Emily Mayoa day ago
I’m Gonna Go on a Quick Rant on Feminism/Femininity and Disney Here
It just riles me up when people seem to get the idea that femininity means a lack of feminism, like when people take a look at the girl in the pants and the girl in the ballgown and says the one in pa...
Cheeky Minx3 days ago
PME vs PMDD vs PMDD with PME
I started writing about PMDD about two years ago. I always write from my own personal experience and interest based on what I’ve researched for my own well-being. I’m not a scientist nor trying to pre...
The No Gender Agenda
A simple image, yet it was something that grabbed my attention instantly—it was stuck onto a dingy lamppost somewhere between the Haggerston canal and Dalston junction. My memory fails me as to where ...
Marissa Hall4 days ago
Things that Men Think Are Chivalrous
I do not mind the idea of chivalry. However, I do think society has put such an emphasis on men being chivalrous that it has lost its value and can be annoying. Most of the time men do not realize the...
Jesheckah Lynn4 days ago
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Why I Wish I Wrote 'Whisper Network'
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Whitney Alese13 days ago
Let That Sh*t Go: A Tribute to Toni Morrison
Today, Toni Morrison transitioned from living legend to ancestor. As a writer, a book nerd, a creative, and as a Black Woman, I am in mourning. The world is in mourning, and a simple social media scro...
Jennifer Zeven18 days ago
Discipline, Control, Outrage, and a Mannequin
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Beach Bag Essentials for a Stress-Free Girls Trip
Summer is here, and that means it’s time to go to the beach. Everyone loves that wonderful ocean smell, the way the sand feels between your toes, and the warm sun-kissed glow a day at the beach gives ...
Elizabeth Webb2 months ago
It's Like Joining The Circus...
Before I got pregnant, I thought that all of the "New Moms" in my circle were intentionally going out of their way to cut me out. I heard of hangouts and parties only after they had happened, 'baby-pl...
Lia F.2 months ago
Dispatches from NYWIFT 20th Annual Designing Women Awards
New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) had its 20th annual Designing Women Awards gala on Tuesday, June 11 at the acclaimed Directors Guild of America Theater in New York City and was once aga...
Jules Fortman3 months ago
11 Things You Didn’t Know About Women’s Hygiene
Menstrual Hygiene Day brings to light the importance of feminine hygiene, and therefore brings attention to all the women around the world who may not have access to the hygiene products they need to ...
#metoo
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Body Talk
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Cheeky Minx3 days ago
PME vs PMDD vs PMDD with PME
I started writing about PMDD about two years ago. I always write from my own personal experience and interest based on what I’ve researched for my own well-being. I’m not a scientist nor trying to pre...
Teela Hudak9 days ago
What Is the Morning After Pill?
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Dawn West10 days ago
Aging Gracefully
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Janie McKnight18 days ago
So She Did #1 Sappho of Lesbos
This is the first in a series of biographies I will be writing about women from all walks of life and time periods. I'm open to suggestions of women I should write about.
Catherine Agatia month ago
Cleopatra the Great: Why Cleopatra Was the Smartest and Most Intelligent Ruler of Egypt
Cleopatra. Name brings up many words: seductress, selfish, mistress, harlot, and many other negative words. What about smart or great ruler? Yes, she might have died without insuring her country's ind...
Jilian Woods3 months ago
Margaret Thatcher’s Girl Power: She Did It!
The role of women in history is huge. Being forced to fight for their rights, they have reached stunning success in all fields and proved that they are not the weaker sex. Committed, hard-working, goa...
Why I Wish I Wrote 'Whisper Network'
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Leigh Hooper8 days ago
5 Books All Women Should Read by Their 20s
A definitive list of fictional books.
CD Turner4 months ago
'The Handmaid's Tale' Analysis: Chapters 9-11
"We would lie in those afternoon beds, afterwards, hands on each other, talking it over. Possible, impossible. What could be done? We thought we had such problems. How were we to know we were happy?"
Emily Mayoa day ago
I’m Gonna Go on a Quick Rant on Feminism/Femininity and Disney Here
It just riles me up when people seem to get the idea that femininity means a lack of feminism, like when people take a look at the girl in the pants and the girl in the ballgown and says the one in pa...
Madison Rheam10 days ago
The Inequalities of Being a Woman
Women’s rights have been a topic of discussion for years and some progress has been made. However, in today’s society, women still face inequality in the following categories: media, education, and th...
Harley Lily11 days ago
What Does Feminism Mean to Me?
Feminism is seen as such a dirty word nowadays. It is almost a slur to those who are worried that women having rights will take the limelight away from them for more than five minutes. It is a hateful...
Hannah Lauren12 days ago
My Sexual Assault Story
As a little girl, I was never allowed to wear “booty shorts,” glittery tops, v-necks, spaghetti strap tanks, you get the image. All of these things were deemed “trashy” or “too mature” for me at such ...
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Holly 15 days ago
Types of Discharge and What They Mean
Every woman experiences discharge of all types, and no single woman has the same type of discharge, it's different for everyone. However, if you've noticed some change, then it's always best to go and...
My Second First Time
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Teela Hudak7 days ago
What Does a Rapist Look Like?
We all want to believe that a rapist is an undeniable monster. A person who is so easy to pick out in the crowd for being an undeniable creep. They are that stranger in the dark alley or lurking in th...
tara pruett14 days ago
~Balance~Pain and Peace~
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Teela Hudak19 days ago
Can Psychedelics Reduce Domestic Violence?
We are starting to learn much more about the impact of different types of drugs. In recent years, a lot of research has gone into the impacts of psychedelics on mental health. We have some solid resea...
Mikkie Mills18 days ago
5 Easy Ways to Look and Feel More Beautiful
Have you ever wanted to have a look that makes men's heads turn and women jealous? Chances are, you're just a few short steps away from achieving it. In this article, we're not going to discuss expens...
We Need to Stop Apologising for Our Appearance
As I met my friend for lunch, I noticed her lovely pink nails and complimented her choice of colour. “Sorry they’re a mess, I haven’t had time to get them done recently,” she said. That’s when it stru...
Brittany Johnson2 months ago
Crown Me: Why Cutting My Natural Hair Was a Spiritual Experience
“I am not my hair”…it sounds good. It has a ring to it; I’d love to feel as though no matter what happens to my outward appearance, I feel glorious. But the truth is, I am my hair. I am as multifacete...
Tamirah McGill7 days ago
Why Being Black Is Trendy
Time and time again, I get on Social Media and find black women living their best lives. I see afros and twist-outs galore, beautiful light and dark melanin skin glowing, and positive images of black ...
Teela Hudak15 days ago
What Is Rape Culture
Rape culture is a toxic set of beliefs that are commonly held about the way the world is. It is a culture that normalizes sexual violence and just sees rape as inevitable, unavoidable, and a totally n...
Teela Hudak22 days ago
What Is Sexual Assault?
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Clare Scanlan13 days ago
Domestic Violence and Pregnancy
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The Difference
The word “No” doesn’t mean “convince me!" I just wish I lived by that saying. Today, I want to call 911 and tell them how my boyfriend has been using me as a slave instead of a girlfriend for three ye...
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Clare Scanlan17 days ago
Financial Abuse After Separation
You’ve finally managed to get the courage and support to leave your abusive partner. You think you can breathe again and start rebuilding your life. Think again. Immediately post separation is a very ...
Nancy D18 days ago
'She Believed She Could, So She Did' Feminist Affirmation Cards Review and More
I decided to buy my first collection of affirmation cards and I ended up choosing one called She Believed She Could, So She Did by Peter Pauper Press Inc. However, I realized even before buying them t...
Eco-Friendly Period Survival for Plus Size Babes
For the sake of this article, I will be using she/her pronouns, but it is important to note that periods and menstruation occur in people of all different genders and pronouns. As a plus-size babe who...
Ossiana Tepfenhart9 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...
Dar'Jae Shyreea month ago
The Perfect Model
Most of the modeling industry has strict appearance rules, which most people don't check the box for. But by it being 2019, many models are defying the odds and showing the world that it is okay to be...
Lia F.2 months ago
Dispatches from NYWIFT 20th Annual Designing Women Awards
New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) had its 20th annual Designing Women Awards gala on Tuesday, June 11 at the acclaimed Directors Guild of America Theater in New York City and was once aga...
Kari Oakley4 months ago
Standing Out as a Working Woman
We want to know what women can do to stand out in the business world. According to the Women's Policy Institute, women's presence in company ownership is still increasing. The first step is to focus o...
The No Gender Agenda
A simple image, yet it was something that grabbed my attention instantly—it was stuck onto a dingy lamppost somewhere between the Haggerston canal and Dalston junction. My memory fails me as to where ...
Marissa Hall4 days ago
Things that Men Think Are Chivalrous
I do not mind the idea of chivalry. However, I do think society has put such an emphasis on men being chivalrous that it has lost its value and can be annoying. Most of the time men do not realize the...
Gabi Z.11 days ago
People Need to Start Taking Johnny Depp's Allegations Against Amber Heard Seriously
Let’s rewind to May 2016 and the first time we opened social media and read Amber Heard’s allegations against then husband, Johnny Depp. The actress claimed that Johnny had been physically abusive tow...