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How to Talk to Women if You Believe Feminism Has Made It Really Hard to Know What Counts as ‘Harassment’ How to Talk to Women if You Believe Feminism Has Made It Really Hard to Know What Counts as ‘Harassment’

The world—already hard and damp and confusing—has gotten harder, more damp and confusing as fuck for men. Not for all men, of course. (#NotForAllMenOfCourse.)

Ask Agatha, or Don’t: Unsolicited Advice to a Woman Who’s Afraid to Be a Nag Ask Agatha, or Don’t: Unsolicited Advice to a Woman Who’s Afraid to Be a Nag

On Friday I read a Harper’s Bazaar piece by Gemma Hartley about the burden of emotional labor, and it left me baffled. To be fair, living in Trump’s America, I find myself spending more and more of my time baffled, befuddled and downright confused. I often wonder if I’m drifting away from center or if it’s everyone…

Thirst Traps Are Body Positive, Too Thirst Traps Are Body Positive, Too

Two months ago on a whim, I got my first tattoo. After an hour and a half, I emerged with a tiny Egyptian cross etched between my least favorite parts of my body—my breasts. It was a daily reminder not to ignore them and to finally start to embrace them. It’s safe to say I felt like Rihanna standing in the bathroom…

Everything We
Need to Know About the 53 Percent, We Can Learn From Watching The Handmaid’s Tale Everything We Need to Know About the 53 Percent, We Can Learn From Watching The Handmaid’s Tale

Why would they vote against their own self-interests? This was the question many of us asked—in anger, horror and complete confusion—after the election of the least competent president in recorded history (thus far).

Miss USA Clarifies Controversial Health Care Comments: ‘I Am Privileged to Have Health Care and I Do Believe That It Should Be a Right’ Miss USA Clarifies Controversial Health Care Comments: ‘I Am Privileged to Have Health Care and I Do Believe That It Should Be a Right’

After intense backlash over her comments about health care during the Miss USA pageant, newly crowned nuclear chemist Kara McCullough went on Good Morning America to “clarify” her controversial comments afterward, now insisting that health care “should be a right” for all.

The 2017 Miss USA Is a Proud, Black HBCU Graduate, and She’s Also Problematic as Hell  The 2017 Miss USA Is a Proud, Black HBCU Graduate, and She’s Also Problematic as Hell 

For the second consecutive year, Miss District of Columbia, a black woman and HBCU graduate, has been crowned Miss USA. Outgoing 2016 Miss USA Deshauna Barber crowned her fellow Washington, D.C., resident, Kára McCullough, 25, Sunday night in Las Vegas.

Black Nuclear Chemist Who Isn’t a Feminist and Believes Health Care Is a Privilege Crowned Miss USA Black Nuclear Chemist Who Isn’t a Feminist and Believes Health Care Is a Privilege Crowned Miss USA

Kara McCullough, who represented the District of Columbia, was crowned Miss USA 2017 during Sunday night’s pageant at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Watch: Black Women Dive Headfirst Into the Future With Virtual Reality Project

NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism is an art installation and virtual reality experience recently featured at the Tribeca Film Festival. The project, which seeks to put women of color in the virtual reality space, was created by Hyphen-Labs, a collective of women from diverse backgrounds.

No Romance Without … Resistance? No Romance Without … Resistance?

Come again? In a recent interview with Marie Claire, singer Janelle Monáe discussed her ideas when it comes to participating in resistance. I’m not going to lie: As a hot-blooded, fully grown and liberated woman who is in both her sexual prime and a happily grown-and-sexy relationship, reading this quote from one of …

I Am My Trans Sister’s Keeper I Am My Trans Sister’s Keeper

Mesha Campbell. Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow. JoJo Striker. Keke Collier. Chyna Gibson. Ciara McElveen. Jaquarrius Holland. Their names and faces lit up my laptop in a macabre montage. In the first few months of 2017, seven transgender women have been murdered—four within a single week, and most of them black.

On White Women Who Pen Criticisms of Beyoncé and Serena
When White Feminism Isn’t Enuf On White Women Who Pen Criticisms of Beyoncé and Serena When White Feminism Isn’t Enuf

The phrase “whiteness gone white” rings all the more true every time a talented-beyond-measure black woman graces us with her presence and is criticized for it. And white women are continually leading this cause.

How an NJ High School Student Is Paving the Way for Young Feminists How an NJ High School Student Is Paving the Way for Young Feminists

Back when I attended high school, there were tons of clubs to join, but had I known then what I know now, I would definitely have started a club that would have changed the environment of the high school. Thankfully, nowadays, there are high school students out there making a difference, like Mickeala Bland. Mickeala…

White House Hosts 1st United State of Women Summit White House Hosts 1st United State of Women Summit

The Obama administration has shown up and shown out for women, and the White House is stepping to the plate once again, hosting the first United State of Women summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

‘Selling Hot P--sy’: Strippers Talk Sexuality, Misogyny and Stereotypes ‘Selling Hot P--sy’: Strippers Talk Sexuality, Misogyny and Stereotypes

Strip clubs have dominated the black pop-culture scene for decades, with Atlanta being the central hub. So much of what we see in television, film and music, particularly as it pertains to black women and femme representation, is distilled from the lived experiences of dancers who sell sex or the illusion of sex.

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