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  Andrew Moisey didn’t set out to say something about the #MeToo movement. In fact, the movement didn’t exist in the early 2000s, when he photographed frat parties for his art book The American Fraternity, released in November. When we speak, Moisey is very clear that his intent was to create an art book that captured a certain culture. “It feels cruel for the book to come out now because it’s the worst possible moment for the people who are in it—it’s an art book, not...
There is a new feminist support group in Los Angeles that is making major waves! The Women's Opposition Movement (WØM) is a non-profit collective in Northeast L.A., and they "aim to facilitate community action by bringing awareness to organizations that advocate for systematically underrepresented and disadvantaged areas of society, primarily benefiting women in Southern California." WØM is currently organizing fundraising events, and for their first event of the new year, they're having a Valentine's Day Bingo to benefit Alexandria House on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 from 2-6...
Whether you had the wherewithal to endure the racist-in-chief’s blathering for 90 minutes, or you spent that time catching up with new shows on Netflix (I hear Russian Doll is very good), it was impossible to escape the fact that the president’s annual State of the Union speech was last night. The bad news - our state of the union is terrible, and we didn’t need a speech to prove that! The good news - we now have even more badass women in Washington working...
February 6th is International Day of Intolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The Front, a documentary production studio and creative think tank, recently released a documentary called Here: Maasai Land. The documentary is about FGM in Kajiado, Kenya and about the group of women, led by Lucy Ito, fighting to end this horrific female circumcision tradition. According to the documentary, at least 200 million women have undergone genital mutilation worldwide,...
Last night’s State of the Union was full of some delightful positives (the Democratic women of the House of Representatives all wore white, a nod to the suffragists) and negatives (over an hour of Trump speaking). But the undoubtable highlight was Stacey Abrams’ speech, which made her the first black woman to give an official State of the Union response. Abrams’ response was full of moments of wisdom, including, “America is made stronger by the presence of immigrants, not walls.” She also referenced voter suppression, a major...
A scientific team recently reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal that women retain a higher rate of brain metabolism throughout a lifespan than their male counterparts. Dr. Manu Goyal of Washington University School of Medicine and his team found that women have a younger brain age (four years younger, on average) than men. As you age, the metabolism rate of your brain is reduced. In other words, as you grow older, your brain becomes less effective at producing energy, which...
Tonight, Trump will be giving his State of the Union address to members of Congress, and it’s bound to leave us with tons to talk about. Whether you have the emotional energy to sit through the speech, or you’ll just be reading the major points afterwards, one thing you should educate yourself on is the lineup of awesome women who will attend as guests of leaders like Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Kamala Harris. Some of these guests are better known than others, but all of them...

This piece discusses sexual assault. I tried to have fun, dancing to generic music blasting from the stereo and clutching a rum and Coke in my hand. My friends and I had decided to try out a new club, but I was already uncomfortable by how many guys tried to stick their tongue down my throat despite me showing no interest. Everything suddenly got blurry. I don’t really remember what happened next. I only remember being groped and the taste of beer in my mouth. My friends...
  21-year-old Parbati Bogati was found dead in a windowless “menstruation hut” in western Nepal, The New York Times and BBC.com report. Lal Bahadur Dhami, the deputy superintendent of the local police, said, “We suspect she died due to smoke inhalation and suffocation because she closed the door of the windowless hut and lit a fire on the floor for warmth during the night.” Abiding by an ancient Hindu tradition known as chhaupadi, Bogati isolated herself in an abandoned house. Chhaupadi, meaning someone who bears an impurity,...

In honor of Black History Month, F Yeah History is celebrating 4 Black women who changed history.  SHIRLEY CHISHOLM Before there was Hilary Clinton or Barack Obama, there was Shirley Chisholm. Political pioneer extrodinare, Shirley Chisholm has claim to a whole litany of firsts: first African American Congresswoman, first African American woman to run for the Democratic party presidential nomination, and the first African American to run for President. Born in 1924 in Brooklyn to working class immigrant parents, the importance of an education was installed in Shirley at...