Feminism

On Monday British writer Suzanne Moore took to The Guardian to pen a column in which she argues that transgender rights are a threat to women rights. In the article she says, “women must have the right to organize. We will not be silenced.” That message was heard loud and clear by over 200 pro-trans feminists in England. Taking Moore’s words to heart, these feminists organized and are speaking out to condemn the transphobic sentiments shared in the column with an open letter to The Guardian. In the...
When the ‘Vagina Monologues’ was first performed in 1996, it was a monumental moment for the feminist movement. It gave survivors of sexual assault and violence, and women as a whole, language for the feelings they had been having for years. It made them feel seen. Last night, playwright behind the famous feminist work, activist and founder of the movements V Day and One Billion Rising, Eve Ensler, gave a powerful speech in San Jose, California. And in that speech, she endorsed presidential candidate, Bernie...
Today, March 4th, 2020, marks the day the first major abortion case will be heard by the conservative majority Supreme Court. For many reproductive rights supports, it is a moment we have all awaited anxiously not only for the past few days since the case was announced, but since right-wing justices like Neil Gorsuch the notoriously pro-life Brett Kavanaugh were elected. This morning, hundreds of women and reproductive rights supporters from various groups gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. to support The Center For...
Collectively, I think we can agree that this year’s Black History Month was less than stellar. As we transition into Women’s History Month, the cross section of being Black and a woman in America is being tested. For entrepreneur Beatrice Dixon, creator of The Honey Pot, a plant-based feminine care company sold in Target, among other retailers, a typical Monday became an online firestorm. As part of its Founders We Believe In campaign, Target spotlighted Dixon to showcase her company as she talked about the impact...
  Adèle Haenel, French actress and star of Céline Schiamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, walked out of the 45th César Film Awards and appeared to say, “Shame,” after convicted pedophile and film director Roman Polanski won best director for his film An Officer and a Spy, or "J’Accuse.” The French title that has been adopted by protestors of Polanski and the award show. To award rapist Roman Polanski for best director in response to women being vocal about sexual assault in France, in today's #metoo...
This coming Wednesday, March 4th, the Center For Reproductive Rights is taking on the Supreme Court in a fight against a Louisiana law that will completely gut access to abortion in that state. This will be the first case on abortion to be brought to the Supreme Court since Trump elected conservative justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, and reproductive rights supporters are concerned to say the least. The main goal of the Center for Reproductive Rights is to bring anti-abortion laws to court in order...
When one thinks of Instagram, positivity and acceptance might be the last things that come to mind. On a platform that has quickly transformed from an application where one can post pictures from their average, everyday life to an application obsessed with carefully curated feeds and influencers, body positivity can be hard to come by. Until recently that is. Years ago, and even to this day, highly-edited photographs of idealistic body types littered the platform along with hidden hashtags that supported, if not encouraged, disordered...
This Monday, a woman, Holli Would, started a conversation on twitter after her OB/GYN wouldn’t let her get her tubes tied without her husband’s approval. After she asked if it was required by law, they said it’s not a state law but a company policy. Obviously this caused quite a stir and a lot of people were pointing out the similarities with the dystopian universe in The Handmaid’s Tale. It made people wonder why such a crazy concept was still around in 2020. Why are...
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Oscar-nominated Roma actress Yalitza Aparicio have joined forces to continue the fight for domestic workers’ rights. Both women have been outspoken, longstanding advocates for initiatives that would give better working conditions to domestic workers such as nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers. In many cases, domestic workers are forced into dangerous work conditions with little to no compensation. The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights would put a stop to that. Ocasio-Cortez and Aparicio met in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to discuss workers’ rights and took...
Scotland passed a bill on Tuesday, February 25 that will ensure free tampons and pads in public places. This will make period products available to all who need them — and they’re the first country to do so.  Many countries around the world have made strides tackling “period poverty”: for instance, Germany is cutting back its 19% tampon tax. German journalist Jule Schulte, who started a petition that collected over 80,000 signatures, argued to DW that “the father of the tampon tax never had a period.” Campaigners...