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Is it possible to be a Muslim Feminist? How do these beliefs fit together? Well, as a Muslim Feminist,Let.Me.Tell.You. ~ TO: Those trying to liberate me from my headscarf. Those who place borders around their solidarity work. Those who are single-issue activists. Those who think Muslims can't be feminists. 1. You're probably referring to the fact that I cover my hair. (Which is apparently somehow oppressive now.) Not respecting MY CHOICE to dress as I wish is succumbing to the same patriarchal rhetoric that the fraternity at my/all uni(s)...
You can now text your senators and representatives any message you have for them! Started by a group of activists, Resistbot is “an experiment in daily civic engagement” that looks to “faithfully deliver the voice of the grassroots to Congress.” All you have to do is text “RESIST” to 504-09. The Bot will then ask for your name and zip code, and from there you can type any message you want to tell Congress. This is a great way for those who can’t physically call their congress people...
Ever hear someone refer to Plan B as “the abortion pill”? It’s frustrating with so much false information going around — especially when that information prevents people from using this really helpful pill. Lady Parts Justice League has once again put an end to the nonsense and giving us the straight facts about Plan B. Contrary to popular belief, Plan B is not an abortion pill but rather a birth control pill. LPJL explains in their hilarious video how the Plan B pill simply blocks a fertilized...
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...
Next week, Mike Pence will receive the “Working for Women” award from the Independent Women’s Forum, a conservative non-profit organization. The award is given to “an individual who values free markets, works to create a more dynamic and innovative work world, and celebrates the valuable contributions women make to society,” according to an IWF press release. So how, exactly, does this apply to Mike Pence? To state it simply, it doesn’t. Pence has an impressive track-record of actively working against the qualifications of the very award he’s...
“Wow, what a week for our poor president. He’s been bombing harder than Mike Huckabee at open mic night.” On Wednesday, Samantha Bee deservedly denounced President Trump’s recent budget proposal while also comparing it to the male genitalia. The "hard power budget" features federal cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, non-defense spending at the State Department, Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The plan, however, does propose a $54 billion increase in defense spending. “This kind of sounds like when an insecure guy...
  GQ has been plugging their new cover star, “the greatest tennis player of all time,” on Twitter this week.  But a number of tennis fans are not having it. Serena Williams has won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other player (23, to Federer’s 18) but as experts point out, there is no one concrete way to determine the greatest tennis player of all time, especially across both men's and women's tennis. Should it be based on singles titles? Prize money? Time spent at No. 1?  Fox...

Viewing this past election year through the lens of a survivor of sexual assault was extremely difficult. With the release of the now-infamous video where Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women our bodies, our stories, and our right to consent were thrust front and center. Many chose to tweet about their assaults with the hashtag #NotOkay. Others of us, already massively triggered by his attitudes and words about women, chose to stay silent. As a survivor, I think that both are valid reactions to a...
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