6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

There is a stark gender parity in the tech industry that has been cultivated by bias held against women. And while there’s more awareness surrounding the issue, it is the unintentional and unconscious sexism that will be the hardest to confront. It’s best to recognize the microaggressions first to create a better work environment for women in tech. In recent […]

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Important Advice About Donating To Victims Of Disasters

Years ago, ProPublica investigated American Red Cross’s failed support of Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. From their research, they have some crucial advice when it comes to donating to disaster relief, which is still relevant today following the rampage of Harvey and Irma. Two years ago, we published an investigation with NPR into the American Red Cross’ failures in Haiti. […]

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MomsRising CEO On The End Of DACA: “Short-Sighted, Cruel and Harmful to Our Nation”

Statement from Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and CEO of MomsRising, a national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families: “President Trump’s heartless and damaging decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will have dire consequences for our communities and our economy. Our diversity is what makes our nation strong, innovative and prosperous; […]

Environmental Good Is THE Fashion Statement

Environmental Good Is THE Fashion Statement

San Francisco is at the forefront of social activism, and it’s no surprise that we also lead the nation in environmental conservation. Since this mindset is ingrained in locals, their consumer choices often align with their social beliefs. But we often overlook that shopping is one of the leading environmental waste industries. Despite all the production and labor that is […]

5 Ways to Use Apps to Avoid Pregnancy (or Make It Happen)

5 Ways to Use Apps to Avoid Pregnancy (or Make It Happen)

Thanks to advances in technology, there’s an app to track just about anything—including your fertility. Thinking about getting pregnant or still wanting to avoid it? We’ve got you covered. With so many options out there we’ve listed some of the best apps that will help you monitor everything from your period and ovulation cycle to your cervical fluid and basal […]


#MeToo And Silence Breakers: TIME’s Person Of The Year

#MeToo And Silence Breakers: TIME’s Person Of The Year

On December 6, TIME Magazine revealed their 2017 Person of the Year (POY), and it was a far cry from the 2016 pick of Donald Trump. The POY was “The Silence Breakers”, a title designated to all of the people involved in breaking the silence around sexual harassment and assault. The overwhelming response garnered positive responses, as well as some […]

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Trump’s Accusers Demand A Bipartisan Investigation

Trump’s Accusers Demand A Bipartisan Investigation

President Donald Trump has been accused by 16 women of sexual assault and/or harassment. On Monday, three of those women chose to speak out again, hoping that the recent shift in the social climate would amplify their voices and effect change. Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds, and Rachel Crooks spoke at a news conference in New York, organized by Brave New […]

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Katharine Graham’s Untold Story In “The Post”

Katharine Graham’s Untold Story In “The Post”

In 1976, the movie “All the President’s Men” came out, detailing Bernstein and Woodward’s account of exposing the Watergate scandal. Much of the journalistic firepower was accredited to the Washington Post’s executive editor, Ben Bradlee. Katharine Graham, the president of The Post at the time and a major component of its journalistic success, was all but left out of the […]

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Try These L&P Winter Holiday Looks!

Try These L&P Winter Holiday Looks!

Winter is the season where you want to look your best without compromising the layers of clothes that keep you warm. No matter the occasion, L&P has got you covered with must buy pieces this holiday. DATE NIGHT Heading out in the cold to meet your S.O.? Take a simple jewel toned dress up a notch with dangly earrings and […]

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Our Favorite Feminist Men Of 2017

Our Favorite Feminist Men Of 2017

With the election of Donald Trump in January, many women prepared themselves for a year of defeat. And while Trump hasn’t let us down in that area, there have been some surprising benefits to Trump’s seemingly anti-women presidency. Combined with opening the floodgates of sexual harassment allegations, the brazen Trump administration has brought out the inner feminist of many high-profile […]

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How Black Women Are The Most Vulnerable To Maternal Deaths

How Black Women Are The Most Vulnerable To Maternal Deaths

On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving’s “village” — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye and send her home. The afternoon light was gray but bright, flooding through tall arched windows and pouring […]

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Affordable Coats For The Chilly Season

Affordable Coats For The Chilly Season

When the crisp, winter breezes give you chills you can’t shake off, then it’s time to throw on a coat to stay warm! There are plenty of coats to peruse, so we picked out a few budget finds worth the investment. From luxurious faux fur to activity-ready coats, slip into these outerwear pieces for your strolls during this lovely holiday […]

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Never Forget: Trump’s War On Women In 2017

Never Forget: Trump’s War On Women In 2017

A lot has occurred in regards to reproductive rights during Trump’s first year in office. 2017 was filled with legislation and decisions by the Trump administration about women’s rights, and spoiler alert: they weren’t positive developments. And not only were the Trump administration’s decisions harmful for women of the United States, they affected women worldwide. On his very first full […]

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The New Status Symbol: Rich Mothers With Big Families

The New Status Symbol: Rich Mothers With Big Families

There is a well-known relationship between income/education level and family size. The higher a woman’s income/education level, the fewer children she will have. This has held true for quite a while: until now. According to the US Census, in the last three decades, the negative correlation between a woman’s income/education level and number of children has reversed. Women in families […]

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15 Gifts To Give Your Badass Feminists This Holiday

15 Gifts To Give Your Badass Feminists This Holiday

It’s the end of the year, which means the winter holiday season of gift-giving is finally upon us! To help you out with your holiday shopping, we’ve compiled a list of items to give to your female-empowering, equality-loving friends. Or you could add some of these items to your list and subtly let your loved ones know what you want […]

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When Victims Report Rape, Prosecution May Await Them

When Victims Report Rape, Prosecution May Await Them

There’s growing widespread support for rape victims who come forward. But that’s not the case for some victims across the nation, unfortunately. Some are still confronted with doubt and abuse. Some are even prosecuted for reporting the rape. This story was co-published with The New York Times. The women accusing the Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct have faced […]

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How To Make A Sweater Statement

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Sweaters are closet staples especially when temperatures drop. Although simple sweaters are great for layering in outfits, having a few unique and bold sweaters are a wonderful way to express yourself, even when it’s chilly. Here are a few tips about how to style a statement knit. Rina shows us how: Nothing beats pairing your favourite knit with your best […]

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What L&P Is Thankful For This Thanksgiving

What L&P Is Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the time to take a moment and reflect on what you’re truly grateful for. And while most people will agree on the Thanksgiving “staples” of gratitude (family, friends, health, etc.), the reasons we’re thankful for them might not be as widely accepted. And let’s be honest, there’s a few more things to be thankful for around the holidays […]

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The Reality Of The Global Gender Gap

The Reality Of The Global Gender Gap

Early this November, the World Economic Forum published its latest Gender Gap Report. And the results were less than satisfying. The 2016 Gender Gap Report found that it would take 170 years to close the global gender gap at our current rate of progress. Now? That number has increased to 217 years. The truth of the matter is that a […]

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Top 5 Empowering Work Fashion Of 2017

Top 5 Empowering Work Fashion Of 2017

Last week, we shared with you a list of 5 weekend fashion trends that were popular for this year. We continue that list with 5 fashion styles that are work-appropriate, but still possessing the same female empowerment characteristic that was prevalent in 2017. Check out our list below! Have you incorporated any of these work styles this past year? The […]

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8 Companies With 50/50 In The Boardroom

8 Companies With 50/50 In The Boardroom

Gender equality on corporate boards has become a prominent issue. Equilar’s Gender Diversity Index (GDI) tracks representation of females on Russell 3000 boards. Based on their research, as of March 31, 2017, women accounted for 15.9% of Russell 3000 directorships, up from 15.1% in 2016. Nearly one-quarter (24.3%) of new directors added to boards in the first quarter of 2017 […]

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