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Frisky Rant: Yes, My Name Is Maybe Hard To Pronounce (And, No, You Can’t Opt Out)

As I write this, I’ve just come home from a new gym. A man training a small group of us shouted personalized encouragement throughout in an effort to spur us…

Phylisa Wisdom | November 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm

I Tried It: The Female Condom

I will admit: I’m fascinated by the female condom. For starters, it’s the only female initiated dual-protection (against both pregnancy and STIs) method available. The potential for women all over…

Phylisa Wisdom | October 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm

7 Things To Do When You Need A Break From Feminism

Ladies, I’m exhausted.

I know, I know — things are better in 2014 then they have historically been for women and gender minorities for generations. Our…

Phylisa Wisdom | October 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Timing Is Everything

It was October 2012. My Australian boyfriend and I had just been on a romantic, whirlwind adventure road trip around Europe. We spent the first month with his parents in…

Phylisa Wisdom | August 29, 2014 - 12:20 pm

True Story: I’m A Woman Who Gets “Man Flu”

As a child, I was sick with relative frequency. I remember returning to third grade after a month off with mono, several pounds lighter, and my skin pale from lack…

Phylisa Wisdom | August 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm

8 Craft Stores To Shop At Instead Of Hobby Lobby

I learned about sweatshops towards the end of junior high and I remember being deeply troubled. A burgeoning activist, I decided to boycott all clothing stores that sold products made…

Phylisa Wisdom | July 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm

4 Things To Know About The “No More Page 3″ Campaign

The UK boasts universal healthcare, tea flowing like wine, and Conservatives who sound like our Democrats when it comes to gun control and reproductive justice. A foreigner unfamiliar with the…

Phylisa Wisdom | July 1, 2014 - 12:00 pm

10 Things Everyone Should Learn In Sex Ed

Hold onto your pearls, pearl-clutchers. Oklahoma’s Tulsa School District has just announced plans to implement an unprecedented sex education policy. Cities like Boston,  NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles are already teaching…

Phylisa Wisdom | September 11, 2013 - 9:00 am