Why Dating Is Expensive for Women and How to Save Money
There's a perception that most of the expenses involved with dating rest on the man's shoulders. Couples do "go Dutch" when it comes to settling bills, but traditional attitudes persist, with men insi...
Ashley Davis8 hours ago
Why Black Women Hate the Word 'Sassy'
Despite the amazing strides towards cultural and racial awareness in the U.S. in the past decade, there still seems to be a lot of confusion and debate about some words. And it's understandable! There...
Natalie Santana9 hours ago
What Does It Mean to Be a Woman?
Nowadays thanks to the World Wide Web anyone, much like the good Generation Z-er I am, has an endless black hole of knowledge right at our fingertips wherever we are in the world. Whether one may thin...
Too Close for Comfort?
Social media is exploding with opposing opinions as the new advertising campaign “We believe: the best men can be” from Gillette goes viral, with both abuse and praise for the advert that promotes pos...
Gillette's New Ad Is Infuriating Both Men AND Women
Gillette came out with a new ad the other day… and it’s driving people completely up the wall. It focused on the fact that toxic masculinity is still a huge issue and that if we want the future generation of men to be great, we need to stop excusing bad behavior. It doesn't mean that all men physically, sexually, or even verbally attack each other, but a lot of men do sit back and do nothing. That in itself is toxic masculinity and it adds to the problem. They pointed out that there’s still a hu...
Gavin Spoorsa day ago
Opinion: Why Gillette's 'We Believe: The Best Men Can Be' Film Is Greatly Needed
Traditionally, shaving as a male has always been a rite of passage, the first step towards manhood. I remember, as a young lad myself, wanting to be able to shave so I could tell myself and others that I was a man. Raised in the early 90s by working class parents this young lad was brash, liked the colour blue, played contact sports and fancied girls. We were also told that we didn't necessarily have to work hard for what we wanted—as men. In We Believe: The Best a Man Can Get, the company provi...
Courtney Lowry10 days ago
Menstruation Isn't Taboo, Period
Shark Week. Monthly Gift. Crimson Tide. No matter what you call menstruation, it happens. Though there’s such a harsh stigma around bleeding every month that people are afraid to talk about it. Why? Media shows us that having a period has to be secretive event, and it would be a sin if everyone knew about it. From ads promoting “discreet pads” equipped with cotton wrappers to cringey scenes in movies where a father is faced with the task of buying pads for his daughter, it sparks insecurity and ...
Sara Zacchero20 days ago
How Cutting My Hair Off Set Me Free
"I'm just not attracted to girls with short hair." This is something that my (now ex) boyfriend said to me during an argument once. I'd just caught him cheating on me and that was his apparent excuse ...
Em Reea month ago
My Body Won't Let Me Have Sex
○●○ "Vaginismus." Personally, I think it sounds like a magic spell from a movie when you first hear it. Yet for the most part, women going through it will tell you first-hand that vaginismus is more l...
Izzy BGa month ago
Women in Art History
Ever since I can remember, art has fascinated me. It has always been part of my life, but I never thought about its history—how certain ideas and movements came about and what was the artist's inspira...
Nicola P. Younga month ago
10 Christmas Gifts That Support Planned Parenthood
Support Planned Parenthood this holiday season by giving gifts that give back. These companies and designers now allow you to give high quality Christmas presents to the people in your life, while sim...
Jules Fortman2 months ago
Why Are Men Afraid of Feminism?
Why are men afraid of feminism? It's a loaded question. Not all men feel this way. Not all men disrespect, oppress, or control women. Not all men hold women in disdain. Some men, however, cannot even ...
#metoo
You are not alone. Together we can de-stigmatize speaking out about our experiences with sexual harassment, assault, and more.
Swaay
SWAAY is a ground-breaking media and online publishing company that harnesses the style and glamour of today’s business-minded woman. SWAAY is dedicated to celebrating the stories of established and emerging entrepreneurs to advance more women into the forefronts of innovation and entrepreneurship through visually inspiring and intellectually engaging content.
Body Talk
Your body, your choice? A place to debate and discuss the complexities and controversies surrounding women's' health issues, reproductive rights, and bodily autonomy.
Courtney Lowry10 days ago
Menstruation Isn't Taboo, Period
Shark Week. Monthly Gift. Crimson Tide. No matter what you call menstruation, it happens. Though there’s such a harsh stigma around bleeding every month that people are afraid to talk about it. Why? Media shows us that having a period has to be secretive event, and it would be a sin if everyone knew about it. From ads promoting “discreet pads” equipped with cotton wrappers to cringey scenes in movies where a father is faced with the task of buying pads for his daughter, it sparks insecurity and ...
10 Tools That Help You Save Money On Women's Health
Being a woman requires a multitude of health needs that men don’t have to deal with. Health care is unfortunately very expensive, and it’s important to save money in any way we can. Out of pocket cost...
Em Reea month ago
My Body Won't Let Me Have Sex
○●○ "Vaginismus." Personally, I think it sounds like a magic spell from a movie when you first hear it. Yet for the most part, women going through it will tell you first-hand that vaginismus is more l...
Hatshepsut
Pharaoh/Queen Hatshepsut was a female ruler around the 18th dynasty of Egypt. Her husband and half-brother King Thutmose II died unexpectedly about 1479 BC. Her stepson, Thutmose III inherited the thr...
Chase E.H.3 months ago
The Complexity of Equality and Why It Disrupted America’s Feminist Movement
After its introduction to Congress in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment illuminated the separation between politically motivated women in America. Two sides of feminism began to emerge afterwards, “one...
Cece Koenig4 months ago
Frida Kahlo
To be a hero can be interpreted many ways by different people. Frida Kahlo can be considered heroic for several reasons. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who was born in 1907. She inspired people of ...
The 10 Best Books for Feminist Friends
In the words of Queen Bey, "Who run the world? Girls!" There are so many excellent books for feminist friends on the market today because feminism is taking the world by storm. Young women everywhere ...
CD Turner3 months ago
'The Handmaid's Tale' Analysis: Chapters 3-5
Link to 1st part. Chapter 3 One motif you’ll see recurring throughout the novel is Offred’s descriptive prose about Serena Joy’s garden, specifically her flowers. The Commander’s Wife dutifully dotes ...
Miranda Yates3 months ago
Is 'American Psycho' Misogynistic?
Can it be a coincidence that the year in which Donald Trump infamously made remarks uncovering his explicit misogyny was also the year American Psycho was published, the protagonist of which being kno...
Gavin Spoorsa day ago
Opinion: Why Gillette's 'We Believe: The Best Men Can Be' Film Is Greatly Needed
Traditionally, shaving as a male has always been a rite of passage, the first step towards manhood. I remember, as a young lad myself, wanting to be able to shave so I could tell myself and others that I was a man. Raised in the early 90s by working class parents this young lad was brash, liked the colour blue, played contact sports and fancied girls. We were also told that we didn't necessarily have to work hard for what we wanted—as men. In We Believe: The Best a Man Can Get, the company provi...
10 Signs He's Mansplaining to You
Every owner of a vagina has had this moment happen at least once in their lives: a guy who has absolutely no idea about anything deciding that he knows more than you, and talks down to you. Sad, but t...
Alice's Secrets12 days ago
Why Everyone Should Be a Feminist
The definition of feminism is “the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes”—equality of the sexes. This does not mean we want women to rise up and take over the world. It...
Doe's Crafte`4 days ago
Owning My Truth
For a while I've let the sexual abuse I've experienced control me. It was like this forbidden thing to talk about. It felt so taboo to own my truth, say it out loud, and finally be okay with it. I cou...
Alice's Secrets9 days ago
How Doctors Are Ruining Women's Lives
So, I had a doctors appointment today. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, my hormones are a massive mess and it is basically another name for “everything sucks.” It was diagnosed over a year ago, but...
Louise Ralph13 days ago
Justice?
You never really understand until it happens to you, the trauma that leads to sleepless nights the bruises that never quite seem to fade. The abuse you receive being called a liar having to face the friends and the family. You hear the similar stories on the news or the incident that happened at the nightclub down the road and you watched tv programmes try and portray the storyline to increase awareness and help those in need. You watch it all, and listen to the stories all with the constant tho...
Morgan E. Westling2 months ago
Why Do Women Hate Other Women?
The mystery as to why women hate other women has been in question for centuries. Women have always been fighting the same battle, and yet we continue to pull each other back while striving to reach th...
SR James4 months ago
Feminist Pharaohs
Since I was a child, Ancient Egyptians have fascinated me. Their religious system alone could be turned into an incredible fantasy novel with barely any tweaking, and their insistence on decorating ev...
Sofia Sinn8 months ago
Are You Faded?
Scandalous females will do just about anything for a dollar. *** As much as I like to joke around when I tell my stories, most of them are pretty serious. This story is a little hard for me to tell. I...
Sabrina Oneale13 days ago
Loving Yourself and Ignoring the Rest
“Danggg, that woman is beautiful. Almond eyes that don’t even need eyeliner, thick thighs that save lives, a quirky laugh that only makes you laugh more, and oh, wow, don’t get me started on the booty...
Morgan H15 days ago
Confidence
I don't remember when it happened, but I remember the shift in myself; everything got a little happier, a little brighter, a little better. As long as I can remember, I was self conscious of my body. ...
Kelly Hawkins18 days ago
How I Learned to Harness the Power of Intention Through Burlesque
It's been a little more than one year since I embarked on my burlesque journey. What began as a casual Wednesday night workout has blossomed into an intensive training opportunity with an expanding co...
Ashley Davis8 hours ago
Why Black Women Hate the Word 'Sassy'
Despite the amazing strides towards cultural and racial awareness in the U.S. in the past decade, there still seems to be a lot of confusion and debate about some words. And it's understandable! There...
Gillette's New Ad Is Infuriating Both Men AND Women
Gillette came out with a new ad the other day… and it’s driving people completely up the wall. It focused on the fact that toxic masculinity is still a huge issue and that if we want the future generation of men to be great, we need to stop excusing bad behavior. It doesn't mean that all men physically, sexually, or even verbally attack each other, but a lot of men do sit back and do nothing. That in itself is toxic masculinity and it adds to the problem. They pointed out that there’s still a hu...
Alice's Secrets13 days ago
Why Stores Are Putting Rape Notices on Their Underwear
I know that a lot of readers here are from across the pound, so maybe you aren’t aware of some of the horrific things taking place in the UK. Towards the end of last year, there were two rape trials, ...
Michaela Brenham2 months ago
I Wanted to Leave
The worst part is that I wanted to leave. I planned on leaving, I had it all set up, I was going to get out. Start again, have someone I could really rely on. Instead, I got pregnant…. Whoops. Just on...
Trinity Shadow2 months ago
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
When I was a teenager, something unexpected happened to me that was hard to overcome, but as the years went by I learned to accept that what happened happened and to move on from it. Sadly, that was h...
How Tinder Sent Me to Therapy
I have noticed a trend around me… a trend that often inspires me to watch the movie He’s Just Not That Into You. You probably know what I’m talking about before I even describe it. We all have probabl...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
I Tried the World’s First Sex-Proof Menstrual Cup. Here's What Happened.
If there’s one thing I detest, it’s having sex during “that time of the month.” I don’t mind the fact that it might smell a bit, nor do I get to annoyed by the lack of foreplay options it causes. (Oka...
Emily Rochester4 months ago
Thinking of Trying Menstrual Cups? Here's 3 Reasons Why You Should
As I write this, I'm laying flat on my couch, using a kitten as a hot water bottle, going commando in my favorite, cutest leggings. Oh, and did I mention I'm on my period? How do I dare?? The short an...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
I Tested the KegelSmart by Intimina. Here's Why I Love It.
I remember when I gave birth to my daughter. I was worried about a lot of things, and had a lot of questions on my mind. I worried that she’d be unhealthy, or that I would end up being unable to be th...
Jackie Barrows2 months ago
Asking for a Raise as the Only Woman in the Room
Imagine this: you have been working at your place of employment for years, and have done all tasks within your job description, as well as been asked to do a number of tasks outside of your job descri...
Skye Hartman2 months ago
S-E-X-I-S-M
I was never the kind of person who felt like sexism was an issue in Canada. I have changed my mind. After working in a men's clothing store, I can now say I understand. Never before (and never since) ...
Paige Graffunder2 months ago
Five Things for Every Femme in STEM
Being a femme in a STEM field is a special kind of hell. You have to work twice as hard from the moment you decide to dedicate yourself to your field, in school, in social circles, the job hunt, and a...
Why Dating Is Expensive for Women and How to Save Money
There's a perception that most of the expenses involved with dating rest on the man's shoulders. Couples do "go Dutch" when it comes to settling bills, but traditional attitudes persist, with men insi...
Natalie Santana9 hours ago
What Does It Mean to Be a Woman?
Nowadays thanks to the World Wide Web anyone, much like the good Generation Z-er I am, has an endless black hole of knowledge right at our fingertips wherever we are in the world. Whether one may thin...
Leja Naranjo11 days ago
What Does it Mean to Be Me?
To be a woman seems to have a lot of preconceived notions. We are strong. We are weak. We can do anything. We are limited. We are only meant for the common man. We are meant for ourselves. 2018 showed...