Garnet Henderson

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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.

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.

Dec 3, 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 26, 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 25, 2013

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.