 2017 (Guest Column)

I grew up in a vocally pro-choice household and was raised to speak loudly in defense of women’s access to a safe and legal abortion. But it wasn’t …

Feminism

The Pussyhat Is an Imperfect, Powerful Feminist Symbol That Thousands Will Be Wearing This Weekend in DC

The women behind the controversial cat-eared phenomenon explain their thinking.<p>The weather is supposed to be unusually warm in Washington, D.C. this weekend, but over 60,000 women are expected to show up there in knitted "pussy power" hats, anyway.<p>Festooned in cat ears and crafted from hot pink …

Feminism

Why Hundreds of Thousands Are Joining the Women's March Saturday

A few weeks before the Women's March on Washington, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez, two of the four national co-chairs of this weekend's planned …

Politics

How many of the NBA's 7-footers (and other bigs) developed their (pretty good) 3-point shots

Brook Lopez’s love affair with the 3-point shot began as a means of survival.<p>No, not in the NBA, where an increasing number of big men are adding the 3 to their skillset as their coaches continue to look to stretch out the floor.<p>But against his older brothers, who certainly weren’t going to give up …

Basketball

The Benefits of Crying at Work

Tears often accompany an earnest show of emotion. It feels risky but is really very healhty.<p>Children do it. Adults do it. Even the President of the United States does it.<p>President Barack Obama wiped his weepy eyes as he lovingly addressed his wife Michelle in his emotional farewell address in …

Emotions

Phil Jackson gives Carmelo a Knicks out in heated sitdown

Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks are getting closer to a divorce.<p>The Knicks star met with team president Phil Jackson on Tuesday, and the meeting was …

WNBA

How Trans People Find Their Voice - VICE

The first time Allison went out in public as a woman, she agreed to go a restaurant with a friend under one condition: "only if they would do all the speaking," she recalled, "because I was so concerned about my voice."<p>She's not alone in her self-censorship. While not all transgender people …

Gender

Fitness Star Emily Skye Shares Her Best Tips for Blasting Belly Fat

Australian fitness star Emily Skye has a super-toned stomach, and she’s sharing the three things she does to blast belly fat and maintain a muscular …

Exercise

Sallie Krawcheck: Why I’m Over Women’s ‘Empowerment’

Okay, I’m awake.<p>I really felt like we were making progress. The pundits were certain that our first female president was on the way, the U.S. women …

Gender

Lena Dunham Recruits Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Constance Wu, Hari Nef, and More to Narrate a Love Letter to Planned Parenthood

The advocate for reproductive healthcare dreamed up the video to celebrate Planned Parenthood's 100-Year Anniversary.<p>To celebrate the centennial of Planned Parenthood, Lena Dunham made the organization probably the best birthday card ever: An animated short that traces the progress it has made for …

Hari Nef

Trump accuser files defamation suit against the president-elect

A woman who previously accused Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances has filed a defamation lawsuit against the president elect — just three days before Trump's presidential inauguration.<p>Summer Zervos, a former contestant on the "The Apprentice," said in a press conference with attorney Gloria …

U.S. Politics

Uneasy About the Ethics of Egg Donation

The following reader tells the story of her long battle with infertility that culminated with the successful use of donated eggs. But despite the happy ending, she struggles with uneasy questions about the ethics of the donor industry and the “massive resentment” she harbors toward her husband. She …

Ethics

My son Felix was bullied to death - I'm now helping others suffering like him. Here's how you can help too...

Sharing the story of how my son Felix took his own life at the age of 17 before Christmas was undeniably tough. The day the article came out in a December edition of the Daily Telegraph I had to take myself off alone to read and process it. So did my husband Ratan and our other two children. We …

Parenting

'It's not just banter, it puts you on edge': readers on harassment while running

More than 60% of women feel anxious when out running on their own, according to a new survey. Readers share their experiences<p>What do you do if you experience unwanted attention while out running on your own? Many women try to ignore it, while others confront their catcallers.<p>A survey of 2,000 women …

Sexism

World No.1 Kerber downs fellow German to advance in Aussie Open

Defending Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber showcased a few moments of true class as she paved her way to the third round in the first Grand …

WTA Tour

Lesbian college coaches still face difficult atmosphere to come out

Courtney Graham said everything was going smoothly with her assistant coaching job with Drake University's women's basketball team. The Bulldogs were building the program, and Graham said she was handling her recruiting and scouting responsibilities well, resulting in bonuses and positive …

Women's Basketball

11 Famous Women on Female Empowerment

Feminism

Healthy Nadal breezes through, Serena begins quest for 23rd Grand Slam

Day 2 of the Australian Open has seen no major upsets, with all of the usual suspects winning their first-round matches in scorching heat in Melbourne. Former champion Rafael Nadal moved on, as did Serena Williams.<p>Rafael Nadal, determined not to go out in the second round for a second year running …

Australian Open (Tennis)

11 Super Hard Things Only Men Are Allowed To Complain About

Having to make all the difficult decisions about women’s healthcare<p>Too many viable role models<p>Not seeing your blood often enough<p>There’s only one …

Patriarchy

Chelsea Handler On Why She's Leading The Women's March At Sundance

And why you should march, too.<p>Chelsea Handler will be leading a women’s march from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Ut. this weekend ― and in a new guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, she wrote exactly why.<p>“There is a groundswell of passion and conviction rising among women and men,” …

Chelsea Handler

As a former pro, Golf Magazine's Most Beautiful Women in Golf makes me shudder

As well as the obvious point that golf in a bikini is uncomfortable, objectifying athletes does nothing for the sport we love<p>Golf Magazine recently ran its annual feature, the The Most Beautiful Women in Golf, an inspiring and stunning read about women who have impacted the golf industry with just …

Golf

Inauguration Activist Winter Wear: How to stay woke and stay warm at the Women's March

On the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, thousands of people will gather in Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington.<p>It's not …

Clothing

Bathroom bill falsely promises to protect women while putting transgender people at risk | Commentary

<i>Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, introduced Senate Bill 6, which would bar transgender people from using public</i> …

Justice

Lexi Thompson Recreates Muhammad Ali's Famous Underwater Photoshoot

On Muhammad Ali's birthday, Lexi Thompson posted shots from a photoshoot she did recreating the boxer's famous underwater pose from LIFE Magazine in …

Lexi Thompson