For those readers who weren't alive (or old enough) to experience the 1960s, this week we had somewhat of a history lesson, packaged as a Democratic debate. Part of why this happened is that the Democratic presidential campaign has entered into a "convince the minority voters" phase.
Depending on how active you are on Twitter, you may or may not be aware of a pretty remarkable occurrence last year in Ireland. Amidst the masses of swirling articles and videos regarding the lack of gender parity in theater that are justifiably and importantly flying around the Internet, a group of women and men in Ireland joined in solidarity to effect some pretty substantive change.
If you're using the word pussy to champion women, hurrah! If you're using it to demean, demoralize, and demote a fellow human being, than I ask the controversial question: how is that any different than using other historically bigoted and hateful terms?
Last year, when my daughter, Sophie, was seven and in second grade, her teacher taught a unit about our country's 44 U.S. Presidents. One day, Sophie ...
In 2008, while I wanted to stand with Hillary, I could not. I felt that she was running her campaign "like a man," and therefore I felt betrayed, unhopeful and uninspired by her.
I bristle against the word "survivor" when it is used to describe the violence and sexual abuse I endured in my childhood and teen years. "Survivor" is a kind of blanket misnomer for those who suffer all trauma. The word is just another unwanted marking for me.
I am a young (white, cis, straight, privileged) woman and feminist, and I was shocked by the scandal that erupted last weekend on the heels of Gloria Steinem's and Madeleine Albright's comments about women and the candidates they support.
We are so committed to protecting Black masculinity and Black men. We rarely think about how vulnerable Black women and Black femininity are. Why are we more invested in protecting Black masculinity than we are in protecting ourselves from Black masculinity?
Instead of sending petitions to Congress, or enlisting in Sisterhood buzz-groups, or writing scathingly clever op-eds for the New York Times, women need to get scary. They need to muscle up. In short, they need to become union members.
This is my message and prayer for Hillary Clinton tonight at the Democratic Debate: Hillary, please talk tonight about your record on women's rights and tell us more about how, when you are president, you will stand for women.
Is Gloria Steinem correct that young women's political preferences are dictated by male approval? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing...
After two years of trying to accept and love my legs, hair and all, I finally had to admit that I just didn't. I also tried to find compassion for myself, like I would for a friend.
Some people believe it's "wrong," even odd, to be single. Apparently if you're single and OK with it, people will look at you like you have two heads--both of which you should hang in shame. Well, according to many of you, there is a stigma surrounding being single, and I for one think we need to address it.
In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?
It's important that we respect and honor the women who have come before us in this fight. I'm sure it can be frustrating for them to see younger women disagreeing with them about the path to change. But the respect needs to go both ways. Make the effort to listen to and lift up the work of young feminists
It started as a facebook status and it ended up in Huffington Post, the New York Times, and the London Mirror. This is what I learned from going viral.
If you consider yourself a feminist and are supporting Sanders during this primary season, please ask yourself honestly: Do I support his policies in and of themselves? Or am I swayed to his side because of a lifetime of covert sexist microaggressions that leave me disgusted with "the establishment?"
Beyonce utilized the ultimate American patriarchal and capitalist space in an effort to be a bold, black, political woman. And as a woman of color, I found this to be the ultimate clap back to the white American men who own the NFL.
This past weekend's message of toughness and damnation are the wheezing gasps of a belief that feminine power is not as important as masculine power. Women under 50 live in a different world because of feminist trailblazers, one in which fighting, anger and repudiation of others doesn't resonate with them.
In a recent debate with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton bragged about getting the approval of Henry Kissinger: "I was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said I ran the State Department better--better than anybody had run it in a long time," she said. Now it boggles the mind how a candidate claiming she is a progressive can even mention Kissinger as a source of pride.