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San Francisco Government Stands Against President Trump

San Francisco Government Stands Against President Trump

In the aftermath of the presidential election, many citizens and organizations have been moved to progressive and liberal action in response to the victory of Donald Trump. One of the most powerful statements was made by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. In an 11-point resolution titled, “Resolution responding to the election of Donald Trump and reaffirming San Francisco’s commitment to […]

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Shockingly, First World Countries Like The US Allow Child Marriage

Shockingly, First World Countries Like The US Allow Child Marriage

Yes, child marriage is more legal than you think. Out of the 198 countries world-wide, 117 of them allow for child marriages. This includes the United States, which despite having first-world country status, the archaic minimum age of marriage is sixteen. The countries that do have a minimum age requirement of eighteen years old for marriage are often not adhered […]

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Anthony Weiner And The Rule Of Three

Anthony Weiner And The Rule Of Three

Brian Clark, in his CopyBlogger article entitled, “How to Use the ‘Rule of Three’ to create engaging content” suggests that things that happen in threes are somehow more effective. As a technique using humor, the Rule of Three renders a joke more memorable, more enjoyable, and somehow funnier. Recently, disgraced Democratic politician, Anthony Weiner, was caught in his third sexting […]

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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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Alicia Keys’ Empowers Women To Show Their Raw Beauty

Alicia Keys’ Empowers Women To Show Their Raw Beauty

Alicia Keys’ new song In Common is groundbreaking, mostly because of the photo on its cover. The photo shows the artist without makeup, her hair tied up in a scarf, skin freckled, and glowing. While this is a rarity for most figures at the forefront of the media, she appeared a few days later with a gorgeous and high profile […]

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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 […]

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The 11 Truths That Survivors Of Abusive Relationships Must Know

The 11 Truths That Survivors Of Abusive Relationships Must Know

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and it’s crucial for our society, as a whole, to take part. Whether you are a survivor or an ally, the most important practice to uphold is communication. Listen to when a person tells you he or she has gone through this particular trauma. For those who have experienced a trauma, you […]

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Netflix Documentaries For Women’s History Month

Netflix Documentaries For Women’s History Month

Happy Women’s History Month! There are many ways to celebrate and honor the progress and struggles of women, such as attending women-empowering events, sharing feminist articles, and reading biographies. But if you like to have a marathon of documentaries, we know just what you should watch for this special month. The following list features a variety of topics that involve […]

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Watch Out For These Terrible 10 Misogynists

Watch Out For These Terrible 10 Misogynists

This is a quick and dirty checklist for all of you feminists and allies out there living with male privilege and ready to move past feminism 101. Maybe you’re a man who is generally aware of the unfair advantages you’re granted in this society by virtue of your gender. You already know about the economic glass ceiling, the obscenely high […]

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Thank Goodness For Mrs. Claus!

Thank Goodness For Mrs. Claus!

One of the most popular (mythological) figures in our culture is Santa Claus. He’s typically depicted as a jolly, rotund, bearded old man in red and white who travels around the world on a flying sleigh pulled by reindeers to give presents to children on the eve of Christmas. It’s a story that no one will stop sharing, so Santa’s […]

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This Organization Reaffirms The Feminism Definition

This Organization Reaffirms The Feminism Definition

Ms. Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that’s “building a women’s collective power for social, economic, and reproductive justice,” has started an online campaign under the hashtag #MyFeminismIs. Participants of the campaign unite under the simple and inclusive definition of feminism: Feminism is the political, social, and economic equality of ALL genders. This broad definition is an umbrella–an opportunity for people of […]

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Lady Gaga Gives Hope To Campus Rape Victims

Lady Gaga Gives Hope To Campus Rape Victims

Lady Gaga dropped her newest music video, “Til It Happens To You,” last Thursday and it instantly gained over a million views in a day. Unlike most of Lady Gaga’s previous videos, this wasn’t stylistic and high concept nor was the song itself a pop-fueled dance tune that the songstress is famously known for.   “Til It Happens To You” is […]

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Here’s What Scripture Can Teach Us About Feminism

Here’s What Scripture Can Teach Us About Feminism

I was brought up in a church that was foundationally a hetero-patriarchy. It taught old-time religion, and its own form of oppression. It would be foolish to say that none of those ideas were internalized; it would be foolish to say that I have not come a long way. And it would also be foolish to say that religion is […]

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