Why I Created Bye Felipe

I created the Instagram account @byefelipe three weeks ago in order to compile harassing and hostile messages men send to women after being rejected or ignored. Since creating Bye Felipe, it has become apparent that a standard trajectory of discourse with men online is this: Man hits on woman, woman rejects or ignores him, man […]

Are Women Struggling in a “Post-Post-Feminist” Career World?

Are women unhappy in their life paths? According to mother-and-daughter author team Barbara and Shannon Kelley, who have written a new book, Undecided: How to Ditch the Endless Quest for Perfect and Find the Career–and Life–That’s Right for You, women are having a tough time picking and then sticking to a satisfying career. Having been […]

Media, Critics Shun “Maggie Goes on a Diet”

The children’s book Maggie Goes on a Diet hasn’t even been released yet, but it’s already been deemed problematic by many, and rightly so. Even without reading the book, much can be gathered from both the title and the cover, which shows Maggie, the book’s 14-year-old protagonist, holding a dress while looking in the mirror […]

Maryland May Send Harriet Tubman to Washington

Harriet Tubman may become the first African American, first slave and 10th woman to be featured in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. She would be one of two statues representing the state of Maryland. Equal Visibility Everywhere (EVE), a nonprofit dedicated to placing more women as symbols and icons of the U.S. and […]

Dr. Carhart to Face Firestorm in Maryland, More Stalking

No matter where he goes, Dr. LeRoy Carhart is bound to meet resistance. For years, Dr. Carhart traveled each month from his clinic in Bellevue, Neb. to Wichita, Kan. to work with Dr. George Tiller. There he performed late abortions, a highly specialized practice providing vital health care to women whose health was threatened by […]

“Made in Dagenham” Recounts British Fight for Equal Pay

It’s not often that a blatantly feminist film is released to a wide audience. There are many films with characters who posses feminist qualities, but only a handful about the feminist movement itself in recent years. Actually, Iron Jawed Angels (released on HBO) and North Country are the only ones that come to mind. Made […]

Anti-Abortion Leader Convicted of Stalking Using WANTED Posters

Anti-abortion leader and head of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America Philip “Flip” Benham was convicted today of “criminal stalking with intent to cause emotional distress and disruption of domestic tranquility” for stalking a doctor with WANTED posters at his home. Benham had targeted several North Carolina doctors who work at abortion clinics in Charlotte, using old-West-style […]

Want a Pizza with That Pap Smear? Oh, and We’re Anti-Choice.

Question: Guess what genius new advertising tactic certain crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are using to get women in the door to their fake clinics? Could it be … listing themselves under “clinics” and “abortion” in the Yellow Pages? No, they’ve been doing that for ages. Could it be CPCs on wheels, you ask? Nope. Already […]

Welcome to the Blogosphere, European Pro-Choice Network

The European Pro-Choice Network, a new blog connecting pro-choice allies in Europe, has launched. Creator Sarah Diehl, director of the documentary Abortion Democracy, says it will help activists in EU countries support each other and make the topic of abortion access more visible. Isn’t most of Europe already secure with legal abortion? Actually, no. Diehl […]

The Echoes of Suffrage

Throughout the 72 years suffragists fought for the vote, they endured ridiculous arguments against women’s rights. “Because suffrage isn’t controversial now, showing people what it was like then makes it easier for them to identify with fighting for equality issues today,” says Wanda Sobieski, an attorney and the coordinator of Tennessee’s Woman Suffrage Coalition. The […]

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