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Best friends can teach you how to do a smokey eye, introduce you to the joys of fizzy water, and play Toto’s greatest hits to calm you when you freak out about your future. My best friend has done all those things, but the best thing she ever did for me was to believe in me when I told her I thought I may have been abused by my father. I always knew my father was a bad guy — a narcissist that my mother left...
When Lauren Duca sat down to write “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America,” the Teen Vogue article that started a social media uproar, she had no idea that it would have the impact that it did. The 26-year-old journalist wasn’t looking to go viral; rather, she was trying to cope with her post-election feelings in the way that made the most sense to her. But since the piece was published, Duca has been thrust into the spotlight. Before the op-ed, Duca says she had had a little...
  In what could actually be our dreams coming true, actresses Brie Larson and Jane Fonda sat down to discuss the entertainment industry, the male gaze and sexual assault. In the interview published by NET-A-PORTER, Larson explains she’s been drawn to Fonda ever since she started acting, and views filmmaking as her own form of activism. The two discussed the many ways the patriarchy continues to shit on women’s lives, especially in male-dominated career fields. “I’ve been raped, I’ve been sexually abused as a child and I’ve been...
Did you know that a North Dakota bill was proposed in January that would legalize accidentally running over protesters blocking the roads? Or that there are bills proposed in nearly 20 states across the country trying to criminalize protests? Emma and the people from Voice Project, a nonprofit defending freedom of expression and supporting the art of activism, do. Their message: “It’s not enough to be angry. We have to take action.” Emma, a well-spoken, knowledgeable teen with a strong understanding of the pitfalls of these anti-protest...
Lady Parts Justice, a group of writers who use comedy to address the politics surrounding access to birth control and abortion, released their annual State of the Uterus address. Each year, Eunice P. Justice, a pink puppet uterus with large eyes and thick lashes, comments on the State of the Union, delivering her scathing opinion and breaking down the ins and outs of the current reproductive rights legislation. President Donald Trump delivered a statement to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and LPJ...

In 2017, there’s one group of people who are finally getting the long-awaited recognition they deserve: female NASA pioneers. Lego announced earlier this week that they’ll be adding five female NASA trailblazers to a “Women of NASA” Lego collection. On the heels of the recent film Hidden Figures, which features NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson’s story, this Lego announcement is a win for women of the STEM community, which has historically been male-dominated. Johnson, of course, is among the women included in the set. The idea proposal came...
During these bleak times, Oprah just said the words we all need to hear: that she hasn’t ruled out a presidential bid in 2020. On the season 2 premiere of the The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations, he popped the question, asking if Oprah could be the one to break that highest, hardest glass ceiling. Her answer was a much-needed surprise! In January, she told Jimmy Kimmel “Never! No, it’s not my thing,” but just over a month into the Trump presidency she is starting to...
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) is no silent woman, especially when it comes to Trump; even before he was elected into office she showed no sign of backing down against him. After his slew of degrading remarks to women, the disabled, latinos, and other minority groups, Waters vowed not work with him. And fully backing up her words, Waters refused to attend his inauguration along with other Democrats. Now, one month in, Waters continues her resistance against Trump-- this time, she refused to attend his speech...
Women’s History Month begins today, but last night Democratic women lawmakers kicked things off early. In a nod to the suffragette movement, dozens of representatives from the House wore white to Trump’s first address to Congress to make a powerful statement about women’s rights.   A noticeable chunk of white in a sea of black and gray, it was a powerful and peaceful way to remind Trump and the rest of Congress that women are here and they are watching. We may not have a woman president but...
The most fundamental way we can fight for our reproductive rightsBy Amelia Bonow In early December 2016, Ohio lawmakers stealthily pushed two abortion bans through their legislative session. One, dubbed “The Heartbeat Bill,” would’ve banned abortion at six weeks, before many women even know they’re pregnant, with no exception for rape or incest. If not vetoed by Ohio governor John Kasich, it would’ve been the most extreme restriction in the country. Instead, Kasich approved a law that bans abortion at 20 weeks, regardless of fetal viability....
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