As A Former Prisoner, I'm A Living Witness To The System's Flaws

After serving 21 years in prison, I believe prisons are wasting taxpayer money. Read...
Submitted by Stephanie Nodd | 10.24.14

Photo Essay: Speaking Out Brings Queer Youth Experience Into Focus

Queer youth, ages 14 to 24, shed light on their lives in a just-released photographic collection. We share eight of the snapshots here. Read...
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You can't fake that kind of shock.

Watch: Men Try On Women's Thongs, Hilarity Ensues

Did you ever stop to think about how impractical thongs are? Read...
by Giana Ciapponi | 10.24.14

Please Stop Talking About Your Amazing Life Experiences, Says Study

New research reveals the social costs of "extraordinary experiences" . . . and why I rarely discuss my backpacking trip to Asia. Read...
by Kelley Calkins | 10.24.14
Spotted at: College Ave, Oakland
"I have a background in activism and would definitely like to bring the critical skills I'm learning to the people and engage them for the better."
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Behold, the Halloween Grinch! Wealthy Woman Doesn't Want To Give Candy To Poor Children

A woman from the "impoverished side of Greenwich or Beverly Hills" doesn't like poor trick-or-treaters. Read...
by Giana Ciapponi | 10.24.14
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This Week In Pantsuit Politics: Northern Ireland's Jane Morrice Denounces Male Politicians For Demeaning Women 

Also this week: Hajiya Inno Attahiru battles to empower female Nigerian politicians and Hills, too, focuses on women's rights. Read...
by Nikki Gloudeman | 10.24.14

Love Him Or Hate Him, Meet The Hippest Occultist Of All Time

A religious founder, prolific writer, reported spy and celebrity fixture, Aleister Crowley brought a unique brand of creepiness to the arts scene. Read...
by Jane Jones | 10.24.14
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Felicia Day's Doxxing Proves GamerGate Will Spare No One (If She Is A Woman)

As a voice and creator within the "geek community," Felicia Day spoke out about her fear of being doxxed . . . and was promptly doxxed. Read...
by Jetta Rae DoubleCakes | 10.23.14

Confession: I'm An "Almost Alcoholic"

While I preferred to think of myself as the proverbially fun/quirky party girl, I came to realize my drinking had finally gone too far. Read...
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Stop Calling Me A "Strong Black Woman"

Calling black women "strong" disregards how this language has historically been used to harm and control us. Read...
Contributed by Evette Dionne | 10.23.14
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Planned Parenthood Changes The Sex Ed Game

At schools teaching the "Get Real" program, significantly fewer students engage in sex by the 8th grade. What's its formula for success? Read...
by Giana Ciapponi | 10.23.14
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Future Of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo In Limbo Following Child Molestation Report

Mama June is reportedly dating a convicted sex offender. Will TLC do the right thing and can the show? Read...
by Giana Ciapponi | 10.23.14
Photo by Indra Swari Wonowidjojo

8 Striking Images From Award-Winning Female Wildlife Photographers 

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards are both prestigious and male-dominated. Here, we honor the women who won top honors. Read...
by Nikki Gloudeman | 10.23.14
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Drunk J.Crew Tumblr Is Nailing It

Turns out, dead-serious photos plus inebriated lines make for a good time—and an incisive point about fashion industry standards. Read...
by Flora Tsapovsky | 10.23.14
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Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle Thinks Young Women Should Opt Out Of Voting And Focus On Tinder

I'm an unmarried, childless woman . . . but am still entitled to vote. Why do I have to say this in 2014? Read...
by Kelley Calkins | 10.23.14

Does Literary Criticism Suffer From Elitism?

We asked Flavorwire journalist Elisabeth Donnelly what she thinks about the state of literary criticism. Her answer? It's "exciting and scary." Read...
by Giana Ciapponi | 10.23.14

Leigh Alexander, Feminist Gamer Journalist, Speaks Out

In a candid conversation with a fellow gamer feminist, Alexander dishes on GamerGate, social justice and the clown sundae at Friendly's. Read...
by Jetta Rae DoubleCakes | 10.22.14