Feminism

In honor of Memorial Day, we've listed some women who have made enormous contributions to our nation's military while in the service. Here are some of the brave, badass, pioneering, flat-out incredible women that your history books probably "forgot" to mention. 1. Jacqueline Cochran  Via Wikipedia Commons While she is usually remembered as being the first woman pilot to break the sound barrier, she also has a badass military history. When she first tried to become a pilot in the US Airforce, she was denied, despite her incredible flying skills and multiple world records.
They are all out there, right now. Women who face it, are facing it, day in and out. I have faced it too. And kept quiet about it, because that is what people tell you to do. Politely sweep it under the carpet, because as a woman, someone else’s crime is still your shame.It all starts very well, as always. Both seem to love each other deeply, truly and madly. Things seem to go great for a while: Steps are lighter, the heart pounds harder, and you want to smile without any reason.Intoxicating, his happiness starts to mean the world.
The ever-acerbic Funny or Die does it again, creating quality internet content at the expense of social injustices women have to face.  In one of their latest videos, "The Best Safe Space For Women Was Made By This Man," the website parodies "male allies" who have created a "safe space" for women. The video immediately hits on the notion of men profiting from exploiting feminism, as well as women needing men to succeed.
THANK YOU. Finally, someone said out loud what we all say in our heads when we see mean comments about women on the internet. Here's what Amy Schumer had to say on Instagram in response to some ugly internet comments: "I meant to write 'good morning trolls!' I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you've never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda.
Yes, that headline is correct! It is not a typo! A Brooklyn couple is running through New York clad in spectacular, pink vagina costumes to raise awareness for women’s reproductive rights. The couple has a website called Conceived in Brooklyn, where you can see their escapades throughout the city and their adventures “vagactivism,” (a term coined by mic.com writer Nicholas DiDomizio). The site states that the couple is partnering with 50 Cents. Period.
Donald Trump’s remarks on “the woman card” swept the media and became a hot topic in election coverage, but when it came to providing commentary on this issue, which shows included women experts in on-air segments about “the woman card” in the first 48 hours following Trump’s remarks?Morning Joe, The Kelly File, and Fox & Friends all featured segments about the woman card... with 100% male analysts.We wish something as absurd as all-male experts covering “the woman card” was out of the ordinary, but unfortunately it’s part of an established pattern for these three shows.
When my now-husband and I decided to get married, our community was elated. But not long after, I started to notice subtle (and at times, not-so-subtle) differences in the way some of our friends and family began interacting with me. As a bisexual woman marrying a cisgender straight man, when I got engaged, I feared my queer identity would be further erased in the eyes of others. I certainly was not prepared when people began to replace my entire birth name, first and last, with my partner's as a compliment.
This morning, Oklahoma legislatures took the war on women’s bodies to a new level. Lawmakers approved a bill that would make it a felony to perform abortions and would make the procedure punishable by up to three years in prison. According to The Washington Post, “the bill also says that any physician who participates in an abortion will be prohibited from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in the state.” The bill passed in both the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the state’s senate by large margins.
  Unless you've been living "Under the Sea," you've probably been catcalled at some point in your life. Street harassment is an everyday annoyance for women when they're just living their lives, "strolling along down a — what's that word again? — STREET!" Speaking for myself, I've experienced ALL of them — and many of them in the past week. While science still can't explain to us WHY men catcall (are they trying to date us? IDK, I really DK), we know that catcalling can take on many forms.
Eight Iranian women have been arrested over “promiscuous” photos they posted on Instagram. The photos showed the women fully clothed, but missing a very important piece of attire: a headscarf. All eight of the women’s Instagram and Facebook accounts and any connected business websites have been taken down alongside their arrests.