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As if there were anything that could make us more excited about Hulu’s new series The Handmaid’s Tale, the full trailer was just released and it is bone chillingly good. Based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, the series takes place in a future where women are subject to brutal oppression under a strict religious regime. The trailer consists of a series of flashbacks that give context as to how things got so bad. The main character Offred, played by Elizabeth Moss, explains how she was “asleep...
*Tear this page out and give it to an Aunt who doesn’t “get it,” or a friend whose boyfriend “doesn’t really know any lesbians.” Great news! Same-sex wedding etiquette differs very little from wedding etiquette in general.I’m not someone who is easily offended, especially by people who are enthusiastic and supportive.Example: “I am so excited to go to a lesbian wedding!”This phrase was something I heard many times while wedding planning. Rather than try to correct every offender, I focused instead on the positive side of...
Five years ago, Nadya Tolokno and members of the punk band Pussy Riot were sent to prison for public acts of feminist activism. Today, she’s free and louder than ever. Here, she talks about rising up, getting rowdy, and pissing off repressive presidentsBy Erika W. SmithPhotos by Jeaneen Lund // Styling by Kime Buzelli // Makeup by Will Lemon Outfitted in colorful dresses, tights, and—most importantly—balaclavas that hid their faces, a group of fierce young women became activist icons overnight when they were arrested for performing...
  Donald Trump’s latest target is a 17-year-old who created the website, KittenFeed.com. Originally called TrumpScratch.com, the site features kitten paws that you can move around to scratch images of the president’s face. Instead of running the country, Trump has decided his priority is sending cease-and-desist letters to high school girls for making funny websites. “I was going to just let this go, but I think it’s, pardon my French, fucking outrageous that the president of the United States has his team scouring the internet for sites like...
Once again, Republican men are saying horrific things about rape. Yesterday, Oklahoma state representative George Faught shared his terrifying beliefs about women’s bodies, women's rights to control their own bodies, and the violence done against women's bodies. Faught is the author of a bill that would make it illegal in Oklahoma to pursue an abortion in the case of a genetic abnormality in the fetus. The proposed bill currently makes no exceptions for rape and incest. When asked by fellow state representative Cory Williams about these...
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