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Can You Be a Pro-Life Feminist?

By Samantha Field On September 10, 2014

One of the reasons why I write is to attempt to convince people that feminism isn’t the movement a lot of people think that it is– we’re not a bunch of bitter,… Read More

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From Gaza to Syria to Ferguson – Is There a Difference Anymore?

By Dina El-Rifai On September 9, 2014

This summer has been a busy one. The emotions and frustrations ran so high that they overwhelmed me, made me unable to react appropriately. Where shall my prayers lie: with Gaza? With… Read More


Don’t Tell Me My Oppression Isn’t Real Because it Doesn’t Look the Way You Think it Should

By Sherronda Brown On September 8, 2014

I cannot recall the exact number of instances in which an individual has said to me, “First World feminists need to shut up. You’re not really oppressed.” Or “You should go to… Read More

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi pushing a stroller full of beer.

Can We Stop Acting Like Not Having Kids is a Controversial Decision?

By Sarah Willis On September 4, 2014

Childlessness is entering the mainstream. The Underwoods in House of Cards – the power couple du jour – are deliberately childless. A recent Open University study found that childless couples have more… Read More


Yes, Ableism is Seriously a Thing

By Lindsey Weedston On September 3, 2014

Pretty much everyone is right with me when I talk about sexism, racism, and homophobia. Most people by now have even heard of transphobia. But ableism is still often neglected in discourse… Read More


The Problem with Changing Your Name For a Man

By Michelle Cason On September 3, 2014

The other day while standing at my front door signing for a package, the FedEx guy said to me as he was leaving, “last name Insertmyboyfriendslastnamehere?” It caught me so off-guard that… Read More

NFL logo with a purple domestic violence ribbon behind it.
Current Events

NFL Unveils New Rules About Domestic Violence Punishment

By Nicole Del Casale On September 2, 2014

Trigger warning for domestic violence.  If you or a friend are experiencing domestic violence and are seeking help, here are some resources: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TDD), and the Rape and Incest National Network… Read More

"Pink"/Women's-Only public transit for women in Hyderabad, India.

Is Your City Women-Friendly?

By Anthea Taderera On September 1, 2014

How women-friendly is your city? The criterion I’d like you to use when answering that question is the sufficiency of your city’s public transit system. I want you to really ponder how… Read More

Miranda Lambert, from "The House That Built Me" video.

Why Are We Such Assholes About Country Music?

By Madeleine Durante On August 31, 2014

Don’t worry, I was an asshole about it too. You have time. You’re still learning. I’m one of those people who cannot believe other people have loved my favorite musical artists, and… Read More


Misogynistic Guy Gamers: The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Are On All of You

By Lindsey Weedston On August 28, 2014

Trigger warning for threats, extreme misogyny, and harassment.  I spent a lot of time last week arguing with men who are convinced that the various accusations that video game developer Zoe Quinn “slept… Read More


Why I Disagree With the Western Support of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy’s Jab at ISIS

By Briana Urena-Ravelo On August 27, 2014

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Egyptian activist, feminist, and social networker, a self-described “Secular Liberal Feminist Vegetarian Individualist,” previously known for posting a picture of herself wearing nothing except for red shoes, socks, and… Read More


We Shouldn’t Have to Worry About Our Mental Health & Safety Every Time We Go Outside

By Rachel Kinnard On August 26, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual harassment.  As a young woman in the 21st century, street harassment is a regular part of my life. On any given day, I can expect to be catcalled,… Read More