She decides

She Decides: A Global Response to Trump

On January 23, as one of his first acts as President of the USA, Donald Trump resurrected the Global Gag Rule, also known as the

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Concentration Camps

Russian Concentration Camps: Updates and What You Can Do to Help

In Early April, though public reports have dated their existence as far back as February, it was reported that a number of concentration camps had

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Thirteen Reasons why

13 Reasons Why: Problematic Text to Promising Adaptation

Major Spoilers Ahead! The latest book-to-television adaptation in the young adult world is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher—a book that has been highly acclaimed

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Endometriosis and the Affordable Care Act: A Far From Perfect Match

March 31st marked the end of endometriosis awareness month, and while some people may never speak of the disease again now that we’ve turned a

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perfect survivor

Challenging The Myth Of The Perfect Survivor

It was a little while ago that a TED Talk started circulating around on the interwebs – one that caught the eye of many survivors

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Prison Abolition is the Feminist Issue We Need to Talk About

Typically when I argue that prisons are a feminist issue, I quickly become unpopular. “Prisons are here to protect us!”, folks exclaim, while writing me

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harsh crowd

An Interview with Harsh Crowd, the Feminist Rock Band that Defies Expectations

When I first read about Harsh Crowd in the Feb/Mar 2017 issue of Bust Magazine, I thought it was so fly that this rock/indie/punk band

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Valuing Domestic Work: The Patriarchal Hierarchy of Women’s Labour

The ‘traditional’ idea of men working outside the home, while women remain in the domestic sphere has only existed since the 1950’s. This was to

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Silly White Lady Nonsense: Critical Thoughts on Some Self-Help ‘Advice’

I was given the book You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero as a

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gillian anderson

Is “We” Really a Manifesto for Everyone?

“We: a Manifesto for Women Everywhere” is a fusion of feminism and self-help co-written by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel. When I first learned about

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With Democrats Backed Into a Corner, New Leaders Will Rise

The anti-Trump movement is showing signs of sustainability. People from all levels of American society, from private citizens to corporate giants, are resisting every step

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The Diversity in Superstore and One Day at a Time

I love drama. Give me deep, mind warping intricate storytelling that stirs every feeling in the human catalog of emotions and I’m all over it.

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What the Dead Can Teach Us About Today’s Politics

Following the tragic sinking of the Titanic, crews of search and rescue folks went to the scene and attempted to collect the bodies of the

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Bathroom Bills

What is the Real Purpose of Bathroom Bills?

Gavin Grimm is a seventeen-year-old transgender student from Gloucester County, Virginia. For several months in 2014, he used the boy’s bathroom at school with no

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Emma Watson

What Do Emma Watson’s Breasts Have to Do With Her Feminism?

With Beauty and the Beast now in theaters, Emma Watson has been in the news a lot lately; however, it’s not just because of her upcoming

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Should We Tolerate Being Underpaid and Underappreciated?

In the summer before graduate school, I moved to Northern Virginia and landed an internship with a major pro-choice organization. I could not have been

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toxic masculinity

The ‘Comments Section,’ Toxic Masculinity, and Domestic Violence

Though many people familiar with social media would advise against it, I always read the comments, as I’m sure most people on social media do.

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The Dark Side of Reddit: Misogyny, Racism, and Hate

Recently, this post graced the front page of Reddit with the title “Why work when you can try riding the pussypass everyday?” It features this screenshot of

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women's centers

Women’s Centers: What They Do and How You Can Help Preserve Them

Campus women’s centers*, once a hallmark of institutional support for women on campus, are at risk. Some have already been disbanded and with budget cuts

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grammy awards

The 2017 Grammy Awards Had an Inclusivity Problem

At the 2017 Grammy Awards, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow spoke about music and its ability to unite, especially in these times. We are constantly

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