Amber Rose’s Feminism: For Women Who Have “Been Through Shit”


Reprinted with permission from Autostraddle Amber Rose’s SlutWalk in Los Angeles Saturday brought together hundreds of survivors and allies in the fight to end rape culture, victim-blaming and slut-shaming. But this SlutWalk was unlike many that had come before it—and in all the best ways. The event, which took place in Pershing Square, matched up […]

NEWSFLASH: LGBT Californians Make Legal Strides


Wednesday Oct. 7 marked a big day for LGBT Californians. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law four bills that protect same-sex families, LGBT students and more. Each of the four bills targets a different flaw in existing law: AB 959, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D), requires certain state health and social service agencies to collect sexual […]

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 […]

Remembering Grace Lee Boggs


Grace Lee Boggs, accomplished author, feminist, tireless community organizer and champion of civil rights, died “peacefully in her sleep” yesterday at her home in Detroit. She was 100 years old. Born June 27, 1915 in Providence, Rhode Island to Chinese immigrants, Boggs grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens. At 16, she enrolled in Barnard College, graduating in 1935 […]

We Heart: Students Wearing Scarlet Letters to Protest a Sexist Dress Code

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Young women at the Charleston County School of the Arts in South Carolina have been pinning homemade scarlet letters to their clothing to protest a school dress code policy they say is sexist. Organizers of the protest say they don’t oppose a dress code, but disagree with how it is disproportionately enforced with girls, while boys are given […]

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 […]

We Heart: Zendaya’s Beautiful Faux-Locked Barbie

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In an homage to the actor’s stunning Oscars look, Mattel is bestowing Disney star Zendaya with her own limited-edition Barbie. Considering this is the same look Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic saw fit to criticize, it’s thrilling to see Mattel take the opportunity to show that all hairstyles are beautiful. When Zendaya walked the red carpet at the Oscars […]

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 […]

How You Can Support Women in Prisons and Domestic Violence Shelters


Between 1980 and 2010, the number of incarcerated women rose by 646 percent—making the U.S. the country with the most women behind bars. In fact, one in three of the world’s incarcerated women is in prison in the United States. Yet about 70 percent have been convicted of non-violent crimes. The majority of those non-violence […]

The Top 5 Most Feminist Moments From the Emmys


If you missed the Emmys last night and were wondering if any of the many feminists nominated used their platform to say or do something epic, the answer is a resounding yes. The awards show was a night of many quotable, GIF-able feminist moments, and we did a countdown of the best ones below! 5. Amy Schumer and […]