feminism

At its core, feminism is the simple conviction that women are equal to men in every regard, and should be treated as such.

Kirsten Nicole3 months ago
What's so Wrong with Being a Feminist?
Yesterday was International Women's Day 2019! It is a day to reflect back on all the empowering women we know, we listen to, we inspire, and we applaud. I'm currently in my second year of university p...
Emily Fritz3 months ago
May We Know Them
I’ve started writing this on International Women’s Day. Every year, this day sets me back in my seat as I’m reminded of the strong, powerful, and fearless women that exist in this world. Each year, th...
Ossiana Tepfenhart3 months ago
10 Lies I Was Told By Society—And What I Now Know to Be True
I remember first hearing people at school use the term, “slut.” I didn’t fully understand why it was a slut, but it was made clear from the situation that it was not a word I wanted to be called. The ...
Nana Dougherty3 months ago
Why Women's Day Is Still Important Today
I often hear from my acquaintances of both genders that that feminism is outdated. That equality is achieved and even if not, it has nothing to do with systematic oppression of women. There are other ...
Reigning Women3 months ago
Introducing Toni Harris: One of the World's First Woman to Receive A Scholarship for Football—Reigning Women
Okay, so as you all know I'm absolutely obsessed with women who do things outside of what is considered, "normal." When women break, no- demolish ceilings set in place by our patriarchal world, I comp...
Madison Rheam3 months ago
Yes, I Am a Feminist
In honor of Women's History Month... Yes, I am a feminist. But no, I don't hate men. I try not to hate anybody. Okay no, that's a lie, I hate a lot of people. I should probably work on that. Anyway, m...
Yasmeen Ramadan3 months ago
A Feminist Mantra
One day, in a fictional narrative after a (much needed) sexual revolution takes place in Egypt, a woman finally becomes the first female President of Egypt; women are viewed as the persons that they a...
Courtney Lowry4 months ago
In Light of Lorena, There's Still a Promotion of Abusive Men
This week, I engaged myself in the four hour-long episodes that chronicled the case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbit. I had little to no knowledge of what their case was about, other than the obvious r...
Ada Zuba4 months ago
Feminism Defined
Today, in university classes it is hard to not take an English class and not hear the word "feminism." The word "feminism" is sometimes associated with "man-hating" or "misanthropist women." This is n...
E.W Hemmings4 months ago
Things Feminists Want You to Know
I am a feminist. I hate men, I am offended by everything and anything, and I am disgusted by the thought of wearing pink/dresses/high heels/makeup/anything remotely feminine that the patriarchy forced...
Francesca Meyrick4 months ago
I Am a Feminist
To those of you who have continued to read past the intro title, a big thumbs up to you, you’re a beautiful fucking person. A lot of people will have switched off as soon as they saw the “F word” beca...
Anya Overmann5 months ago
What You're Really Saying When You Say You're Not a Feminist
I can’t tell you how many times well-meaning folks have started a discussion with me by saying “I’m not a feminist, BUT…” followed by describing their very feminist beliefs and thinly veiled reasons f...
Gavin Spoors5 months ago
Opinion: Why Gillette's 'We Believe: The Best Men Can Be' Film Is Greatly Needed
Traditionally, shaving as a male has always been a rite of passage, the first step towards manhood. I remember, as a young lad myself, wanting to be able to shave so I could tell myself and others that I was a man. Raised in the early 90s by working class parents this young lad was brash, liked the colour blue, played contact sports and fancied girls. We were also told that we didn't necessarily have to work hard for what we wanted—as men. In We Believe: The Best a Man Can Get, the company provi...
10 Signs He's Mansplaining to You
Every owner of a vagina has had this moment happen at least once in their lives: a guy who has absolutely no idea about anything deciding that he knows more than you, and talks down to you. Sad, but t...
Alice's Secrets5 months ago
Why Everyone Should Be a Feminist
The definition of feminism is “the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes”—equality of the sexes. This does not mean we want women to rise up and take over the world. It...
Michelle Estevez6 months ago
10 Reasons Why It Pays to Be a Feminist
Manny people think feminism is a dirty word reserved for angry women with armpit hair. Whether you take this stance or believe that it should be shouted in the streets and celebrated as the equality a...
Vincent Graziano6 months ago
Baby It’s Lame Outside
A year ago I was sitting at a friends house for a “Friendsgiving” celebration. At a certain point one friend said, I want to sing Christmas carols. She pulled out her phone and started belting out “Ba...
Patty Ramsen7 months ago
Signs You're Dealing with Internalized Misogyny
Women all over the world are dealing with internalized misogyny that puts them in opposition with other women and themselves. Some of them think less of women as a whole and place their faith in the o...