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

Bustle | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women

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.

The Faces Of Feminism I Didn't Realize I Was Ignoring

Reilly Wieland | Posted 02.03.2015 | Teen
Reilly Wieland

It's extraordinarily exciting to see feminism growing within the teenage population because of Tumblr and Twitter and the Internet in general, but it seems to foster a sort of feminism that focuses entirely on very one sided issues, instead of a broader picture.

Dartmouth and Women: What's Changed?

Gina Barreca | Posted 01.30.2015 | College
Gina Barreca

Being a woman at Dartmouth College in the 1970s was like having a double major. You were not only a freshman, you were also a "co-ed." You were not only a physics major or a government major, you were a "female" physics or government major--as if more estrogen in your system changed everything.

Stop Arguing About Feminism

Lilian Klatskin | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Lilian Klatskin

Overall, whether you consider yourself a "feminist" or an "anti-feminist," you care about women. So stop disagreeing and calling each other names, and realize what you agree on.

'A History Of Sluts' Chronicles The Women Who Changed The World While Being Sexy As Hell

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.29.2015 | Arts

Frida Kahlo. Nan Goldin. Hatshepsut. Lena Dunham. Hannah Hoch. Wallis Simpson. Emilie Du Chatelet. Stevie Nicks. These are just some of the women who,...

A Journey Into Feminism

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

I had some knowledge of feminism, but I don't think I'd ever come into contact with a woman who identified as a feminist before. To be honest, the first time I was actually exposed to feminism on the internet is what made me rethink the notion all together.

I'm A Feminist Who's Flattered By Catcalling

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

What kind of feminist must I be if I'm at odds with the fundamental feminist principle that street harassment dehumanizes women?

The 9 Most Feminist Things About 'Friends'

Bustle | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women

Even though Friends was pretty PG show most of the time, it had a secret, beautiful feminist core that really came through sometimes. Here, we take a look at the nine most feminist things about Friends -- which was actually, as it turns out, way more progressive than you probably realized.

Lean In? But What if I Just Want to Stand Still?

Danielle Herzog | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Danielle Herzog

Over the past few years, thanks in great part to Sheryl Sandberg's movement to "lean in," women are being encouraged to constantly gravitate to more. To seize every opportunity for advancement, to never give up on your dreams.

Sexism and My 'Truman Show' Moment That We All Need to Have

Sophia Herbst | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Sophia Herbst

The usual spate of year-in-review articles by the media has made it clear that 2014 was a great year for feminism. Note: It was a great year for feminism, not necessarily a great year for women.

Farewell, 2014: A Year Scorned by Many Led to Personal Discovery

Aimee Heckel | Posted 01.15.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Yes, 2014, I look back at you and I think you were crazy. Certifiably. But you weren't trying to be mean. You were beautifully wild, and you spoke in unusual ways.

Why Most Women Don't Want a Feminist Boyfriend

Karin Agness | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Karin Agness

I'd guess that the original feminists -- fighting for women's equality decades ago -- wouldn't have recognized today's gender wars. And even they probably wouldn't have wanted a man who would appeal to today's self-proclaimed feminists.

Am I a Feminist?

Bri Seeley | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Bri Seeley

What if I could be an empowered feminist and still be the soft, feminine woman that I love being? What if, as a feminist, I could advocate for the advances of equality for women without having to act like a man? What if I could help bring the more understanding and compassionate side of feminism to light?

7 Feminist New Year's Resolutions

Maureen Shaw | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Maureen Shaw

I'm usually not a fan of New Year's resolutions, mostly because they tend to center on weight loss, looks and other superficialities, plus they're nearly impossible to observe 100 percent of the time. But this year I'm shaking things up.

2014's Best Feminist Videos -- And Worst WTFs

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

From cuttingly clever videos critiquing street harassment to downright offensive ones equating the female vote with wedding dress shopping (yes, that happened), 2014 ran the gamut between commendable and despicable.

I Am a Woman. I Am a Feminist. How Can I Question the Story of a Rape Victim?

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Kiara Imani Williams

I can personally admit that my racial, ethnic, gender, and religious identities play a role in my decision making. I cannot say that this is inherently bad, but it is something that all of us should be cognizant of while framing our opinions on controversial issues.