We’re Excited For These Female Leaders

We’re Excited For These Female Leaders

The 2016 presidential election results came to a stunning end with Republican candidate Donald Trump winning the electoral college votes to become president, while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won the nation’s popular vote. It was a truly unexpected turn of events and the country was close to having its first female president in its 238 year history. Although we will […]

30 Thoughts During The Final Presidential Debate

30 Thoughts During The Final Presidential Debate

If there’s one thing for certain about this presidential election is that many want Election Day to come sooner. The past three debates have been, to say the least, eye-opening and exhausting. They were fantastic opportunities to see how each candidate hold themselves and how each demonstrates what kind of leaders they would be if either became president. But receiving […]

When Toxic Masculinity Uses Feminism Irresponsibly

When Toxic Masculinity Uses Feminism Irresponsibly

It is so important that people of all genders work together to make sure that everyone is treated equally. Many of us advocate under the cause of feminism, but as feminism becomes more widespread, it can be susceptible to misuse. We must be cautious of when toxic masculinity uses feminism irresponsibly: Never is a man so potentially dangerous to a female-read person […]

How To Dress For Fall 2016

How To Dress For Fall 2016

Fall has finally arrived and it is time to hang up your summer dress and trade it for a sweater dress. Fall is such a beautiful season and one of my favorites. One question one may have and struggle with this upcoming season is how to change your wardrobe to dress accordingly to weather changes, yet still look stylish. This […]

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 […]


What We Can All Learn From Saffiyah Khan

What We Can All Learn From Saffiyah Khan

Saffiyah Khan catapulted into social media stardom this weekend as images of her insouciantly staring down a belligerent far-right protester graced screens across the globe. The image was snapped moments after Khan stepped in to defend another counter-protester, Saira Zafar. Khan felt compelled to intervene when angry protesters encircled Zafar, who wears a hijab. In addition to being the subject […]

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Photo by Sabrina Canepa

Everyday Women Through Larry Sultan’s Lens At SFMOMA

In the newest SFMOMA exhibit, photography from a few of Larry Sultan’s collections are on display. From his collaborative effort with Mike Mandel, Evidence (1977), a series of pictures from governmental archives, to The Valley (2000), which follows pornography photo shoots in suburban neighborhoods, Sultan has a unique talent for shedding new light on everyday life. This is especially highlighted […]

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Ashton Kutcher Wields Tech To Fight Child Sexual Exploitation

In February, Ashton Kutcher gave a powerful speech to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He discussed human trafficking and child pornography as well as the efforts of his non-profit organization, Thorn, to counter it. Founded by Kutcher and ex-wife Demi Moore in 2009, the organization (formerly known as DNA until the couple’s split in 2012) conducts much needed research in […]

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If Marine Le Pen Became A World Leader

Photo by Rémi Noyon

A campaign season perplexing enough to rival the Clinton-Trump debacle will reach a turning point next weekend after the first round of France’s presidential election. In the event that no candidate wins a majority, an election between the top two contenders will be held in May. Anti-immigration populist leader of the Front National Marine Le Pen is expected to face […]

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Let’s Reject The Menstruation Taboo

Photo by Jake Thacker

Most young girls and women of childbearing age menstruate.  And no matter how traumatic, out of the blue or totally normal the experience was, we all remember our first period. Long after adolescence, however, we still find ourselves (and others) uncomfortable with the idea of talking about periods openly, which further encourages the menstruation taboo. We’re here to tell you […]

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How 3 Poetesses Share The Female Experience

Photo by Kwesi Abbensetts

Art, and poetry specifically, is found at the epicenter of any given crisis or event. One way of expressing political, personal and social reactions or critiques is through reading or writing poetry. The universalization of emotions compressed into a poem provides a welcome outlet for just about anyone. Poets, whether intentionally writing about gender or not, are expressing experience. For […]

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Street Style San Francisco VIII

Street Style San Francisco VIII

San Francisco has such a diversity of fashion and styles, it’s difficult to classify the city’s style in one term. But that’s not a problem at all, especially since we get to meet the SF fashionistas on the streets. Check out the latest installment of our fashion series! No. 1: Jessalynn Occupation: Office manager at Open Door Style: Neat and casual […]

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How To Reclaim Sex And Safety After Sexual Assault

How To Reclaim Sex And Safety After Sexual Assault

It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it is critical that we better support survivors. We must help cultivate a safe environment. Many survivors of sexual assault will experience changes or difficulties when engaging in sexual activity afterward. When we conceptualize the ways a person is changed after sexual assault – whether big or small, temporary or permanent, and anything in […]

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Equality Between The Sexes In France: Not For Kids

Photo by Caleb Woods

Amidst the growing political tensions that ruthlessly divide our country, we easily forget that other countries face many of the same ideological battles. France, for instance, appears to people here in the States as not only the epicenter of high culture but a place of laissez-faire attitudes toward sex. They even elected a socialist president, François Hollande, in 2012. But […]

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Say Hello To Sunshine And Spring!

Photo courtesy of Alyson

After months of rain, clouds, and wind chill, sunny weather feels so welcomed in San Francisco. We’re seeing fashionistas break out their open-toed shoes, sporting short sleeves, and stylish sunglasses to match the mild temperament. You could say they’re “springing” into the styles of the season! Check out how Alyson is dressing for the weather: Hello friends (and sun)! Can […]

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Women In Leadership: Stronger Together

Women In Leadership: Stronger Together

The rise of female leaders in the world is improving at a slow but fairly steady pace. We have seen many incredibly driven women become catalysts for change by taking charge in their respective field. However, a question remains: how do we get future world leaders, decision-makers and even thought leaders to fuel the flame ignited by the amazing women […]

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Sexism In Silicon Valley Is Obviously Not Over

Sexism In Silicon Valley Is Obviously Not Over

Women in the tech field are often defined more by their frequent exposure to sexism than their actual work. From men only asking other men questions during meetings to male bosses directly objectifying their female employees, sexism ranges from subtle to overt. A survey titled “The Elephant in the Valley” focuses on inherent misogyny in Silicon Valley alone. For a […]

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Ruffles Are Making Waves In Spring Style

Photo courtesy of Liat

It’s time for spring! Although floral patterns are a staple trend for the seasons, there are plenty of other styles that evoke the delicate, petal-like theme, for example: ruffles! Ruffles are can be considered too frilly for some, but with the right outfit and patterns, ruffles can be as classic as florals, but more memorable. See how Liat does it […]

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Cracks In The Glass Ceiling

Cracks In The Glass Ceiling

Many remarkable women throughout history have paved the way for female leaders by breaking down the metaphorical glass ceiling in numerous fields, including politics and business. Because of these women’s efforts, we can see a global increase in the number of female leaders, ranging from politicians and community leaders to executives and entrepreneurs. However, the works is not done yet […]

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Pure Eating, Living, And Baking With Mandy Harper

Pure Eating, Living, And Baking With Mandy Harper

Mandy Harper started Wholesome Bakery with an interest in nutrition and sustainability. For starters, Wholesome Bakery caters to those with dietary restrictions and provides everyone with “guilt-free goodies” that are free of gluten, dairy, egg, soy and trans fat. How else is it different from other bakeries? Well, as Mandy says, “You don’t feel like crap after indulging.” How did […]

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First Steps To Approaching The Political Divide

First Steps To Approaching The Political Divide

Consumption does not always refer to what we put into our stomachs but our minds as well. When taking into account triggering political rhetoric, “fake news” accusations, and severe nationwide divide, it all begs the question: How do I process this information and approach it in an effective way? Many aspects of the current political discourse are harmful to marginalized […]

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