Feminism

This doctor mom is making it her mission to educate children on anatomy in a hands-on and fun way. Known as The Breakfasteur, she has over 37 thousand followers on Instagram and almost 5 thousand subscribers on YouTube. In a collection of playdough molds, The Breakfasteur has constructed a series of child-friendly operations, ranging from an ovarian cystectomy, a nail matrix biopsy, a hernia repair, and more. Her most recent mold video, operating a cesarean delivery of a toy spiderman, has sparked controversy, some calling...
“Why are girls to be told that they resemble angels; but to sink them below women... Yet they are told, at the same time, that they are only like angels when they are young and beautiful; consequently, it is their persons, not their virtues, that procure them this homage,” Mary Wollstonecraft says in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). Wollstonecraft is regarded as the mother of Western feminist thought, and her texts are widely acknowledged as the major foundational philosophy for the women’s...
Top row left to right: Allie Young, Latosha Brown, and Morgan Dixon. Bottom row left to right: Vanessa Garrison, Kamala Harris, and Taylor Crumpton. You may have already heard about the hard work that Stacey Abrams did in Georgia to get out the vote, and help turn her traditionally red state blue, but she's far from the only woman of color who contributed to Trump's ouster. Many other Black and Indigenous women also put their efforts towards getting Trump out of office, by mobilizing record numbers...
Earlier this week, abortion rights were on the ballot in Louisiana and Colorado. In Louisiana, voters passed an amendment to the state constitution adding clarifying language that the state does not offer protection for abortion rights or funding. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, abortion policy will be left up to the states. Louisiana already has "trigger laws" in place, meaning that abortion would automatically become illegal in the state if Roe falls. But adding insult to injury, this new amendment  would make...
For the first time, New Mexico has elected all women of color in its House delegation. The House Democrats are Deb Haaland, who won her reelection in the 1st Congressional District, and Teresa Leger Fernandez, who will now represent the 3rd Congressional District. Republican Yvette Herrell, a member of Cherokee Nation, will represent the 2nd. In 1990, Hawaii became the first to elect all women of color to Congress, but the state only has two congressional districts. To be fair, Delaware has technically also reached the...
A rising star on the political scene, Stacey Abrams was cheated out of winning the Georgia gubenatorial race in 2018. Since then, she’s focused her efforts on protecting voters’ rights. Here, she talks with her friend, Amber Tamblyn, about the very serious threat to our presidential election—and what she plans to do about it. The morning after 2020’s Super Tuesday election, I found myself waking up in a Florida hotel room, hung over with a half-eaten bag of Doritos by the bedside and a Le Tigre...
Top left to right: Michele Rayner-Goolsby, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sarah McBride, Ilhan Omar. Bottom left to right: Kim Jackson, Sharice Davids, Cori Bush, Mauree Turner.    As was expected, Election Day has turned into election week. Mail-in ballots are being diligently counted, and both sides are holding out hope. Although we do not yet have a decision on the presidential seat (spoiler alert: this could take a week or more), there were major victories for LGBTQ+ people, women, and people of color last night. Celebrating these victories is necessary...
Protests in Poland have erupted this week following the country’s decision to ban nearly all abortions. Last Thursday, a constitutional tribunal ruled that abortions for fetal abnormalities violate Poland’s constitution, making pregnancy terminations near impossible. This ruling is only an extension of the country’s already restrictive abortion laws, which have ranked Poland one of the most dangerous European countries for people with uteruses. Julia Przylebska, president of the tribunal, said that abortions in the case of fetal abnormalities are “eugenic practices with regard to an unborn...
Patience and Kashish, two high school girls from Kampala, Uganda, are intent on more than just their studies: the duo created a program to combat the stigma surrounding periods that often causes young girls to drop out of school because of shame, pain, or lack of easy-to-use period products.  A study in BioMed Central medical journal found that out of the 40 Ugandan girls surveyed for their study, 28% were absent on at least one of their period days. This absenteeism can then lead to girls...
With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett solidifying uncertainty for the future of Roe v. Wade, today is a dark day for feminists everywhere. However, in less depressing news, the most recent polls show that women in swing states are on track to do some heavy lifting in securing a Biden win. Although a woman’s right to choose is hanging in the balance, a Biden presidency could allow for some stability with the possibility of a Supreme Court expansion. Ms. Magazine's polling suggests that in battleground states,...