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6 Ways Women In Canada Have It So Much Better Than They Do In The U.S.

Better political representation? Check. Paid leave? Check. Leader who literally can’t stop talking about feminism? Check and check.

Kylie Cheung | May 18, 2016 - 12:04 am

Study Finds Married Women Have More Abortions Than Anyone Else

A new global study just shattered the ultimate myth about women who have abortions.

Kylie Cheung | May 17, 2016 - 10:33 pm

The Supreme Court Just Made An Important, Slightly Confusing Decision On Birth Control Coverage

It’s not necessarily bad news, but it’s not really good news either.

Kylie Cheung | May 16, 2016 - 9:09 pm

This Artist Wants 100 Women To Pose Nude In Front Of The National Republican Convention, Because Sure

An artist is asking 100 women to pose nude at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 17, at sunrise. Participants will be a living, posing metaphor of what it means to subvert

Marissa Miller | May 13, 2016 - 11:00 am

5 Myths About Female Orgasms That Need To Die Already

Because so many (men) fear its power, knowledge on a female orgasm is rare and myths spread like lore. I am here to fix all that by debunking five common myths

Ana Defillo | May 10, 2016 - 7:05 pm

NARAL Just Gave State Lawmakers Pro-Choice Ratings, & Things Are Looking Shockingly Not Good

Pro-choice Washington Democrats performed surprisingly poorly on the NARAL’s pro-choice scorecards, and while some of their ratings were disappointing, the NARAL raised some important points.

Kylie Cheung | May 2, 2016 - 10:47 pm

Sexist Pastor Loses His Very Mind Over Women Voting And Having Jobs

Pastor Steven L. Anderson doesn’t want to be “ruled over by women.” Too bad for him.

Robyn Pennacchia | February 10, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Saudi Women Finally Allowed To Vote And Run For Office

For the first time in Saudi Arabia’s kingdom history, women are permitted to both vote and run for seats in council.

Bronwyn Isaac | December 11, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Ben Carson Says He Has Only Declared War On Women’s Insides

Yes, but as they say– it’s what’s inside that matters.

Robyn Pennacchia | August 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

“Abortion Drones” Are Flying From Germany To Poland

Women on Waves is sending abortion pills via drone to Polish women; also, did you know that pink used to “be for boys”?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Republican Gal Sad That No One Thinks She’s Cool

Republican lady can’t believe LGBT people don’t like her just because she votes for people who don’t want them to have rights.

Robyn Pennacchia | June 8, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Nashville Is Using Sterilization As A Bargaining Tool In Plea Deals For The Most Vulnerable

Nashville prosecutors are returning to the dark ages when it was common to use sterilization as a bargaining tool for plea deals for society’s most vulnerable: minorities, the poor and…

Katrin Higher | March 30, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Annie Lennox Talks About Women’s Rights, Manages To Take A Pass-Aggro Dig At Beyoncé Again

Annie Lennox wrote a post today enumerating the various ways in which women, globally, are at a disadvantage to men, why we need feminism, and why International Women’s Day –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 7, 2015 - 10:47 am

Parents Lock Daughter In Shed For Six Years Because They Hated Her Boyfriend

Police are investigating the parents of Zhang Qi, a 24 year-old woman living in village of Jingang in central China’s Hubei province, after it was revealed they had kept her locked

Robyn Pennacchia | February 27, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Turkish Men Marched In Miniskirts For Women’s Rights Over The Weekend

Last week, a Turkish university student named Ozgecan Aslan was viciously murdered at the hands of a bus driver she’d trusted to get her safely home. The 20-year-old reportedly fought against a sexual assault before…

Claire Hannum | February 23, 2015 - 1:35 pm

6 Reasons Millennials Don’t Vote (And 6 Reasons You Really Should)

Today is Election Day, and this year’s vote is a very big deal. The US Senate stands to see a major power shift, and this election’s results will set the…

Claire Hannum | November 4, 2014 - 9:00 am

Ladies, Get A Pap Smear To Become A Teacher In Sao Paulo, Brazil

What does a woman’s past sexual experience have to do with her teaching skills? Just about everything! That’s why the education department in Sao Paolo, Brazil gets all up in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Watch The Male Supreme Court Justices Hang Out In A “No Girls Allowed” Fort

With the decisions coming out of the Supreme Court these days, I wouldn’t be too surprised if this was how things actually went down in the judges’ chambers. Can I hang…

Claire Hannum | July 25, 2014 - 3:40 pm
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