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The hashtag #WhatWomenWantIn4Words started trending Friday morning, and lucky for us, men seized this opportunity to prove how complicated women are. I mean, they have a point. We're so confusing!! We truly use a secret language that men can't possibly understand. And do we REALLY even know what's best for us? If only we would just say what we mean. It's like we speak in code... Everyone knows women are incapable of making up their minds, even when it comes to the simple stuff. If only it was easier to...
Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) slayed during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings, and (unsurprisingly) she's being chastised for her directness, both in the hearings and in the press.  After a hearing filled with “I don’t recall” and “I’m unable to answer that” statements from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Sen. Harris attempted to pin him down on his bullshit and pierce through his slow-rolling deflection. When, for the umpteenth time, Sessions invoked a “long-standing Department of Justice policy” that prevented him from commenting on private communications with...
A teenage Irish girl seeking an abortion in Dublin in late 2016 was instead held in a mental health facility for days, according to a recent report from Ireland's Child Care Law Reporting Project. CNN writes that the girl, who is a minor and is not being identified in news reports, was evaluated by a psychiatrist as depressed and suicidal. The psychiatrist sent her to Dublin, accompanied by her mother. The girl and her mother believed they were traveling so the girl could get an abortion,...
In-person, Janet Mock shines brighter than the Hawaiian sun she was born under. The woman TIME called “one of the most influential people on the planet” started her career as editor of People.com in 2006, then went on to work as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and as a contributing editor for Marie Claire, where she came out publicly as a trans woman in an article in 2011. In the years since, she’s been using her visibility as a journalist, activist, author, and MSNBC pundit...
It’s a well-known fact that Amber Rose is very comfortable posting fire selfies on social media. Most recently, she posted a photo of herself featuring none other than (drumroll please) her bush! Though we loved it, the photo has been taken off Instagram because it "violates the site’s community guidelines" — even though nothing is showing other than her bush. She responded with a video of the eye roll we were all feeling and a smile with the comment, "When IG deletes ur fire ass...

Ashley Graham is all about body positivity. For her, that is not just loving her curves, but loving her bush!In a recent interview with Glamour, for their July Sex issue, the model got real about all things sex. The spread included a question and answer section with the readers, where a fan who recently stopped getting Brazilian waxes asked, “Am I the only single woman with a bush?” Graham’s response was, “Honey, I have a full bush. Period. It’s about your preference and your partner’s...
Massive budget cuts to Texas’s health care system are finally starting to show as a study by the University of Maryland reveals that their maternal mortality rate has increased drastically within the past decade. Still, Texas lawmakers have yet to make any major strives towards fixing this issue. Texas boasts the highest maternal mortality rate, not only in the United States, but in the entirety of the developed world. Between 2000 and 2010, that number hovered between 17.7 and 18.6 deaths per every 100,000 births. After...
Several days after the 2016 presidential election, I received an email that gave me my first glimmer of hope — the subject line read, “Feminist support group.” A couple of very cool ladies I knew had an idea: let’s get together, talk about what’s going on, and figure out ways to make a difference. Since then, that’s exactly what we’ve done. Here’s how you can do it, too. SEND AN EMAIL - Take five minutes and reach out to a handful of feminist-y women who might...
“With this executive order,” Mr. Trump said at a celebration in The Rose Garden on May 4th, “we are ending the attacks on your religious liberty.” Pause for a collective sigh, because we all knew what that meant: the rolling back of fundamental rights based on the "moral issues" of the religious right, in this case, the rolling back of birth control coverage.  Yesterday, May 30th, 2017, the Trump administration kept their promise and announced that they are reviewing legislation that will roll back a rule, fought for by...
If you've ever wanted to watch an episode of Shut Up and Listen, the fictional show Lilly Moscovitz hosts in the Princess Diaries, then we have great news for you – actress Heather Matarazzo has turned Lilly's show into a weekly podcast. In the same way that Lilly unapologetically spoke her mind onscreen, Matarazzo uses the podcast (which is named, of course, Shut Up and Listen with Heather Matarazzo) as a platform to do the same 16 years later.  The podcast premiered on March 28th, and...