We Spleen: “Sexing Up” Women’s Soccer

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Marco Aurelio Cunha, a Brazilian’s women soccer official, has a lot to say about the Women’s World Cup currently underway in Canada. Brazil has the potential to win the tournament, but Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail recently reported that Brazilian media has shown little coverage of the games so far because Brazilian fans just aren’t […]

We Heart: Ruby Rose on Gender Fluidity

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If you haven’t seen a friend or loved one since June 11, it’s probably because they’ve been in bed binge-watching the new season of Orange Is the New Black (we were pretty excited that it was coming back, too.) Despite the sudden influx of 13 new episodes, it didn’t take fans long to pick a new show […]

Laverne Cox’s Most Fearless Quotes on Trans Acceptance

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As TIME magazine said on its iconic cover last year featuring trans actor Laverne Cox, we are at a “transgender tipping point.” The challenges that trans individuals face, such as higher rates of joblessness, homelessness and violence, are finally being pushed into the national dialogue in a way they haven’t been before. That is due […]

We Heart: Barnard College’s Decision to Admit Transgender Women

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Since its founding in 1889, Barnard College has been a women’s college devoted to furthering women’s interests and empowerment. On June 4, the college announced that it would soon be expanding its mission to include a more diverse representation of women. The fall of 2016 will mark the first year that Barnard College will admit […]

We Heart: Fun Home Sweeps the Tonys!

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In a short comic for Vulture titled Fun Home Coda, cartoonist Alison Bechdel reflected on the process of watching her life turned into a dramatic stage performance after her best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home, was taken on by writer Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori for adaptation into a broadway musical. On the experience of hearing the […]

We Spleen: Women as “Tomatoes” in Country Music

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Last week in an interview for Country Aircheck Weekly, radio consultant Keith Hill, described as “the world’s leading authority on music scheduling,” offered up this spleen-worthy tidbit about the role of women in country music radio: If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out. The reason is … women like male […]

We Heart: Marvel’s Badass Microtech Challenge for Girls

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According to a report from the American Association of University Women, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women through education and research programs, the United States will need 1.7 million more engineers and computer scientists within the next 10 years. With women and girls still severely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math, otherwise known as “STEM” […]

Our Favorite Funny Women Call Out Sexism in Hollywood

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Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Gina Rodriguez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ellie Kemper and Kate McKinnon. Imagine all these incredibly talented women comedians in the same room together. Talking about battling misogyny in Hollywood, how to be funny and still be feminist, and why women need to stop starting so many sentences with “sorry.” Now stop imagining because The […]

We Heart: The Truth About Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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There are more than 3,500 “crisis pregnancy centers” across the country—you likely have one in your community. CPCs are faux clinics staffed by people with little to no medical training and are often located near abortion clinics. The staff provide false information about pregnancy to women in an attempt to dissuade them from obtaining abortions. […]

We Heart: Taylor Swift’s Feminist Evolution

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Taylor Swift’s feminist evolution continues. Just last year, she had a “feminist awakening” and embraced the label after years of side-stepping the issue in interviews. She credited her friend, Girls creator Lena Dunham, with her change of heart, saying Dunham made her realize she had been a feminist all along. Now she’s speaking out even more, […]