Dani Nicolean hour ago
You Are the Problem
You know what I'm talking about. We have all heard it at some point in our lives. Oh, she is so pretty, too bad it's not on the inside. Or she is such a nice girl, too bad she's not on the outside. Th...
Ellowen Ophelia4 hours ago
Update on My Rape Case
For a while I believed that my soul was permanently shattered. I believed that what this man took from me could never be retrieved again. My pain was so excruciating physically and mentally that every...
Sam Smith5 hours ago
Consent: A Crash Course
Trigger Warning: Abuse, Coercion
Adrian Algan5 hours ago
Feminism or Common Sense?
Part I What is considered having a monumental reputation is Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa for two reasons. For one, it is attributed to the mastery of the sfumato style, in which forms appear to evapo...
Elisabeth Dodson6 hours ago
Dear Abuser
Dear Abuser: Thank you for finally re-opening your Facebook page. You know the one you claimed you deleted... anyways, thank you for finally opening up your Facebook page. Had I not looked deep into m...
Dear Working Moms, It’s Time to Stop Feeling Guilty
Whether you’re a stay at home mom or a working mom, you can admit the lifestyle has its vices. By the title, I imagine you know which one I’ll be speaking about. Let’s stop there though - this will no...
On Womanhood
“You are not a woman! And you never will be!” The words hit me like a slap in the face. And their volume. The crowd at the Mexican restaurant valiantly attempted to ignore my mother, who was making a ...
The Funeral Industry
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Spotlight 12 days ago
An Interview with Nikki Sharp: Wellness Expert and Author of the “5 Day Detox”
Nikki Sharp wants you to love your body without having to torture it. No extreme dieting or unhealthy fitness regiments; with Sharp’s book “5 Day Detox” and her overall outlook on living life in the h...
Samantha Bentley16 days ago
A Lesson in Feminism and Adult Entertainment for Rudy Giuliani
It’s hard to hold my tongue when I hear people, particularly men, claim that a female who has worked in the sex industry is not allowed an opinion, certain rights, or is not a ‘credible’ source of inf...
Maddy Moser17 days ago
Beyond the 'Reasons' Review: Part 1
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April Demarco19 days ago
Best Books About Feminism Every Feminist Should Read
Whether you're looking to begin your path as a feminist, or simply further expand your knowledge on the movement as a veteran feminist, we've got you covered. Reading some of the best books about femi...
#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.
Sarah Proietti4 days ago
Changing the Stigma of a Woman's Period
When I first started my period, I was horrified to walk on the path to womanhood. The women around me talked big about how painful the NORMAL life process was. At a young age, I already had a preconce...
Cheeky Minx12 days ago
PMDD & Perimenopause
I entered perimenopause about four years ago. It not-so-coincidentally was accompanied by an intensification of my PMDD that eventually made me realize I had PMDD. Up to that point, I thought I was ju...
Micky Thinks15 days ago
Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Pro-Feel
A sleeve of chill bumps wavers across my body as I exit the waiting room. The chilling reality of how cold it was hadn’t unnerved me until now. The nurse ushers me into the next room and urges me to t...
Adrian Algan5 hours ago
Feminism or Common Sense?
Part I What is considered having a monumental reputation is Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa for two reasons. For one, it is attributed to the mastery of the sfumato style, in which forms appear to evapo...
Mabel Holes7 days ago
The Forgotten Brontë
Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights are well-known classics, but the works of Anne Brontë, the youngest of the literary trio, are often overlooked. Her first novel, Agnes Grey is an ho...
Milica Markovic7 days ago
A Critique of Plato’s Theory on the Status of Women
Despite his arguments for equality among men and women of the guardian class in The Republic, Plato did not offer a theory that in any way liberates women in general. Book Five deals with the status o...
Maddy Searle16 days ago
'Valley of the Dolls'- Book Review
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April Demarco19 days ago
Best Books About Feminism Every Feminist Should Read
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Maya Conroya month ago
Feminism in 'The Great Gatsby'
After reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I am left a bit surprised by the female characters. Half of them seem to be independent and embracing their opportunities to be something more th...
The Degradation of the Feminist Movement
The feminist movement used to be a force for good. It was a way for women to fight oppression and have their voice heard. Recently, within the past decade or two, the movement has changed into somethi...
esthatee .10 days ago
Silence
We’ve all heard the phrase "Silence is golden," its full version being: "Speech is silver but silence is golden." Until recently I didn’t think much of this saying, but now I beg to differ, and I’ll t...
Valerie Holt10 days ago
Worldwide Outrage Over Neomasculine Misogynist Anti-Feminist Blogs and Articles
An online men’s rights activist group has caused a worldwide uproar due to a quote regarding their stance on rape: "I propose that we make the violent taking of a woman not punishable by law when done...
Dani Nicolean hour ago
You Are the Problem
You know what I'm talking about. We have all heard it at some point in our lives. Oh, she is so pretty, too bad it's not on the inside. Or she is such a nice girl, too bad she's not on the outside. Th...
Ellowen Ophelia4 hours ago
Update on My Rape Case
For a while I believed that my soul was permanently shattered. I believed that what this man took from me could never be retrieved again. My pain was so excruciating physically and mentally that every...
Nikki Bloom4 days ago
I Overthink My Own Desires
You all know the story: good girl, strict Christian home, virgin... Secretly desires to have sex in a vintage Chevy Impala. Yes? No? Okay, let me explain. Growing up, my parents kept it real about eve...
Sofia Sinna month 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...
Clarisse Guevarra2 months ago
Coffee & Crime
I couldn’t figure out where to place the million jumbled thoughts I have. They swarm in my head like bees that, unlike real ones, refuse to become endangered. One voice in my head told me to write poe...
Claire Raymond4 months ago
Periods Explained for Men
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Sarah Ahmed10 days ago
Why Are We Obsessed with Being Beautiful?
Ever since I was a little girl, I was taught—directly and indirectly—that women are supposed to be beautiful. Our role models as little girls were beautiful princesses who men sought and loved. They h...
Ren S10 days ago
Dear Body
Dear body, I’m sorry that I’ve spent the last twelve years hating you. I’m sorry that I would beg to be someone else. I would look in the mirror every morning in my adolescence years tearing you apart...
Genesis Ewella month ago
I Encourage the Big Chop!
Natural is beautiful. It took me a long while to finally accept my natural hair as beautiful. I was always trying to conform to society's standards of what beautiful was; the black girl with the strai...
Stop Perpetuating Rape Culture
I think back to when I was younger and I remember a phrase a teacher would always tell me in school, “Calladita, te ves más bonita.” Literally translated to, “You look prettier when you shut up.” Even...
Conversations I Wish I Had (#1)
Before starting this letter, I want to put a disclaimer here. This is... not an easy read for some people. Some of you may have experienced sexual trauma yourself and this story may bring back unwante...
Vaishnavi Ramu15 days ago
Asifa: 5 Months on
Ah, the hashtag. It has many uses: be it for expressing your views on the latest series of a TV show such as #loveisland (still have no clue what it's about), to complaining about your broken phone ch...
Elisabeth Dodson6 hours ago
Dear Abuser
Dear Abuser: Thank you for finally re-opening your Facebook page. You know the one you claimed you deleted... anyways, thank you for finally opening up your Facebook page. Had I not looked deep into m...
soul2soul 3 days ago
The Untold Story of Domestic Abuse
Where do I even begin? A girl meets a boy. They hang out, fall in love, and move in together, all in only three days... A bit fast, okay. Not everyone's love story. But this is what happened to me. It...
One Hell of a Year
My last year of high school was hell. I'd sugarcoat it, but that's exactly what it was. It is a story I tell in real life all the time in that joking way that makes people think you are fine. However,...
April Demarcoa month ago
10 Totally Badass Birthday Cards Your BFF Will Love
Finding the best birthday cards your BFF will love that truly capture her strength and personality is tough. But touching on her interests, beliefs, and things that empower her is a great place to sta...
Rachel Blanchard2 months ago
Meet Kali: The Monthly Organic Feminine Hygiene Subscription Box
I always forget to stock up on tampons whenever my period comes and I never learn. I'll drive to the local convenient store, praying in the back of my head, "Don't drip, don't drip, don't drip." Most ...
Lucy Hulton3 months ago
Menstrual Cups
This might seem like a peculiar first article to post as a creative writing student. After all, menstruation isn’t usually the first thing to get people’s imagination going, and it’s regarded as taboo...
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Adelaide 4 days ago
First Day As a Working Girl
So, I was inspired to write this little piece for all the strong, young women who are empowering themselves by taking on the role of working girl. After combing through all of my favorite blog sites, ...
The Funeral Industry
What’s a woman’s role in the funeral industry? From my view, nothing of any respect. That probably sounds a little harsh, and granted, I am speaking from my own personal experiences (which are many an...
Mallory Jonesa month ago
Societal Expectations
I’m 21-years-old, and I’m alive and well in the year 2018. A time to be alive for a woman. Being able to own property is cool, being able to receive an education, being treated as a person instead of ...
Rayelle McKown2 days ago
The Breadwinner: Modern Day Social Constructs
Over the past century, a woman’s role in American society has changed dramatically. Most people don’t even bat an eye anymore if a woman wants to go to school, have a career, and maybe, just maybe, no...
Lois Lopez3 days ago
A Woman's Worth
It used to be that a woman's worth lied in her virginity, her purity; what men believed her to be. Growing up, that was all I ever heard. Don't date, don't be easy, a good man won't want to marry you ...
Roxanne Smith4 days ago
How I Survived My Past
At the ripe age of 20, I among many others have experienced what life is like after being raped. I was around the age of 4 or 5 (I was young, and it's hard to remember exact ages). I was introduced to...