Infinite Womanhood and Biological Horror in Annihilation

I stole my roommate’s copy of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” the moment we got home from “Annihilation.”

Five Feminist Poems for National Poetry Month: “To Sylvia” by Amy Levy

“To Sylvia” is from Amy Levy’s 1884 collection A Minor Poet and Other Verse. Reaching across the centuries to read the poem is an encounter with passion and desire.

(It’s Not a) Witch Hunt!

There is a suggestion that all those whose fingers are pointed at Trump are somehow enmeshed in a nationwide mass hysteria—that they are a heaving mass of gullible, deluded goodwives. But women know better. Women know what a witch hunt really is.

Rest in Power: Linda Brown’s Legacy is Still a Rallying Cry

Despite her powerful legacy, Brown’s fight goes on—and today, segregation in schools is rife and on the rise.

The (True) Histories of Warrior Women

If women’s history is told truthfully and interpreted correctly, it can enlighten the present. Similarly, false testimony and faulty interpretation can do great damage. And that brings us to bones.

How Renaissance-Era Sexism Connects the Fights for Gender Equality and Trans Liberation

Misogyny and anxious masculinity add fuel to political attempts to hold back transgender rights—and looking through the lens of Renaissance beliefs brings some of those remarkably persistent sexist attitudes into clear view.

Rest in Power: Rep. Louise Slaughter Was a Trailblazer and a Fierce Feminist

The late representative fought tirelessly for women’s rights over the course of her three decades in Congress.

The Feminist Legacy of Modern Women’s Clubs

In the 1800’s and 1900’s, women’s clubs were revolutionary destinations where women could work, gather and learn alongside one another—and, in some cases, plot their next moves in the fight for equality. Today, their modern iterations aren’t much different.

Curating History

Irma McClaurin’s new Black Feminist archive offers activists the chance to determine their own legacy.

Remembering a Turning Point for Feminism

Feminists deserve to know the stories of their foremothers. That’s why one organization is building a national monument to honor the five million women who fought for the right to vote. 

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