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On February 27, New Delhi, India hosted another Period Fest with the goal to remove the stigma of menstruation. More than 300 people attended and signed a pledge to reject the myth that women are impure and unholy during menstruation and to support women against these lies. This year was different, however, as activists were mocking the male priest who claimed that menstruating women who cook for their husbands would be reborn as dogs and more absurd statements. “It is certain that men will be born...
Writer, scholar, and queer and feminist rights acitivst, Dr. Stella Nyanzi, was just released from prison in Uganda after her 18-month sentence. Last year, Nyanzi was found guilty of cyber harassment of the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni. She had written and posted a poem about Museveni’s birth and his mother’s vagina. An avid critic of the Ugandan government, the scholar was taken to court following the charges where dozens of supporters showed up to the courtroom in support of her. According to The Guardian, when asked...
Michael Bloomberg’s $400 million self-funded ad campaign may have been able to win him a place on the Democratic Presidential Debate stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 19, but it might not be able to win him the Democratic nomination. On the debate stage, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the other Democratic candidates immediately took the chance to address Bloomberg's many controversies and history of racism and sexism. “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced...
Founded by California state senator Holly Mitchell last year, The CROWN Act, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, is expanding, offering protection in three more states. Minnesota, Colorado, and Washington State are the latest states to pass the bill that will give African Americans protection from bias policies that target them in schools and/or the workplace due to their natural hair. Incidentally, according to the census, all three of these states have an African American population of less than seven percent...
After she was named 2019's most admired woman, Michelle Obama is clearly in the running to be most admired in 2020, too. After sharing a photo of herself prom in the 1980s on Instagram, captioned “throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress,” she called for young voters in the U.S. to register to vote.            View this post on Instagram                   Throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress. If you're a student or teacher, join the...
According to the law in many states, tampons and pads are a luxury. Not a necessity like you know, toilet paper, toothpaste, bandages, oh, and Viagra. Let it be known that what is and isn’t taxed differs from state to state, and the choices certain states make on what to tax and what not to is highly confusing. Something that has been up for constant debate over time, and even more so in recent years, is the question of whether menstrual products should be taxed....
It has been 120 years since the first women competed in the Olympic Games. In 1900, 22 women competed alongside 997 men in five different categories including tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrian, and golf. This was the very beginning of an era in which women athletes finally began to receive representation and recognition for a wide variety of sports. Each year, the Olympics have grown increasingly diverse, and it’s looking like the Summer 2020 Olympics are already seeing a wave of firsts for women’s history. 1. Tokyo...
Kotex has finally decided that menstrual blood now runs red, not blue.  Thanks to a new ad campaign released this month by the Kimberly Clark Corp.’s feminine hygiene brand, Kotex, it appears as if the commercial industry is finally taking steps to destigmatize “that” time of the month.  “Blood is blood,” said Sarah Paulsen, creative and design director for North American feminine-care brands at Kimberly-Clark. “This is something that every woman has experienced, and there is nothing to hide.”            View this post on Instagram                   Count on U by Kotex®...
Ladies, did ya hear? The world’s ultimate event for women is coming up this spring, and it’s called the 22 Convention. We’re being facetious. The 22 Convention, an event with the intent to “make women great again,” led entirely by men sounds like maybe the worst thing we could possibly think of. So naturally, we’re here to spill all the details on this meninist monstrosity. If you want to pay upwards of $2,000 to be told how to be a woman by a dude, then the...
Same-sex couple Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards married in Carrickfergus in a ceremony and made history with their marriage as a first in Northern Ireland on February 11. The couple engaged in 2015 and they’d been waiting to be able to marry since. Northern Ireland only just made same-sex marriage legal on January 13th, and so now Peoples and Edwards have become the first same-sex couple to marry! In Times Magazine, Edwards said that for their engagement: “Robyn had had a lock engraved by the end of their holiday...