Feminism

Hold onto your seats—Tennessee lawmakers just made headlines again. But this time, it’s because they decided it's okay for people to take creepy videos of women without their consent. As long as they’re wearing clothes, that is. Three separate judges, all of whom were men, wrote three separate rulings concluding that it’s okay for people in Tennessee to film women without their consent, just as long as they are in public and fully dressed. The decision comes after a man by the name of David Lambert...
In a stunning display of circumventing accountability, disgraced actor and millionaire Kevin Spacey recently compared losing work due to sexual assault allegations from over 30 victims to people losing their jobs because of the coronavirus. He expressed this groundbreaking comparison at a virtual business event for a Germany company, Bits & Pretzels, according to the Los Angeles Times. He offered his thoughts in the name of providing perspective on losing a job — because the situation is completely the same, right?  Spacey started his 10-minute speech by saying he...
Title IX. Created in 1972, it’s the civil rights law that states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Title IX is also the amendment that covers sexual harassment and sexual violence at educational institutions, mandating that schools respond to instances of sexual harassment, violence, and assault, or lose federal funding if they fail to...
Up to 126,000 women are facing the possibility of losing access to contraceptives because of a Trump administration regulation being debated in the Supreme Court right now. This regulation overturns a procedure from Former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act that currently allows millions of women to access contraceptives for free through their employer-sponsored health insurance, according to ABC News. Because she’s just that metal, Ruth Bader Ginsburg dialed into the hearing from a hospital room in Baltimore, where she was admitted Tuesday following complications with...
“Why is the King always worth more than the Queen?” Maayan, an Israeli teenager, asked her dad during a game of cards one night. He wasn’t sure. They could have googled the answer or shrugged their shoulders and kept on with their game, but instead, Maayan and her father decided to create a deck of cards that places equal value on the male and female cards. Maayan announced her project on Indiegogo, where she raised money to make it a reality. She calls the deck Queeng...
Internet Intersectionality The exclusion of women of color from the feminist movement has been well-documented. But since the rise of “intersectionality” consciousness over the last decade, online feminist movements that center women of color, including #TimesUp, #MeToo, #BringBackOurGirls, #NotYourAsianSidekick, #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, and the Women’s March have come to personify the fourth wave while proving WoC can have it out through hashtags and pull up IRL. Following in the footsteps of the Combahee River Collective, that National Black Feminist Organization, the Women of the Young Lords, and the...
No job has gone untouched by this crisis, but for nannies whose work embeds them into the fabric of a family’s daily life, the pandemic has brought especially unique challenges. During a time when taking care of one’s family and one’s self is most important, some nannies have been expected to prioritize their income — and the well-being and comfort of their employers — above all else.  One New-York based live-in nanny spoke to The Cut about how she and other household staff have been driven...
IT’S NOT EVERY day you discover a 17th-century, cross-dressing, duelling, bisexual opera singer. But it happens every few weeks on social media. Someone will post, “Wow! Has anybody heard of Julie d’Aubigny? She’s amazing!” And the cult surrounding this fascinating historical figure grows a little bit bigger. So who was this remarkable woman? Mademoiselle de Maupin, also known as Julie d’Aubigny, was one of the stars of the Paris Opera in the age of King Louis XIV—a time of extravagant luxury and even more extravagant fashion. But...
Attention, all who care about reproductive rights! Happening right now on Thursday, April 30, this all-day, all-star fundraising extravaganza is hosted by Abortion Access Front, Shout Your Abortion, and Abortion Care Network with proceeds benefiting independent abortion providers. The fundraising event hopes to raise $100,000 for independent clinics. Everyone from your favorite comedians (Margaret Cho, Jenny Slate) to writers (Samantha Irby, Lindy West) to actors (Elizabeth Banks, Sandra Bernhard) will be appearing on @AbortionFront's Instagram live. Donate at KeepOurClinics.org. The event will continue until 10 p.m. EST,...
At a Honda Dealership in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a skilled woman mechanic was fired from her job after coworkers found her OnlyFans account, watched it at work, and proceeded to sexually harass her in the workplace. Kristen Vaughn, 24 years old, was set to become the first ever woman Master Technician at the dealership before she was abruptly fired. OnlyFans, a paid subscription content service, has become a popular medium to share adult content and x-rated entertainment. Rather than punishing the coworkers who viewed Vaughn’s private...