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This is a beginner’s guide to mansplaining on Facebook (image credit: Tim Gouw via Unsplash)

A Beginner’s Guide To Mansplaining On Facebook

Right now, on Facebook and Twitter and other social media platforms, thousands of women are freely sharing knowledge, opinions, and personal Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
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Image credit: Tim Gouw via Unsplash

Please Stop Infantilizing Me — Especially In The Workplace

When we assume women are younger, we associate their youth with their lack of life experiences. Particularly in a workplace environment, the Read...
Danielle Corcione    |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
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There is room for all of us to have full humanity. We shouldn’t settle for less.

Take The Cake: F*ck Acceptance. Give Me Change

I don’t want to move the line of the socially acceptable body by 50 or 100 or 150 pounds. I want to get rid of the line altogether because the line Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   06.15.17   |   SHARE
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"All I want is a hamburger with pastrami on it and to write a story about dick." (Image Credit: Mighty Moose Art, @mightymooseart)

Take The Cake: Diary For May 10 - Pastrami, Dick, Feelings

The point is: no matter how wonderfully delicious a man (or anyone) is, once you’ve seen him sneeze, fall, eat peanut butter or chew loudly, if there Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   05.18.17   |   SHARE
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I faced that fear with a hair cut. It showed me my unique beauty, unbound by societal expectations.

Why Cutting Your Hair Short Equals Better Sex

If a man isn’t attracted to me because of my hair, it tells me two things: Number one, he has a one-dimensional perception of femininity. Number two Read...
Emily Hill    |   02.16.17   |   SHARE
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Be careful not to be too active, because sweat and moisture ruins the tape’s grip.

Neck Tape: Because Women Aren’t Uncomfortable Enough Yet

“Introducing Nexsey! No more shall we hide our necks as we age!” Hold the phone, people. Something else to make us feel inadequate has been invented Read...
Sarah Broussard Weaver    |   01.11.17   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: How Patriarchy Is A LOT Like Chuck E. Cheese

One of my favorite ways to help people conceptualize patriarchy is by asking them to imagine a Chuck E. Cheese. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   09.15.16   |   SHARE
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Some French towns have banned the burkini bathing suit. Image: Shutterstock.

Banning The Burkini Reinforces A Single Story About Muslim Women: 'They Need Saving.'

The recent series of burkini bans in resorts across France was met with sensationalist global headlines about protecting national security and women’ Read...
Pina Sadar of The Conversation    |   08.23.16   |   SHARE
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