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Middle School Removes The Word 'Feminist' From Girl's Shirt In Class Photo

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

When Sophie Thomas saw her eighth grade class' picture recently, she couldn't believe what she was looking at. "I checked it to make sure I didn't...

Celebrating 21st-Century Feminism and Why It Matters

Emmanuelle Herman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Emmanuelle Herman

In a room full of feminists the other day, someone asked 'What have we achieved over the past 10 years?' To my surprise, the room fell silent. Is it really that hard to name a couple of recent successes?

Want to Go to Paris? Take a Shortcut Through Broadway

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.

What Is Feminism?

Women's Rights News | Posted 04.03.2015 | Women
Women's Rights News

Feminism is not the belief that one gender should be raised in power above another. The very definition of feminism shows a complete opposition to this belief. So when people comment against feminism, they are supporting sexism. There is no sitting on the fence.

Global Activists Demand The Release Of Our Sisters In China

One Billion Rising | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising activists around the world continue to demand the release of our activist feminist sisters from China -- Li Tingting, Zheng Churan, Wei Tingting, Wang Man and Wu Rongrung -- who were arrested for their work to create awareness and education on violence against women and girls issues.

What I Learned When I Turned The Camera On Myself

Giselle Noelle Morgan | Posted 04.03.2015 | Women
Giselle Noelle Morgan

The mere act of being a woman artist is an act of rebellion since it was and still is male-dominated. These handpicked pieces take the rebellion one step further by illustrating the stories of women in isolation through their own art.

Why You Shouldn't Marry Your Soulmate

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 04.02.2015 | Weddings
Kristina Tsipouras

"Don't marry your soulmate." When I first heard this advice, I was not on board, but now I realize, it is the best advice I have ever been given. My last relationship was the most intense I had ever experienced in my life.

Ovaries Before Brovaries: Why Leslie Knope Is My Feminist Icon

Allison Underhill | Posted 04.02.2015 | Women
Allison Underhill

I'm well aware that Leslie Knope is a fictitious character. However, through Amy Poehler's enthusiasm and witty inclusion of feminist principles, Leslie is brought to life. Leslie Knope is the complete embodiment of feminism.

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...