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My daughter is three, and this will be her fourth Women's March. In fact, her entire existence knows the third Saturday of January as the day masses of people flood the streets in the name of women and smashing the patriarchy.  That's important. Her first Women's March, the inaugural march of 2017 (casually the largest single-day protest in American history), she attended in the form of a battery-operated Medlea breast pump. She made appearances on the floor of many a D.C. restaurant bathroom floor, because, you know,...
Womxm of the United States of America, rejoice! After an uphill battle that has lasted nearly 100 years, the Equal Rights Amendment just took a major step forward last night when the legislature of Virginia ratified the proposal, making it the 38th and final state needed to do so. Proposed in 1923 by Alice Paul, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is an amendment to the United States Consitution that ensures “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States...
Allison Donahue, a 22-year-old reporter for the Michigan Advance, was just trying to do her job and interview Republican Senator Peter Lucido when, in her words, he "objectified and humiliated" her in front of a group of Catholic high school boys. Now, Donahue is sharing her story, and critcizing the language men in power use around and about young women, in and outside of professional spheres. According to her Michigan Advance article, Donahue was hoping to ask Lucido to comment on a report that he was involved in...
A new study, published today in Social Science & Medicine, signifies a milestone for abortion rights, reports Insider. The study, conducted between 2008 and 2016, analyzed 667 individuals' emotions regarding their decisions to have abortions. The research carried out a week after the procedure until five years later. After the three-year mark, 99% of the participants said having an abortion was the right decision. After five years, the most commonly described emotion for 95% of the participants was relief. Such results lie in stark contrast with...
Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida began an online feud with State Rep. Chris Latvala yesterday, which prompted the resurfacing of a rumor that Gaetz had a sexual point system when he worked in the Florida House. It was first brought up by a reporter for the Miami Herald, Marc Caputo, in 2013 when he wrote a Tweet breaking down the rules of the supposed game: “Hey ladies! Source: young male FL Reps have point-system contest for having sex: 1=lobbyist 2=staff 3=other legislator 6=married legislator.” Not much...
On January 3rd, the United States executed a drone strike in Iraq, killing Qasem Soleimni, a top security and intelligence official for Iran. This act quickly escalated tensions between the United States and Iran and stoked fears of a military conflict. While many were concerned of a possible World War III that would re-enact the draft, others, in typical Gen Z fashion, made memes about the “impending” war.   Me when I find my friends in the same jail as me #WorldWarThree #worldwar3 #WWIII pic.twitter.com/rzPyLEsoT2 — World War...
Last night, presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuhar, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Tom Steyer took to the podium to face off in the seventh democartic debate of this election cycle. Just 20 days away from the Iowa caucus, a wide variety of topics were discussed amongst the group including issues on trade, healthcare, and how to tackle the Iran conflict. What garnered the most attention, however, was a question we are, frankly, quite tired of: Can a woman be president? We saw this...
Make-up Vlogger Nikkie de Jager, better known for her YouTube name NikkieTutorials, has come out as transgender in a 17 minute video posted on her channel. The Dutch beauty influencer has been uploading tutorials since 2008, and has since amassed 12.8 million subscribers on YouTube, 13.3 million followers on Instagram and 1.89 million on Twitter. She is considered one of the most followed Vloggers, alongside the likes of Jeffery Star, Tati Westbrook, and James Charles, and regularly collaborates with notable brands including Marc Jacobs and...
In recent years, sporting events have become synonymous with political protest. Athletes, such as the famed Colin Kaepernick, have used their influence to stand up to injustices and make statements against corruption. Last year, at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, two American athletes, Race Imboden and Gwen Berry stood up for what they believed in, kneeling during the medal ceremonies and raising a fist into the air after the national anthem, respectively. Protest at major sporting events, however, is nothing new. At the 1968...
  For the past few months, during Australia’s spring and summer, fires have devastated over 18 million acres of land, killed 26 people as well as an estimated one billion animals- some of which are endangered species. Many of the people who have lost their lives fighting the flames, helping others evacuate, and rescuing affected animals are volunteers. One of these groups is an all-female, all-indigenous crew made up of mothers and grandmothers named: The Lakes Tyers Aboriginal Trust Country Fire Authority (also known as the Banana...