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Shailene Woodley Does Not Want You to Call Her a Feminist

Erin Spencer | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Erin Spencer

It seems Woodley isn't quite ready to pull at TSwift and flip flop on the issue. Such a shame considering Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, where Tris is said to be more badass than ever, just hit theaters.

#FatisNotaFeeling Activists Are Getting Harassed Like Whoa

Hannah R. Winsten | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Hannah R. Winsten

Why has #FatisNotaFeeling inspired such rage from the Internet trolls? Why are the women behind it meriting hate blogs and Internet stalkers? We're talking about a Facebook emoticon, here -- not a federal law or a constitutional amendment.

On International Women's Day, A History of Lilith. Was She a Demon or the First Feminist We Know?

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Dora Levy Mossanen

My Lilith revealed herself when I immigrated to America and decided to go back to school as a married woman and a mother of young kids, when I became a writer and began creating strong willed female characters with big dreams and the courage to realize these dreams, despite the many obstacles they encountered on their way.

Female Eco-Activists Are Not Dumb Sluts

Amanda Hessling | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green
Amanda Hessling

Im not asking you to give up these stereotypes. If you did, you'd be lucky to make it through the next week alive. What I am asking of you is to, please, just be mindful of them.

Bright Half Life - By Tanya Barfield -- Presented by the Women's Project Theater

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 03.12.2015 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Bright Half Life, a sixty-five minute chronicle of a deeply committed lesbian relationship, is contemporary as a play could be but the theme is classic and timeless.

Making Cinderella Relevant

Devorah Blachor | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Devorah Blachor

It seems like Cinderella 2015 is a live version of Cinderella 1950 with no meaningful changes that might make it relevant for girls who actually live in 2015.

Where We Have Been and What We Can Become - Celebrating International Women's Day

Beata Pozniak | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Beata Pozniak

The idea for International Women's Day was born at a conference in Copenhagen in 1910. It sought to raise international awareness of the connection between all women and to bring attention to the cultural, social, and economic diversity of our lives.

Made in the Image of God: Art, Feminist Theology and Caroline Mackenzie

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

My theological writings arise from my personal journey through faith and doubt, difficulties and joys. Many of our encounters with God inform our theology, make us who we are, and shape our living. I position my writings to reflect this part of my life that I try to live out as faithfully as I can.

NYC Feminist Zine Fest

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 03.06.2015 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

After reading just a handful of Twitter comments aimed at Arquette and pages directed toward E! and Rancic, clearly there is still an obvious need and immense desire for a platform of open dialog and feminist critique of our culture.

Boston's Forgotten Role in the Women's Movement

Irene Monroe | Posted 03.05.2015 | Women
Irene Monroe

Dore documents the hilarity, excitement and outright boldness (along with the scandalous moments) of the Movement. If you thought for one moment these women lacked chutzpah, Dore quickly disabuses you of the notion.

14 Slam Poems That Pack A Serious Feminist Punch

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.05.2015 | Women

These slam poets are spittin' some fierce feminism. Fighting the good feminist fight can become frustrating. Sometimes we need a pick-me-up to fig...

Women's History: A Story of Diversity

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women
Teresa C. Younger

As the feminist movement evolves, we must stay committed to not only seeking to raise the collective voice of women but also to ensuring that voice reflects the rich diversity of women.

Sleater-Kinney and 2.5 Wave Feminism

Sue Kerr | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women
Sue Kerr

Feminism never touched that. Feminism meant I would go to college, that I would use birth control to avoid unwanted pregnancy and that I would see women in the workplace. Feminism meant that I was aware that girls were treated differently than boys. But it never went further than that for me.

The Truth About Feminism

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Janelle Ann McCarthy

Feminism is the advocating the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes and promoting gender equality in society. Feminism is not misandry, which is hatred toward men or women wanting power over men in society.

What I Learned As A Man Who Lives With A Feminist

Mike Reynolds | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women
Mike Reynolds

I've spent the last 10 years getting to know my feminist more. And you know what's weird? She's awesome. She's amazing. She's an amazing feminist person.

9 Surprisingly Feminist Classic Films, Because Strong Women Have Always Existed

Bustle | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Bustle

Ultimately, it's all about taking female strength and purpose seriously. Here are nine classic films which feature strong, complex, well-rounded women.

8 Love Letters That Remind Sexual Assault Survivors They Are Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.21.2015 | Women

"You are not what they took from you." So begins one of the love letters a survivor of sexual assault wrote to herself on the Tumblr #SurvivorLove...

Leslie Knope's Most Feminist Moments

Rachel Khona | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
Rachel Khona

She tackles these double standards head-on, questioning the way we traditionally judge women. Leslie (and that sweet, sweet hubby Ben) show us how sexist assumptions make a mockery of not just women but men as well and ultimately act as a disservice to all of us.

I Am a Feminist and I Love Fifty Shades

Jaime Grant, Ph.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Grant, Ph.D.

As Fifty Shades of Grey hits the theatres, critics on the right and left have already lifted their poisoned pens to dis the film adaptation of this massively popular BDSM novel.

When Words Justify Sexism

Rennie Pasquinelli | Posted 02.12.2015 | Women
Rennie Pasquinelli

Talking about feminism and opening the door for discussion is the best way to get the ball of equality rolling down the rocky hill that is American society.

The Problem With Shoppable Feminism

Rebecca Deczynski | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Rebecca Deczynski

While feminist fashion products may allow feminists to display their beliefs with pride, they also reduce those beliefs to something that amounts to nothing more than a trend, easily packaged up and put on the self until it becomes in-style again.

Theology Now

Martin Marty | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Baillie, Balthasar, Barth, Berdyaev, Bonhoeffer, Brunner, Bultmann--to mention only the "B-team," were coin-of-the-realm giants in the mid-20th century theological revival.

Book Review of P.O.W.E.R by Lisa Kramer

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 02.09.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

Massachusetts based author and blogger, Lisa Kramer has put out a book that boldly seeks a feminist call to action by asking the question, "What would happen if women and girls joined their unique abilities to change the world?

The Teens Who Taught Me What It Means To Be A Feminist

Camryn Garrett | Posted 02.09.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

Instead of pointing out who is or isn't "feminist enough," I think we should work together. We should have each other's backs. After all, we're stronger as a unit than we are when we're divided.

Feminism Is a Popularity Contest That I'm Losing

Erin McKelle | Posted 02.07.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

No, I don't live in New York; I'm not competing for press; I'm not trying to be the most liked or endorsed. Sure, I still have moments of frustration, but I'm focused on me. And I can honestly say I've never felt more comfortable in my skin.