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Meghan Markle's Official Royal Website Bio Is Here & Feminists Are Cheering

Meghan Markle is now officially a member of the British royal family and has received the title of Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex. She and Prince Harry have only been married for about a day, but already the world is learning how Markle wi…
By Bernadette Deron

These Quotes From Meghan Markle Prove She's Always Been A Badass

Is there anyone in this world that you'd rather be best friends with than Meghan Markle? The actress and soon-to-be British royal just seems so relatable, smart as hell, and a total badass, which only makes you want to know her even more. But it's no…
By Karen Ruffini

'The Mindy Project' Series Ending Marks A Change In Feminism On TV & We Are Grateful

With clear, determined intent, Mindy Kaling has revolutionized the trope of a female lead. Kaling's show The Mindy Project concluded on Nov. 14, and the sharp-tongued, quirky, romantic, feminist series was wrapped in flawlessly sloppy bow. The Mindy …
By Stephanie Ironson

Twitter Dragged This Woman For Her "Natural" Post, But Here's Why It Didn't Help

Harmless tweet or shady posting? The debate was on during a Tuesday evening on Twitter, after a user @CTheCapricorn shared a photo of herself sans makeup and weave. Underneath the photo, she captioned it with a statement about how her all-natural pho…
By Marquaysa Battle

We Need To Talk About The Feminism In Freeform’s ‘The Bold Type’

"In case you haven't figured it out already, this is Freeform's love letter to modern feminism." This statement was uttered by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President at Freeform, before the premiere of The Bold Type I attended, and it sums up exactly …
By Anna Menta

This Man's Viral Post Shows Why Men Play An Important Role In Feminism

Twenty-year-old Tori Jenkins had just arrived to a pool with her fiancé, Tyler Newman, and five of their friends when Jenkins says she was chastised for her pink, one-piece bathing suit. After only a few minutes of being at the pool in their Knoxvill…
By Marquaysa Battle

People Are Pissed At Miss USA Winner For The Answer She Gave About Feminism

On Sunday night, Miss District of Columbia Kára McCullough was crowned the winner of Miss USA 2017. McCullough, 25, graduated from South Carolina State University and now works as a chemist at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A black female scie…
By Mary Kate Hoban

Justin Baldoni Of ‘Jane The Virgin’ Opens Up About Season 4 And Being A Feminist

OK, guys, time to get real. I had the chance to speak with Justin Baldoni from "Jane The Virgin" last week, and this guy is as majestic as his hair. In case you haven't seen "Jane The Virgin" (literally, what is wrong with you?), this is Justin Baldo…
By Kelli Boyle

This Writer Has A Huge Problem With Feminism, But We Should Hear Her Out Anyway

Jessa Crispin is a feminist who has written a book that has provoked a good deal of criticism, or is bound to. Its title, "Why I'm Not A Feminist" is meant to provoke people, those who identify as feminist and those who do not. In it, she criticizes …
By Rosebud Baker

9 Things Black Women Need From Feminism Before We Own The Label

On Friday, actress and comedian Tina Fey called out white women who voted Donald Trump into office. She confronted them for turning a blind eye to the mess his administration may create for women, people of color and other marginalized groups. During…
By Marquaysa Battle

Emma Watson Reveals Important Hidden Message In 'Beauty And The Beast'

We're just days away from the worldwide premiere of the live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast," and the anticipation is palpable. But, before you go into the theater on March 17 expecting to see just another Disney classic come to life, you nee…
By Adam Silvers

What Will It Take For Feminism To Be Completely Intersectional?

I never dared call myself a feminist until college. Before then, I always believed feminism was reserved for white women. The way I saw it, I had way too many other issues to be concerned about. And because these issues weren't addressed in the femin…
By Jenna Graham

Why Loving The Spice Girls Was Our First Foray Into Feminism

On January 21, 2017, the Women's March occurred. It was a feminist protest defending rights for all women. Thousands of women assembled in Washington, DC in the name of feminism, in order to stand up for what they believe in. Feminism is defined as, …
By Alexa Mellardo

Everything I Know About Feminism I Learned From 'Rugrats'

“Rugrats” will go down in history as one of the most unheralded pieces of feminist media to grace TV screens. OK, OK, OK, OK, everyone calm down for a second and think about it. Really think about the show's narrative, who the cast is and how they in…
By Eitan Levine

3 Major Ways You Can Make Feminism More Inclusive For All Types Of Women

As a self-proclaimed feminist, it took me a while to fully identify as such. I couldn't figure out why that is until I realized it has a lot to do with the ways in which the current face of feminism is pretty homogenous in representing women from all…
By Fatema Elbakoury

Emily Ratajkowski Talks Feminism And Her Topless Selfie With Kim Kardashian

Emily Ratajkowski is finally opening up about the topless selfie she took with Kim Kardashian West in late March. Her reasons for doing it might come as a surprise to you, but according to a new interview, Ratajkowski took the photo for feminism. WHA…
By Jake Cappuccino

Understanding That Men Also Benefit From Feminism Is Incredibly Important

For any counter-culture movement to stay relevant in society, many aspects of change still need to occur. Once a movement has made enough impact in society, there wouldn't be any need for the protesting, education and idea sharing that the movement p…
By Dylan Noel

9 Ladies Who Are Redefining Feminism For Women In Every Field

Can a feminist be a fashion lover? It's always a good idea for ladies to make a solid investment into staple pieces. When a female feels empowered through her clothes, she becomes an unstoppable force in all realms of her life. Now guys, listen up: T…
By Jessica Schirripa

How You Diminish Feminism When You Say, 'I'm Not Like Other Girls'

We've all heard it before on Tinder profiles, bios and bumper stickers. Some of us have maybe even said it ourselves. “I'm not like other girls.” At first brush, the phrase sounds harmless, and maybe even endearing. We all know what it means. “I don'…
By Mackenzie Brennan

Let's Put Meninism To Rest: Why Every Man Should Be Vocal About Feminism

With this being International Women's Month, I thought it would be apt to speak on a subject that is near and dear to my heart: feminism. No I am not a meninist -- a troll-based perversion of a movement. I am a man, who is also a feminist. That's rig…
By Reggie Wade

3 Ways Mainstream Feminism Is Still Failing Black Women

Growing up, my mother made it a point to shower my sister and I with bell hooks literature and pro-black woman rhetoric about embracing our natural selves. At the time, I didn't fully understand black feminism or why it was necessary as a standalone …
By Niki McGloster

27 Girl Power Tees and Accessories For Wearing Your Feminism On Your Sleeve

As you may have noticed, we here at Elite Daily have been enjoying celebrating Women's History Month. And what's a celebration without decorations? Hence, I've collected some of the very cutest and coolest T-shirts, tanks, sweatshirts, patches, pins …
By Emily McCombs

If You Still Don't Get Feminism, Here Are The Basics Of Gender Equality

This year's presidential election has been heating up within the Democratic party. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both have their loyal followers, and the arguments between the two candidates' supporters have started to pit liberals against one a…
By Hannah Sampson

8 Civil Rights Movement Leaders Who Paved The Way For Feminism

Before Taylor Swift's girl squad even existed, there was the OG girl squad. This girl squad was made up of a group of women who were pioneers in the Civil Rights Movement. They were #GirlBosses, and they stood up for both themselves and the greater g…
By Brittany Wright

How Seemingly Harmless, Sexist Humor Only Makes A Joke Out Of Feminism

Women have a tendency to laugh at things that make them uncomfortable. It’s a means of avoidance, a way to dance around the subject so they don't have to dive into a debate no one wants to have. When it comes to feminism, there are those who speak ab…
By Kelli Boyle

The 'Talking Barbie' Can't Understand Grown Women Explaining Feminism (Video)

With her high heels and multicolored pony pets, Barbie often gets a bad rap. Hello Barbie, the newest iteration of the beloved doll, comes with the much-hyped ability to have intelligent conversations with kids. Although many are wrapped up in the fa…
By Emily Arata

Rules Of Feminism: 4 Ways To Deal If Your Friends Still Talk To Your Ex

Breaking up with your ex is hard enough. But when your friends decide to keep in contact with him or her, it makes things that much more awkward. Do you tell your so-called "friends" you don't want them to speak to "he who shall remain nameless?" Or,…
By Angelica Flores

What Carly Fiorina Can Teach Us All About Feminism

When Carly Fiorina stared Donald Trump down as he condescendingly complimented her appearance during the second Republican debate, I shouted, “YAAAAASSS QUEEN!” But minutes earlier, she horrified me when she made claims about a video filmed in Plann…
By Alexandra Svokos

A Satirical Take On Feminism As Realistically Told By Male Public Figures

Greetings, ladies! Are you feeling a little too empowered, respected and appreciated at work? Are you feeling guilty about objectifying those hot guys at the bar (even though they deserved it for wearing those slutty button-downs)? Are you uncomforta…
By Carolyn G. Osorio

Boys Club: How Female Comedians Struggle With Feminism And Acceptance

“Oh my God, it’s a woman!” This is an example of how I have been greeted on stage in front of a predominantly white male audience. In this specific instance, I politely thanked the kind gentleman who uttered these words for noticing the fact I do, in…
By Irene Merrow

Is Feminism Only For White Women?

My affair with feminism is rather fresh, born out of my blossoming womanhood and newfound understanding of how universally sh*tty things are for women. Long before Beyoncé made feminism hot, I advocated for women in my own "anything men can do, we ca…
By Niki McGloster

13-Year-Old 'Girl Meets World' Star Gets Real About 'White Feminism'

In a world where college students hang creepy, sexually aggressive banners outside of their houses and men self-administer dangerous penis injections, the social landscape is packed tightly with stupidity. Lately, on “Girl Meets World” star Rowan Bla…
By Taylor Ortega

How Feminism In Hip-Hop Could Bring Real Changes To A Sexist Industry

Hip-hop is powerful. It unites, connects and shares cultures unlike any other genre of music. It isn't about race, ethnicity or religion. It's about an attitude. Its influence on our generation today is evident through the way we speak, dress and vie…
By Julian Sonny

The Modern F-Word: Why People Are So Afraid Of Feminism

The F-word has been flying around the media these days like a biblical plague, causing men to shift uncomfortably at the sound of it and women to quickly disown it. You know the word I’m talking about. Well, apologies in advance for the strong langua…
By Jessica Barone

How Hollywood Is Misunderstanding And Misusing The Term Feminism

Objectification is a word I had not quite grasped the concept of until I became a media studies major in my undergraduate college career. I was always a young, happy and bubbly girl who enjoyed listening to artists like Britney Spears, Christina Agui…
By Alexa Tanney

The Elephant In The Room Is Pink: How Feminism Becomes Hypocritical

Hillary’s recent announcement that she’s setting her sights on the White House has ignited a new feminist flame in the hearts of many Americans. It's a flame that’s already been steadily growing in many hearts around the world in recent years. Femini…
By Natasha Abadilla

Why 'Meninism' Is Not Only Unfunny, But Counterproductive To Feminism

On March 8, 2015, people around the world recognized a momentous day — a day of remembrance, reflection and celebration. It was International Women’s Day, and I proudly posted my words of honor and respect to all of the women — both past and present …
By Amanda Prevosti

What's In A Name? Why The Word 'Feminism' Freaks People Out

I want to talk about feminism. Was that too blunt? Too much, too fast? Should I tone it down a bit? Okay, let’s give it another shot. I need to talk about feminism. I’m sorry, couldn’t help it. I tried, though. And, I’m not stopping any time soon. So…
By Kristina Udice

Feminism: The Importance In Removing The Stigma From The New F-Word

I am a strong-willed, independent and stubborn woman. I have confidence to stand up for what I believe in, voice my opinions if I see something wrong and actively speak my thoughts on women’s rights. So, why is it that for most of my life, I did not …
By Samantha Kilbride

International Women’s Day: Redefining Feminism For The Modern Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and it's important to take a moment to remember why we observe this day. Women, along with many male allies, have taken enormous strides in the past century to even out the playing field for both genders. The new c…
By Lily Caruso

Destigmatizing The 'F' Word: The Global Misunderstanding Of Feminism

Even though the feminist movement has made big strides in the past decade in terms of raising awareness, it still seems to be lacking the width of support it needs to take legislative or long-term action. It can come across as somewhat extreme at tim…
By Kelsey Frizzell

The Problem With The Public's Misinformed Understanding Of Feminism

Your first thought after clicking on this article, and noticing that it was written by a man, who looks like a used electronics salesman from the 70s: Who is this dude, and why does he like to play with fire? I mean, it's definitely a fair question; …
By Kyle Towers

Emma Watson Delivers Another Powerful Speech On Feminism

Last September, actress and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a now-famous speech to announce the launch of a new UN campaign called He for She. The purpose of the groundbreaking campaign, spearheaded by Watson herself, i…
By Gillian Fuller

Why Complaining About Men Does Nothing For Progressive Feminism

By now, we’ve all seen that infamous catcalling video showing what women go through walking the streets of Manhattan (and maybe any large city) on a daily basis. To date, the video has racked up almost 40 million views and started a growing trend of …
By Sarah Cooper

The Rules Of Feminism: 5 Things Women Must Support Each Other On

What makes a good feminist? The answer varies depending upon whom you ask, but I think there's one thing on which we can all agree: Women should be entitled to individual choices, lifestyles and paths. One step further, women should support one anoth…
By De Elizabeth

Female Slam Poets Address Mainstream Feminism's Lack Of Diversity (Video)

There’s been a major influx of feminist speak in mainstream media as of late and, for the most part, women and men alike are encouraged by the newfound openness of the discussion. But perhaps too many people latch on to the term “feminist” without re…
By Gillian Fuller

Why Gamergate Is Yet Another Example To Prove The Necessity Of Feminism

If you have been fortunate enough to avoid all of the coverage of Gamergate, congratulations, you've avoided having to read some of the most hateful things imaginable. As this situation stretches into a months-long free-for-all of hate speech and thr…
By Kyle Davis

F-Bombs For Feminism: Young Girls Curse In The Name Of Equality (Video)

Shock value will nearly always win you attention. Such is the case for the LGBTQ, women's rights and anti-racism organization, FCKH8, which we last saw taking on Ferguson. In the group's latest video, several girls aged 6 to 13 dress in princess gown…
By Emily Arata

Comic Perfectly Captures How Feminism Is Actually Great For Everyone

Feminism is not simply a label. It's the way you talk about women's bodies every day and the negative words that make it seem like being a woman is shameful. Japanese comic artist Rasenth believes feminism is for everyone, and he's ready to explain w…
By Emily Arata

Why Gen-Y Needs To Stop Arguing Over The Word 'Feminism' And Start Practicing Equality

Growing up, I suppose I more or less always identified as "one of the guys." In many ways, I strived to epitomize the son my father never had. This soon became an essential part of my identity. At the time, this seemed entirely normal to me. It wasn'…
By Lauren Ramesbottom