Cassandra Ryan19 hours ago
What It Really Means to Be a Survivor
I was a little girl. I went to a babysitter during the days I wasn’t in school, and when school was done during the year. She wasn’t anything great. She was mean sometimes, nice others. The other kids...
The Future Is Female: Continuing the Legacy
Following my first article, the trend continues, in which I've asked wonderful women from different artistic backgrounds about where they stand in their field. Needless to say, there is never enough f...
100 Things Every Girl Should Know
The other day, I went for a walk with my daughter and we wound up in my friend's garage, just talking with a couple people. This friend had never met her before and immediately pointed out that she lo...
Manon Sintes3 days ago
My Experience with Sexual Assault
I’ve been sexually assaulted twice and I’m 17. I’ve been gestured at and catcalled dozens of times, too many to keep track of. I’m hungrily stared at every day. Sexual assault feels like a big word an...
Madison Elliott3 days ago
Quite the Scandal
I've embraced 2018 as my year of trying new things. After years of anxiety holding me back from doing things I otherwise would have done, I'm finally comfortable enough to start living the life I want...
Jackie Barrows3 days ago
What Is Feminism Anymore, Really?
Speaking as a woman, I believe I've heard it all when it comes to feminism and modern culture. The arguments often go as follows: "You have to be a feminist because you're a woman. You just have to!" ...
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...
Diane Nivens14 days ago
An Open Letter to Roseanne Barr
Dear Roseanne, The new season of The Conners has spurred me to write to you. I've been so upset with you ever since the reboot of your self-titled show. You see, I grew up with you as a secondary moth...
Laws Every Woman Should Be Aware Of
Women have a different experience when facing the world and its many different threats. Sexual harassment, rape, arrest, and domestic violence are all issues that keep women’s senses heightened, simpl...
Sarah Janea month ago
Why the Victims Don't Speak Out
There has been a lot of publicity about historical cases of abuse in the news over recent years and this movement is gathering momentum. That is great to see. Those who commit acts of abuse should abs...
Sasha Konikovo2 months ago
10 Signs You're Dating a Red Piller
Once in a blue moon, people will see a philosophy that is so toxic, it's incompatible with having healthy relationships. It's rare, but it happens. Sadly, it also happens with increasing frequency now...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 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...
#metoo
You are not alone. Together we can de-stigmatize speaking out about our experiences with sexual harassment, assault, and more.
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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.
Jonci Potts6 days ago
Put a Sock in It
Sometimes I have to question what “put a sock in it” actually means. Look, don’t get me wrong, I totally understand the fact that "it" in this case is referring to the mouth. But it can easily be refe...
Jodie Denny15 days ago
Finding Out I Have PCOS
I have always known there was something wrong with me... I started my period at 9-years-old and would suffer through excruciating pain and extremely heaving bleeding EVERY SINGLE MONTH. My Mum thought...
Lindsay Bruce18 days ago
Endo' an Era
It wasn't supposed to be like this. Clinging to the sheets on my hospital bed to try and survive the now constant lapping of waves of pain, two thoughts permeated my mind: "I can't do this any more," ...
Chase E.H.a month 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 Koenig2 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 ...
Kaitlyn Smith2 months ago
Anne Boleyn Is My Spirit Animal
I have always been fascinated by history and people's stories but I have a special passion for the story of Anne Boleyn. To some she was the most infamous adulterous in British history but to me she w...
CD Turner17 days 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 Yates19 days 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...
Ayanna Colon20 days ago
'We're Going to Need More Wine' - Gabrielle Union
Before I begin the book review, I would like to say a couple of things: I listened to the audiobook on Audible narrated by Gabrielle Union. I still plan on buying the hard cover copy. I hope more than...
The Future Is Female: Continuing the Legacy
Following my first article, the trend continues, in which I've asked wonderful women from different artistic backgrounds about where they stand in their field. Needless to say, there is never enough f...
Jackie Barrows3 days ago
What Is Feminism Anymore, Really?
Speaking as a woman, I believe I've heard it all when it comes to feminism and modern culture. The arguments often go as follows: "You have to be a feminist because you're a woman. You just have to!" ...
How Victoria's Secret Sparks Internalised Misogyny in Women Across the World
Every year during the autumnal month of November, the buzz of the upcoming Victoria's Secret fashion show takes over every single social media platform and tabloid news outlet. The distinguished fashi...
Manon Sintes3 days ago
My Experience with Sexual Assault
I’ve been sexually assaulted twice and I’m 17. I’ve been gestured at and catcalled dozens of times, too many to keep track of. I’m hungrily stared at every day. Sexual assault feels like a big word an...
Robyn Sadowsky4 days ago
Dear Body
Dear Body, I’ve known you for 23 years now and what a ride it’s been. Of those 23 years, I have hated you for 15. I’ve hated you since I was made painfully aware of how obviously you did not fit into ...
Lukács Bettina8 days ago
7 Alleged Facts About Female Bodies: Cellulite, Flexible Necks, and Getting Drunk Fast
Over time, there has been a lot said about women and their bodies, and one recurring theme has always been that there is a lot of difference between men's and women's body, most especially in terms of...
SR James2 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 Sinn6 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...
Clarisse Guevarra7 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...
Cassia Grace6 days ago
Girls Need Girls
Well, when you think of women, when you think of girls, what comes to mind? Is it words or images? Are they positive or negative? Nothing? I always see like about three white girls laughing, looking i...
Naima Elmi19 days ago
Be-au-ti-ful
What is beauty, what does it really mean to be beautiful? The media has been bombarding us with its own definition of what beauty is for a long time. Social media has been both an advantage and disadv...
Cheryl Lynn23 days ago
Is It My Body?
I am an introvert, keeping to myself and avoiding confrontation. Yet, no matter how hard I try to blend in with the crowd or fade into the background, others always have something to say about my appe...
Cassandra Ryan19 hours ago
What It Really Means to Be a Survivor
I was a little girl. I went to a babysitter during the days I wasn’t in school, and when school was done during the year. She wasn’t anything great. She was mean sometimes, nice others. The other kids...
Alanis Sophia5 days ago
The Pink Tax
Something you may have not noticed before is how products targeted for women cost way more than those targeted for men. This is the result of the pink tax, a "gender-based price discrimination" that a...
Madeline Zenk10 days ago
10 Domestic Violence Support Groups
On average, 24 people per minute fall victim to rape, domestic violence, verbal and sexual harassment, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. This equals to about 12 million men and ...
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...
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Keara Jo13 days ago
Deafening Silence
The door closed and that was it. It was done. No more yelling. No more fighting. No more hatred, at least not from him. After years of manipulation and control I was free, or so I thought. I set about...
Sis Monica21 days ago
Without Regret
With an unladylike howl, she slammed the clam-shell grill closed a bit harder than she should have. Here's another burn to add to her collection of scars. Furiously, she swiped the dirty blue rag acro...
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 Rochester2 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 Tepfenhart2 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...
Skye Hartman9 days 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 Graffunder11 days 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...
The Fight For Equality In A 'Pretty' Work Place
Has your boss ever told you that you ‘had’ to wear makeup to work? Or that you ‘have’ to wear heels? Sadly for many women in Britain today, in non-uniform working environments, getting told they have ...
Sam Puett21 days ago
Sunscreen Enables the Patriarchy
My brothers were rarely asked to wash the dishes, or cook dinner, or tend to the garden. I thought about this as I pulled up weeds in the flower bed next to Momma, my pink gloves covered in dirt. Whin...
Brandi Payne23 days ago
Occasionally Confused by My Gender
I once asked my aunt one day if I was really born a female because there are times I just don’t feel like one. My body size and shape has made me feel this way before because I don’t have the shapely ...
Nikki Ziehl25 days ago
Redefining the Male and Female Gaze
The “male gaze” is a theory that was first introduced by Laura Mulvey in her essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” In short, it describes the act of depicting women in a patriarchal perspecti...