Swipe Right For America

Swipe Right For America

Sixty years after Richard Nixon lost the first televised presidential debate to a television-ready John F. Kennedy, one fact remains—branding is everything. From Facebook to Twitter to Tinder, personal branding on social media is key. Today’s millennials have been conditioned through social media to equate likes and followers with success. The youth of today have a lifetime’s practice honing their […]

How To Handle Negative Criticism

How To Handle Negative Criticism

People who are ‘brutally honest’ are more interested in brutality than in honesty. – Alan Cohen Every now and then a new attorney reaches out to me and asks for career advice.  I am always happy to help, since mentoring is rare in the legal profession and I remember how difficult entering the profession was for me almost twenty years […]

BBC Vows That Half Of Its Workforce Will Be Women In 2020

BBC Vows That Half Of Its Workforce Will Be Women In 2020

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced in April that they would make diversity a priority in both workforce and content. The BBC has pledged to resolve gender disparity by ensuring that at least half of their 21,000 employee workforce will be female. In addition, the broadcaster will make an effort to ensure ethnic minorities, the disabled, and lesbian, gay, bisexual […]

Sexual Empowerment Without Sexual Entitlement

Sexual Empowerment Without Sexual Entitlement

For both parties involved in sexual enjoyment, the desires and preferences of both should be held at an equal level. However, when we demand for what we want, we break consent and can make the other party uncomfortable. One can still be sexually empowered, but enforcing entitlement does not support equality. Read on: Many feminists have recently come to realize […]

Hitting The Glass Ceiling? Start Your Own Business

Hitting The Glass Ceiling? Start Your Own Business

You are not given a dream unless you have the capacity to fulfill it. — Jack Canfield It’s a Monday morning at 8 am and I’ve just jumped off the elliptical machine.   I don’t have to get in my car to race through traffic for any reason.   I don’t feel any pressure to show up at an office full of […]


Jennifer Aniston Is Tired of Your Pregnancy Rumors

Jennifer Aniston Is Tired of Your Pregnancy Rumors

Jennifer Aniston wrote a beautifully heartfelt letter recently, finally addressing her feelings about how she is portrayed in the media. Aniston states she is not on social media, and usually ignores tabloid headlines about herself, but this time she has had enough. Aniston’s issue is with media representation of what makes a women happy and whole. She presses  the notion […]

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What You Need To Know About The DNC

What You Need To Know About The DNC

The Democratic National starts in less than a week, on July 25, 2016. Reverend Leah D. Daughty says that this will be “the most diverse and the most forward-looking convention that we’ve had in recent history.” Here’s a quick timeline of some of the most important moments in history for Democratic women! 1900 — The first time a woman ever […]

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Lena Dunham’s Brilliant Response To Kanye West’s “Famous”

Lena Dunham’s Brilliant Response To Kanye West’s “Famous”

Kanye West’s “Famous” has caused quite a bit of media uproar, not only since the song’s release, but even more so now that we’ve seen its visual representation. One of gender equality’s greatest enemies is high-profile “art” that sends the message to young people that it’s okay for women to be abused and hypersexualized and reduced to objects. Thankfully, around […]

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Feeling That Summer Blue

Feeling That Summer Blue

The summer isn’t getting any cooler for many of us, but the color of the season is certainly cool. Combined with the off-the-shoulder top that is in style, this is the look for summer of 2016. Here’s how Liat styled these popular trends: I really hope you’re not getting tired of this cold shoulder trend, ’cause I am not… It’s seems […]

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Men’s Objectification Of Women Starts At Birth

Men’s Objectification Of Women Starts At Birth

From the moment of birth, men are taught to view women as objects. The following four points exposes how men are instilled with this perspective from various aspects of their upbringing, whether by their parents or the system they exist in. If we want to change how women are viewed and treated, change must start from the very beginning. One […]

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The Pressure To Have A Perfect Pregnant Body

Author Mira Veda- 5 months pregnant. Photo courtesy of Mira Veda.

After saying congratulations, the second thing my mother-in-law said was, “don’t get fat” when we told her I was pregnant with our first child. My first thought was, “did she just say that. My second thought was, “This is the one time I should be allowed to get fat”. Accepting my pregnant body has already been a challenging and complex […]

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Picking The Right Oversized Dress

Picking The Right Oversized Dress

Oversized dresses are stylish, flowy, and comfortable, but can be a challenge to style! All it takes is one detail to make an oversized piece of clothing exude either fashion-forwardness or sloppiness. Keep in mind these following tips for when you’re in love with that one oversized dress but don’t know how to rock it. Sian tells us more: Oversized […]

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Find Self-Empowerment In Solitude

Find Self-Empowerment In Solitude

Although many people are passionate about independence, just as many people don’t want to be alone. We are considered to be social creatures and we can feel inspired by the connections we make. But to be in solitude has many personal benefits. This is why it’s important to embrace solitude for self-empowerment. The other day, as I was engrossed in […]

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A Declaration of (Reproductive) Independence

A Declaration of (Reproductive) Independence

In a podcast with Chelsea Handler, Anna Faris admitted that becoming a parent has made her less independent. Handler pointed out that being single with a successful career should allow her all the independence she could ever want. Faris replied that, though she loved her son, her agenda had become “secondary to everybody else’s.” It’s no secret that motherhood limits […]

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The Neutral Color You Should Wear

The Neutral Color You Should Wear

One of the most revered fashion rules is that one can never go wrong with neutral colors. Wearing black, white, brown, or grey by themselves or in combination with each other and by themselves will instantly upgrade any outfit. Here’s another neutral color to add to your closet color palette! Alyson shows us more: As much as I love SF, the […]

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Is Chivalry Dead, Or Should We Kill It?

Is Chivalry Dead, Or Should We Kill It?

In feminism of 2016, in which women strive for equality in all aspects of life, chivalry is a concept that is somewhat confusing. Today’s feminists are unsure of whether or not they should let their dates open doors, or pay for their dinner. Here is an analysis of how we should view chivalry, and how it affects a woman’s independence: I have […]

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Modern Women Are Villains In Mainstream Media

Modern Women Are Villains In Mainstream Media

Although a lot of present-day media cultivates and supports the independent woman, we have many modern female characters that perpetuate the idea that modernity makes women evil. This thinking thus supports a “good girl/bad girl” dichotomy that degrades women and pits them against each other. Here are some trends that upholds the “villainy” of modern women: Popular culture has a way of […]

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How To Get Excited About Your Closet Again

How To Get Excited About Your Closet Again

Occasionally, many of us rummage through our wardrobe and feel uninspired or bored with our clothing options. This boredom can last for days and result in a default outfit that one settles on, defeated. We call this a “style rut” and Sian has tips on how to get out of it. Do you stare into your huge closet, and say, […]

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6 Reasons Gender Equality In STEM Is Essential For Everyone

6 Reasons Gender Equality In STEM Is Essential For Everyone

Even when women are the majority of those receiving STEM degrees, the industry is still considered to be “male dominated.” Here’s why gender equality in the STEM industry is essential to fighting inequality everywhere: I can’t believe I still have to say this, but increasing the number of women in STEM fields is crucial to gender equality in all workplaces. We […]

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Waisted Independence And Beauty Ideals

Waisted Independence And Beauty Ideals

Our society may be advancing into the future rapidly with self-driving cars, 3D printers, and laser surgeries, but there is still one area that is distinctly in the past: the relationship between the female body and unrealistic beauty ideals. The peak of beauty in today’s world is a woman who has a large butt and full breasts, but has a […]

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The Mantra Of Lipstick&Politics

The Mantra Of Lipstick&Politics

“Intelligence is sexy” is Lipstick & Politic’s motto. The stereotype out there is that a woman can be sexy or she can be intelligent, but a sexy, intelligent woman is a paradox. Being attractive has, for a long time, thought to be the most important quality of a woman. Rather than prioritize beauty over intellect, Lipstick & Politics seeks to […]

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