feminism

Sometimes, I feel like I don’t measure up in the feminist or queer communities.

Am I A Bad Queer? Am I A Bad Feminist? 

I’ve been struggling to understand if I’m a “bad queer” or a “bad feminist” and sometimes, I think I am! Read...
Melissa Lovitz    |   05.30.17   |   SHARE
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A girl is young, cute, flippant, naive, playful. A woman is grounded, mature, adult, capable.

What You're Really Doing When You Refer To Women As Girls

One slip up is all of our own doing, and has been called out by actress and neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik: Stop calling women ‘girls.' Read...
Maggie Kelly of Mamamia    |   05.24.17   |   SHARE
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Where Are All The Fat Women In The Handmaid’s Tale?

Given that the only requirement to be forced into handmaiden-hood is fertility, I find it quite strange that I have seen not one handmaid who looks Read...
Rebecca Bodenheimer    |   05.24.17   |   SHARE
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This very callout culture so enamored with gaslighting routinely and systematically gaslights anyone with so much as a single chubby toe out of line with their personal politics. (Image credit: Ashley_Nell_Tipton via Instagram)

Ashley Nell Tipton Deserves The Right To Autonomy

Fat activism is one of the few branches of social justice in which fellow activists seem to feel entitled to comment, degrade, harass, and otherwise Read...
joni edelman   |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
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Don’t immediately dismiss my view because of the fact I’m a woman, and don’t ever tell me to shut up about politics and focus on makeup.

Stop Telling Me Not To Have Opinions Because I'm A Woman

If one more person tells me to stick to writing about fashion, I’ll flip. - See more at: Read...
Kassi Klower of SHESAID    |   05.8.17   |   SHARE
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Private, unsearchable Facebook groups provide women all over the world with networking and friendship opportunities that never existed before.

Secret Women-Only Facebook Groups Are Revolutionizing Feminism

Every day, thousands of women around the world are joining secret Facebook groups where they crowdsource their questions about careers, sex, money Read...
Leigh Cuen    |   05.5.17   |   SHARE
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The crack of the whip on flesh is a sound I won’t easily forget. (image courtesy of the author)

I Attended A Whipping Ceremony In Ethiopia

I walked with my husband and our guide into the whipping ceremony. I knew what I was about to see, but I was woefully unprepared for how I would feel. Read...
Brittany L. Stalsburg    |   05.4.17   |   SHARE
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Breastfeeding Is A Reproductive Rights Issue — And I Am Pro-Choice

There are far too many stressors involved to force breastfeeding on new mothers. And far too many challenges involved to continue to pressure women Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   04.28.17   |   SHARE
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