Elizabeth Warren

Women We Love: Elizabeth Warren

The senior Senator from Massachusetts who was elected into office in November 2012 is the first female senator from the state. Previously a Harvard Law

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vine

Activist Viners Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Vine is a social media platform where users, referred to as Viners, post short 6 second video loops. The app launched in January of 2013

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white saviour

The White Saviour Complex: It’s Not Just a Problem in the Movies

The white saviour complex is most commonly talked about as a narrative trope in film and literature. The white saviour trope in fiction is where

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shaming

3 Ways to Confront Shaming Your Own Body

It’s time for me to confront the fact that I’m a complete and total hypocrite when it comes to body shaming. I don’t judge other

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4 Reasons To Stop Stigmatizing Menstruation

Globally, there are extremely strange myths about periods. Global Citizen  found some of the craziest myths about menstruation from the idea that sharks are more

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planned parenthood

What It’s Like Having an Abortion at Planned Parenthood

Life is filled with choices, some are incredibly difficult. I’d like to share the story of one of the most challenging ones that I’ve ever

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bad feminist

Am I A Bad Feminist For Being In Love?

For the most part, I’ve lived a solitary life and my personal space is very important to me. Socially and humanly, my third-world country has

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adoption

Examining Adoption in Children’s Shows

“Leia, do you remember your mother? Your real mother?” — Luke Skywalker, Return of the Jedi When I was a child, adoption in the shows I

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The Dark History of the Birth Control Pill in Puerto Rico

Author’s Note: This is the third article in an exclusive series originally published at Guerrilla Feminism titled “Porto Rico: America’s Forgotten Colony.” The title was

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Hillary Clinton

What Feminists Owe Hillary Clinton

There’s been a bit of talk lately about what exactly feminists owe Hillary Clinton. Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem recently came under fire for remarks implying

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Meredith Grey

Meredith Grey Declares Herself a Soldier in the Fight Against Sexism

Moderate spoilers for the 2/11/16 episode of Grey’s Anatomy.   On February 11, Grey’s Anatomy aired an episode called The Sound of Silence. Many of the feminist

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the radical notion

Volunteer Positions Available at The Radical Notion

Hey, there, fellow feminist! Looking to volunteer for The Radical Notion? Excellent. We are a grassroots, no advertisement, volunteer run website. We need folks like

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bronte

Emily Brontë, Author of Wuthering Heights, is a Feminist Icon

When I was fifteen I did a project on the Brontë family for my English class. The Brontë family were writers who lived in Haworth, Yorkshire in

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hard to get

‘Chasing Girls’ and the Boundaries of Consent

I saw a meme the other day that read: ‘A girl should be like a butterfly. Pretty to see, hard to catch.’ There are many things

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backhanded compliment

Fat Shaming & The Backhanded Compliment

Have you ever received a compliment that seemed a bit back-handed? A statement made towards you that you weren’t sure whether to take as a

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Virginie Despentes

French Writer Virginie Despentes Doesn’t Care if You’re Offended

When reading books, I go through phases that resemble food cravings when you just want one certain type of food, like you want strawberry flavored

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Art

Inside Puerto Rico’s Street Art Scene: A Conversation with an Afro-Latina Street Artist

Author’s Note: This is the second article in a new series originally published at Guerrilla Feminism titled “Porto Rico: America’s Forgotten Colony.” The title was

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cdc

Alcohol, Pregnancy, and Autonomy: What the CDC Gets Wrong

Recently the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a press release on the risks of alcohol-exposed pregnancies, which are pregnancies in which the fetus is

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poets

5 Badass Feminist Poets Everyone Should Know

If you ask someone to name a feminist poet, more than likely the answer will be either Maya Angelou or Emily Dickinson. Both of these

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Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo Uses Fame for Good

Mark Ruffalo, a 48 year old shorty pants, is currently up for an Oscar for his role in Spotlight. In the film he portrays Mike

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