How Harry Styles Subverted the Patriarchy by Wearing a Dress on the Cover of Vogue
On November 13, 2020, Harry Styles appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine wearing a dress. It wasn’t an understated dress either, but rather one with frills and a low neckline. And this wasn’t the only picture in the spread where he donned feminine clothing. In four other portraits, Styles sported skirts. These feminine stylistic choices weren’t meant to make a political statement; rather, Styles notes that he just enjoys experimenting with fashion:
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7 Travel Hacks for Women On the Go
We’ve always known that women are bold, strong, and powerful, but now the rest of the world is starting to catch up, too. More than ever, women are achieving higher career roles, starting their own businesses, or working side hustles.
Treat Yo' Self: A Self Care Gift Guide Tailored to Black Women
You were there, you know what 2020 was like. Not pretty. Black women and femmes were out there on the front lines doing what needed to be done. At the same time, we were receiving a lot of the heat. But we deserve a better tomorrow and we also deserve nice things!
The Period Stigma
I'm 21 years old and I've been having a period for the last 9 years. That's almost 470 weeks or about 3,250 days of experiencing period symptoms. Every 28 days I have to center my entire life around my period. What can I do with a pad on? How long I can do something before needing to go to the bathroom to switch out my tampon? Is my flow light enough to have sex? Is my pad visible through these pants? And don't even get me started on the period poops.
Why #drjillbiden Means so Much
More than a few academics and non-academics alike have taken issue with the latest Epstein article from The Wall Street Journal in which he stated his opinion that upcoming First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, remove her doctoral title from her name on the basis that it "feels fraudulent, even comic," as he proclaimed in the article's subtitle. What follows in his article is an opinion so misguided and infuriating that it is what rather feels comic.
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How to Make Your Period a Little More Tolerable
When I was fifteen, my periods were unimaginably painful. Once a month, I was bedridden for days, barely able to leave the fetal position. My gynecologist tested me for PCOS and other ailments, but couldn’t find the cause. With no clear diagnosis, she ultimately prescribed me birth control to mask my symptoms; while it was enough to help me get out of bed on those mornings, I knew I would need more if I didn’t want to waste a quarter of my life in discomfort.
8 movies about strong women and female empowerment
Professional success and prestige are often related to men. When it comes to cinema,the same isrepeated, that is, we see many narratives extolling male achievements and few films about strong women with female protagonism. However, there are stories that show another vision and serve as inspiration for the female audience.
How getting Rid of All My Old Underwear Was Lifechanging
I hear my friends talk about their sexy underwear, the corsets they wear on the weekends, the French knickers and push up bras, in general that feel good factor you feel just before getting into bed with their husbands. I remembered that feeling well, ever since my teens I always wore nice/sexy underwear, but after hitting my 40s and my husband throwing away most of my sexy underwear, I seemed to of stopped caring however, I didn’t realize just how much I stopped caring.
You are not alone. Together we can de-stigmatize speaking out about our experiences with sexual harassment, assault, and more.
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A Message to Women
If I had one piece of advice to give women...especially younger women...it would be: SPEAK and ACT YOUR AUTHENTIC TRUTH IN THE MOMENT and SAY NO
My Fourteen-Year-Old Daughter Won't Wear a Bra
My mother took me shopping for a bra at the first indication that breasts were budding beneath my sweater. The fact that she noticed was embarrassing enough — I’m not sure how I made it through the actual shopping trip.
The Fearless Sex Worker Who Fought for the Freedom of Women
The 19th century Kerala, India was a deeply caste-ridden society with the Namboothiris caste on the very top of the caste hierarchy.
Residents of India, the Caribbean, and American women celebrate Vice President Kamala Harris in unique ways
Vice President Kamala Harris is causing quite a stir around the world as she is being celebrated on 3 continents because of her historic victory. Harris was sworn in on Wednesday, January 2o, as the first woman, first African American, first African American female, first black woman from the Caribbean and the first Southeast Asian/Indian to hold the second-highest office in the land. The events of January 6, where Trump supporters stormed the White House did not dampen the mood for those who wanted to bask in this historic moment in time.
I "KNOW" I Love Me Enough
I am slowly learning how to be "me" again in my new skin, that quite frankly is, amazing skin! It is skin that I had before and set it down awhile when I was told it was not that great.
Why do some guys not want to take accountability?
So I've been feeling so frustrated because it's been 2.5 weeks and Steve still hasn't gotten back to me. He seems to be blatantly ignoring me as a human being and considering that he has committed a crime and that this is a grave situation, it makes you wonder why Steve would want to actively avoid even acknowledging what he did or just owning up to his wrongdoing. I just heard a speech by the former Prime Minister of Australia - Julia Gillard - who gave a 15-minute speech on misogyny and sexism to the members of the Australian parliament in which she publicly shamed a member (leader) of the opposition party for his years of misogynistic and discriminatory actions and speeches and remarks where he belittled and demeaned her on the basis of her gender. You can sense the frustration and the tautness in her voice, but her strength shows through. She mentioned that her opposition member only recently acknowledged his role in his misogynistic and discriminatory treatment towards her, but only after a newspaper article went out and disclosed his conduct; it was only after this that he "took cover" and outwardly tried to come around to her side because "it was politically expedient for him." (See Prime Minister's speech in October 2002. Similarly, in Steve's case, he has demonstrated a double standard in his treatment of women -- he states on his website that "he organizes women's conferences and gives keynote speeches to women" (ZamyGo), but has been reckless of his treatment towards me. On a brighter note, Kickstarter which sponsors the above's work, emailed me today and let me know that it decided to take action against Steve for his crime, which includes blocking financial payments, reprehending Steve or removing his start-up altogether. Although this is a minor development in the grand scheme of things, I was a bit relieved to hear that Kickstarter had taken some steps to rectify this situation, even though this wasn't the outcome I was anticipating. Yet, at the end of the day, why do some guys NOT want to take responsibility or demonstrate accountability for their actions, especially when they have harmed women or put their lives at risk.
My Teenaged Daughter is Out All Night
“You gotta be careful. This ain’t Disneyland around here. There are some bad people who are just looking for a pretty little girl like you.”
As she laid there cold and numb fighting the moon to close her eyes. Feeling the hay, mold into her back, as she is thrusted up and down, not taking her eyes off the moon, in hopes the moon could save her or the tree, maybe one star, just one. Her eyes swelled up like fountains about to overflow, as the tears fell down the side of her face they left a cold trail to her ears and further down to her throat. She felt a piece of her soul breaking, spirit leaving. Her innocence ripped from her chest down to underwear. Not comprehending what was happening but very much felt the hate, the evil of what was being done to her. She could not fight it, the power of evil was far too great. So she chose the moon, glared at it as her memories of running through the fields and picking flowers faded, smelling vanilla through the house as her mom had a cake coming out of the oven, all the things that brought her joy emptied, her smile gone. The thrusting stops, she hears the barn door open and close. It's cold and wet between her legs as if she wet herself, she could not feel a thing she couldn't even move. She felt as if an elephant had been on her crushing her, leaving her there to die. Her heart is thumping out of her chest, her breathing is slowing down. She looks to the beautiful moon and the silent night sky, the stars become blurry as it all blends together and fills with darkness. She falls into a sleep.
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