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Me and You As a feminist shopper, sometimes you want to put your money where your mouth is. Or, your booty. Luckily, a number of designers are making lingerie with the female gaze in mind. LonelyOne such artisan is New Zealander Helene Morris, who launched Lonely in 2009 because she “wanted to take away all expectations of how you ‘should’ look” in lingerie. High-waisted undies and strappy bras Broad City’s Ilana would happily rock take the place of thongs and push-ups. Now the brand has a team...
Malaysian makeup artist Saraswati uses her hijab and amazing makeup skills to transform herself into ultra-realistic Disney characters. The self-proclaimed Disnerd, known to her Instagram fans as Queen of Luna, has posted over 300 looks, dressing up as everyone from Belle to Jafar. The imaginative full-time mom is breaking down barriers and shattering the notion that the Muslim headscarf can’t also be a totally fabulous accessory or statement piece (for people who wear them for religious reasons, obviously.) The diverse looks are absolutely mind-blowing.    ''   Her love of cosplay...
It’s a fact that most women who are sexually assaulted never file a report with the police. You’ve probably seen this infographic showing how many rapists are reported to the police, how many rapists face trial, how many rapists are jailed and how many women file false accusations of rape: Knowing how unlikely it is that a rapist will spend even a minute in jail, it’s understandable why most women would rather not tell the police that they were sexually assaulted. The story of an 18-year-old...
“No matter what men think, abortion is a fact of life. Women have always had them—they always have and they always will. Are they going to have good ones or bad ones? Will the good ones be reserved for the rich, while the poor women go to quacks?” –Shirley Chisholm   Stephanie Toti is arguing the most important abortion and women’s health trial of our generation this Wednesday, March 2nd. The Supreme Court will hear Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that will determine the future...
I asked my mother if it was okay for women to call themselves sluts. We sat in her bedroom and had a conversation. I interjected only slightly for clarity.She begins:Actually, don’t call me a feminist, I’m one of the original feminists.It gives you power to be a slut, and then you realize that all men are emotional doofuses, and it makes you realize that men should just be out hunting, screwing , and working. So, calling yourself a slut contributes to helping men be men and women...
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