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Ladies Of Lore -- A Feminist Poetry Project

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

I saw women on the street or in books and I imagined even more of them, from their bodies to their minds to their animal urges. I considered their origins, their dreams, and their failures. And, woman by woman, my cast of characters was born.

Don't Take Karen Pence's Towel!

Gina Barreca | Posted 07.20.2016 | Women
Gina Barreca

Trump's VP pick, Mike Pence, has a wife named Karen. Mrs. Pence developed a product called "THAT'S MY TOWEL!" I was first alerted to this by a piece published in Jezebel--a number of my readers sent me the link--about how Mrs. Pence decided the world problem she needed to fix was the fact that people might mix up towels.

Why The Focus On "Passing" Transgender People Harms The Trans Community

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Transgender stories are everywhere; from news broadcasts, reality television, to Oscar-nominated films about trans people, the media cannot get enough...

What's Next In The Fight For Reproductive Freedom

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

Last month, the Supreme Court struck down two provisions of Texas' draconian anti-abortion law HB 2 and affirmed the constitutional right to abortion in stronger terms than many of us had dared to hope. It was an amazing victory that gives energy and momentum to the reproductive freedom movement.

Brooke Mason: Celebrity Photographer, Feminist & Fashion Gal

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Brooke Mason's Twitter & Website. Brooke Mason takes riveting photos which literally pierce right through me. She somehow gets her subjects eyes to ...

My Summer Week Spent In Washington D.C. With Running Start YWPL

Jinseon Park | Posted 06.30.2016 | Teen
Jinseon Park

For much of American history, running for congress and governing the country was an exclusive domain for men. Despite the many years of progress Ameri...

Role Model: A Poetic Essay

Candace Peterson | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
Candace Peterson

Instead I stumbled through memories of passages whose sources I could not cite. I explained and re-explained my position, the perspective they valued the least. Why did my words mean so little and why did they run away from me half formed?

How To Get Better At Saying No

Bustle | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women

With these suggestions in mind, your schedule will stay just that: Yours. You won't ever have to do outings and activities you don't want to.

24 Tweets That Sum Up Being A Woman On The Internet With An Opinion

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women

Being a lady is hard. Being a lady who expresses an opinion on the internet can be even harder. Any woman who's ever been online knows that the intern...

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Today is Helen Keller Day, which commemorates her birth on June 27, 1880. Keller remains one of the most well-known, beloved, but misunderstood public figures in American history.

Why Educating About Consent Is So Important

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 06.16.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

The fact of the matter is we are already teaching. But what we're teaching is that penetrating an unconscious woman is just a side effect of drinking and not a moral and legal crime.

Why Educating About Consent Is So Important

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

The fact of the matter is we are already teaching. But what we're teaching is that penetrating an unconscious woman is just a side effect of drinking and not a moral and legal crime.

When Love Hurts

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 06.13.2016 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

Our parents stay together for the kids a lot. My mami is in this relationship she finds herself resenting because she felt a sense of duty to us, her...

What This Trans Woman Wants You To Remember After The Orlando Shooting

Delia Melody | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, there was a shooting last night at Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando Florida. It caught so many of us by surpri...

This Is Even Bigger Than Brock: What We Can All Do to Dismantle Rape Culture

Phoebe K. Schreiner | Posted 06.11.2016 | Women
Phoebe K. Schreiner

Change is possible and within each of us. When "Emily"--and then BuzzFeed--told her story, she permanently reshaped the public conversation, making the norms that enable this kind of violence impossible to ignore. The students who stopped the attack are role models to each of us.

Can I Be A Feminist Yet?

Alex McKelvey | Posted 06.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Alex McKelvey

I made sure I was an ally before pitching this article, but I'd like to go as far as to appropriate the label. So can I? Can I go ahead and be feminist now?

Wake Up Young Women, This is Your Revolution

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

At dinner the other night a young woman I love said she and her friends didn't like Hillary for President. They'd vote for her over Trump but they'd m...

The Women Of 'Girls' On Why We Need To Believe Sexual Assault Survivors

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women

The cast of "Girls" is on a mission to fight rape culture and sexual assault. In a video for NowThis News, actresses Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allis...

Malka Red's "Boy Booty" Is the Feminist Summer Anthem of 2016

Kyle Stevens | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Kyle Stevens

Move over Demi Lovato. There's a new cool empress for the summer and her name is Malka Red. Red's "Boy Booty" is making serious waves across the Int...

Pop Feminism Doesn't Mean The End Of The Movement

The Cut | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
The Cut

By Ann Friedman Feminism can't win. In the backlash years of the '80s and early '90s, feminism was "the f-word" and stereotyped as uncool -- a label...

The Sisterhood of Thighs

Sarah Sapora | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Sarah Sapora

Surrounded by all those thighs that day in Palm Springs... I felt a sense of peace. Group identity. And I silently wished my twelve-year-old self could have been sitting right there alongside me.

Women Are The Gatekeepers Of Time.

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

As with women, the existence of the elephant has been purposed to record the events of humanity throughout the span of time. Just as the elephant does...

How This Former NFL Player Became A Feminist Activist

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women

When you hear "former pro football player," LGBT and feminist activist isn't necessarily what comes to mind. But that's exactly who Wade Davis is -- a...

How Mothers Are Destroyed When They Try to Protect Their Children

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Phyllis Chesler

According to "protective" mothers and their legal and psychological advocates, all of whom spoke at the Battered Mothers Custody Conference in Albany in May, this crisis has only deepened. If a battered mother is involved in a custody dispute, her lawyer must, in good conscience, advise her not to mention domestic violence; if she does, chances are she will lose custody.

Gender Neutral Language and the Word Feminism

Betsy Cairo | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Betsy Cairo

I am a cisgendered woman. I prefer the pronouns she, her, and hers. But I am not a feminist. The word feminism came from the word feminsime, coine...