Staff Picks

Courtney Lowry8 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 Zacchero19 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 ...
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...
Diane Nivens2 months 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...
Morgan E. Westling3 months ago
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...