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Having a vagina in tow on this journey called life can mean that you pay quite a bit more for day-to-day living, no matter the country you live in. With tampon taxes and pay gaps making national news, Buddy Loans, a British loan company, added up just how much more money it costs to be a vagina owner. Unsurprisingly, many of the things that cost women in the U.K. extra transfer pretty indiscriminately to the women in the States. Let’s do the math: 1. Read More
In case you weren't already aware, Lady Parts Justice is "a cabal of comics and writers exposing creeps hellbent on destroying access to birth control and abortion." They describe themselves as "Inclusive. Intersectional. Fun as Fuck." Evidence of this amusing form of activism can be found in their video "A Lady Parts Justice History of Birth Control." In the video, the narrator tells us a little story about the history of birth control in America. Read More
When I heard about Flavia Carvalho and her Projeto A Pele da Flor (The Skin of the Flower Project), I immediately knew I wanted to write about her. I have two very large scars on my body, one down my chest and the other across my back. Luckily, I’ve never felt too much shame around them, but all of my life, people have been eager to ask me questions about them, forcing me to recount their back stories. In some ways, I understand the questions; it’s natural to be curious about things that appear so unnatural. Read More
Recently, Glamour magazine held its 25th Women of the Year awards, honoring celebrities, politicians and everyday citizens including Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, the women who lost loved ones at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting in Charleston, and….Caitlyn Jenner. And unfortunately, there have been some transphobic reactions to Caitlyn Jenner’s win. Read More
In honoring the classic holiday song originally performed by Frank Loesser – I really can’t stay…say, what’s in this drink? – the Bloomingdale’s 2015 holiday catalog features a well-dressed woman laughing, head thrown back, while a man, troubled that he's caught in the Friend Zone, watches her with intent. A phrase floats between them at eye level, giving illegal and terrifying holiday party advice: “Spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking. Read More