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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 3, 2013
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 26, 2013
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 25, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.