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I Overthink My Own Desires
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Sarah Proietti14 hours ago
Changing the Stigma of a Woman's Period
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Adelaide 19 hours ago
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Roxanne Smith19 hours ago
How I Survived My Past
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One Hell of a Year
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An Interview with Nikki Sharp: Wellness Expert and Author of the “5 Day Detox”
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Samantha Bentley13 days ago
A Lesson in Feminism and Adult Entertainment for Rudy Giuliani
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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.
Sarah Proietti14 hours 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 Minx9 days ago
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Micky Thinks12 days ago
Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Pro-Feel
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Mabel Holes4 days ago
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Milica Markovic4 days ago
A Critique of Plato’s Theory on the Status of Women
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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...
esthatee .7 days ago
Silence
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Valerie Holt7 days ago
Worldwide Outrage Over Neomasculine Misogynist Anti-Feminist Blogs and Articles
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Mama Gillman10 days ago
Is New Wave Feminism Really Feminism?
To begin, feminism is commonly interpreted as women being considered equal to men in the eyes of society. The question I am asking is isn't it more important for women to be equal amongst each other f...
Nikki Bloom14 hours ago
I Overthink My Own Desires
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Amber Bastedo6 days ago
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Jess Dickison8 days ago
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Sofia Sinn25 days ago
Are You Faded?
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Clarisse Guevarra2 months ago
Coffee & Crime
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Claire Raymond4 months ago
Periods Explained for Men
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Sarah Ahmed7 days ago
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Ren S7 days ago
Dear Body
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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 Ramu12 days ago
Asifa: 5 Months on
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One Hell of a Year
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Azzyness E3 days ago
An Open Letter to the One Who Ruined My Life
"He's probably dead. You should be happy." That's what a friend of mine said to me when I told her you were missing. That you've been missing now for over two months. The police are still looking for ...
Nightmare on Narc Street!
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April Demarcoa month ago
10 Totally Badass Birthday Cards Your BFF Will Love
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Rachel Blanchard2 months ago
Meet Kali: The Monthly Organic Feminine Hygiene Subscription Box
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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 19 hours 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
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Mallory Jones25 days 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 ...
Roxanne Smith19 hours ago
How I Survived My Past
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Milica Markovic5 days ago
Gendered Violence
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Jade Fitzgerald7 days ago
Beyond the Scales
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