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It is a Jubilee Year, a.k.a. a Catholic year of Mercy, and Pope Francis is yet again proving to be James Dean levels of cool by directing priests to pardon women who have had abortions.  Generally, this is a good thing. Because it's a year of mercy, priests are encouraged to pardon and forgive all “sinners." Which is to say that women who have had an abortion have sinned, and have something they should be repentant for in the first place. That's ... Read More
Sometimes you just need a GIF to sum up how you’re feeling. From reminding us how awesome girl power is to smashing patriarchy to bits, these awesome feminist GIFs do just that. They're all we want to look at today. Check them out below!  1. When people ask how you became a feminist.   2. When you need to explain what Womanhood is.    3. When you just need to shut someone down.   4. When you're trying to contribute to the ... Read More
What do we associate with roller skates? Disco, afros, fast food, maybe Patrick Swayze in Skatetown USA. We definitely don’t think of the Victorian Age, which calls to mind matronly tight-laced women and extreme poverty as opposed to shredding it up at the local skating rink. But say you were a Victorian middle or upper class youth, and your every romantic endeavor was carefully watched by your elders... Wouldn’t you strap wheels to your feet in order ... Read More
As we all know, the current state of reproductive rights in our country is far from ideal. (That is, of course, if you’re into having some sort of control over when you bring a human life into this world.) But last week we hit a new low: An all-male committee of Republicans voted to end Colorado’s pregnancy prevention program, which is the most successful of its kind in the nation. So successful, in fact, that the National Family Planning and ... Read More
#HowToSpotAFeminist: She’ll be the woman with the scraggly beard tucked under a smelly armpit, brandishing a man-hating picket sign, spouting some anti-capitalist nonsense while breastfeeding in public, or burning a bra with a stick of incense. This was the intended mockery in the trending hashtag Doc Thompson recently sparked on The Morning Burn. Totally understandable: It’s just too hard to spot a feminist in this day and age, when normal looking ... Read More