Feminism

Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, and Sally Ride, the first female astronaut to go to space, are the first women who will be featured on a series of quarters within the next four years by the U.S. Mint. Each woman will be honored on the reverse, or tails, side of the coins, which will enter circulation in January 2022 as part of the American Women Quarters Program. The heads side of the coin will feature a new design of George Washington, according to The Seattle...
Once again this year, the National Bail Out collective is raising funds to bail Black mamas out of jail in time for them to spend Mother’s Day with their families. Describing itself as “a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers, and activists,” National Bail Out works to counteract the devastating impact incarceration has on Black families and communities by coordinating bail outs, employment opportunities, and resources. Their work and advocacy also helps the public stay informed while supporting the cause. Using the inclusive word “mama,”...
Billie Eilish’s new look isn’t the only thing people are talking about. During her interview with British Vogue, the “Therefore I Am” singer discussed sexual abuse of minors, including her own personal experience. The 19-year old singer revealed that her newest single, “You Power,” is about people, mainly men, who take advantage of individuals who are younger. She explains how, when she was younger, she never thought age mattered in a relationship.  “I used to not understand why age mattered. And, of course, you feel like that...
India is currently facing the worst COVID-19 crisis in the world. Last month’s death toll spiked to 58,000, adding to the 220,000 total deaths in the country. So far, the number of cases has reached 20 million, but according to Reuters, experts believe the number is higher.  India is in dire need of support and help. Vaccines are limited, hospitals are crowded, oxygen is in short supply, and crematoriums are overflowing, PBS reports. Healthcare workers are overwhelmed, trying to treat as many people as they can while the number...
As if periods were already too much of a hassle, German brand Pinky Gloves seems to take the cake for one of the most frustrating and unnecessary inventions for menstruators in recent history. After receiving extreme backlash for their newest product, designed for people to make as little mess as possible when changing their hygiene products, founders Eugen Raimkulow and Andre Ritterswürden went to Instagram to address the outrage. In a long-winded apology that was translated from German, the duo describes their remorse for creating the...
Trigger warning: transphobia, discrimination against trans women Around the country, anti-trans bills are being passed through State Houses with ease. One of the most recent horrific pieces of legislation is coming out of Florida. Here is a break down of the bill: The "Fairness in Women’s Sports Act" will bar "non-females" from participating in women’s sports at the interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, and club levels. It passed the House 77-40 and is now in debates in the Senate. The bill states that sports at these levels that are sponsored...
On May 17, 2001, Alissa Turney finished her junior year of high school. She was excited about her summer plans and was going to attend a graduation party that night, but she never arrived. The last time anyone would see Alissa alive was the day Paradise Valley High School adjourned for the year. @saraheturney Happy 37th Birthday to the kindest, strongest, soul I’ve ever known. ♬ My Best Friend - paravi (par-O-vee) 💖🌻🦋✨ According to Alissa’s stepfather, Michael Turney, the pair had celebrated Alissa’s last day of school with...
Trigger warning: rape/sexual assault The date of April 24th has been trending on social media platforms over the past couple of weeks. Users claim there is a video that originated on TikTok of six men declaring the day “National Rape Day.” The app investigated the matter and said it could not find the original video.   @anya_satch 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐘 𝐒𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘𝐎𝐍𝐄💗 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐤𝐚𝐲 #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #viral #xyzbca #april24 ♬ original sound - DeepThisQuotes👨🏽‍🦯 News sources such as USA Today have also said they have been unable to find substantiating...
On Monday, April 19, women’s rights champion Loujain al-Hathloul, 31, was awarded with the top European rights award for her women’s rights activism in Saudi Arabia. The Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, named after the former Czech dissident and later president, is awarded annually for civil society action in defence of human rights by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Hathloul "is one of the leaders of the Saudi feminist movement, having campaigned to end the male guardianship system, as well as the Saudi...
Journalist Brooke Baldwin stepped down from her role as CNN news anchor on April 16. She worked for the network for 13 years, beginning in 2008, and hosted the daily daytime news program CNN Newsroom for nearly 11 of those years.  Baldwin first announced she would be leaving the network on the February 16 edition of CNN Newsroom. “After most of my twenties working my way up in local news, I came to this network in 2008, in the midst of the Great Recession, as a...