Why the emphasis on education? 

Reaching a shared understanding of what makes for a better or worse culture and climate around gender is no small task. Access to shared resources enhances our ability to communicate, learn, and grow together as a community.


Many people at Colorado State University want to improve the campus culture and climate around gender. They recognize the need to learn more about the issues but often don't know where to start!

The Women & Gender Collaborative has curated articles and resources on a wide range of topics to facilitate this type of learning, no matter who you are. 

By first familiarizing yourself with gender-related issues, you can show up more informed, prepared, and equipped to better understand and effectively support others.

Read, reflect, share, and discuss! 

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All Gender in Higher Ed and Academia How to Be a Bystander and Ally Understanding Feminism Women and Leadership Trans Identities and the Gender Spectrum Why Intersectionality Matters Gender, Media, Culture Resources for Men Interpersonal Violence and Harassment Gender in the Workplace Parenthood, Children and Family Women & Gender in STEM By The Numbers Humor, Satire & Illustrations Unpacking Privilege Gender & Health Gender, Sexuality and Relationships From The Collaborative
A university lecture hall filled with students

Who Is Stephanie McKellop? The Teaching Assistant Is Under Fire For Supporting Black Women In Their Classes

Fight move: Progressive Stacking
Mary Hamilton and James Farmer laughing together

When ‘Miss’ Meant So Much More: How One Woman Fought Alabama — And Won

"She was generally conceded to be the worst-tempered woman in the Nonviolent Movement," Michaels said. "But she was also an organizer whom others followed to the ends of the earth."
A person in a bright yellow and white outfit, holding a tiara, stands in the middle of a prarie landscape

Photos of Queer Life on a Sprawling Native American Reservation

“We are a rare community, we need to let our tribal officials know that we’re here and we need their respect.”
Tracee Ellis Ross

This Speech Proves Tracee Ellis Ross Is the Life Coach You Never Knew You Needed

“My life is mine.”
Andrea Gibson sitting on the sidewalk

Andrea Gibson: ‘Genderqueer is a Constant Coming Out’

"Fingernails scratch down the chalkboard of my mind when I’m trying to decide how to respond to someone calling me a lady an hour after another person has mistaken me for a man and grabbed me by the collar of my coat to pull me out of the women’s restroom."
Tim Kaine

Why Men Need to Step Up for Women’s Equality—and How I Plan to Do My Part

"Men need to step up and accept our central role in combating the sexism and harassment that stand in the way of true women’s equality."
A person outside near a pond looking down

Instead of Mourning Great Art Tainted by Awful Men, Mourn the Work we Lost from their Victims

If you’re going to mourn one, make sure it’s the right one. If you’re not sure which one to mourn, mourn them both.
Roy Moore

Women Respond to Roy Moore Allegations by Reminding the World What it Looks like to be 14

Who were you at 14?
Uma Therman

Brave Enough to Be Angry

"They suppress our anger for a reason. Let’s prove them right."
A cartoon of a person standing over a sink with a dailogue bubble that reads "You didnt do the dishes?"

The ‘Mental Load’ is Burning Women Out

"The trouble is if no one does it, things fall apart and you end up having to step in after the bill hasn’t been paid, the kid’s had cold pizza for lunch every day, the car didn’t get registered and mold grew on piles of wet towels."  
Althea Garrison

Before Danica Roem, Althea Garrison was the First Trans Woman Elected to a State Legislature in 1992

"This is a friendly reminder to keep an accurate account of our history. Black and trans people are often overlooked and actively erased from the history books. Let’s do our part to actively combat that."
A young person with protective glasses works on a computer

Before and After: Women Finally Get Their Due in STEM Stock Photos

It's hard to be what you don't see...but now there are stock photos to highlight realities for women in STEM!
An illustration of multiple silhouettes with speech bubbles and dotted lines connecting them

Research: Men Get Credit for Voicing Ideas, but Not Problems. Women Don’t Get Credit for Either

Actively seek to counter this evidence - call on women for their ideas and give due credit!
Two people in service uniforms stand next to each other on the sidewalk in front of a street

Tipping May Be the Norm, but Not for Hotel Housekeepers

And many of these workers are women...
An Invincible Iron Man comic cover with two people in the foreground drinking coffee and smiling

First Black Woman To Own Comic Shop Lands Marvel Cover

"Now, not only does Johnson share a cover with black female superhero, she also serves as a real-life superhero for young people of color interested in comics, gaming, and all things geek culture."
A person holding an iphone

This Rejection Hotline Number Turns Down Creepy Dudes So You Don’t Have To

Will someone write a song about this so it's easy to remember? (646) 926-6614
Two people facing away from the camera walking with pink hats on

Inside the Most Popular Panel at the Women’s Convention: “Confronting White Womanhood”

The Women's Convention may be over, but the work is just beginning.
A person in a crowded room raises their fist in the air, while others in the background also raise their fists in the air

‘If Not Me, Who?’ Thousands of Women Plan Their Political Takeover

“This election made me feel like obviously anyone can hold elected office, literally anyone!”
Four teenagers walking together away from the camera

The Sexism of School Dress Codes

"Students say there needs to be a fundamental shift in admitting that teachers and administrators come in with their own set of biases, which they may bring to creating and enforcing school rules."
Birth control pills

Trump Administration Set to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate

"One new rule offers an exemption to any employer or insurer that objects to covering contraceptive services 'based on its sincerely held religious beliefs.' Another regulation offers a new exemption to employers that have 'moral convictions' against covering contraceptives."
Artwork by Monica Kim Garza

Meet Monica Kim Garza, the Mexican-Korean Artist Painting Carefree Brown and Round Women

"Their bodies – abundantly curvaceous – are familiar, yet wildly underrepresented. And the level of chill they have achieved is a glimpse into the radical self love many of the artist’s fans desire for themselves."
A silhouette of a persons body

Divided States of Body Positivity

"We see body image positivity everywhere we turn, but who really gains from the movement, and what's really at stake?"
Emily Nash holding a trophy in front of a golf course

Winner Of High School Golf Tournament Denied Trophy, Because She’s A Girl

Say what!?
An automobile show with classic cars

Super Cars, Hard Bods, & Hot Sex(ism)

Auto Journalist Jacalyn Trop on her career, sexism in the auto industry, and how Tesla owners mansplain to her the most.
Frank Waln

This Dreamy Music Video Is the Perfect Way to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

See others how they see themselves.
Hugh Hefner with a group of Playboy Bunnies

The Contradictory Feminist Legacy Of Playboy’s Hugh Hefner

"Ultimately, Hefner never set out to create a true sexual revolution. He set out to create a sexual revolution that would benefit him."
Kate McKinnon for Vanity Fair

The Kate McKinnon Report

"Kate can embody a character and bring it to life and make it funny. But there’s also always something empathetic about her characters. And although the writing might not be kind, she is. That’s her genius. You can’t make the audience fall in love with a character you don’t like."
Sylvia PLath

Sylvia Plath’s Bikini Shot: It’s Time to Stop Sexualising a Serious Author to Sell Books

"Presenting female writers as sexualized and frivolous diminishes their intellectual credentials, tarnishes their work as slight, not to be taken seriously."
Cardi B

Cardi B Becomes First Person of Dominican Descent to Reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

The era of Cardi B is here.
Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union On The #MeToo Movement: ‘The Floodgates Have Opened For White Women’

“I don’t think it’s a coincidence whose pain has been taken seriously. Whose pain we have showed historically and continued to show. Whose pain is tolerable and whose pain is intolerable. And whose pain needs to be addressed now.”
Heidi Levine photographing in Jerusalem

The Women Warriors of Journalism

"Every act of witnessing and documenting becomes important."
Gitanjali Rao, Americas Top Young Scientist, presents her invention

Troubled By Flint Water Crisis, 11-Year-Old Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device

Children are our future and we should nurture their abilities to surpass us.
An illustration of a grey landscape, one person holds open gateway to a greener landscape, the other person looks at it over their shoulder

Iowa Tries A New Domestic Violence Intervention: Mindfulness

Achieving Change Through Values-Based Behavior aims to teach abusers to respond differently to their thoughts.
One person rings up another person at a cash register. The person behind the cash register is surronded by cut out images of smiles.

Please Stop Calling Everything That Frustrates You Emotional Labor

Don’t sell yourself short by mislabeling your labor emotional labor. Call it was it is - it may not be emotional labor, but it’s still LABOR.
Portrait of Brit Marling

Harvey Weinstein and the Economics of Consent

"Weinstein could ensure that these women would never work again if they humiliated him. That’s not just artistic or emotional exile—that’s also economic exile."
A person with their hands covering their face

Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture

"If you read this and think, "This just doesn’t go on in my department," you are wrong."
Person holding a sign at the Womens March that reads "Dont Forget: White women voted for Trump"

Don’t Just Thank Black Women, Follow Us

"Black women are being widely credited for saving the day in Alabama, and that credit is one small step in the right direction. But we don’t need thanks — we need you to get out of the way and follow our lead."
A person looking solemn in a black coat and grey hat

Sexual Harassment Cases Show the Ineffectiveness of Going to H.R.

"The recent outpouring of complaints from women about mistreatment in the workplace has included numerous accounts of being ignored, stymied or retaliated against by human resources units — accounts that portray them as part of the problem, not the solution."
A clenched fist

Jordan Stephens on Toxic Masculinity

A quick message for men to work through their pain.
Three people in business suits discuss something

The Unsexy Truth About Harassment

"Harassment is enabled by a system: the boss, the human resources department (if there is one), a workplace culture of disregard. Harassment is at its most effective in such an enabling environment."
The faces of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Al Franken

Punishment Is Not Enough

"Rather than focus on whether individual men are misogynists or feel deep hatred for women, we would do well to spend more time wrestling with the power structures that not only allow for endless sympathy and space for men’s poor behavior, but also—most crucially—help teach men that women are supposed to behave in certain ways."
A person sitting and looking over their shoulder as a larger person looms over them

Sexual Harassment Training Doesn’t Work. But Some Things Do.

"To actually prevent harassment, companies need to create a culture in which women are treated as equals and employees treat one another with respect." Here are some strategies to intervene and support others!
A group of people holding up their fists in solidarity

La Brigada Feminista – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

"When Mexico was devastated by an earthquake, La Brigada Feminista was there to help, whether men wanted them to or not."
Two people hug each other as the news that Doug Jones won the Alabama election is announced

Black Women Kept Roy Moore Out of Office. Here’s How to Actually Thank Them.

"Give because Black women show up to save the country time and again."
A bathroom scale with measuring tape laying on top of it

Myths and Misperceptions About Eating Disorders

Look back at the major stories that shaped the our misperceptions about eating disorders through interviews and archival footage.
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My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest

"What IS being asked of you is to acknowledge that white privilege DOES exist and not only to treat people of races that differ from yours “with respect and humor,” but also to stand up for fair treatment and justice..."
A cartoon image of a person with glasses and a pencil behind their ear

Dirty Old Men on the Faculty

"But it’s not enough that predators realize they need to watch their words. They also need to consider their deeds — or be hit with more than a slap on the wrist. I certainly hope that’s what the future holds. I’d hate to think students must wait another 45 years to see real change."
A bedroom with rose petals on the bed and two empty wine glasses

The Sex Educator Teaching BDSM to People With Disabilities

"Wilson-Beattie is determined to challenge mainstream ideas around what it means to be desirable. She believes that embracing your body—for both able-bodied people and those with disabilities—is key to feeling sexy."
A person holding a small child, both are smiling

Help Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

"Teach your child that their body is their body and it belongs to them."
Times 2017 Person of the Year Cover

#MeToo Movement Is Person Of The Year, ‘Time’ Says

"The reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight. But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries."
The Today Show Logo

The Today Show Pushed out Talented Women. It Kept Matt Lauer Around for Years.

"We don’t see the career opportunities women lose because of sexual harassment or the intense stress it causes a woman dealing with it when she comes to work each day.”
The Walk of Fame Stars of Kevin Spacey and Donald Trump

Amber Tamblyn: I’m Not Ready for the Redemption of Men

"A new power. Can there be one for men, free of humiliation, shame and violent assault against women? Women who are their wives, daughters, mothers and friends sitting next to them on couches? And what would it take to achieve it? That’s the question for men and their text chains right now, not the question of how soon they can…
A statue of Justice holding the scales and the sword

Due Process Is Needed For Sexual Harassment Accusations — But For Whom?

"How often are we manipulated into prioritizing the abuser over the abused? How often are we being suckered into a side of a debate that we shouldn’t even be having?"
A shadow on a white wall, a mirror is on the wall where the shadow is and a persons face is reflected by the mirror

Why Subtle Bias Is So Often Worse than Blatant Discrimination

"Some might argue that the general evolution of discrimination from obvious to subtle may be evidence of social progress. Unfortunately, however, our research shows that the new kinds of bias can be even worse than the older kinds."
A narrow corridor in a jail surrounded by jail cells

What Happened to Our Girls?

A Black teenage girl has a 1 in 18 chance of going to prison in her lifetime, while it’s a 1 in 111 chance for her white counterpart.
A person sitting in their room and reading something on their laptop

Critical Engagements: Intersectionality, Privilege, and Identity Politics

A long list of free and critical readings about intersectionality, privilege, and identity politics!
Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss, Coding’s Supermodel: The Forbes Cover Story

"A 36-time Vogue cover girl is an unlikely candidate to launch a charity that has taught more than 500 young women how to code. But the 25-year-old has leveraged her giant social audience--some 12.6 million followers across platforms--to grow a burgeoning nonprofit that aims to balance the scales of software engineering’s gender disparity."
An old photo of an adult standing in the driveway with their child and a baby carriage

Nobody Would Have Been Surprised If I Had Died

"The facts show that domestic violence is a very clear warning sign that people outside of the family might also be hurt in the future."
Multicolored cardboard cutouts of human silhouettes

Training Programs and Reporting Systems Won’t End Sexual Harassment. Promoting More Women Will

"We already know how to reduce sexual harassment at work, and the answer is actually pretty simple: Hire and promote more women."
Diverse human hands showing unity

5 Transformative Justice Experts On What We Should Do With ‘Sexual Predators’ In Our Communities

There are many ways to move forward other than defaulting to the systems we've inherited.
Four people standing side by side

We Really Need To Stop Acting Like Heartless Jerks About Gender Identity

"There are so many things going wrong in our world right now, when we’re given the chance to do something right ― to treat another person the way they want to be treated so that they can be, even if just for a moment, happy and whole ― we should do it. End of story."
A person with long hair and a serious expression.

We’re Failing at Talking About Sexual Assault in the US If We Ignore Native Women

"Native women suffer the highest rates of violence of any racial group in the US."
A person in a red dress walking alone at night

The Daily Things Queer and Trans People Do to Avoid Violence

"I feel the weight of something much greater when I’m out in public, even when the only thing a stranger has laid on me are his eyes."
Samantha Bee holding a microphone

How Samantha Bee and Sarah Silverman Outdid their Late-Night Peers on Sexual Harassment in Comedy

"Bee and Silverman did something that no one else has: They straight up acknowledged that they’re a part of the community that has traditionally fostered men like C.K. and Franken."
A person sits with a worried expression on their face as a person in scrubs writes something down in the background

A Small-Town Doctor Wanted to Perform Surgeries for Transgender Women He Faced an Uphill Battle

“It was precisely because of where he worked that Stiller felt certain he was witnessing a widening social — and medical — movement. Even here, a stream of transgender patients was coming into his waiting room, asking for help."
Judith Butler

Judith Butler on Being Attacked in Brazil

"The performative theory of gender that I proposed then accepted that we are all born into social norms and conventions that define our genders, but that we can also craft our genders within that scene of constraint."
Comic strip image of a person behind a desk in a suit speaking to another person

The Unforgiving Minute

"Stay here, in this difficult place. Stay here actively. Breathe through the discomfort and pay attention to what it’s telling you. Listen to women. Believe women. There will be a lot to learn, and a lot more to unlearn."
Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman Breaks Silence On Longtime Friend Louis C.K.

“I love Louis. But Louis did these things. Both of those statements are true, so I just keep asking myself, ‘Can you love someone who did bad things? Can you still love them?’ I can mull that over later, certainly, because the only people that matter right now are the victims.”
A young child smiles holding a lunchbox as they walk outside on the sidewalk

Since You Asked, Roy Moore, Here Is Why Victims Of Sexual Violence Wait Decades To Come Forward

From victim blaming to a lack of support, there are many reasons victims of sexual violence do not come forward.
Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley Was Destined To Paint Barack Obama

"Portraying his subjects with exuberance and a hint of kitsch, Wiley embraces queerness as a lens, challenging the shallow assumptions that often beset young black men."
Tiffany Haddish on the set of SNL

Tiffany Haddish Makes History With SNL Debut

"Tiffany Haddish praise-danced and joked her way through her debut on SNL Saturday night, becoming the first black woman standup comedian to ever host the legendary show in 43 seasons."
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot Reportedly Won’t Return for Wonder Woman 2 If Brett Ratner Does

"Following multiple sexual misconduct and harassment allegations against producer Brett Ratner, Gadot has reportedly said that she will not return to the franchise if Ratner will continue to profit off of it. "
Demetria Obilor smiling

This News Reporter Is Not Here For Body Shaming

Don’t be like Jan.
A patch with Ryan Goslings face on it that reads "Hey girl lets smash patriarchy"

35 Practical Steps Men Can Take To Support Feminism

Are there any listed that were new to you that you will share with men in your life?
A person holding another person and kissing their cheek while the other person laughs happily

Sex, Love and the Aging Woman

Oh, such subtle lies.
A person speaking into a megaphone

No More White Saviors: Let People Lead Their Own Movements

"The way that saviors are doing the work, and the way it’s supported by activists seeking a savior, only serves to perpetuate inequity and sow discord. And that has a lasting, if not permanent, effect on marginalized people involved in movement work, who are already less visible."
A group of protesters sit on some steps with various protest signs

The ‘Click’ Moment: How the Weinstein Scandal Unleashed a Tsunami

"If this is a moment of historical social change, it is worth looking at what led us here."
Minneapolis city councilwoman Andrea Jenkins

Trans Woman Andrea Jenkins Elected to Minneapolis City Council

Exciting news!
Danica Roem smiles holding campaign signs

History Made: Trans Candidate Danica Roem Wins Legislative Seat in Virginia

Hope you voted!
A shadowy figure stands with their back against a brick wall, and looks down

Rebecca Solnit: A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a Year

There’s a very strong pattern here.
Newspaper clippings about various cases of sexual assault

What Experts Know About Men Who Rape

The very last line of this piece is so disturbing.
A person stares down into a hold in the ground that is shaped like a womans profile

Why Men Need to Fess Up

"I doubt I'm at the top of any of these women's lists. And I'm not the kid I was in high school. But I also know those aren't the only times I've made a woman feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or nervous."
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Grab the Tissues: A Halloween PSA About Gender Nonconformity has all the Feels

In case you missed this clip about some kid heroes. We see you too, Batman.
Debra Bueno

Debra Bueno Carries Passion for Helping into the Latino Hall of Fame

Celebrate your local heroes!
Gabrielle Union and Lena Dunham pose together for a photo

Gabrielle Union To Lena Dunham: White Women Need To ‘Pass The Mic’ To Women Of Color

If you can talk about uteruses together, you should also be able to talk about race together.
Six different head shots of six different actors in FXs upcoming show: Pose

Ryan Murphy Makes History With Largest Cast of Transgender Actors for FX’s ‘Pose’

"The drama looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in 1980s New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world."
A person walking down the street with their head down

A Gentleman’s Guide to Rape Culture

To men, from a man. Share with men in your life because a woman didn't have to write this one.
A stethoscope on top of medical records

Medicine’s Women Problem

"I kept thinking about how this damage wouldn't have been done if doctors had taken me seriously earlier."
Comedian Janelle James is laughing while holding a book over her head

‘She Got Next!’ Black Female Comedy Writers Talk The Whitewashing Of American TV

"If you want to support Black women in comedy — as controversial as it sounds — don’t just watch Black women in comedy. Watch Southeast Asian women in comedy, watch queer people in comedy, watch disabled people in comedy. The more you support diversity, like, across the board, the more diversity there will be."
A pile of one dollar bills

Can We Talk About the Gender Pay Gap?

Many white women are working “for free” for the rest of the year, while most women of color have already been working “for free” for much longer.
An illustration of two people looking at each other with hearts drawn in their heads

If You Can’t Find a Spouse Who Supports Your Career, Stay Single

"Professionally ambitious women really only have two options when it comes to their personal partners — a super-supportive partner or no partner at all. Anything in between ends up being a morale- and career-sapping morass."
A white wall with the words #MeToo stamped onto it multiple times.

The Real Woman Behind “Me Too”

Meet Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement.
Three people smiling at a rally holding signs that read "Respect Women of Color"

#MeToo: Gender Violence Does Not Exist Without White Supremacy

"If we can accept this fact, we can finally implicate all of us in much broader, more entangled systems of violence—and grapple with much more comprehensive and desperately needed questions around accountability..."
Two people having a conversation and one person looks unamused

Men, You Want to Treat Women Better? Here’s a List to Start With

It’s easy to start here.
A person looking at a laptop visibly unhappy

Outrageous Outrage with Jen Kirkman – Woman Online

The internet can be a very scary place for women.
Anita Hill sworn in in court

26 Years Ago, America Started Talking About Sexual Harassment Thanks To Anita Hill

"Hill’s testimony also electrified women in the United States, who for the first time saw someone publicly calling out what so many of them endured in the workplace. She sparked a political movement that led to an increase in the number of women serving in Congress."
Brandi Chastain during the 1999 Women’s World Cup celebrating

Let Women Run U.S. Soccer

For real though. Let’s talk about skill, talent, and how we (don’t equitably) recognize it (in women).
A group of Boy scouts hold a salute

Boy Scouts Will Accept Girls in a Bid to “Shape the Next Generation of Leaders”

Parents and Scout leaders have had mixed reactions to the announcement.
A person stepping into a taxi cab

‘Paying to Stay Safe’: Why Women Don’t Walk as Much as Men

"The threat of harassment can stop women in their tracks."
Two surgeons work together to perform a surgery

Researchers Find Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men

"Patients of female surgeons were 4% less likely to die, be readmitted or experience complications 30 days after their surgery compared to patients of male surgeons."
Harvey Weinstein, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others hold Oscar awards and smile

Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Others Say Weinstein Harassed Them

"Even in an industry in which sexual harassment has long persisted, Mr. Weinstein stands out, according to the actresses and current and former employees..."
View of a mountain near the ocean in Antartica

Disturbing Allegations of Sexual Harassment in Antarctica Leveled at Noted Scientist

Willenbring writes that her goal is to prevent “another young, female student bearing the brunt of his misogyny.”
A sign with a symbol of a girl with the words: "Child Not Bride"

India Rules Sex With a Child Bride Is Always Rape in a Massive Win for Girls’ Rights

"The Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Wednesday closed a legal loophole that has historically allowed perpetrators of rape to escape punishment."
Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill: Don’t Tell Me to “Stick to Sports”

And ESPN suspended her.
Jessica Brea lays her head back on a pillow and wires are taped to her head

Jennifer Brea Documented her Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on an iPhone so Doctors Would Believe Other Women

Unrest follows the lives of Brea and other women as they navigate their chronic fatigue syndrome, and the stigmatization of their illness by their doctors.
Jessica Bennett

Meet The New York Times’s First Gender Editor

Big news! Excited to see how this will inform our cultural discourse.
A professor talks to their students who sit around them in a circle

Professors are the New Therapists

And more of these professors are women.
Wangechi Mutu, Forbidden Fruit Picker, a person reaches up to grab fruit from a barren tree while snakes reach towards them

The New Midlife Crisis

"When you turn and look back down the years, you glimpse the ghosts of other lives you might have led. All your houses are haunted by the person you might have been."
Marilyn Monroe

Feminism, Not Hugh Hefner, Liberated Sex

Did you know about his history with Marilyn Monroe? It’s not good.
A person leans into an open car window

Facing Poverty, Academics Turn to Sex Work and Sleeping in Cars

"There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career with tutoring and proofreading, the university lecturer decided to go to remarkable lengths to make her career financially viable."
A same-sex couple holds hands

LGBTQ Americans Won’t Be Counted in 2020 U.S. Census After All

"If the government doesn’t know how many LGBTQ people live in a community, how can it do its job to ensure we’re getting fair and adequate access to the rights, protections and services we need?"
Jeff Sessions

Sessions Says Civil Rights Law Doesn’t Protect Transgender Workers

Stand up for the trans community...because this administration seems intent on doing the exact opposite.
Three men sit on a couch in an alley

‘My Parents Say Hurry Up and Find a Girl’: China’s Millions of Lonely ‘Leftover Men’

"There’s an obvious link between angry young men and social unrest, and history points to a connection between frustrated marital aspirations and upheaval, such as the tension caused by the demonization of poor unmarried men by the Qing dynasty ruling class."
The central library on the campus of the Unam

Outrage Greets Mexican Feminism Panel with 11 Participants – All of Them Male

“Mansplaining” to the core. And this level can only be deliberate.
Hands tend to a newborn baby

Cities Turn to Doulas to Give Black Babies a Better Chance at Survival

"The U.S. infant mortality rate among African Americans is more than twice as high as it is for white babies." Cities like Baltimore are working to change that.
A doctors office

Trans Men Prefer To Do It Themselves

Talking about the health of our communities (and understanding their needs) is a very important thing to do!
A person shoves wedding cake into their mouth while another person is shocked and watches

This Is How Victim-Blaming Logic Would Play Out In Everyday Scenarios

"That cake tho..." Just no.
Twitter logo

18 #MenForChoice On Why They’re Standing Up For A Woman’s Right To Choose

"I believe women are smart enough, wise enough, and strong enough to make their own choices about their bodies and lives."
Painting of three different people

What Happens if You’re a Trans Person Who Doesn’t Feel “Trapped in the Wrong Body”

"Not all trans and gender-nonconforming people feel “trapped” in the bodies they were born into. So why is that still the dominant way to think about trans experience and identity? Maybe it doesn't have to be."
A persons face that is partially digitally altered

Getty Images Bans Photos Featuring Models who have been Digitally Altered to Look Larger or Smaller

"Getty Images will no longer accept images with models whose bodies have been digitally augmented to look larger or smaller."
Illustration of a person in an office setting

We’re Sending Our Daughters into a Workplace Designed for Our Dads

A note from Melinda Gates.

Trump Called San Juan’s Mayor a Weak Leader. Here’s what her Leadership Looks Like.

"Cruz worked nearly nonstop on the ground — walking the capital’s streets and doing what she could for those she met."
Person holding a sign that reads: "Not one more"

In Just One Year, More Than 1,600 Women Were Murdered by Men in the U.S.

We have some serious problems.
Andrea Gibson onstage

Andrea Gibson’s Latest Spoken Word Poem Will Change The Way You Think About Gender

"Our experience of gender is so influenced by language. When you're writing you're creating all this new language around something. The listener gets to experience gender in a new way."

How Many Viruses Can Live In Semen? More Than You Might Think

Read to the very end for the mic drop.
Illustration of two silhouettes unraveling as they face each other

Signs the “Drama” in Your Lesbian Relationship Is Abuse

Dressing emotional abuse up as “girl drama” or “dyke drama” magnifies the problem by masking the seriousness of the situation and turning emotional abuse into a normal part of how girls and women are supposed to relate to each other.
Gloria Anzaldúa

Five Gloria Anzaldúa Quotes to Inspire Your Resistance

One of the greatest!
A person on the sidewalk looking at another person walking away from them

Here are the Bodies: Black Women on Intra-racial Violence

Follow up on the follow up.
A person on the sidewalk looking at another person walking away from them

A Woman’s Response To ‘Straight Black Men Are The White People Of Black People’

Follow up.
Toys in a store marked "Girls" and "Boys"

13-Year-Old’s Film Imagines A World In Which Gender Roles Are Reversed

The kids are alright.
Two people in business wear sit at a table with a laptop

People Are Loving This New Word To Rival The ‘Mansplaining’ Phenomenon

Hepeated: When a woman suggests an idea and it’s ignored, but then a guy says same thing and everyone loves it.
The Trump administration in the Oval Office

Trump is Assembling the Most Male-Dominated Government in Decades

"80% of nominations for top jobs in the Trump administration have gone to men – putting Donald Trump on track to assemble the most male-dominated federal government in nearly a quarter-century."
A person stands at a podium and speaks to an audience

Research Suggests Students are Biased Against Female Lecturers

Old news by now though, right? How many studies does it take to start looking into the most effective ways to correct for bias?
Fannie Lou Hamer

More Black Women Are Realizing That the Democratic Party Is Full of Shit, New Poll Finds

"No, all is not well. Black women are rising up and saying that this nation is sick and the sickness is contagious. Positioning centrism as radicalism when contrasted with white nationalism is sick."
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Divided States of Immigration

Immigrant women are often the first to be exposed to the abuses of unfair labor practices. Meet the women fighting to change that.
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Men Resist Green Behavior as Unmanly

"The idea that emasculated men try to reassert their masculinity through non-environmentally-friendly choices suggests that in addition to littering, wasting water, or using too much electricity, one could harm the environment merely by making men feel feminine."
A group of childs silhouettes holding hands

Transgender Children Talk About Being Raised By Their Families

As a parent, what's it like raising a transgender child? And what about the child — do they feel loved and supported throughout their transition?
Actresses from the movement Times Up

Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan

A collage of images, including people texting, a steering wheel and car keys, people embracing

Teenagers, Stop Asking for Nude Photos

"That our focus has been so preponderantly on the sending, not requesting, of sexts underscores the exact problem we need to address. We accept and perpetuate the boys-play-offense and girls-play-defense framework because it is so atmospheric as to be almost invisible."
Emma Stone and Billie Jean King

8 Time’s Up Actresses Are Bringing Incredible Activists With Them to the Golden Globes

Share your shine (and your platforms) with those who deserve it!
A child smiles holding small test tubes next to a smiling adult

Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

Bugs are for girls, too. This is such a cool story!
Alyssa Milano and a crowd of others hold up signs that read "Resist"

The Movement of #MeToo

The enormity of violence against women is not new. It may be new to some people who are just now starting to listen and pay attention, but as always when it come to those who articulate their experiences oppression, elements of shock and surprise called “newness” are more revealing of one’s own privilege and complicity than a supposed increase in…
People in an office setting sit at a table and have a discussion

Study Finds 75 Percent of Workplace Harassment Victims Experienced Retaliation When They Spoke Up

There are a lot of systems in place that prevent people from speaking up.
Audre Lorde standing beside a chalkboard that reads: "Women are powerful and dangerous"

This Video Breaks Down the ABCs of Intersectionality

Know the history of Black feminists who have moved the movement.
A person holding a written sign that reads "To me, you are perfect"

Stalking, Actually: Why Men Who Reject Rejection are not Romantic Heroes

Nice guys don't wear down women's boundaries to "get the girl."
A yellow gloved hand holds another hand with red nailpolish in front of a floral background

I Live With a Woman—We’re Not Immune to Emotional Labor

"As someone who has had both male and female partners, she believes that emotional labor doesn’t need to be a gendered issue. Rather, it comes down to some serious constructive communication."
Paulette Jordan

Coeur d’Alene Tribe Woman, Paulette Jordan Announces Candidacy for Idaho Governor

"The only Native American lawmaker currently serving in the Idaho Statehouse announced Thursday she’s running for governor in 2018."
Jessica Hopper

At Vice, Cutting-Edge Media and Allegations of Old-School Sexual Harassment

"The misogyny might look different than you would have expected it to in the 1950s, but it was still there, it was still ingrained."
A person raises their fist at the front of a protest

Why is Fixing Sexism Women’s Work?

How about men boycott Twitter? How about men strike for International Women’s Day? How about men take on the economic and social burdens of calling out toxic patterns of gendered socialization?
The Franco Brothers at the Golden Globes

What The Men Didn’t Say

Women were largely left with the labor of explaining why wage parity matters, and why telling diverse stories matters, and why having more women and people of color occupying positions of power in all industries in America matters.
Oprah Winfrey at the 2018 Golden Globes

Oprah’s Powerful Golden Globes Speech Brings the Nation to a Standing Ovation

Sounding less like an acceptance speech and more like the State of the Union for a nation desperate for hope, Winfrey's impassioned delivery underscored the raw power of the words themselves.
A person sits with a human skull in their hand next to a small dog

These Women Want You To Have A Better Death

“Don’t leave what happens to your body when you die to someone else. Making informed decisions about your death is a feminist act, and an important part of your legacy.”
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton: Don’t Mistake a Woman’s Passion for Anger

Not angry - she's passionate and she cares....BUT if she IS angry, it's also probably because she isn't being heard or taken seriously...
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The Scariest Thing About ‘It’ Is The Misogyny

"Bev is beset on every side with misogynistic abuse — even when the filmmakers want to frame such treatment as love."
Betsy DeVos

Education Dept. Replaces Obama-Era Title IX Directives With New Interim Guidance

"The U.S. Department of Education has rescinded two pieces of Obama-era guidance that told colleges how they should handle issues related to campus sexual assault, and has replaced them with new interim guidance, the department announced on Friday."
Historical illustration of a warrior woman

How Many More Warrior Women are Missing From the History Books?

Talk about herstory.
Audre Lorde

How Black Women Have Impacted Feminism Over Time

Did you see the animated video? Keep it. Save it. Refer to it!
A child watches television

Ban on Sexist Ads in the UK

Wow. This is some political will in action to make culture change!
A person on the sidewalk looking at another person walking away from them

Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People

"It feels counterintuitive to suggest that straight black men as a whole possess any sort of privilege—particularly the type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness. "
A person comforts a pregnant person during contractions

Romper’s Doula Diaries: An Early Arrival

This is powerful - especially the comment about who is often the most qualified person in the room to deliver a new human.
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‘The Ethical Slut’: Inside America’s Growing Acceptance of Polyamory

"The 20th anniversary edition of The Ethical Slut, out September 15th, has been significantly updated and expanded from its humble debut, including sections to poly pioneers, black poly activism and yes, shifting attitudes towards polyamory within a new generation. They acknowledge that millennials reading the book today will not have been raised in the same context that Hardy and Easton…
Miranda July

Miranda July on the Wild Contradictions of Marriage

"Women writers are often conflated with their narrators—as if we can’t consciously construct fictional worlds from the ground up and can only write diary entries."
The cast of Friends

Why Sexism and Homophobia in Old TV Shows Is Such a Big Problem Today

Reflection on how we and our cultural norms have changed is something to be encouraged!
A person faces the camera

Shedding My Whiteness is a Work in Progress

"A white identity was constructed for me 25 years ago and now unraveling this construct – and asking some of my Irish family to unravel it with me – feels like a Sisyphean task."
A person in a lab works with lab equipment

UK Gender-Equality Scheme Spreads Across the World

“We’ve had a lot of intervention programmes and it’s not moving the needle. We are exploring this strategy in order to try something that’s better.”
A group of people smile together with their fists in the air

15 Indigenous Feminists to Know, Read, and Listen to

"These contemporary scholars, poets, activists, and filmmakers continue a long legacy of Indigenous feminist resistance. For Indigenous people and settlers/allies alike, it is crucial that we listen to these voices, honor their wisdom, and empower their work."
Taylor Swift

The Great White Celebrity Vacuum

"A celebrity does not have to be explicitly political to become a massive celebrity. But her image must subtly suggest a solution — or, at the very least, provide a salve — to the tensions in a societal moment. And in this moment, the vast majority of white women, regardless of their personal political persuasions, serve as inflammations."
Sanitary products in an aisle at a store

The Once-Whispered Topic of Women’s Menstruation Now has Political Cachet

"The grass-roots movement for “menstrual equity” is being fueled by thousands of women who are intimately familiar with the anxiety and embarrassment that comes from not having a tampon or pad when they need one."  
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Dear White Women: Why We Need to Stop Crying When POC Call Us Out

When you hear about "white tears," reflect on this...
Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez Set to Produce a ‘The Wonder Years’-Like Show About an Undocumented Family

"As Trump uses the highest office in the country to deliver xenophobic, anti-immigrant messages, we need more examples that challenge this narrative. We need more stories that delve into why people immigrate to the United States, that places the blame on the country for lacking paths to citizenship and not people for failing to do “the right way.”
Angel Rich

200,000 People Downloaded Her App Within Two Weeks, and Forbes Magazine is Calling Her “The Next Steve Jobs”

Hold the phone. This is an awesome story!
Two men sit at a bar

David Simon: ‘If You’re Not Consuming Porn, You’re Still Consuming its Logic’

Interesting analysis on The Deuce.
Michelle Jones

From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones

“People don’t survive 20 years of incarceration with any kind of grace unless they have the discipline to do their reading and writing in the chaos of that place,” Ms. Jones said. “Forget Harvard. I’ve already graduated from the toughest school there is.”
A group of people hold signs that read: I Support Planned Parenthood

Lasker Prizes Go to Planned Parenthood and Developers of HPV Vaccine

In line with our recent posts about the politics of medicine, doctors biases, and the responsibility to respond to the needs of women, this is good.
Ava DuVernay

Time Unveiled 12 Stunning Covers Celebrating Game-Changing Women

Firsts: The Women Who are Changing the World features Ava DuVernay, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ilhan Omar, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, and more!
Edith Windsor

Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

"Ms. Windsor had originally gone to court simply to obtain a tax refund. But for thousands struggling for gender equality, the stakes went far beyond tax advantages available to married heterosexuals, including Social Security, health care and veterans’ benefits; protection in immigration and bankruptcy cases; and keeping a home after a spouse had died."
A damaged building in Juchitan

The City Hardest Hit by Mexico’s Earthquake is a Sexually Liberated Matriarchy

"Juchitan plays a special role in Mexico. The city of 100,000 is home to the country's indigenous Zapotec people, who run a matriarchal society."
Two doctors talking to each other while a woman waits in the background

Times My Doctor Didn’t Listen To My Pain

How gender impacts access to - and service around - healthcare is a very important personal and political issue.
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In Major Supreme Court Case, Justice Dept. Sides with Baker who Refused to Make Wedding Cake for Gay Couple

"The DOJ’s decision to support Phillips is the latest in a series of steps the Trump administration has taken to rescind Obama administration positions favorable to gay rights and to advance new policies on the issue."
A family of four poses for a portrait

I Was Fired From My Job as a 911 Call Taker for Getting My Period at Work

"Even though I rushed to clean the spot with bleach and disinfectant, I was sent home. The next time I reported for work, they told me I was fired and asked for my badge. They told me I lacked high standards of cleanliness. I never heard anyone get fired for anything like that before."
Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos Signals A Pullback On Campus Sex Misconduct Enforcement

We stand with our students and the Women and Gender Advocacy Center at Colorado State University. We believe survivors.
Issa Rae on the set of Insecure

Issa Rae: The First Black Woman to Create and Star in a Premium Cable Series

"There’s so much subtlety in the sexism and racism in this industry that you either have to call it out and risk being shunned, or move past it and find your own entryway. I’m definitely in the latter category."
Munroe Bergdorf

L’Oréal Fires Its First Trans Model After She Called Out White America’s Racism

Cashing in on diversity is not inclusion. It's exploitation.
A trauma room in a hospital

Hospitals Are Charging Sexual Assault Survivors With Exorbitant Hospital Fees

The American Journal of Public Health surveyed 1,355 female rape survivors from ages 16-61, and found that nearly all of them paid an average of $950 in health care costs. Some survivors accrued up to $8,900 in charges in the first month alone.
A firefighter stands in front of burned brush

The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s Wildfires

The prison system is a labor system that uses bodies. No doubt about it.
Two people holding hands smile at the camera

10 Affirmations to Help Undocumented Immigrants Turn Panic into Resistance

We were given a terrible blow today with the announcement to end DACA. Support undocumented immigrants in your community by sharing these ten affirmations and letting them know you stand with them!
A person holding janitorial equipment walking into an Apple headquarters

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

Our national ethos wants us all to believe that opportunities come from hard work (with no cognizance of privilege), and yet economic inequality continues to strip people of opportunity no matter how hard they work.
Hand completing a multiple choice exam.

A Pop Quiz for White Women Who Think Black Women Should Be Nicer to Them in Conversations about Race

Check yourself.
A person in a lab holds a beaker glass

Why Men Don’t Believe the Data on Gender Bias

Note: Mental gymnastics required.
Elaine Welteroth

Elaine Welteroth, Teen Vogue’s Refashionista

This is why Teen Vogue is awesome. Because awesome women are leading it. And they believe that girls can do awesome things.
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17 Queer and Feminist Latinx Podcasts To Get Into

Treat yourself!
Illustration of a group of people in an office

The Maddeningly Simple Way Tech Companies Can Employ More Women

"They asked recruiters to follow up with the candidates to offer fuller responses and address other concerns. The company realized it needed to take extra time to convince women that it truly valued them."
Two people smile into the camera

These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism

When imaginary men are more respected than real women.
A person wearing a sash that reads: "The Future is Feminine"

Dear Black Women, Holding Gay Men Accountable For Their Misogyny Does Not Make You Homophobic

Misogyny is bad no matter who you are, and the oppressed can also be oppressors.
Patrisse Cullors smiles with her hand over her heart

Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter Discusses the Movement

Some insight on how patriarchy has undercut Black Lives Matter. This is a good read.
People walking on a crowded city street

We Didn’t Get Out Of Men’s Way For A Week — This Is How Many Injuries We Sustained

It's polite to move for people. But the point here is that *some* people occupy the world like they are entitled to it. Exhibit A: Manslamming.
A historical photo of Black suffragists

Women’s Suffrage Leaders Left Out Black Women

Did you know? "While Anthony and Stanton are in history books — and will soon be on the $10 bill — their failure to check what many perceive as their racism worked against Black women who were also denied access to the ballot box."
A trauma room in a hospital

This Doctor’s Tweets About the Racism she Faces from Patients is Eye-Opening

"Breathtaking, isn't it? To be so wedded to your theory of white superiority that you will bet your life on it, even in the face of clear evidence to the contrary."
Four people sit on a panel

The Sole Female Scientist on this Panel was Continuously Cut Off by the Moderator

#LetHerSpeak. Try this fight move this week!
A smaller person looks up at giant people wearing suits and holding briefcases

The Lack Of Women Leaders Is A National Emergency

"Men run everything, and it’s enough already."
A person lights candles on a Christmas dining table

Holiday Magic Is Made By Women. And It’s Killing Us.

"Women already perform the bulk of emotional labor ― the psychological phenomenon of unpaid, often unnoticed labor that goes into keeping everyone around you comfortable and happy. But during the holidays, this work ramps up."
Two people sit at a desk with their laptops out. They turn and talk to another person standing behind them.

A Study Used Sensors to Show That Men and Women Are Treated Differently at Work

"Gender differences may not lie in how women act, but in how people perceive their actions." #Bias
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Multilevel-Marketing Companies like LuLaRoe are Forcing People Into Debt and Psychological Crisis

And do they typically target women?
A person sits at the center of the table speaking to a group of people

White Men Must Learn to Say Yes

"Deans and chairs are often advised to protect new faculty of color and women from doing too much service and encourage them to focus on what is most important: research. What we rarely see is a call for white men to do more service."
Ellen Pao

This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley

"I was often cast as the villain — incompetent, greedy, aggressive, and cold...For a long time I didn’t challenge those stories, because I wasn’t ready to talk about my experience in detail. Now I am."
A statue of Athena

Historically, Men Translated the Odyssey. Here’s What Happened When a Woman Took the Job.

"Part of fighting misogyny in the current world is having a really clear sense of what the structures of thought and the structures of society are that have enabled androcentrism in different cultures, including our own.”
Two children laughing together outside

Want to Raise an Empowered Girl? Then Let Her be Funny.

Of course girls are funny, and the implications around who gets to be funny and why go much deeper than we often recognize. Laughter, like anger, is powerful, and it can be powerfully directed to dismantle and challenge the status quo.
Three people sit at a table in a restaurant and talk to each other

How Black Women Voted In Alabama Is The Reason Roy Moore Lost

Remember who did this.
Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross’ Children’s Book for Handsy Men

A group of kids in Girl Scout vests walking across the Golden Gate Bridge

This Guide to Weight and Body Image from the Girl Scouts is Amazing

"The guide advises parents to "go the extra mile to compensate for some of the less-healthy messages your daughter may be getting from other sources" by exposing them to accomplished women of all shapes and sizes."
Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle: I’m More Than An Other

"To describe something as being black and white means it is clearly defined. Yet when your ethnicity is black and white, the dichotomy is not that clear. In fact, it creates a grey area."
A shadowy figure turning the door handle

This Moment Isn’t (Just) About Sex. It’s Really About Work.

"In other words, sexual harassment may entail behaviors that on their own would be criminal — assault or rape — but the legal definition of its harm is about the systemic disadvantaging of a gender in the public and professional sphere."
Salma Hayek

Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too

"Men sexually harassed because they could. Women are talking today because, in this new era, we finally can."
A person smiling next to an image of voting results in Alabama

White Women Thank Themselves for Thanking Black Women Today

Too real.
Tarana Burke

The Woman Who Created #MeToo Long Before the Hashtags

“If there is support for Rose McGowan, which is great, you need to be consistent across the board. All women stand with all women.”
Close up of a police officers uniform

Female Police Captain in Indiana Suspended After ‘White Male Privilege’ Remark

"An Indiana police force placed a female captain on paid administrative leave after she told a fellow officer that he benefited from “white male privilege.”
An old comic panel of a person in a hat saying "If I say Im a feminist then by God I am one!"

4 Things Men Need To Do Before They Call Themselves Feminists

Good news! Because you're here, you're already on your way with #1.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

The Intolerant Left

"It doesn’t surprise me obviously because I think that most women, if not all women, have a story but it’s also for me about other things. … We just need to find a way in our culture to start believing women."
One person stands behind another person in a wheelchair

“Who Does This To People?”

Lorraine Dixon is one of a growing number of women left to take care of men recovering from years of playing football.
A person holding their head in their hands

‘Quiet Desperation’ of Academic Women

Ten years later, yet still as relevant as ever. "While the study found some overt discrimination in the form of harassment or explicitly sexist remarks, many of the concerns involved more subtle "deeply entrenched inequities."'
A person combing a young childs hair while another child yawns in the background in a childrens bedroom

The Quiet Crisis Among African Americans: Pregnancy and Childbirth are Killing Women at Inexplicable Rates

“This is a crisis." In May, the center published its first report: “We Can’t Watch Black Women Die.”
Two people hold each other: one is looking into the camera and smiling, and the other has their eyes closed

6 Ways Cis Folks Can Actually Help on Trans Day of Remembrance

In the spirit of the week of remembering and honoring our trans community members, keep your L's in check. You can do it!
Sara Ramirez

Watch Sara Ramirez’s Powerful Speech on Bisexual Visibility

"We can do so much together if we take a step back and reflect on the fears that may drive our discomfort, the assumptions that may cause us to exclude."
A group of peoples standing under a canopy wearing hijabs and colorful dresses

Muslim Women, Caught Between Islamophobes and “Our Men”

"Muslim women - like all women - have every right to a commanding voice in this moment of opportunity to expose patriarchy's crimes."
A family of five stands hand in hand in front of a sunset

Where Do Kids Learn To Undervalue Women? From their Parents

Research shows that even 'progressive' child care is shared unequally between heterosexual spouses.  
Capitol building

State Senator Gayle Goldin: Why Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Backfires for Women in Office

"Sadly, for many women in office, if you start speaking truth to power, power talks back—by killing your bills, changing your committee assignments, and smearing your reputation."
A person sitting at a desk looking forward thoughtfully

Women of Color Have High Ambition, But Little Help

"When it comes to corporate ambition, women of color are far more likely than white women to say they aspire to a top executive role...Yet black, Latina and Asian women still hold only 3% of C-suite roles, compared with 16.7% of entry-level roles."
A person with a swimming cap and goggles looks away from the camera in front of a body of water

Diana Nyad: My Life After Sexual Assault

A must read. "Tell your story. Let us never again be silenced."
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So You’ve Sexually Harassed Or Abused Someone: What Now?

"Are you a man who wants to genuinely move past the wrong you’ve done?" There is a path forward - and here are some first steps you can take.
A shadow of a person on the street

Fat Women Don’t Get To Be Androgynous

"We shouldn’t create narrower beauty standards in the name of body positivity. True body positivity means being inclusive of every size, whether a person presents as hyper feminine, androgynous or butch."
Two young people sit together holding hands

Abstinence-Only Education Is Ineffective And Unethical, Report Argues

"Promoting abstinence until marriage as the only legitimate option for young people 'violates medical ethics and harms young people' because such programs generally withhold information about pregnancy and STD prevention and overstate the risk of contraceptive failure."
A variety of apps on an IPhone

Masako Wakamiya is One of World’s Oldest App Developers

This is pretty awesome. Don't forget that people like to have fun!
Late journalist Kim Wall

Journalist Kim Wall Remembered As A “Badass” By Her Friends

This is a huge loss. Gender is a likely factor here in the sort of stories Wall would write, as well as the unequal risks women face (from men, most likely) while freelancing.
Aerial view of office cubicles

Evidence of a Toxic Environment for Women in Economics

This is (un)surprisingly consistent across so many disciplines.
Linda Nochlin

Linda Nochlin, Trailblazing Feminist Art Historian, Dies at 86

"In the field of art history, the white Western male viewpoint, unconsciously accepted as the viewpoint of the art historian, may—and does—prove to be inadequate not merely on moral and ethical grounds, or because it is elitist, but on purely intellectual ones."
A comic panel of a person being viewed by another shadowy figure

The Horizon of Desire

"We have come to accept, as in so many areas of life, a vision of freedom whereby the illusion of choice is a modesty slip for unspeakable everyday violence."
Two people holding a sheet with the words, "men against violence towards women," painted on it.

What Decent Men Can do in Response to #MeToo

Here's another super simple list of to-do's to make it extra easy to change basic actions and behaviors.
A person in a so-called day of the dead halloween makeup

Why Your Day of the Dead Costume Might be Cultural Appropriation

Before you don a sexy Day of the Dead Halloween costume, know this: you might offend someone.
A student stands in front of blue school lockers

When A Student Says, “I’m Not a Boy or a Girl”

"Many educators and students noted that the goal is not just teaching kids to be accepting of trans or gender nonconforming people. Instead, it's about loosening up the whole idea of gender, for every kid."
A person sits on the steps outside and looks into the camera with a slight smile

This Former Dominatrix Wants Women To Be Sex Positive

"This is just objectifying myself for someone else's sexuality..." And women can do differently!
A close up image of birth control pills marked by the day of the week

The Data Is Clear: Access to Contraception Improves Health and Saves Money

"Studies are crystal clear about the benefits of access to no-copay contraception. For every $1 spent on contraception, $7 are saved."
Marlene Schiappa, French legislator

Men Will be Fined on the Spot for Wolf-Whistling Women Under Strict New Harassment Laws in France

"Men will be fined for lecherous, aggressive behavior or anything deemed harassment under the policy."
A photograph of two people standing next to each other, one person has their head on the other persons shoulder, and rubs honey on the other persons stomach.

A New Book Gives Us the World as Seen by Black Female Photographers

"These girls are magical in their own way. Like the photo of the women rubbing honey on her belly—where does that honey come from?"
A person holds their face in their hands and looks angry

Violence Against Women – It’s A Men’s Issue

Violence against women is tied to definitions of manhood.
A package of condoms that reads "Talk feminist to me"

As Trump Wages War On Birth Control, Women Are Taking Back The Condom

"Their aim is to not only help women take charge of their sexual health, but also promote philanthropic causes that support women’s rights that feel under siege."
Two people stand in front of a brick wall. One person is looking at the other while they talk about something.

Woman Decides It’s Too Much Labor to Describe The Concept of Emotional Labor

Labor is labor.
Rose McGowan

#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, Part 2: On Rose McGowan and the Continued Failure of White Feminism

"The whole reason I abstained from boycotting was the fact that I could not get behind the insulting transparency of taking up arms for Rose McGowan but leaving black women like Jemele Hill and Leslie Jones to be devoured by the wolves."
Tarana Burke wearing a shirt that reads "me too," speaking at a podium

Just So We’re Clear, #MeToo Was Started By A Black Woman + The Stories Women Have Shared

"It’s beyond a hashtag. It’s the start of a larger conversation and a movement for radical community healing."
A person with a hipster moustache and a craft beer in hand looks ready to explain something

How to Tell If You’re Mansplaining

In case it really does require more explanation...
A person holds up broken glass to look at their reflection

9 Ways to Be Accountable When You’ve Been Abusive

This is crucial reading material on something very few people know how to do.
A person with black tape blocking their mouth

What If We Just Believed Women?

Imagine how different things would be if we believed those who know their own oppression.
A person holds a child and kisses them on the cheek lovingly

William Evans – “Sickle”

No. No. No. Say it loud so you never have to defend that you never learned how.
A person at the March for Black Women

March For Black Women Protest Signs Were Fierce, Funny & Feminist As Hell

"Protestors are marching against 'the propagation of state-violence and the widespread incarceration of Black women and girls, rape and all sexualized violence, the murders and brutalization of trans women and the disappearances of our girls from our streets, our schools and our homes.'"
A person holding a sign in a crowd of people that reads: "The majority of mass shootings are committed by white men. Why arent we banning them?"

White American Men are a Bigger Domestic Terrorist Threat than Muslim Foreigners

If we are committed to addressing threats of violence to the people in our country, we need to be addressing the deadly violence of white men.
A person in a suit crying

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

Those leading Silicon Valley’s gender equality push said they were astonished that just as the movement was having an impact, it opened up an even more radical men’s rights perspective.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Mornings Are Dark, And I Lie In Bed, Wrapped In Fatigue. I Cry Often – Chimamanda Adichie On Her Struggle With Depression

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie writes about her struggle with depression, her denial, as well as acceptance of an illness that is common among creative people.
A child sitting in the grass with their arms crossed over their face

Around The World, Girls Are Taught The Same Limiting Lesson

"In every single place, girls are given the message that they are weak, that they are vulnerable. That their bodies are a target."
Illustration of a pregnant person holding a giant prescription bottle over their head

Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

"So, while these medications are not risk-free, Yonkers says "it should be reassuring that we're not seeing a huge magnitude of an effect here."
Kids on a school bus hold gay pride flags

This Groundbreaking Summer Camp Lets LGBT Kids Be Who They Are

Looks like a great way to be in community!
A person holds a South Korean flag

South Korean Men Abuse Their Girlfriends At A Staggeringly High Rate, A New Study Shows

"The high number of such actions show that the abusers themselves were not aware of or did not recognize their actions as dating abuse."
A person carrying another person holding a small child through flooded waters

An Actual Gender Studies Professor Debunked That Viral Hurricane Harvey Tweet

Donate if you can to help with relief!
A smiling person writes on a white board

Meet Three Awesome Women Helping Young Girls Get Involved In STEM

Prediction: Girls are going to change STEM.
A pink square next to a blue square on a grey background

Machines Taught by Photos to Learn a Sexist View of Women

"The researchers devised a way to neutralize this amplification phenomenon—effectively forcing learning software to reflect its training data. But it requires a researcher to be looking for bias in the first place, and to specify what he or she wants to correct. And the corrected software still reflects the gender biases baked into the original data."
Zadie Smith stands behind a microphone

How Zadie Smith Taught Her 7-Year-Old Daughter That Beauty Is A Waste Of Time

There is something here about time, equity, privilege, and labor.
A statue of two children breastfeeding

Nursing Mom Makes The Breast Of It After Museum Tells Her To Cover Up

Clever. Effective. On Point.
A basket full of tampons

A Deeper Look at Period Activism

Did you know Colorado State University just launched a pilot program offering free period products in nearly 40 of our all gender restrooms? It's true!
Issa Rae

The Radical Importance Of Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’

Life is messy and so is Issa and that's why we love her.
Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters: Reclaiming My Time

Get out your notepads and take some notes. This is a boss way to hold your space.
A person working under the hood of a car

Jessica Chou Teaches Girls How to Fix Cars on Her YouTube Channel

Taking YouTube tutorials to another level with super #smartgirls representation!
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10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Exists in Every Aspect Imaginable

One of the best articulations of white privilege because there are so many names and links!
Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive

Google Fires Engineer Who Wrote Memo Questioning Women in Tech

Equity Tip: Don't rationalize the gaps. Support efforts to close them.
Lana Lokteff

The Women Behind The ‘Alt-Right’

Now arriving at Gilead.
A person stands next to a statue of a Comfort Woman

‘Heartbreaking’ Statues of ‘Comfort Women’ Appear on South Korean Buses

Art as memorial for a better present and future, not reverence for a violent and dark past.
Five mannequins standing together

Men Have Always Used ‘Science’ to Explain Why They’re Better Than Women

If you are ever tempted to simplify social, economic, and political disparities down to biological differences, this piece explains why it's inappropriate to explain them away.
Rebecca Slonit

How Rebecca Solnit Became the Voice of the Resistance

Solnit has given us much more than the ever-useful term, "mansplaining."
Illustration of two people pick pocketing another person

The Psychology of Victim-Blaming

Blaming victims for their experiences doesn't change the world into what we want to believe it is - a just place where seemingly "normal" folks don't do bad things.
A group of children play on a playground.

Sweden is Really Good at Gender Equality. This Kindergarten is Example of Why.

Dolls ride dinosaurs into battle, dump trucks haul colorful bracelets, and fire-breathing dragons loom over wooden train stations. This is what an average day looks like on the playroom floor at Egalia, a kindergarten in Stockholm, Sweden.
An older person in a pillbox hat stares into the camera

Dress My Age? Hell No, Say These Inspiring Senior Women

The TV documentary Fabulous Fashionistas stars six women who explain the evolution of their personal style, resist the little old lady stereotype, and embrace their lives with enthusiasm and wisdom.
Group of people at a Black Lives Matter protest

How to Support Protests When You’re Not Affected by the Issue

What does solidarity look like? Solidarity work is about building power with communities. It’s about stepping back and opening space for marginalized voices. It’s a hundred thousand silent and unrecognized acts of bravery against injustice.  
Person in a suit looking into the camera

My Gender is Black

"Gender identity under whiteness is a tool, not an end. How do we get to that end, that world in which all of our genders or lack thereof aren’t used as the basis for our inhuman treatment? That is the question."
A person walking alone at night

All the Scary Stuff You Have to Deal with Walking Alone as a Woman

Women from 13 cities across Europe talk about what it's like to walk alone. Some experiences do span country and culture.
A monetary note lying on a table

The Pay Gap Is Even Worse for Black Women, and That’s Everyone’s Problem

Today is #BlackWomensEqualPay Day. July 31st.
People gathered with signs to protest domestic violence

Nearly Half of All Murdered Women Are Killed by Romantic Partners

"Intimate Partners" murder women. But this article didn't even mention the gender of those most likely to be murderous intimate partners. It's men. Almost half of the women murdered will be killed by the men they "do life" with.
A person looks at guns for sale

Washington Will Now Alert Survivors When Domestic Abusers Try To Buy A Gun

"The best person to assess an abuser’s future dangerousness, as well as the lethality of the situation, is the victim."
A baby lying down in a crib

Inside The ‘Hidden Disorder’ New Moms Are Afraid To Talk About

Postpartum anxiety is common, crippling and under-recognized.
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

Gender Bending? Gigi Hadid Put On Zayn’s Sweater Cause She Was Sooo Cold!

"We’re truly inspired by Hadid’s ability to overstep traditional gender norms by wearing her boyfriend’s sweater when it’s waaay too chilly in here!"
An illustration of a bird flying from a birdcage

Believe Me: Genderqueer and Nonbinary Survivors on Visibility and Identity

"Nonbinary survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are asked to find safety in seemingly impossible places—the home and the body. As people in the galaxy between the binaries of man and woman, we are often not treated as “real” or believable"
Illustration of women supporting each other

Moms Of Teens Can Benefit From Social Support, Just Like New Moms

Take Away: Raising Kids Is Hard. Moms Need Support. Period.  
A mom hugs her small child

Parents Give Affirmations to their Transgender Children

These parents are teaching their transgender children that they are loved, confident, and so much more.
People walking in a maze

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

"Women who aspire to power evoke far more resistance, both overt and subtle, than they expected would be the case by now."
Kristen Beck stands at a podium

Kristin Beck, transgender Navy SEAL hero: ‘Let’s meet face to face and you tell me I’m not worthy’

"It's a leadership issue, not a transgender issue."
A group of people working in an office setting

If GoDaddy Can Turn the Corner on Sexism, Who Can’t?

"The most important thing we did was normalize acknowledging that everyone has biases, whether they recognize them or not..."
A job application and a pen

12+ Ways Job Applications Discriminate Against Applicants

If you don't have to think about such things you've got more going for you than some bootstraps.
A person sits on a bench with a bloodstain on their pants

Powerful Photo Shows That Women Aren’t The Only Ones Who Get Periods

“Not all people who menstruate are women, and not all women menstruate.” #BleedingWhileTrans
A happy and smiling child

This Is What Sex-Positive Parenting Really Looks Like

"Telling children the truth about sex isn’t giving permission for them to have it — and this is the most important part — because when the right time comes, nobody has the right to deny them permission for sex but themselves."
Janet Mock stands with the hosts of The Breakfast Club

Dear Men of “The Breakfast Club”: Trans Women Aren’t a Prop, Ploy, or Sexual Predators

"Until cis people — especially heteronormative men — are able to interrogate their own toxic masculinity and realize their own gender performance is literally killing trans women, cis men will continue to persecute trans women and blame them for their own deaths."
Kimberlé Crenshaw

Black Feminism Has, Literally, Changed the World.

Make sure to say, "Thank you."
A person crying in a courtroom

How We Make Black Girls Grow Up Too Fast

"But for black girls, home is both refuge and where your most intimate betrayals happen."
A group of people in burqas

Stop Telling Women Who Wear Burqas to Go Home

They live here! FYI.
Still from the documentary "Le Clitoris"

This Adorable Animation Explains the Clitoris Like No One Else

This video is about much more than you might think! The history of science, politics of knowledge (and ignorance) production, pathologizing of sexuality, men claiming to "discover" things that women have lived with - literally - forever...
Doc McStuffins

Disney Breaks Ground, Introduces Interracial Lesbian Parents

Families are made of all sorts and sizes!
Two people holding signs at a protest

Most Women You Know Are Angry — and That’s All Right

"Anger itself is no more or less than the human heart rebelling against injustice, real or imagined, and often it has damn good reason."
Ashley Smith poses with Greg Abbot as #bathroombuddies

Trans Woman Trolls Anti-Trans Governor With The Perfect Photo

So-called "bathroom bills" would mean these two would be #BathroomBuddies.
Group of students sitting at desks

Study Finds Large Share of Cases Involving Faculty Harassment of Graduate Students Are Serious

"Most faculty harassers are accused of physical, not verbal, harassment, and more than half of cases -- 53 percent -- involve alleged serial harassers."
Jessica Williams

Comic Jessica Williams On ‘The Daily Show’ And Learning To ‘Never Be Average’

"Williams describes her character in the film as "authentic to me and the women that I have in my life."
Kim Kardashian

How Women Are Pressured into Being Sexy, But Punished for Being Sexual

"When we, the viewing public, question the photo manipulation and objectification of women’s bodies, do we acknowledge our own role in shaping the media? Do we understand that the way women’s bodies are treated by the media only reflects and reinforces deep-seated cultural attitudes?"
Danica Roem stands at a podium

4 Transgender Candidates to Watch

"Although gender and sexual orientation should not matter in a political race, this year has proven that one thing does: representation."
R.Kelly on stage

When We Fail To Hold R. Kelly Accountable, We Fail Black Girls

"Black girls exist at America’s most damned intersection: They are black. They are girls. And as R. Kelly abuses them, we too abuse them in our silence."
White supremacists chanting at the Unite The Right Rally in Charlottesville Virginia

It Wasn’t Just White Men Who Participated In The ‘Unite The Right’ Rally

"White women have always played a role in propping up white supremacy and toxic masculinity."
Close up of a newborn babys feet

When Intersex Surgeries are Done Without Consent

Presumptions around "normalizing" surgeries for those who are born intersexed are deeply rooted in the cultural desire to maintain a clear-cut gender binary.
Linking arms in solidarity

Experts Answer Reddit Questions About Transgender People

"Are youth experimenting with gender bending? Yes, absolutely. But they are not in distress. They are bending in solidarity with a movement to dismantle an obsolete set of gender rules, and stand in solidarity with their trans friends and the community."
A child scales a rock wall

10 Ways to Raise Brave Girls

“Bravery is learned. Build it into our girls’ hearts, brains and bodies now and we’ll raise a new generation of badass female forces."
Members of Voice of Baceprot stand together

Meet Voice Of Baceprot, The All-Girl Metal Band Making Waves In Indonesia

"As young women, their very presence on stage is making waves throughout the conservative corners of their community and even Indonesia as a whole."
Three people in Quinceañera gowns raise their fists in the air

Quinceañera Held at Texas Capitol Building

"Over a dozen women in their teens and early twenties gathered outside the Texas Capitol building to protest a new state law they say racially profiles the Latinx community. A big difference between their protest and others? Many of them wore ballgowns."
Senator Susan Collins and Senator Lisa Murkowski

3 Republican Women Effectively Killed McConnell’s Latest Repeal Plan

How three women ultimately decided the fate of the GOP’s push to overturn the ACA.
Illustration of two people talking to each other

A Modest Proposal for a Fair Trade Emotional Labor Economy

Some of the suggestions at the end are as reasonable as they are radical.    
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These 3 Women Are Fed Up With Sexual Harassment. And They’re Taking Action.

The Silicon Valley entrepreneurs just launched a website offering real advice and resources for victims of sexual harassment.
People playing a board game

The Privilege Game

Would you enjoy playing this game? Would you enjoy this being your real life?
Two people sitting down and drinking coffee

9 Women Share Their “Nice Guy” Horror Stories

These stories are gross, and grossly inappropriate. Share with the men in your life and remind them of their role to stop "nice guys" from being awful.
Sandra Musujusu

Sierra Leonean Student Is Developing An Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment

Sandra Musujusu’s research focuses on a type of breast cancer that commonly affects black women.
Sarah Nahm

How Lever Got To 50–50 Women and Men

The goal is to emphasize that Lever as a company cares about the topic of diversity and inclusion. This approach leaves people comfortable to continue the conversation, instead of feeling scared or intimidated that they might say the wrong thing.
Two children with backpacks walking away from the camera

When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

"Blake sees strict dress codes as a way of targeting certain students without using racial language. By using certain restrictions on hairstyles and dress, school officials are enforcing the policing of black youth."
bell hooks

bell hooks on her Own Internalized White Supremacy and Beyoncé

"I wish we would stop talking about racism and start talking about white supremacy."
A group of people stand in front of bags

Louboutin Accused of Underpaying Maya Women Who Created Bordados for Its Mexicaba Bags

When fashion meets capitalism meets cultural exploitation meets women's underpaid labor.
Meechy Monroe

Meechy Monroe, a YouTube Star Known for her Natural Hair Lessons Dies at 32

Meechy Monroe empowered black women to embrace the natural hair movement: "Being natural is much more than a look. It says, for one, that you're accepting of who you are, how you are created, and that you have the confidence to go against the norm."  
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Trump Administration Suddenly Pulls Plug On Teen Pregnancy Programs

"Teen parents tend to have less education and are more likely to live in poverty and have chronic medical conditions. Thirty percent of teen girls who have dropped out of high school cite pregnancy or parenthood as a reason."
A child reads a book at a desk.

Black Girls Are Viewed As Less Innocent Than White Girls Starting At Age 5: Study

"In all of this work, voices of black girls themselves should be front and center to the work... We encourage black girls to raise their voices about this issue and, of course, for adults to listen to them."

R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In A “Cult,” Parents Told Police

This is outrageous. And the article just keeps going....like a rape-supportive culture that looks away from celebrities, icons, and leaders who have a record of assaulting women.
A luxury complex

At a Luxury Complex in India, the Maids and the Madams Go to War

India’s vast disparity between rich and poor means members of a newly moneyed class are able to hire domestic help for low pay, with no contracts and few legal obligations. Take note, tensions among women are often the byproduct of oppression among women.
Two people with their backs to the camera and their hands up

More Than a Theory, More Than a Trend: Making Your White Anti-Racism a Lifestyle Commitment

"White anti-racism is not a trend; it is not something to try on like a garment and take off if you don’t like the fit."  
Jodie Whittaker

Doctor Who Is A Woman

Jodie Whittaker will be the first woman to play the Doctor since Doctor Who first aired in 1963.
Maryam Mirzakhani

Iranian Math Genius Mirzakhani Dies of Cancer

"The 40-year-old mathematician, a professor at Stanford University, was the first Iranian woman elected to the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in May 2016, in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievement in original research."
Serena Williams

Serena Williams Is The Greatest Tennis Player Ever, And Andy Murray Knows It

"While it should be clear to all of us that Serena Williams is a boss, one journalist’s casual sexism (a.k.a,  failure to acknowledge her accomplishments as a woman) suggests otherwise. Thankfully, British tennis star Andy Murray was there to remind him."
A child looks at a dandelion in a field

Things To Say To Young Girls That Aren’t “You Look Pretty Today!”

There are so many other ways to talk to one another and raise strong, empowered girls.
Person holding their newborn child in a hospital bed.

California Decided it was Tired of Women Bleeding to Death in Childbirth

"Put simply, women who give birth in the US have a greater risk of dying relative to other rich countries — and the problem has been growing worse at a time when America’s peers have continued to make pregnancy safer." Did you know that Texas has "the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world"?
Crystal Vander Zanden, age 23, has completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry from CSU.

At the Ripe Age of 23, Crystal Vander Zanden is a Newly Minted CSU Ph.D.

The 23-year-old Arizona native is leaving Colorado State University a newly minted Ph.D. in biochemistry – the youngest ever from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Hello, Doctor! #GoRams!
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“The Dandy Lion Project” Reframes Our Perception Of Black Masculinity

"Coming outside with your best on and, like, looking really fly is subversion, is resistance, because, in spite of all of this, I’m alive. "  
Courtroom sketch of Taylor Swift and her attorneys

Taylor Swift’s Sexual Assault Testimony Was Sharp, Gutsy, and Satisfying

Swift offers strong deflections of victim blaming, and her comment about the photo is pretty on point.
A group of white women at a KKK rally

The Truth About Women and White Supremacy

"Do we really believe the men holding torches in these photographs live in some sort of single-gendered society, or that the women they interact with hold no sway in their communities?"
Historical photograph of white women in the KKK

White Women Are Part Of White Supremacy. And We Need To Acknowledge That.

"We need to remember that white women are part of white supremacy, too."
Four people sit at a table in an office setting

8 Microaggressions Most #BlackWomenAtWork Have Experienced At Least Once

Check your racism at work by considering how you treat black women at work.
A person running from reaching hands

Why Street Harassers Speak The Same Language Across The U.S.

Turns out that just as with the phenomenon of street harassment, the language of street harassment is pretty consistent across the country.
A group of people sitting at a lecture

The Radical Way Women Running For Office Are Being Trained To Fight Sexism In Trump’s America

"But perhaps the primary tool in combating sexism in politics is each training program's network — the scores of alumnae and other women who've held office who can assist the newbies at every turn."
A person holding a newborn baby

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

"By failing to alert mothers to such risks, the study found, nurses may be missing an opportunity to help reduce the maternal mortality rate in the U.S., the highest among affluent nations."
Steve Bannon

Woman Hatred, Fueled by Presidential Campaign, on the Rise

'Hatred of women' is a strong way to put it, but maybe it's necessary to start stating it if "sexism" and "misogyny" don't carry the connotation to convey how the lives, freedoms, and well-being of women have always been threatened, especially by men.
Statue of Dr. J Marion Sims

This Statue Memorializes a Gynecologist who Experimented on Slave Women Without Anesthesia

White supremacy is so deep that you may not have even known to look for it in the history that led up to your most recent visit with a gynecologist.
Hillary Clinton speaking at a Planned Parenthood event

Will Women Vote for Women in 2018? It Depends on if They’re Married

"Black women, regardless of marital status, were most likely to see their futures as tied to those of other women and consistently voted democratically and held progressive attitudes." And once again, most Black women consistently show up for women in ways that many other women...well, seemingly do not.
three images of people

Gender Variance Around the World Over Time

Transgender identities are nothing new.
A full lecture hall. The instructor is a white male.

White Men Of Academia Have An ‘Objectivity’ Problem

"In the ideal, yes, academia has the potential to be a model for equity and justice; in reality, academia is more often than not a white man’s world with garnishes of elevated rhetoric."
Intersex flag. Yellow background with purple circle in the middle.

Unsure of what it means to be intersex?

Emily Quinn explains it all!
The White House

White House Gender Pay Gap More than Triples Under Trump

“The typical female staffer in Trump's White House earns 63.2 cents per $1 earned by a typical male staffer.” Money talks.
Two people in an office working at a computer.

Women in the Workplace 2017 Study

According to this study, companies overlook the challenges that women of color face, and women are 18% less likely to be promoted than their male peers. Read the full report to find out 6 ways companies can level the playing field.    
Illustration of a person looking into a mirror

The Detransitioners: They Were Transgender, Until They Weren’t

"This has ignited a contentious debate both in and outside the trans community, with various sides accusing each other of bigotry, harassment, censorship, and damaging the fight for trans rights."
Lindsey Meyer, sitting on a couch and looking into the camera.

Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment

“I felt like I had to tolerate it because this is the cost of being a nonwhite female founder." The women of Silicon Valley are speaking out against sexual harassment.
the feet of two people covered to their ankles by a plaid blanket. The image is black and white.

Top 5 Questions About Vaginal Orgasm Answered

"There is a lot of misinformation still out there about sexual response and what is considered “normal,” driven home by patriarchal ideals about what vaginal orgasm “should” look like."
A family sitting before a grey 3D background. A person kneels with a baby on their knee, shoulder length red hair and a white blazer. The other kneels next to them. They are bald and wearing a grey button-down shirt. There are two dogs in the photo, a black poodle and a black/tan German Shephard.

The Super Predators

When the man who abuses you is also a cop.
four people in 1960's dresses and short bob hairstyles. The dresses are vibrant colors- pink, yellow, lavendar, and green.

Millennial women are worse off than previous generations

Even where there's been progress, the pros don't outweigh the cons.

Serena Williams Is On The Cover Of “Vanity Fair,” Naked, Pregnant, And Looking Like A Goddess

No amount of racism or sexism can change the FACT of Serena's absolute awesomeness.

Oregon Becomes First U.S. State to Offer Third Gender Marker on State IDs

July 1 is a big day in Oregon!

The Logic of Trump’s Sexist Attacks

"When women challenge Trump politically, he insults them physically."

Theatre Jobs Skew White and Male, Study Finds

Question: Where does sexism and racism NOT have an impact on access to opportunity?
image of Colorado resident Hope Martinez

Colorado’s Effort Against Teenage Pregnancies Is a Startling Success

The numbers speak for themselves.
the term "out and proud" in colorful text against a white background

What Does “Out and Proud” Mean for Latinos?

THE GRAN VARONES is helping answer that.
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The Ambition-Marriage Trade-Off Too Many Single Women Face

The heterosexual marriage market is tough - particularly for ambitious single straight women.
bolden business entrepreneurs

Two Nigerian Sisters have created a sunscreen that caters to Black folks

When entrepreneurship responds to needs of diverse communities! Check out the video of these amazing women and their product.
a black person with their hair up, wearing makeup, a purple shirt, and large pink and blue earrings smiling into camera

This Woman Inspired A Dialogue About Agreeing With Men’s Compliments And People Are Nodding

Strange things happen when women agree with men's compliments of them.
a white person in two different outfits. The left image shows the person wearing a grey and blue plaid shirt, green watch, black jeans, and tennis shoes. The right image is of the same person wearing a knee length peach colored dress and black dress shoes.

Transitioning While Nonbinary

All bodies - and the lifelong journeys we take with them - are transitional and valid.
a black person in a black shirt facing off camera holding another black person with half blonde, half brunette braids across their lap

On Being Kara Walker’s Daughter

"Octavia Bürgel writes about growing up with a noteworthy, Black, female, artist as her mother."
comic of two people talking. Main text states, "Patience and empathy in social justice spaces are indispensible tools."

How Telling Someone to Go Educate Themselves Can Actually Be Oppressive

This comic shows you why...and how to work with it.
person with male-appearing physique wearing a romper with a black top and rainbow swirls

The Male Romper

Well, the fragility of masculinity sure seems to have escalated quickly.
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Transgender Visibility Day Is March 31 & Here’s Why All Feminists Need To Show Up

"Trans people deserve more from feminist and queer communities."
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The picture of who is affected by ‘revenge porn’ is more complex than we first thought

It's not just jilted lovers anymore.
a person wearing a white button-down shirt, lying on their folded hands on top of a desk. There is a silver computer and two coffe cups on the desk next to their arms.

Relying on Women, Not Rewarding Them

"New study suggests female professors outperform men in terms of service -- to their possible professional detriment."
a group of tweets

This woman’s story of harassment was familiar to women, but got a big reaction from men

Harassment and victim-blaming? Surprise, surprise.
three people having a conversation outside. One is wearing a white t-shirt, one is wearing a red t-shirt, and the last is wearing a green one.

7 Ways to Practice Consent Outside of the Bedroom

Bodily sovereignty isn't just sexual. And, it's everyday stuff.
3D colorful people in green, red, and blue with talking bubbles abouve their heads on white background

If People Talked About Other Things the Way They Talked About Gender Identity

It sounds ridiculous when you say it that way...
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‘I’m not sure this is rape, but …’ What a law student found when she asked women about ‘stealthing.’

Sexual assault has a new manifestation- and victims are struggling to define it.
Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, wearing red and silver teardrop shaped earrings, smiling off camera

No Single-Issue Politics, Only Intersectionality: An Interview With Kimberlé Crenshaw

It may not mean what you think it means.
Janet Mock standing in front of a decorative white wall, wearing a black 3/4 sleeve dress with both hands on her right hip

Janet Mock Talks “Owning” Her Truth As a Young Trans Woman in This Exclusive Audio Excerpt From Her New Memoir

"Today I no longer evade or deny my truth; I own it without leaving parts of myself behind."
people holding protest signs. The foreground sign states, "Black Trans Lives Matter."

Unerased – Counting Transgender Lives

Transgender women of color are murdered at much higher rates than the rest of the population- and it may be worse than we think.
Sally Yates with hand on face and pen in hand

Why Women Crushed So Hard On Sally Yates

"Her testimony provided much-needed nourishment for those of us starved for the sight of powerful women on the public stage and thrilled to see one facing down the kind of arrogant mansplainers that are part of our everyday lives."
Emma WAtson wearing a black and silver one sleeve dress with hair up, holding her award in front of a microphone

Emma Watson Receives MTV’s First Gender-Neutral Acting Award In Show History

As Ms. Watson said, "It says something about how we perceive the human experience."
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CU-Boulder study: Women, minorities penalized — and white men rewarded — for valuing diversity at work

"Women and minorities who advocate for diversity in the workplace often receive lower performance reviews, while their white male counterparts are rewarded for the same behavior."
Thordis Elva wearing a black blazer and white shit, standing sideways looking into camera

Thordis Elva Opens Up About Writing a Book With Her Rapist

Thordis speaks about why she went on this journey, what she learned, and what she wants people to know about sexual assault.
an image of Ivanka Trump. She is wearing a blue and white flowered dress with hair parted down the middle.

Ask a Feminist: How Empowering Is My Brand?

We're so feminist.... right?
two people grasping hands through bars of a jail cell

Black Lives Matter Activists Bail Black Women Out of Jail for Mother’s Day

Not all mothers are celebrated- but BLM is working to make it so.
a graph showing maternal mortality rates in developed nations

Focus On Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms In Danger

"The American medical system has focused more on fetal and infant safety and survival than on the mother's health and well-being."
a group of Asian appearing women receiving pedicures by white women

These Three Pictures Make a Powerful Statement About Race and Power Among Women

A picture is worth a thousand words.
a screenplay

Film Dialogue from 2,000 screenplays, Broken Down by Gender and Age

Look who's talking.
a black child in a white dress, wearing a beaded neacklace and hair in braided pigtails with pink bows.

#BlackGirlFeminism: Being Intentional About Raising Black Feminist Daughters

"This is what revolutionary black love looks like."
a medical invoice surrounded by a stethiscope, pill bottle, and insurance bill

Things Trans People Who Aren’t Medically Transitioning Want You to Know

The trans experience is not one-size-fits-all.
a cartoon of 2 people sitting at a bar. One person is wearing a white tank and jeans raising a glass of beer to another person in a black long sleeve shirt and brown pants, who is also holding a beer.


Do men find you threatening? No problem, get your weakness kit now!
a person wearing a black blazer and white collared shirt smiling into camera with arms crossed and hair up

How to Be a Work Who Sometimes Womans

Balance is key... but it doesn't work.
cover of black boy feelings book

Black Boy Feelings Book Leaves Toxic Concepts Of Black Masculinity Behind

"Buck a stereotype and heal yourself."
side by side headshots of victim Karen Smith and her abuser.

Why leaving didn’t stop Karen Smith’s husband from killing her in San Bernardino.

"Why doesn't she just leave?" Frequently, leaving an abusive partner can increase the danger to the victim.
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Who wears the pants in a relationship matters – especially if you’re a woman

"If we look closely and deeply at women’s lived experiences – relationships with men included – enduring gender inequalities and the toll they take become apparent."
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For Anxious Black Women Navigating Academia

For black women, anxiety and higher education often go hand-in-hand.
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Feminism And Race: Just Who Counts As A ‘Woman Of Color’?

Intersectional feminism necessitates conversations about race outside of the black-white binary.
"Girls" actresses at a premiere

A Black Woman’s Reflection On (White) ‘Girls’

"Hate-watching “Girls” provided a way for me to navigate my feelings ― not just about buzzwords like “representation” and “diversity” but, quite honestly, about white girls."
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Yes, You Can Measure White Privilege

White privilege is real...and measurable.
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What ‘white feminism’ is and why calling it out isn’t the end of the world

Sometimes, you just gotta pause and breathe... then do better.
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AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

"An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionized the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking gender and racial biases."
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The Casualties of Women’s War on Body Hair

Hair removal is rooted in gendered social control.
two people sitting on park bench, looking at each other and laughing. One is wearing a striped shirt and yellow cardigan, the otehr is wearing a green tank top with a purse over her right shoulder.

The Romance of Women’s Friendships

Women's platonic friendships are every bit as important - and complicated - as romantic relationships.
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Why Can’t My Famous Gender Nonconforming Friends Get Laid?

"Intuitively, it still makes no sense to me that my cute, smart friends couldn't find someone to be with. Yet even as I remain confident in my judgment, it's clear our Tinder experiment showed how skewed my perceptions are—that maybe the dating world isn't as kind to femmes as I thought it was."
Jessica Watkins smiling in her NASA uniform.

Women Make Up Almost Half of NASA’s New Astronaut Class

To the moon and back! Get it!

Why We Should Stop Calling the Female Orgasm “Elusive”

Maybe the problem is in the one who "seeks" not the thing that "hides"...
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#IAmOneOfThem: Why We Need To Represent Trans People In Sexual Assault Advocacy

Trans people are highly vulnerable to sexual assault. So why are they so often left out of the conversation?
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An Open Letter To Those Praising The New York Times ‘Tomboy’ Piece

Does it suck that the author’s child has to constantly affirm her gender to others? Yes, sure. But that is happening because we constantly impose gender on others - not because some people have a more supportive approach to loving and affirming trans youth.
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Pansexuality VS. Bisexuality: The Big Debate

It's much more than semantics.
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Census 2016: Women are still disadvantaged by the amount of unpaid housework they do

In many cultures, domesticity is marked as feminine - and women are exhausted.
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25 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them

Sexual assault can happen to anyone - regardless of gender. These men quote their attackers.
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Moor Mother: ‘We have yet to truly understand what enslavement means’

“I’m trying to study every place a black woman has been," she says. "I’m finding out it’s endless. There’s something before being ‘black’ and we’re not taught that.” Hence the name Moor Mother, reclaiming a pre-modern black identity.
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This Is What STEM Looks Like!

A parent and educators guide for getting - and keeping - girls engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!
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4 Ways Men Can Take On More Emotional Labor In Relationships (And Why We Should)

Emotional labor can take a huge toll if it's not reciprocal.
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4 Common Phrases That Demonstrate Internalized Misogyny

Have you ever caught yourself saying these things?

These Women Want to Smash the Outdoor Industry’s Glass Ceiling

"The women at Wylder Goods had a big dream: to create the world's first online outdoor-gear retailer for women, bust into an industry overrun by bros, and save the planet. All in four not-so-easy steps."
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Mayim Bailik on Calling Women “Girls”

Why we need to change how we talk about women.
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Black Women Share The BS They Put Up With At Work Every Day

"I wanted the hashtag to make the invisible visible, to challenge non-black people to stand with black women not just when this happens on television, but in the cube right next to them."
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The Way We Teach Math Is Holding Women Back

"There is nothing more important than advancing the STEM fields — and those groups who are underrepresented within them. One area in desperate need of examination is the way we teach mathematics."
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The Time Muslim Countries Had Female Presidents And The US Did Not

"In the last 40 years, we have had 9 Muslim women heads of state."
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Flexibility Will Close The Women’s Leadership Gap

"New data shows that women are underrepresented in the highest levels of leadership because they are being forced out by dated workplace structures."
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White Women Are Less Likely to Protect Black Women From Sexual Assault, Study Finds

"...even though they would help other white women in the same situation."
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Video Shows How Invasive Rape Culture Really Is

#ItsOnUs to intervene.
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Nothing Says Misogyny Like Defining Feminism as Equality for All

"The word - Equality - has become an empty signifier, underlying a larger definitional problem in regards to the mainstream women’s movement."
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Los Angeles Midwives Aim to End Racial Disparities at Birth

"A movement of black midwives is working to stem the rates of African-American babies dying for preventable reasons."

6 Funny, Painfully Honest Comics About Periods That Tell It Like It Is.

"Periods are a bloody mess, both literally and figuratively."
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Dudes Mansplain Feminism In This Too-Real SNL Sketch

'“I bet every single one of these girls has a story to tell,” he observes, without leaving enough time for any sort of response."
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The Most Overlooked And Underrated Characters In ‘Get Out’ Are Black Women

"The roles of these characters are more profound than what meets the eye."
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Becoming a Feminist: Comparing Angela Davis’ and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Takes on Trans Women

"But perhaps a more important distinction between the two feminists is that Davis identifies as a feminist activist, while Adichie is a novelist who identifies as a feminist."
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What Happened When A Man Signed Work Emails Using A Female Name For 2 Weeks

They switched signatures for two weeks and came to a shocking-for-him, not-so-shocking for her revelation.
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10 Good Films About Complicated Women Over 40

These aren't just films with a female lead, but films that explore various facets of women's lives — without reducing their characters to maternal stereotypes.

Before Roe V. Wade

"Before Roe v. Wade, abortions in America were still a reality, but far more dangerous — and often deadly. Four women shared their stories of that reality."
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How America Fails Black Girls

"...the truth is black girls and women are still some of the most vulnerable members of society."
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Latina Muslims find the hijab hides their ethnicity — from Latinos

“As time went on, people were not seeing me as being Latina. They were seeing me as Arab.”
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In New Report, Doctors Urge More Exercise for Pregnant Women

"Pregnancy is no longer considered a state of confinement."
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Meet America Chavez!

This Latina is making comic book history!
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She’s Hot: Female Sessional Instructors, Gender Bias, and Student Evaluations

"Over the course of the past year or so, there have been a number of studies that have emerged detailing the gender bias against female instructors in student evaluations."
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A feminist glossary because we didn’t all major in gender studies

Let's go over the basics.
Sal Steiner

How Going From A Woman To A Man Changed My Perspective (NSFW)

The photos depict a man who is finally at peace with his body and how the outside world views it.
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Rape jokes weren’t funny. Until this feminist website made a bunch of them.

"Something truly unique happened recently on the internet: A comedy website made rape jokes that were actually funny. "
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6 Tips for Being Trans Inclusive in Your Conversations About Reproductive Rights

"On January 21, 2017, millions of people around the world participated in The Women’s March... But for many transgender people, the march was a painful reminder of the limits of the mainstream feminist movement."
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Dear Men Who Wish To Be Allies to Women

Start here.
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Solange: ‘I Am A Proud Black Feminist And Womanist’

Solange Knowles is all about intersectional feminism.
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What’s with the ‘x’ in Latinx?

Ever wondered why people are using "Latinx"? This video will explain.
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AP style change: Singular they is acceptable ‘in limited cases’

"For the first time, The Associated Press now permits journalists to use "they" as a singular pronoun."
Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw

The History and Meaning of Intersectionality

"Black women have been historically left out of feminism."
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A Feminism of the 99 Percent

"All women are united by the fact that our labor is undervalued. A feminism of the 99 percent, and the strike which celebrates it, brings together women workers in solidarity with one another."
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White Feminism: The Pill!

Care about the issues — but only those that actually affect you? Then white feminism is for you!
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Meet the Argentine Women Behind Ni Una Menos, the Feminist Collective Angela Davis Cites as Inspiration

“You’re seriously asking me to give Angela Davis advice?”
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The Still-Misunderstood Shape of the Clitoris

"Can a 3-D printed model of the organ change views on female sexuality?"
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Thinx Controversy Proves You Can’t Sell Feminism

Are brands who make overtures to female empowerment with their products also going to be accountable on a systemic level? "Because the former without the latter isn’t really progress, it’s pandering.”
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The Gender Identity Terms You Need to Know

"While this glossary cannot cover every possible identity a person might have, it provides definitions for some of the most common vocabulary necessary to understand the layered world of gender."
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What If Privileged People Were Othered? This Cartoon Resets the Defaults

"Society has “defaults” that normalize certain identities – white, straight, male, cisgender, able-bodied, and more. When you’re in a position of privilege, you might think marginalized people are just complaining about nothing."
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Don’t Believe In The War On Women? Would A Body Count Change Your Mind?

You've heard of Afghanistan. But these numbers are staggering.
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Meet the Woke Misogynist

"The woke misogynist is also harder to pin down than the garden-variety progressive man who just happens to have a blind spot when it comes to women."
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Dating Masculine Women Is Not the Same as Dating Men

"There is more than just one way of being a woman."

A Biology Teacher Just Destroyed Every Excuse for Transphobia With Cold, Hard Facts

It's hard to argue with science.
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A Secret Marines Facebook Group Shared Nude Photos of Female Service Members

"The military is still struggling with how to handle sexual assaults in its ranks." Apparently. This is bad.
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Can Feminism Be Too Inclusive?

"Yes—but it needs to be popular to become a mass movement."

Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Catcalling Someone

Don't worry - Playboy has got you covered.
Rachel Dolezal

Why Rachel Dolezal Can Never Be Black

"It is the ultimate in white privilege, really, for a white woman to see that diamond, all shiny and hard and unbreakable, and pluck it for her own, like it's a gift from Tiffany's, with seemingly zero regard for the pressure, the heat, the pain it went through — that we went through — to earn that shine."
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21 Photos That Capture The Power Of Feminist Friendships

"Women supporting women is a beautiful thing."
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Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

"The truth of the matter is that pretty much anywhere in the world men tend to think that they that are much smarter than women. Yet arrogance and overconfidence are inversely related to leadership talent..."
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“Get Out” and the Ineffectiveness of Post-Racial White Feminism

"White feminism, white women who believe themselves to be just and 'well-meaning,' are also contributing to white supremacy."
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Why Young Culture Makers Are Proudly Reclaiming Bruja Feminism

"Thanks to space-making platforms like Tumblr and Instagram, these self-identifying brujas are connecting online to decolonize and find healing through intersectional feminism."
Emma Watson

Emma Watson Defends Herself Against The Beyhive

"Basically, Watson did not diss [sic] Beyoncé. She shared a critique, then circled back around to the point, concluding that Bey's music and image was indeed a strong, powerful, and essential voice for all feminists."

10 New Books By Women Writers Of Color To Add To Your Must-Read List

Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl book club has some suggestions for your 2017 shelves.
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The ‘Black, Queer, Feminist’ Legal Trailblazer You’ve Never Heard Of

"Dr. Pauli Murray was an unheralded pioneer who argued civil rights cases, challenging discrimination based on race and gender."
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Women, Stop Listening to Sexist Relationship ‘Experts’

Some so-called experts aren't experts at all - and their rhetoric can cause harm to women.
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Why You Can’t Ever Call an Enslaved Woman a “Mistress”

"This is an important Black History Month PSA"
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Shutting Down BS with Sex Workers

Sex Workers get real about the industry.
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Trans Children Deserve Better

Laverne Cox explains that bathroom laws are ultimately about whether trans people allowed to exist in public space.
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Sexist Political Criticism Finds a New Target: Kellyanne Conway

"What powerful political woman is mocked for her clothes, is the target of pictures on Twitter depicting her as haggard and is routinely called a witch? If you guessed Hillary Clinton, you’re right. But if you guessed Kellyanne Conway, you’re right, too. Misogyny, it seems, remains a bipartisan exercise."
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Wharton Study Shows the Shocking Result When Women and Minorities Email Their Professors

"New research has found that university professors exhibit a bias in favor of their white male students..." Surprised?
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#BlackTransLivesMatter: How Black Cis-Women are Part of the Problem

"Black transwomen are most likely killed by an acquaintance, a significant other, or pushed into a deadly circumstance created by family rejection... The family rejection, interpersonal violence, and transphobic norms are highly perpetuated by people like me - Black cisgender women."
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There’s Nothing Funny About the ‘Cash Me Ousside’ Girl

"The teen’s bad behavior helped make her a viral star, but it’s also highlighted the double standard between the ways Black and White teens are treated."
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This App Wants To Help Women Track How Often They’re ‘Manterrupted’

“We, women, struggle every day to get our space in the workplace and the right to express ourselves. When we get there, Manterrupting reduces our participation...what’s the point of having more women in a meeting room if nobody hears what they have to say?”
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The Next Time Someone Tells You Sexism is Over, Show Them These Statistics

"56% of men believe sexism is over. Are they ever wrong."
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Befriending Becky: On The Imperative Of Intersectional Solidarity

"I don’t like white women because I’m not particularly fond of the construct of whiteness or what it represents. I also don’t appreciate those who are complicit in my oppression and benefit from it."

Advice for Progressives from America’s Radical Feminist Governor

“It’s going to require more than you’re bargaining for. Activism will change your life.”
Shirley MacLaine

Celebration of women filmmakers triggers heated debate among Salma Hayek, Jessica Williams, and Shirley MacLaine

"When I talk about feminism, sometimes I feel like being a black woman is cast aside."
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Mastectomy Story: One Woman’s Brave Tale of Surviving Breast Cancer

This mastectomy survivor doesn't need nipples to feel sexy.

Beauty Salon For Women Who Wear Hijabs

A Muslim-American entrepreneur saw a need in her community so she created a beautiful space for celebrating beauty.

White Women: This Is Why Your Critiques Of Beyoncé Are Racist

"Do not ever shame a black woman for announcing her pregnancy." *explicit language*

Queer Muslim women from the south: ‘We exist and we’re fierce’

"Three women from North Carolina discuss how the Trump administration is affecting their lives, and how collective resistance will move America forward."
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What Cis People Say To Trans People Vs. What We Hear

This is what a microaggression looks like.
Yara Shahidi

Actress Yara Shahidi Shared A Beautiful Post About Being Iranian And Black

“If my Baba was stuck in an airport because of a Muslim ban 39 years ago, he would have never fallen in love with my mama.”
Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart Called Herself ‘So Gay’ On ‘SNL.’ Here’s Why It Matters.

"Stewart, for the first time ever, publicly used the word “gay” in reference to herself. It was a radical opportunity to challenge and change minds."
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Transgender 101: A Guide to Gender and Identity

There’s a lot of talk about the transgender community, but if you aren’t in the know, these conversations can feel exclusive or downright confusing. Let’s break down the basics of gender, gender identity, and yes, do some much-needed Transgender 101.
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How to Stand Up Against Hate

"Remember that your goal is helping the target, not fighting the harasser. "
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The Unbelievably Cruel Words Fat Women Hear on the Street

Let’s let this woman’s story remind us: There’s no wrong way to have a body.
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5 Ways to Help Kids Think Outside the Gender Binary

"When you show kids the possibilities that open up when they’re not trapped by the binary, they’ll start to see the world as a place of far more opportunities. They’ll grow to see people and gendered concepts as they truly are, and start to discover who they really are as a person."
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Milestones in the American Transgender Movement

Though a growing number of transgender Americans are coming out, it has been a long road of evolution that constitutes the transgender movement.

Read The Women’s March On Washington’s Beautifully Intersectional Policy Platform

This is how you do intersectional feminism.

‘Hidden Figures’ beats ‘Star Wars’ at the box office. Here’s why that matters.

This is the rare box-office win to get excited about. It's not another reboot or sequel, nor an extension of an existing franchise. It's a story about great black women underserved by history. Hidden Figures deserves every dollar it will make — and it's going to make a ton of them.

Ivanka Trump’s Dangerous Fake Feminism

"Trying to emulate the Ivanka model without her financial means is a precarious path...For white working-class families, where women often work out of necessity and who also believe in the importance of divergent responsibilities for men and women, that dissonance sows significant marital conflict."

The Fight for Female Priesthood in the Mormon Church

This 20-minute documentary follows Abby Hansen, a stay-at-home mom turned vocal advocate for Ordain Women.

Hey, Steve Harvey, Who Says I Might Not Steal Your Girl?

"[T]here were times I thoroughly believed that no one wanted anything to do with me. I told myself that it was all a lie, but the structural emasculation of Asian men in all forms of media became a self-fulfilling prophecy that produced an actual abhorrence to Asian men in the real world."

Would a Lottery Realize Greater Gender Equity for Faculty Service?

Dr. Alexander Guerrero and members of CSU's Standing Committee on the Status of Women Faculty discuss the implications of the lottocratic approach for promoting greater equity in faculty service assignments and for faculty governance.

Here Is A Worksheet To Help You Talk To Partners About Sex

Because clear communication is a prerequisite for consent...and other good things.

Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families

Until the government takes on child care as a public good, there are fortunately employer-funded models that seem to be working.

Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women

So-called "women's work" is consistently undervalued and underpaid - until white men start taking those jobs...

Study: Racism and Sexism predict support for trump more than economic dissatisfaction

Studies also suggest building empathy is more effective at dismantling bigotry than calling people out.

Patients Cared For By Female Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated By Men

"Approximately 32,000 fewer patients would die if male physicians could achieve the same outcomes as female physicians every year."

25 Famous Women on Dealing With Anxiety and Depression

We’ve rounded up wise words and advice from famous women who have lived through dark moments and aren’t afraid to talk about it.

A Majority Agreed She Was Raped by a Stanford Football Player. That Wasn’t Enough.

"This year, amid growing dissent over how it handles these kinds of cases, Stanford changed its procedure in a way that victims rights advocates say favors the accused."

How Subarus Came to Be Seen as Cars for Lesbians

20 years ago, Subaru was ahead of the marketing curve and, "[l]ike nerds who grow up to confront their bullies, Subaru executives came to realize that the people opposing the acknowledgement of gays and lesbians were not as imposing as they seemed."

If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women

These ol' (inverted) gender tropes!

The Invisible Workload That Drags Women Down

Who holds it all down...IN THEIR HEADS...because others often don't pick up the slack? Women do, that's who. Give their brains a rest!

Shine Theory: Why Powerful Women Make the Greatest Friends

Stop competing with other women. "When you meet a woman who is intimidatingly witty, stylish, beautiful, and professionally accomplished, befriend her. Surrounding yourself with the best people doesn’t make you look worse by comparison. It makes you better."

Female professors ‘pay price for academic citizenship’

“While previous research has shown that early and mid-career female academics take on more administration and “caring, supportive and collegiate” roles than men, acting as a brake on their promotion chances, the latest interviews show this trend continues when women reach more senior positions."

I Rewatched Love Actually and Am Here to Ruin It for All of You

This article is just as good, year after year.

30 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016

Despite the awfulness, stellar writing by people of color provided clarity, comfort and insight in even the darkest moments this year. Make 2017 great by learning from some crucial voices of 2016.

Allen Is Two-Spirit, a Lesbian, and She Won’t Be Assimilated

Many cultures have had models beyond the male/female binary and heterosexuality for centuries. In fact, views on these subjects in certain Native American traditions—as they existed before colonial disruption—might be seen as progressive by today’s standards.

‘If I were a man,’ I would have been considered the greatest a long time ago

Serena Williams IS the greatest. And she describes her experience with things that are "blatantly wrong and blatantly unfair and blatantly racist or sexist" with gut-wrenching honesty.

U.N. Women Director: Tackling the Gender Pay-Gap Requires Urgent Solutions

Here's a solid refresher on what the gender-pay gap looks like on a global level, what contributes to the inequity, and what we can do about it.
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The Different Stakes of Male and Female Birth Control

A clinical trial of contraceptives for men was halted because of side effects—side effects that women have dealt with for decades.
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Five queer AF comics starring Black and Brown women

From superheroes to first love and all the comedic life moments in between, here are five of the brown and Blackest, super LGBTQIA+ reppin’ comics on the internet to get your self love meter all the way maxed out.
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Samantha Bee is the only woman with a late-night show

Here’s how she plans to make it count - from writing to hiring to mentoring, she's doing it differently.
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7 reason so many men don’t understand consent

You'll recognize A LOT of these images. "These waters run deep."
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The African-American Suffragists History Forgot

Rendered invisible in so many accounts, they were in fact doubly brave, fighting a dual oppression—marginalized, trivialized, humiliated, and dismissed for being both black and female.
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America’s Conversation On Sexual Assault Is A Failure If It Ignores Native Women

Both Democrats and Republicans have remained virtually silent on the national stage in the face of the terrifyingly high rates of rape, sexual trafficking, disappearance, and murder of Native and Indigenous Women.
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The feminist bedtime story book you’ll wish you had growing up

Aimed to inspire young girls to dream of more than being rescued or fitting into patriarchal cis-gendered dreams, the book contains 100 tales of empowered, intelligent women who have fought adversity to get where they are.
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5 Questions About Alcohol and Consent You’re Too Afraid to Ask, Answered

Think of it this way: Just like we don’t give someone a free pass for causing a car accident after drinking, we can’t do so with rape either. 
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10-Year-Old Girls Need Feminist Magazines Too — And Now They Have One

A new magazine created for girls, by girls, is capturing the blissful and inspiring experiences of young ladies to empower pre-teen girls, and give them a space to create and share their own content.
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Surviving Institutions That Weren’t Created For You

No one tells you how to survive in institutions that weren’t created for you. No one tells you how to navigate through buildings that are named after men that would have spat in your face when they were administrators.
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Here’s Your Proof That White Americans Don’t Face Systemic Racism

"For this one article, I’m sticking with numbers, not stories." And recent articles from mainstream news publications, government or academic studies/data, and coverage of such studies/data from mainstream news publications.
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The Photographer Representing Her Non-Binary Friends as They’d Like to Be Seen

Laurence Philomène is challenging the lack of non-binary representation by photographing her friends as their ideal selves, set against her vivid fantasy backdrops.
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Masculine Norms produce mental health concerns for men

Men who stick to "traditionally masculine" norms -  especially playboy behavior, power over women and self-reliance - are more likely to experience depression, stress, body image issues, substance abuse and negative social functioning. They are also less likely to seek help to deal with those problems.
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This Teen Is Bringing Menstrual Products To Homeless Women Around The World

When she became homeless at 15, she decided to take action.
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The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

The delegates were appalled by the lack of gender equality in America. They found the U.S. to be lagging far behind international human rights standards in a number of areas, including its 23 percent gender pay gap, maternity leave, affordable child care and the treatment of female migrants in detention centers.
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The History of the Trans Community as Told by Its Aging Members

“I still see myself on a journey. When I received an award a few years ago at a conference I said, ‘In the ’60s they called me a sissy. In the ’70s they called me a faggot. In the ’80s I was a queen, or they called me a queen. In the ’90s I was transgender. In the 2000s I…
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Some women don’t want kids. And that’s OK.

This comic breaks it down.
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How Doctors Traumatize Pregnant Women With Unnecessary Procedures

Recent studies highlighted in Elle magazine show millions of women are injured during childbirth. While “injury” is a nice way to put it, something more contestable is happening in the labor and delivery rooms of hospitals across the country and the world.
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‘Beta Males’ want to kill women because they can’t get laid

"For years, men on Internet message boards have been sharing revenge fantasies targeting the women who’ve rejected them. But what is motivating their repeated references to a violent “Beta Uprising,” and how dangerous are the guys who chat online about it?" Read to the last line.
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Amber Heard Released a Tearful PSA On Domestic Violence

“I have a unique opportunity to remind other women...this doesn’t have to be the way it is. You don’t have to do it alone. You’re not alone. And also, we can change this. Violence against women is not limited to actual physical violence.”
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From Manspreading to Mansplaining — 6 Ways Men Dominate the Spaces Around Them

"We as men have been so inundated with the idea that all space is our space that we, often subconsciously, act as if that’s true – both in our body language and in more overt expressions of entitlement like dominating conversations, talking over other people, and harassing women on the street."
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Beware These 10 Types of Feminist Men

"With so many stories floating around (and the many more that are silenced by fear) about “male feminists” who use their social justice rhetoric as a way to wield abusive behaviors, it’s clear that some of our quote-unquote “allies” are combining toxic masculinity with feminism to create a terrifying hybrid."
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When Eve and Eve Bit the Apple

"For the first time, I felt complete, loved, known. Lying beside her healed my past and present self."
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this comic perfectly captures how feminism helps everyone

This comic shows how sexism is hurtful to everyone — and reminds us that we can only overcome it by working together.
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