Feminism

Over the past week, you might have seen a ton of women posting black and white Instagram photos with the hashtags #ChallengeAccepted and #WomenSupportingWomen. The viral campaign is a way for women to show off their support for one another. In a landscape that has traditionally pitted women against each other, this is meant to break the stigma that women cannot be supportive of other women. Many celebrities have taken part in this challenge, including Khloe Kardashian, Bella Thorne, and Demi Lovato, among countless others. Right...
This past Monday in California, publicly funded child care providers voted overwhelmingly to form a union in collective bargaining with the state. Organizers believe that this is the biggest U.S. union-organizing election victory in recent years. It seems to be the largest unionization election since 2011. The union, Child Care Providers United, was a joint effort between labor groups the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The local affiliates of these two unions will now represent the publicly...
If you are Black and transgender, you are five times more likely to experience homelessness than the general U.S. population. This is a reality that activist Kayla Gore fights against every day in her work with My Sistah’s House, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Black trans women and nonbinary people access safe housing in Memphis, Tennessee. There is so much wisdom, clarity, & vision in this profile of Kayla Gore, Co-Founder & Executive Director of @MySistahHouse. So moved by all that she is doing with My...
The WNBA’s season kicked off this Saturday by not starting at all. Instead, players from the Seattle Storm and New York Liberty walked off the court during the national anthem in an act of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement. Following their walk-off, the players held a 26-second moment of silence in memory of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old certified EMT who was shot to death by police officers while asleep in her Louisville apartment on March 13. “We are dedicating this season to Breonna Taylor —...
The women in congress are kind of on a roll, and we’re pumped about it. After an incident that went viral over last week—in which Republican Florida Rep. Ted Yoho allegedly called Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “f*cking b*tch”—AOC made a historic speech on the House Floor. Although Yoho denied the incident, he issued an apology on the House floor on Wednesday, claiming that since he has been married for 45 years and has two daughters, he is “very cognizant” of his language. “The offensive...
The Internet’s doctors are posting photos of themselves lounging around in bikinis with alcohol, and frankly, we’re living for it. Today, a 2019 study from the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery was posted on Twitter. In the study, three male doctors sifted through 480 vascular surgeons’ social media profiles and detailed the “unprofessional content” they saw on the accounts. The study concluded that half of recent or soon-to-be graduating vascular surgery trainees had an identifiable social media account, and of that half, one-quarter of the accounts...
Brooklyn activist Emily Gallagher just defeated one of the longest-serving members of the State Assembly, Joe Lentol. Gallagher will be representing the 50th District. The defeat came almost a month after the election, as they were still counting the votes in New York. Gallagher ended up taking the lead with the help of absentee ballots, which were higher than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lentol, who had been a member of the Legislature since 1973, conceded and stated, “It’s decided: The voters in the 50th...
Content warning for sexual assault of minors and coercion Former Miss Kentucky, Ramsey BethAnn Bearse, has been sentenced to two years in prison for sending sexually explicit photos to a teenage boy. The 29-year-old was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and ordered to register as a lifetime sex offender. Bearse admitted to exchanging the photos between August and October 2018, when she was working as a schoolteacher in West Virginia. The boy was one of her former students and his parents reported Bearse to authorities...
New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known for being outspoken and progressive. She’s been dubbed as part of “The Squad,” an informal title for a group of four progressive women who were elected in 2018. Other members include Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. It comes as no surprise that Ocasio-Cortez’s views aren’t popular with everyone, especially her colleagues across the aisle. But what did come as a surprise was when Florida Representative Ted Yoho accosted Ocasio-Cortez on the steps of the Capitol on Monday,...
Nick Cannon, known for hosting the successful MTV show Wild ‘N Out, recently came under fire for comments he made on a podcast. Because of these comments, Cannon was fired from Viacom, which includes his deals with Nickelodeon and MTV. On the podcast, he was speaking with Professor Griff, a former member of the rap group Public Enemy who was kicked out for antisemitic comments in 1989, in which he said that Jewish people were responsible for the majority of the wickedness in the world. Throughout...