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Garnet Henderson

Dancer, choreographer, personal trainer, and freelance writer based in New York City. More here.
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LATEST ARTICLES WRITTEN
Mar 25, 2014

Get Involved In International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2014 [Lady Bits]

We're told that harassment is a compliment. Being followed, threatened, told to smile, or being on the receiving end of unwanted sexual comments isn't a compliment. It's unacceptable.

Mar 18, 2014

Catholic Nuns Support Obamacare Birth Control Mandate [Lady Bits]

In a surprising announcement, The National Coalition of American Nuns has said it supports women's right to access free birth control under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Mar 11, 2014

Sen. Claire McCaskill’s Military Anti-Sexual Assault Bill Passes the Senate [Lady Bits]

The past year has seen unprecedented reforms in the way the military handles sexual assault cases.

Mar 4, 2014

Dartmouth Student Assaulted After Being Named in Online “Rape Guide” [Lady Bits]

The post, which appeared in January, gave instructions for how to make the woman want to perform oral sex. "If not," it said, "have her do it anyways."

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Feb 25, 2014

New Smartphone App to Help College Women in Abusive Relationships [Lady Bits]

Seeking to address the fact that women between the ages of 18 and 24 are at the highest risk for relationship violence, researchers at the University of Missouri and Johns Hopkins University have developed a new way for young women in abusive relationships to seek help.

CC Interviews the Girl Code Movement, New Anti-Sexual Assault Group [Lady Bits]

Spurred by their own experiences with sexual assault and the statistic that one in four college women will be sexually assaulted by the time she graduates, a group of Syracuse University students have started a new anti-sexual assault organization.

Feb 11, 2014

U.S. Abortion Rate Reaches Historic Low, But Not Because of Restrictions [Lady Bits]

That's right, it turns out that all those women on their slutty slut pills are bringing down the abortion rate.

Feb 4, 2014

Louisiana Passes Dramatic Anti-Abortion Regulations, Then Takes Them Back [Lady Bits]

Don't blink – abortion rights are being rolled back so quickly all over the country that it's tough to keep up. In 2013, lawmakers introduced over 300 different abortion restrictions, and 2014 is shaping up to be yet another record-breaking year.

Jan 28, 2014

Jan 21, 2014

Fragile Ladies Will Ski Jump in the 2014 Olympics For the First Time [Lady Bits]

Good news for people with ovaries: the International Olympic Committee (IOC) finally thinks your reproductive organs are sturdy enough to compete in ski jumping.

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Jan 14, 2014

America Gets A C- In Women’s Reproductive Health, Because Of Course We Did [Lady Bits]

You know what the worst part is about the news that America’s grade for women’s reproductive health is a C-?...

Jan 7, 2014

Why Janet Yellen, First Female Federal Reserve Chair, Is Awesome [Lady Bits]

Yellen will be one of the few women among the world's central bankers. But if anybody is ready to take on that boys' club, it's Janet Yellen. Here are five reasons she's awesome aside from the obvious fact that she's the first woman ever to be appointed to this position.

Jan 2, 2014

How to Stay Fit While Studying Abroad

Staying fit is probably one of the last things on your mind if you're preparing to study abroad. You're thinking about all the new people you're about to meet and the experiences you'll look back on for years to come.

Dec 31, 2013

10 Women’s Issues to Watch in 2014 [Lady Bits]

2013 was a tumultuous year filled with advancements and setbacks for women, debates about what it means to be a feminist, and discussions about the shortcomings of the mainstream feminist movement. Here are a few big 2013 issues to keep an eye on as they continue to develop in 2014.

Dec 24, 2013

Give a Feminist Gift This Holiday Season [Lady Bits]

What with all the gifting and traveling, I know that finances can be extra tight this time of year. But if the giving spirit so moves you, there are lots of organizations you can contribute to that do great work to help women.

Dec 17, 2013

Meet the Feminist Speaker Beyonce Samples on Her New Album [Lady Bits]

Over the past few days, the internet has been all abuzz over Beyonce's stunning new visual album. It's amazing because... Beyonce. But for those of us feminist nerds out there, one of the most exciting parts of all this is that we're witnessing Beyonce's feminist evolution.

Dec 10, 2013

HuffPo Debuts New Section Dedicated to Sexual Assault on College Campuses [Lady Bits]

The Huffington Post has added a new section to its ever-expanding website: one entirely devoted to the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. It's called "Breaking the Silence: Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus," and features news articles and firsthand accounts from sexual assault survivors.

Dec 3, 2013

Julianne Moore’s Top 5 Feminist Quotes, In Honor of Her Birthday [Lady Bits]

Today is a special day: it's Julianne Moore's birthday! And if you don't know why that's exciting, then we're not friends anymore. Kidding. No, but seriously.

Nov 26, 2013

10 Feminists You Should Be Following on Twitter [Lady Bits]

Sometimes Twitter is a depressing place. Like yesterday, for example. Yesterday, the Washington Post, a highly respected news outlet, decided that it would be a good idea to use a graphic description of sexual assault to get clicks.