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White Feminists, Please Remember That Black Women Are People Too

“Ain’t I a woman?” is a question we still have to ask in 2016 and that’s ridiculous.

Tiffanie Drayton | January 27, 2016 - 11:05 am

Gloria Steinem Credited With Abortion Quote Long Attributed To Black Feminist

Gloria Steinem’s name is synonymous with feminism. She is maybe the movement’s most recognizable contemporary—hell, my computer even knew how to spell her last name. Of course there are always…

Chloe Stillwell | November 2, 2015 - 9:10 am

Facebook Celebrates Women’s Equality Day With A Little Historical Inaccuracy

Yesterday, in addition to being National Dog Day, was also Women’s Equality Day. If you logged on to Facebook, you were no doubt greeted with a personalized version of the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Girl, Bye: Actress Alice Eve Writes Transphobic Instagram Post About Bruce Jenner

Alice Eve, an actress who I only recognize because she played Captain James T. Kirk’s future wife Carol Marcus in the second “Star Trek” reboot, had some seriously transphobic things to say about…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 28, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Patricia Arquette’s Backstage Comments Overshadow Oscar Speech

Patricia Arquette gave one of the best speeches at last night’s Oscars, calling for equal pay and equal rights for women and earning the enraptured applause of Meryl Streep. But…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 23, 2015 - 10:40 am

10 Things White Feminists Should Know To Better Understand Intersectionality

Politically and socially, the most powerful demographic, with the exception of White men, is White women. Though still underrepresented in key economic and power positions, White women enjoy numerous social…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 6, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: The ’80s Called And They Want Their Sex Wars Back

I’m writing this on an airplane from Toronto, Ontario, to San Francisco, California. I’ve just spent six days among other women, other queers, other porn performers, and other feminists at…

Kitty Stryker | April 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

One White Feminist’s Slow, Bumbling, Slightly Embarrassing Road To Understanding Intersectionality

As will probably become very obvious over the course of this essay, I don’t have an academic background in feminism or gender studies. In fact, I’ve taken exactly one women’s…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 16, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen; Feminism Is Not Black And White

The Internet exploded in feminist calamity yesterday over the racist, sexist, patriarchal, abuse-laden behavior of Hugo Schwyzer, an allegedly a self-described* mentally ill (former) professor of women’s studies at Pasadena City…

Shanelle Matthews | August 13, 2013 - 2:00 pm