Powerful Photos Show the Crisis Facing Canada’s Aboriginal Women

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Between 1980 and 2012, more than 1,100 Aboriginal women in Canada were murdered, and in 2013 there were 164 Aboriginal women who had been missing for more than 30 days. Those numbers come into shocking relief when the small population of Aboriginal—also known as First Nations—women is compared with the total number of missing and […]

We Heart: Engineering Student Jared, a True Feminist Ally


Last week, Eastern Washington University engineering student Jared Mauldin wrote a letter to the editor of his school’s newspaper, The Easterner, in which he showed what it means to be a true feminist ally. Mauldin’s letter, addressed to the women in his class, offers up some simple lessons every “men’s rights activist” or so-called “meninist” ought […]

California Now Has the Strongest Equal Pay Law in the Nation


On Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law the strongest equal pay legislation in the nation. The Fair Pay Act, introduced by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D), was passed by the State Assembly and Senate this summer. It ensures that women receive equal pay for work that is the same or substantially similar to that done by men. […]

Amber Rose Shares Her First Memory of Slut-Shaming, and it’s Brutal

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Model, author, businesswoman, feminist. However you know her, Amber Rose seems to be everywhere right now. From her forthcoming book, How to Be a Bad Bitch, to her FunnyOrDie video taking down double standards about casual sex, to her SlutWalk on Saturday in Los Angeles, Rose is unabashed in her feminist activism. On Friday, she hosted an […]

California Domestic Violence Survivors Gain New Protections


On October 1, the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill granting domestic violence survivors the legal right to transfer their cell phone numbers out of accounts controlled by their abusers. Currently, many wireless providers require account holders to grant permission to anyone wishing to transfer a […]

Planned Parenthood Is Under Attack. What Do We Do? Stand Up, Fight Back!


Earlier today, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards faced off for more than five hours with lawmakers in Congress, defending her organization and its work providing health care to millions of women and men. During the often-tense exchange, Richards reiterated to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that accusations that Planned Parenthood benefits heavily from the sale of […]

6 Ways You Can Stand With Planned Parenthood


Planned Parenthood provides critical health services—such as cancer screenings and STI testing—to 2.7 million women and men every year. But anti-choice lawmakers are wrongly claiming that Planned Parenthood mostly provides abortions (in fact, abortions account for just 3 percent of all the health services Planned Parenthood provides) and they’re fighting to strip the organization of its […]

New Study Reveals Scary Consequence of Catcalling


As if catcalling wasn’t bad enough, a new study has found that women who feel objectified may be more likely to become victims of sexual assault. The study, published recently in Psychology of Violence, found that many women who feel objectified begin to obsessively monitor their looks from an outsider’s perspective. That can lead to decreased sexual assertiveness and a higher risk […]

Introducing Your New #WCE: Ishita Malaviya, India’s First Woman Surfer

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Ishita Malaviya always dreamt of becoming a surfer, but didn’t think there were any waves in India, her home country. But about eight years ago, she and her boyfriend, fellow surfer Tushar Pathiyan, stumbled upon an ashram in the small university town of Manipal that was packed full of surfers from California. “We were super excited to […]

The Feminist Coloring Book You’ve Always Dreamt of Is Finally Here

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Plenty of brands, parents and even schools are embracing a more gender-neutral approach to childhood, but the options for creative kids who want to color remain limited. Princesses and gardens for girls, cars and trucks for boys—yawn! That’s why we were excited to discover Dream Big! More than a Princess. Each page of the coloring book features […]