From reproductive rights to paid family leave to sexual and domestic violence, our society neatly categorizes issues where women bear the brunt of the burden as "women's issues," turning them into problems for women and women's rights advocates alone to solve.
At 14 years old, and now more than six years later, I still find it ridiculous that women have to worry about how they dress because of the attention it may bring to them. I dress the way I do to make myself feel pretty and powerful, not to get attention from anyone else.
As part of a global community of journalists and editors who, at least in theory, strive to educate and inform, I was disgusted Thursday to come across a Glamour UK article that in one little gif-filled, navel-gazing story undermined Beyonce's "Lemonade" message.
As part of a global community of journalists and editors who, at least in theory, strive to educate and inform, I was disgusted Thursday to come acros...
Landmark partnerships are making women's empowerment more accessible to Americans and more digestible to those unfamiliar with women's rights issues. Where many believe brands taint the movement, these corporations are playing a major role in making feminism cool.
Beyoncé not only shows solidarity with black men, but also reinforces the history, or 'herstory,' of the black woman in the U.S. - which some black men with the same platform have yet to do.
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There are a lot of things I was concerned about when my mother told me we would be going wedding dress shopping on her next visit. I was afraid that s...
The following article first appeared in The National Book Review: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Knopf 304 pp. Hope Jahren's humane and smart Lab Girl...
To this I say - when you find someone who makes you feel empowered, honor the fact that your intuition is telling you to act on that empowerment. And when something as simple as a quote resonates deeply enough with your soul to make you feel urge to change - thank your lucky stars.
Bodies are such a gift, and the choices we make with them aren't always comfortable or easy. But they are deeply personal. To all the women out there, I hope you know: the only thing that will always be too small is the size of everyone else's perception of what your body should look like.
Just a little reminder: Who your friend does or does not sleep with is none of your business, nor does it dictate their worth as a human. Embracing your sexuality, whatever it may be, can be threatening to people. Eff those people... metaphorically speaking.
The Black Women's Blueprint TRC mission is as compelling as it is timely. It will examine the history (traced back to slavery), context, causes, chronology, and consequence of rape and sexual assault on women of African descent.
Time and time again, women are told, like children, to sit down, sit still, sit quiet. And since I'm barely an adult to begin with, who is going to believe me?
Several years ago Time announced "The Death of Feminism". Excuse me! Just as a very-alive Mark Twain announced that "reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated", so are pronouncements of the "death of feminism" and the subsequent creation of the pseudo-term "post-feminism."
When we look back on this dismal campaign season we'll notice how the real theme of 2016 was the way in which good, old-fashioned misogyny made a roaring comeback. Like a deadening bass-drum, it has functioned as the backbeat of 2016 to such an extent that we hardly hear it anymore.
Feminism's links with reproductive freedom go deeper. It means treating women as human beings rather than baby-making machines. It's recognition that women have talents and skills to offer the world beyond their ability to procreate. You can want women to do better, but you simply can't be a feminist if you won't stand up for reproductive freedom.
You'd think by this day and age it would go without saying, but a woman's intelligence, expertise, and character cannot be determined by the hemline of her dress. I'm sure for many this statement couldn't be more obvious. You might even think it's an absurd thing to point out -- an echo of a less enlightened era, which we've left behind as a society.
I am very pleased that at long last a woman's face will appear on the $20 American bill--and more than pleased that the woman chosen for this honor is none other than Harriet Tubman. However, I am a lot less than pleased that the other honorable women chosen, all seven of them, will share space at the back of our ten and the five dollar bills--but not until 2020.
They call themselves 'life defenders' and, as Catholics, they believe that life begins at conception. From the moment the man and woman's cells connect, the unborn child has to be protected at all cost, even if that threatens the health or life of its mother.