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I somehow manage to forget from one summer to the next just how frustrating it can be to merely exist in public spaces when it’s warm outside. Image: Yegide Matthews/ Unsplash.

Summer Shouldn't Be Open Season On Women's Bodies

I decided to spend a few hours running errands in the summer sunshine while audaciously wearing a loose-fitting baby doll dress, comfy flats, and a denim vest. Apparently my need to keep my legs ventilated served as a Bat-Signal to the fine men of Gotham, who were drawn by its golden glow to yell stuff at me every five minutes.

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Introducing SingledOut: A Website About Women, Guns, And Dating Violence

Dating can be awkward and weird, especially when things seem to be going well and the time comes to discuss big issues. We’ve all have conversations about careers, and kids, and travel, and birth control, and abortion, and HIV status, and million other cringe-worthy topics but have you ever asked if your date owns a gun?


Photo Series Shows Men Violating Women's Boundaries

It can be difficult to describe the pervasiveness of sexual harassment to people who don’t experience it firsthand.

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The Batgirl Variant Cover And Our All-Consuming Hunger For Violence Against Women 

Kidnapping and sexually compromising Batgirl at the hands of the Joker serves no purpose but to tantalize the rubbernecking mind.

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Shame On You NBC: Law & Order SVU's GamerGate Episode Was 40 Minutes Of White Male Rape Fantasies

"The Intimidation Game" didn't confront violence against women. It whispered, “you can do it champ, the dream can be yours.”


On Gender And Self-Defense

A female and male instructor weigh in on how the genders can work together toward empowered self-defense.

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I Tried To Write About Violence Against Women—But Couldn't Because Of Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence takes a personal toll—and then, by extension, an economic one.

A 14-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon holds a photograph of her fiancé. The marriage was arranged by her parents, but the child was unhappy. Credit: Facebook

16 Days Of Activism: Combating The Global Scourge Of Child Marriage

For this year's 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the UN Refugee Agency is zeroing in on child marriage.