feminism
To ask if one "can be a feminist and" positions feminism as a question of individual choices.
politics
Breitbart.com's tasteless ad mocking Nancy Pelosi represents the gauntlet female politicos must run.
feminism
It's unladylike for women to fart in public, and I'm not anti-feminist because I think so.
social media
Rape culture is not a bogeyman that causes rape, but a lens for looking at myths about rape.
street harassment
Street harassment remains a pervasive cultural problem and no community is immune.
belle knox
feminism
Working for these particular feminists even made me nostalgic for the housekeeping job where I was sexually harassed by a house boy for the entire summer.
in

Mar 13, 2014 at 2:00pm | 252 comments

feminism
Feminists have worked tirelessly to make it okay for young women to embrace their sexuality; 22 seems a little late in the game. My few virgin friends and I are the weirdoes.
bisexuality
How can I work against the objectification of women in media when my own libido seems totally onboard with it?
feminism
I’m sick of reading the same old comments on every black feminist/womanist blog or website.
kurt cobain
I didn’t know I was a feminist until I was 18 years old.
in

Feb 20, 2014 at 6:00pm | 231 comments

workplace
What could a white female COO whose net worth is more than $1 billion tell a black female writer like me about how to succeed professionally? Fortunately there's a new book that picks up where 'Lean In' left off.
fake sports girls
"All women may not relate to the Winter Olympics, but one thing is certain: all women can relate to sex," read the PR email that I set on fire with my brain.
the frisky
the good men project
I realized that there is an equally important goal in being a feminist … the support of our boys, not only to see strong women, but also to be emotionally strong men.
criticism
In 17-odd years, the ways we tear down women in power haven't changed a whole lot. Goody.
body image
What if the energy that goes into nitpicking other women -- or people in general, really, their appearance, their work, their ambitions -- what if, instead, we put that energy into supporting each other?
fertility
The author of a new book about fertility delivers a hard truth: that biology doesn't always align with our rosy feminist ideals.
sex writing
ani difranco
If we’re supposed to be expanding on the legacy of the Grimke sisters and Sojourner Truth, who worked hand in hand to end slavery and bring the right to vote to women, we’re failing miserably.
in

Dec 31, 2013 at 1:45pm | 264 comments

refinery29
"Playboy" wants to climb back up the mountain of class after tumbling way, way down, and they are doing a fine job.
feminism
Is being kinky, and a feminist something I should withhold from conversation even if its relevant?