Rekia Boyd’s name “will not spark a mass movement.” North Carolina’s poised to pass one of the longest abortion waiting periods in the country, arguing patients need a cooling off period just like real estate transactions. Ann considers whether you can be an “honorary spinster.” The lessons we’ve learned from our Boomer mothers. Palestinian rap […]
Having a healthy clean-eating weekend is a good idea for so many reasons. Sticking to a wholesome diet helps support your healthy goals, and you'll enter into Monday morning full of energy! Luckily, it doesn't have to be a confusing or hard endeavor. Show More Summary
After all of that work logging miles, the worst thing that can happen is getting injured before you even get to the starting line.
Teen feminists FTW. In a show of how desperate they’ve become, opponents of same-sex marriage are now arguing that allowing gay people to marry will somehow lead to 900,000 more abortions. New survey finds 41 percent of Latinxs believe that the main reason that domestic violence victims in their community don’t seek help is for fear of deportation. A dozen Native actors […]
Rumors of Google breaking into the wireless carrier game have been fodder for scoops, breathless reports and thinkpieces for years now, and for the longest time it looked like the search giant just couldn't make it happen. Yesterday the search giant put all that to rest. Show More Summary
Happy Earth Day. The Feminist Wire is running a forum on climate change and feminist environmentalism this month. Are we only willing to trust that women are raped when it’s a man telling us? Awful article by Kathryn Joyce on coerced adoption in the Marshallese community in Arkansas. Silence on Black female victims weakens the fight against police […]
More than 50 disability rights activists were arrested while protesting outside the White House. “I’d rather go to jail than DIE in a nursing home.” A new report reveals how girls of color are doubly disadvantaged when it comes to opportunities to play sports in high school. Bangladeshis protest after mass sexual assaults during the recent Bengali New […]
Images are a vital element of social media. Set a photo with screwy dimensions as your profile pic or cover photo, and you've immediately set the tone all wrong But don't worry — we took a look at the optimum image sizes for Facebook,...Show More Summary
A Chicago police officer was somehow found not guilty after fatally shooting an unarmed Black woman. Meryl Streep is funding a writers’ lab for women screenwriters over age 40. Last week, activists on 75 college campuses shared abortion stories in a “pop-up” sticker project in collaboration with the 1 in 3 campaign. Show More Summary
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FKA Twigs on femininity, respecting dancers, and pretending to give birth. New report from Grassroots Leadership: Payoff: How Congress Ensures Private Prison Profit with an Immigrant Detention Quota. Repro justice advocates are done playing defense. Show More Summary
Laverne Cox goes nude in Allure: “I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent.” Medical, women’s health, and gun violence preventions groups unite to oppose political interference in the patient-doctor relationship. The family of a pregnant woman whose body was kept on mechanical support against her wishes […]
In fiction, each point of view (POV) choice comes with both strengths and limitations. Consider this your cheat sheet for overcoming those limitations. Column by Susan DeFreitas Point of view (POV) in fiction is often one of the hardest elements for new writers to master, with good reason. Show More Summary
Happy Tax Day! In theory, taxes are great. In reality, the US tax system is fundamentally unfair. Your regularly scheduled reminder that PETA is the absolute worst. The fight for women’s boxing rights. Some proposed new restrictions for lawmakers. Trans bodybuilder and activist Aydian Dowling is currently winning a Men’s Health contest to find “The Ultimate Guy” […]
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Here’s a chart that explains the Apple Watch user interface so well, you’ll have the UI memorized by the time your Apple Watch comes in the mail. Since I’ve yet to do so much as go into an Apple Store … Read more ›
Oklahoma has now followed Kansas‘ lead in banning the most common second-trimester abortion procedure. Columbia activists projected “Rape Happens Here” and “Columbia Has A Rape Problem” across the university library’s facade. Here’s an awesome store where men are charged full price while women get to pay 78 percent of the ticket price. “Women of color…could […]
Instead of a bazillion Hillary Clinton think pieces, I offer you this child’s reaction instead. “Fuck your false sense of security; I just want to be able to catch my breath.” An interview with Liz Phair. Pharmacist refuses to give a woman experiencing a miscarriage the medication her doctor prescribed for her. “Please stop sharing […]
Jacqui Germain asks, “What is the psychological cost of building a movement predicated on displaying our individual and collective grief, suffering and death?” Reina Gossett on visibility, respectability, and resistance. Reina Gattuso on the “incredible pressure of the books that are not there.” Shruthi Badri on suffering silently. Hannah Giorgis on Rihanna and the radical […]