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  • Symbliene E Griffin
    Published about 10 hours ago
    How to Rape-Proof Your Son

    How to Rape-Proof Your Son

    Yes, you read that title right. This is for all parents who want to protect their sons from the trauma of being accused of rape. And no, I’m not just going to say, “Teach them not to rape, Assholes!” This is some real, serious, and practical advice.
  • Harbor Compounding pharmacy
    Published about 12 hours ago
    How to regain stability from the best treatment for PMDD

    How to regain stability from the best treatment for PMDD

    PMDD afflicts a number of women beyond the United States. While no antidote has been discovered, practices are present that can support women to get back their days and continue living without fear of their menstrual cycle.
  • Gabriela Rubalcava
    Published about 12 hours ago
    Millennial girl, in a millennial world.

    Millennial girl, in a millennial world.

    Even if my Mexican, primarily Spanish speaking, mother had taken the time to sit me down at age 9 for the flowery, glittery womanhood speech… It would not have prepared me for the shit show that I find myself navigating through today. Literally none of it would have been relative to my life. She definitely would have emphasized the need to be the ideal mother and wife. You know the one who cooks and cleans and takes care of the children and maintains a full time job and memorizes every single family member’s social security number and somehow still manages to remain married to a hard working, faulty, alcoholic man. You know the one?
  • Violet Holt
    Published about 15 hours ago
    Too Close

    Too Close

    I was 18 years old during the summer of 2009. My family and I were off to Disneyland for a week-long vacation. I had a lot of fun throughout the week until the very last night. I was on my way to the hotel room after having a smoke. I had just come out of the elevator when someone approached me. He was wearing a solid white cook uniform and he rushed up to me to ask if I wanted to drink that night. I figured I might as well get drunk since it is the last night.
  • Deepti Raju
    Published a day ago
    CAVE OF DESIRE

    CAVE OF DESIRE

    “Are you a woman who believes in trendsetting . Are you a wave-maker, a tradition- breaker and a world shaker. In a day of age when women are still fighting for equal pay for equal work , its easy to see how we might have trouble with our self- esteem. Afterall we are still shaking off the sides effects of hundreds of years of training to be seen but not heard , to serve but not be served . But thanks to modern feminism, women are again fighting back against “traditional” idea that a woman’s role is simply to be an-in home cook, personnel maid, smiling living room ornament- today we women, tackle work and play, motherhood and muscle , beauty and bossiness. Afterall , what better quality than bossiness is there for the accomplished bosses and leaders of the world .
  • ZOOLOOK
    Published a day ago
    Queen Nanny

    Queen Nanny

    October 19 is an important day in Jamaica... Heroes' Day. The public holiday celebrates the men and women who have made an outstanding contribution to Jamaica. The day also recognizes seven historical figures who make up Jamaica's 'National Heroes'.
Staff Picks
  • Kyri Martinez
    Published 10 days ago
    The Importance of Women Encouraging other Women
  • Joshua Johnson
    Published about a month ago
    RBG: "Notorious" was more than a moniker

    RBG: "Notorious" was more than a moniker

    Random outbursts of applause erupted from the steps of the Supreme Court building last night. Parents carried their children, many already in their pajamas, in one arm, and held up phones, candles, and makeshift beacons in the other. A beacon — in remembrance of someone who, for so many, was just that.
  • Dani B
    Published about a month ago
    OnlyFans Weekaversary

    OnlyFans Weekaversary

    Just over a week ago I jumped head first into the deep end of a world I really knew nothing about, OnlyFans.com. If you know what this site is then i'm sure there was already a slew of opinions and thoughts that ran through your head the moment you got to the period of my first sentence. If you don't know anything about it, OnlyFans is a subscription based content creation platform that made a huge splash in pop culture because of its ties to nudity and explicit content. Right off the bat, this is one of the most controversial platforms that exist in our world today. So just as any other rebellious millennial, I of course had to press the "red button" and join. Its been one week, and I've learned more and accumulated better stories than the last 10 years of instagram and facebook combined.
  • Sarah Porter
    Published about a month ago
    Paint

    Paint

    I was 14 when my father first told me I needed to start wearing makeup.
  • malin evita
    Published about a month ago
    I Was Wrong: 'Cuties' Sexually Exploits Children. And No—The Context Does Not Matter.

    I Was Wrong: 'Cuties' Sexually Exploits Children. And No—The Context Does Not Matter.

    Warning: This piece talks about the sexual exploitation of real children as well as spoilers for the movie "Cuties".
  • malin evita
    Published 2 months ago
    I May Destroy You and the Hazards of Online Echo Chambers

    I May Destroy You and the Hazards of Online Echo Chambers

    This article contains spoilers for I May Destroy You as well as talk of rape and sexual assault.
Featured Collections
Activism
  • Jide Okonjo
    Published 7 days ago
    5 Interesting Things You Should Know About Aisha Yesufu.
  • Shentel Downes
    Published about a month ago
    On RBG's Passing

    On RBG's Passing

    I grew up with a homemaker mother, a working father. I was raised to believe that women belonged at home, men at work. I grew up with conservative Republican parents as a bisexual woman, and I heard a lot of political discussions between my grandfather and my dad and my great uncles. Women didn't talk politics in our house.
  • Dani B
    Published about a month ago
    OnlyFans Weekaversary

    OnlyFans Weekaversary

    Just over a week ago I jumped head first into the deep end of a world I really knew nothing about, OnlyFans.com. If you know what this site is then i'm sure there was already a slew of opinions and thoughts that ran through your head the moment you got to the period of my first sentence. If you don't know anything about it, OnlyFans is a subscription based content creation platform that made a huge splash in pop culture because of its ties to nudity and explicit content. Right off the bat, this is one of the most controversial platforms that exist in our world today. So just as any other rebellious millennial, I of course had to press the "red button" and join. Its been one week, and I've learned more and accumulated better stories than the last 10 years of instagram and facebook combined.
Beauty
  • Joy Johane
    Published 16 days ago
    Second Place in Like, Share, Subscribe Challenge
    Cynthia Gwebu: A woman for ALL women
  • N.M.Elmi
    Published 18 days ago
    What's wrong with being plus-sized?
  • The Mauve Rose
    Published 20 days ago
    Wearing makeup does not make you a girly-girl

    Wearing makeup does not make you a girly-girl

    A girl should be two things: who and what she wants
Body
  • Violet Holt
    Published about 15 hours ago
    Too Close

    Too Close

    I was 18 years old during the summer of 2009. My family and I were off to Disneyland for a week-long vacation. I had a lot of fun throughout the week until the very last night. I was on my way to the hotel room after having a smoke. I had just come out of the elevator when someone approached me. He was wearing a solid white cook uniform and he rushed up to me to ask if I wanted to drink that night. I figured I might as well get drunk since it is the last night.
  • Jules Fortman
    Published 2 days ago
    5 Things You Should Know During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    5 Things You Should Know During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Sometimes the things that are the hardest to talk about are the most important conversations for us to have. Unsurprisingly, cancer is one of those often-avoided topics. Discussions about cancer can be uncomfortable, unsettling, or sad. However, sharing information, offering support, and promoting community make these conversations invaluable.
  • Violet Holt
    Published 4 days ago
    Sour Apple Tears

    Sour Apple Tears

    November of 2008, Thanksgiving day rolled around, which also happened to be my 18th birthday. No party. No special plans. No company even. My friends were away with family for the holiday. Dinner at my house wasn’t anything too special. I finished my plate of the typical, traditional food, and locked myself in my bedroom for the night.
Book Reviews
  • CD Turner
    Published 13 days ago
    'The Handmaid's Tale' Analysis: Chapters 15-17
  • Kurt Mason
    Published 15 days ago
    Reading Is What? Fundamental!

    Reading Is What? Fundamental!

    I’m not even sure where to start with this one! This is, hands down, one of the funniest “self help” books that I have ever read. I’m generally not one for these types of books, but I knew that I had to give this a read. Life advice, hilarious stories, and beautifully captured photographs align to create the perfect reading experience. I think it is important to have diverse representation in all forms of media, and seeing two accomplished drag queens sit down and write a self help book as “modern women” is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of diverse representation.
  • Paula C. Henderson
    Published 2 months ago
    Books By Influential Women of Today

    Books By Influential Women of Today

    Books By Influential Women of Today
Career
  • Marielle Lewis
    Published 18 days ago
    HOW WOMEN ARE LEADING THE BIOHACKING MOVEMENT

    HOW WOMEN ARE LEADING THE BIOHACKING MOVEMENT

    Biohacking is a practice with HUGE potential for our health and wellbeing. And, while it’s been a primarily male-dominated industry, women innovators like our founders, Lauren and Katie, are leading the way in understanding how biohacking can improve our lifestyle.
  • James Patefield
    Published 19 days ago
    Where are all the Female CEOs?Singaporean Women in Business

    Where are all the Female CEOs?Singaporean Women in Business

    Women’s Equality Day on the 26th August and Businesswomen’s Day on the 22nd September are days dedicated to working towards a gender-equal world, recognising injustices, celebrating successes by women, and raising awareness of biases that existed historically and presently.
  • Caitlin Purvis
    Published 28 days ago
    Businesses Fighting For Female Empowerment

    Businesses Fighting For Female Empowerment

    When brand ethics shine through, customers will appreciate the company’s commitment when it comes to championing inclusivity and empowerment.
Fact Or Fiction
  • Leigh Fisher
    Published 2 months ago
    When You Feel Unsafe, Do You Start to Lie?

    When You Feel Unsafe, Do You Start to Lie?

    When the seed of doubt blooms and you decide you need to protect yourself, when do you start to lie?
  • Nia Canselo
    Published 4 months ago
    Opinion Time: Black Women aren't just angry

    Opinion Time: Black Women aren't just angry

    Earlier this morning I watched a post on Instagram of a video where Lil Wayne talks to 50 Cent about exotic women, while black women are just "angry". It's something that everyday just gets under my skin.
  • EnlightenedMindzSpeak
    Published 4 months ago
    A Cry Never Heard Too

    A Cry Never Heard Too

    As time went on Lilianna became best friends with Mary Jane. Her father had never looked at her the same and it felt like wonderful life that she once knew would never be the same. Before the travesty against her body she had been somewhat an ambivert, knowing when to be introvert and extrovert. However after the rape she went completely changed, becoming an introvert completely. It was as if her spirit internally had been crushed, no longer in touch with God. She started to question if he was real, why would he let that happen to her, was it her fault for being disobedient or sneaky. Poor Lilianna, a child that had to face so many hard questions.
Feminism
  • Whitney Smart
    Published a day ago
    Black Women: The Most Disrespected, Unprotected And Neglected Person In The World.

    Black Women: The Most Disrespected, Unprotected And Neglected Person In The World.

    “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” Malcolm X said these words in 1962. 58 years later, nothing has changed. At all. As a matter of fact, one could make the argument that with the advent of the internet and social media, it’s probably gotten worse. The Black woman’s body for centuries has been a topic of ridicule, scorn, lust and fetishization from both Black and white men and white women. The Black woman’s intellect even more so. Black women have been ridiculed as not being as smart as Black men, when according to the National Center for Education Statistics, Black women make up 64% of all bachelor’s degrees earned by Black people in the United States, and 67% of all associates degrees earned, statistically speaking. Black women have also been leading revolutions and carrying on movements when Black male leaders were either slain or imprisoned. The burden of the colour of our skin that we have had to shoulder, amassed with having to raise families, take care of elders and maintain social standing and our mental health is and has been beyond taxing.
  • Sitara folks
    Published 2 days ago
    What is feminism and what it is not?
  • Reki
    Published 7 days ago
    Female Empowerment

    Female Empowerment

    Female empowerment.
Gender Roles
  • Carly Woodhouse
    Published about a month ago
    Undressing, Cross-dressing & Androgyny

    Undressing, Cross-dressing & Androgyny

    Take a deep dive and explore the reasons of how and why female gender stereotypes are constructed. The area of study I am interested in is how advertising solidifies female gender stereotypes.
  • Tammy Reese
    Published 3 months ago
    Black Women Need Peace

    Black Women Need Peace

    We as Black Women have so much to deal with. Our children, significant others, parents, bills, pets, plants, house chores, work duties and so much more all need constant attention. It's life right? Yes, but we often too many times forget we need attention too! We may have the best support system in our siblings, parents, friends, co workers, and significant others. Our tribe may check on us every day. Yet we sometimes forget we must check on our selves. We have to make sure we take the time out of each day to see how are we feeling physically , mentally , spiritually , and financially. Kings lead and Queens stand beside, or behind our Kings, but Sis let's face it... it's us with the drive to handle it all and a lot of us do handle it all alone. If you are a single parent or if you have someone you are spending your life with it's us Queens that have a heavy weight on our shoulders because we know our men are so targeted, so oppressed that we try to take so much pressure off of them so they can lead and live peaceful lives as possible. This doesn't take away our happiness and peace we love to cater to our men and uplift them daily . Our Kings hold the household down, often are the major breadwinners, and decision makers. But still we be knowing what needs to be done and we get it done right ? We are so stereotyped to be strong at all times and never publicly show our emotions when sad or angry . It's levels of course to expressing any emotion, still we need to break the cycle and end the stigma and release what is in our souls, hearts and minds. Holding raw emotions in is not good for our mental health. If you are stressed , worried , or depressed Sis express that. Don't be ashamed , you know why? Because everyone on the planet felt those exact same feelings before. We are just the ones judged when we express it. I am so tired of us being looked at as angry black women when someone insults us and we check them on it. No we are not angry black women, we are black women who happens to get angry sometimes just like everyone else.
  • Liga Dixon
    Published 3 months ago
    She is Fierce.

    She is Fierce.

    “She's fierce, she's blunt and she's unapproachable” someone said. Is that so, I wonder? What do you actually know about her?
Health
  • Harbor Compounding pharmacy
    Published about 12 hours ago
    How to regain stability from the best treatment for PMDD

    How to regain stability from the best treatment for PMDD

    PMDD afflicts a number of women beyond the United States. While no antidote has been discovered, practices are present that can support women to get back their days and continue living without fear of their menstrual cycle.
  • Jenna Lynn
    Published 7 days ago
    Abortions and Ectopics.  A story.

    Abortions and Ectopics. A story.

    I'm 31. I'm also a mother. I generally work out everyday and eat a fairly healthy diet for the most part. I also have a bad habit of being a light smoker when I get stressed out but I was working on quitting. As I write this, I haven't had a cig in almost 2 weeks. I seem to always be on a quest to improve myself in one way or another.
  • Lynch Len
    Published 11 days ago
    What should women pay attention to during menstruation

    What should women pay attention to during menstruation

    Women are in a sub-healthy state during menstruation, so there are many things that need attention, and some things cannot be done. Women must pay attention to some details during menstruation, otherwise it will be very harmful to women. Especially some women feel that there is no need to pay special attention. It may be that you are still young. When you reach a certain age, some problems will arise over time. So what should women pay attention to during menstruation?
History
  • ZOOLOOK
    Published a day ago
    Queen Nanny

    Queen Nanny

    October 19 is an important day in Jamaica... Heroes' Day. The public holiday celebrates the men and women who have made an outstanding contribution to Jamaica. The day also recognizes seven historical figures who make up Jamaica's 'National Heroes'.
  • Paula C. Henderson
    Published 2 days ago
    The Woman Who Fought For Our Annual Thanksgiving Tradition

    The Woman Who Fought For Our Annual Thanksgiving Tradition

    In 1846 a woman named Sarah Josepha Hale began a campaign for Thanksgiving to become a national holiday that is celebrated annually on a fixed date. Up to now Thanksgiving was primarily only celebrated in the Northeast.
  • Ruth Elizabeth Stiff
    Published 30 days ago
    Women In History

    Women In History

    One of the most Courageous women in history, Anne Frank will be an Inspiration for us women within the pages of history --- for as long as we have the “History Book.”
Product Review
  • Shae Moreno
    Published 2 months ago
    Let’s talk about periods!

    Let’s talk about periods!

    How often do you think about how much waste is made when you're on your period? If you use traditional pads and tampons, it's quite a bit. In their lifetime, tampon users will use and dispose of, on average, 11,000 tampons. Each year, around 12 billion pads and 7 billion tampons end up in landfills. Not to mention the tampons that are flushed and go through the water system. So what are the alternatives? Well, my fellow period-havers, there are so many more sustainable options out there. Here are just a few.
  • Marilyn Glover
    Published 2 months ago
    Are We Really Talking About This?

    Are We Really Talking About This?

    I am here to talk about something which isn’t exactly dinner table conversation yet it needs to be addressed. From my theme picture above you have already figured out my topic by now so there are no surprises here. The information that I am going to provide however may be surprising. My goal is to provide important information which is vital to every woman’s health and for the future sake of our environment.
  • Jiska Stuij
    Published 5 months ago
    EVERYTHING you need to know about BIRTH CONTROL!

    EVERYTHING you need to know about BIRTH CONTROL!

    Birth control. For one a miracle cure, for another hell on earth. Since the birth of the pill, many different variants of the contraceptive have appeared, each with its own side effects.
Relationships
  • Tiffany Flennoy
    Published 2 months ago
    Black Women Can't Be Frenemies

    Black Women Can't Be Frenemies

    I remember being around 14 years old, in a "fight" with some friends and saying to my mom, "Who needs friends anyway?" She laughed at me and said "Girl, every woman needs a good group of girlfriends. You'll see." At 38 years old, that was probably the truest thing I've been told. I have always been what you could call a "serial friend audition-er"; meaning anyone could get a shot, but the likelihood of survival was slim. My personality is complex and thus requires connections with simple but varying personalities that share, well, anything in common with one of the people living in my head.
  • Lucky Moon
    Published 3 months ago
    Don't Kiss Frogs

    Don't Kiss Frogs

    It’s easy to get caught up in the magic and nostalgia of old-fashioned fairytales without considering what underlying messages they may convey. Of course parents aren’t telling their kids stories with the intention of giving them an unhealthy idea of relationships. Regardless, this may be what is happening. There is a stereotype of women getting into relationships with toxic men in the hopes of “fixing” them. Many of us saw a great example of this shortly after the release of the film Joker (2019) in the form of a meme, a tweet by @TamiDaBushPilot that read “*watching the Joker movie* (under breath) …I could fix him”. Just like most stereotypes, this was derived from a real-life pattern. This begs the question of just why so many women find themselves drawn to troubled men. For the purposes of this article, we’ll stick with the example of a heterosexual relationship wherein the woman wants to “fix” the man, simply because that’s what the stereotype commonly refers to.
  • Mia Lynn
    Published 4 months ago
    Not on the Same Page ... Round 2

    Not on the Same Page ... Round 2

    Finding a potential mate in life is quite frankly a blisteringly daunting task for anyone, it was in the past, still is today, and more likely than not it will be for the foreseeable future, unfortunately. Though I would like to take a moment to example some clearly s***ty reasons why some people need to always be left alone. This refers to the narcissists, wallowers, drama seekers, etc. Now in some cases, I agree that it is unmerited because the dator is really worthy of a great datee especially if both are willing to put in the time and work to make something of the connection experienced. However, more often than not those who are getting left in the dust aren’t as date-worthy as they think they are. In my opinion of course. Feel free to agree to disagree but here is some food for thought.