Garnet Henderson

Dancer, choreographer, personal trainer, and freelance writer based in New York City. More here.
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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.

Nov 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner: How To Answer the Awkward Questions Your Family Will Ask You

Fortunately, I've learned from my bizarre holiday experiences past. You know you're going to get some weird questions this Thanksgiving, or at least some that you'd rather not answer. Here's how to deal with them without running away and while (hopefully) maintaining your sanity.

Nov 19, 2013

Celebs and Activists Stand With #TexasWomenForever in Online Telethon [Lady Bits]

To help the women negatively affected by Texas' new abortion restrictions, several pro-choice organizations got together to put on an online telethon, hosted by comedians Lizz Winstead and Sarah Silverman.

Nov 12, 2013

Activist Mona Eltahawy Talks Sexual Violence, Healing, and Revolution [Lady Bits]

Her discussion of sexual assault, tattoos and healing branches out into a larger discussion of the need for a social and sexual revolution in Egypt, and the need to defend women's reproductive rights in the United States.

Nov 5, 2013

Are You a F*cking Feminist? [Lady Bits]

The fact that so many smart, powerful women either don't understand what feminism is or are afraid to call themselves feminists proves how badly feminism is still needed.

Oct 30, 2013

Federal Judge Blocks Part of Texas Abortion Law [Lady Bits]

On October 28, a federal judge struck down an important provision of the now-infamous Texas abortion law that could have forced one third of the state's abortion clinics to close.

Oct 22, 2013

Suffragettes Had a Snarky Sense of Humor [Lady Bits]

While feminists might not think it's funny that women get paid less than men for the same jobs, and have their personal medical decisions fought over by politicians, we have a killer sense of humor when we want to.

Oct 15, 2013

3 Women’s Fitness Myths That Need to Die Now [Lady Bits]

Some misguided ideas are repeated constantly, no matter how solidly they have been debunked by scientific research. Many of these are aimed at women in particular.

Oct 14, 2013

8 Viral Political Campaign Fails

The world gave us Sarah Palin (bummer), but the world also gave us Tina Fey.

Oct 8, 2013

Wendy Davis’ 7 Best Quotes in Honor of Her Run for Governor [Lady Bits]

If we know anything about Wendy, it's that she's a resilient badass, and if there's anyone who can stand up to a tough race, it's her. The woman was a teenage single mother who went on to graduate from Harvard Law.

Sep 24, 2013

50 Stories About Stopping Street Harassers: An Interview with Holly Kearl [Lady Bits]

People from around the world have shared their stories on the Stop Street Harassment blog, and 50 of those stories are the basis for Holly's new book.

Sep 17, 2013

WTF Is Revenge Porn And Why Isn’t It Illegal Everywhere? [Lady Bits]

Bad breakups suck. You have to pick up the emotional pieces, get your stuff back, maybe change your number, and... check for naked photos of yourself on the internet?

Sep 3, 2013

Diana Nyad Just Swam From Cuba To Florida. Really. [Lady Bits]

That's right, she's 64 and just swam over 100 miles across the Florida Straits.

Aug 27, 2013

Comedian Bridget Christie Pokes Fun At Sexism [Lady Bits]

All sexist stereotypes are stupid. But one of the weirdest ones still hanging around is that women aren't funny. It makes no sense, and there are so many hilarious ladies who disprove it. After all, where would the world be without Tina Fey and Amy Poehler?

Aug 20, 2013

The Paris Mayoral Race Is All Female, Meet The Candidates [Lady Bits]

This summer, there’s a bit of good news in the otherwise pretty dismal land of politics: one of the world’s most influential cities is about to have its first female leader.

Aug 6, 2013

Street Harassment: How About Standing Up To It, Guys? [Lady Bits]

I've been receiving unwanted male attention in public since I was about 13 or 14 years old, and it's never gotten any easier.

Jul 23, 2013

9 Great Movies Directed By Women in 2013 [Lady Bits]

Support a female director, and you're not only supporting her, but all the women that she hired.