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Menstruation Matters: A Guide to Menstrual Hygiene Day

May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day! What does that mean exactly?  Read more »

Celebrate All Kinds of Families this Mother's Day

Multiracial organization Forward Together put together a great collection of digital cards to send and share this Mother’s Day.  Read more »

A Collection of Emails from Irate Men Defending Manspreading

We all know about manspreading. Read more »

In the World's Most Lethal Country for Trans People, a Brutal Beating Sparks Protest

Art in support of Brazilian trans woman Veronica Bolina by Amora Ribeiro — via Somos Todas Veronica. In Brazil, the case of a trans woman brutally beaten while she was in jail has sparked a major conversation... Read more »

Years Before College, Middle Schoolers Campaign to End Campus Rape

13-year-old Leilani in a middle school video raising support for the Campus Safety and Accountability Act. On the last day of school before spring break at Manhattan Country School, the 7th and 8th graders... Read more »

There's No Such Thing As a Post-Baby Body

Notice a trend here? From the Eva Mendes “Sweatpants-Gate” to Kelly Clarkson’s ongoing encounters with fat-shamers, our nation is obsessed with celebrities... Read more »

Amber Rose and Black Women's Sexuality

Tabloid favorite Amber Rose’s personal and political commitments are perhaps best summed up by her Twitter bio. Rose describes herself as a “badass,” a “MILF (Mom I’d Like to Fuck),” a “sweetheart,” and surprisingly, a feminist... Read more »

5 Innovative Ways to Fight Street Harassment

While street harassment remains a huge problem, this is the largest year yet for this movement to change the culture around our public spaces. Read more »

Meet the Feminist "Godless Congregation" Challenging Atheism's Bro-Culture

A Carl Sagan quote featured by Harvard's Humanist Hub, a feminist-minded secular community center.  Across the United States, the number of people who don’t consider themselves religious is rapidly rising—... Read more »

Chiara de Blasio Speaks Out Against the Stigma of Mental Illness

Chiara de Blasio and her mom, New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray at the launch of a new text message-based mental health resource for teens. Chiara de Blasio is known for being the daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, but she’s also won acclaim for her... Read more »

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House Proud : The troubling rise of stay-at-home daughters

“Daughters aren’t to be independent. They’re not to act outside the scope 
of their father. As long as they’re under the...

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Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... Read more »