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You Have To See This Senator's Tweets About How The Trump White House Values Women

By Hannah Golden
In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, an outspoken senator isn't letting President Donald Trump or his administration off the hook. New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand took to social media on Friday, Feb. 9 to air her grievances, and Gillibrand's…

Ivanka Trump’s New Twitter Bio Has Everyone Seriously Pissed Off

By Daniella Bondar
If you are anything like me, you probably don't spend a lot of time stalking Ivanka Trump's Twitter. So, you probably missed the very special way that Trump's eldest daughter changed things up one year into her father's presidency. Ivanka Trump…

This Tweet About John Kelly's "Women Were Sacred" Quote Explains It All

By Hannah Golden
One tweet says it all, and this one by TV writer Liz Meriwether has been going viral. Responding to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's quote about women being sacred, Meriwether said everything you need to know about the modern struggle for…

Ivanka Trump Tweeted About Women's "Untapped Labor" And It Didn't Go So Well

By Thea Glassman
If you choose not to scratch beneath the powdery pink surface, Ivanka Trump's social media presence might appear to be a wonderful collage of feminist thought. Drag your nail just an inch further down though, and you'll realize that all of her vague…

This Video Shows What Women's Rights Look Like Around The World

By Brittany Leitner
If 2017 turns out to be known for anything, it just may be the year of the woman. Of course, that title belongs to the year 1992, when a record number of five women were elected to the US Senate. Five still sounds like a small number, but at a time…

This Period Panty Company Is Facing Backlash For The Most Ironic Reason

By Marquaysa Battle
Thinx, the period panty company, has pissed off a few female employees for a really surprising reason: emotional abuse of women in the workplace. The brand has lost 10 employees in 2017 alone, according to Racked, based on accusations of…

This Mom Edited Her Daughter's Princess Book To Be More Feminist And It's Amazing

By Jamie LeeLo
Moms are the best. Dads, too... but mostly moms. When we were young, they fed us, bathed us, dressed us, drove us to soccer practice and taught us the rules of feminism — lifting us closer to shattering that glass ceiling with a backpack full of…

Here's A Simple Voter Registration Form Just For Women Because #OurVoteCounts

By Alexandra Svokos
Here's a fun fact: Our generation — the Millennials — makes up 31 percent of eligible voters. If we wanted to, we could completely change the results of elections. But here's a less fun fact: While our generation has a lot of potential voters, we…

American Men Don't Believe Sexism Still Exists, According To New Study

By John Haltiwanger
A new study from Pew Research Center shows there's a stark difference between women and men when it comes to believing sexism still exists. The study found about 53 percent of Americans believe there are “still significant obstacles that make it…

People Are Mad At Ivanka Trump's Emoji Choice In Tweet About Unpaid Interns

By Alexandra Svokos
Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald, has been continuing her work as a businesswoman through her father's campaign. Most recently, her work included tweeting this: This tweet really pissed people off for a handful of reasons. Let us count the…

Your Work Day Should Be Shorter And This Study Proves It

By John Haltiwanger
A lot of Americans seem to be of the opinion that working excessively leads to higher rates of productivity. This helps explain why we are one of two countries in the world that doesn't guarantee paid maternity leave, and the only country in the…

This Is The One Mother's Day Gift All American Mothers Deserve

By John Haltiwanger
The United States is the only country in the developed world, and one of just two countries on the planet (it's joined by Papua New Guinea), that doesn't guarantee paid time off for new mothers. This is not only embarrassing and unethical, it's…

If Millennials Want A Political Revolution, We Must Turn To Local Elections

By Kurt
Bernie Sanders has taken us on a wild ride over the last year. From an awkward announcement that he would run outside of the US capitol — a place typically used for legislative press conferences — to a walloping frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the…

Embrace Your Neighbors: 10 Things Canada Does Better Than America

By Jeremiah Shea
As Americans, we often think of our neighbors to the north as polite and quirky relatives. We walk around proud, like we are the successful members of the family. But there's a lot we can learn from Canada that we can embrace culturally. In a time…

How You Set Back Gender Equality When You Say, 'I'm Not A Feminist'

By Sarah
A couple of years ago, I read a Huffington Post article entitled, "20 Women Who Apparently Don't Need (And Are Against) Feminism." As a self-proclaimed feminist, the title immediately caught my interest. Then, it just as quickly roused my ire. In…

Let's Get Our Sh*t Together: 12 New Year's Resolutions For America In 2016

By John Haltiwanger
Another year is coming to a close, and what a year it was. Indeed, there were many ups and downs in 2015. If one summed the year up solely via news coverage, the last 12 months were fairly bleak. We witnessed several terror attacks, police killings,…

3 Reasons Bernie Might Be A Better Advocate For Women Than Hillary

By Andrea Adams
No one can deny the 2016 presidential election has already heated up some controversy, with a few candidates who seem to have no idea about the damage they could do to this country with the policies they are proposing. But there is one candidate who…

The 4 Women's Social Issues That Defined 2015

By Niki McGloster
This year has been incredible for women. But, let's face it, the scales of justice are still markedly uneven. Luckily for women, several social and judicial efforts have been made this year to move women beyond the obstacles they face. Be it new…

3 Ways To Lower Abortion Rates That Are More Effective Than Closing Clinics

By Sam Corey
Nearly four decades ago, the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade granted American women the Constitutional right to reproductive freedom. But a woman’s control of her body may now be under threat. America’s highest court recently agreed to hear…

'Family Man' Paul Ryan Opposes Mandated Paid Leave For New Parents

By Gillian Fuller
It's been less than a week since Paul Ryan assumed his position as Speaker of the House, and he's already making enemies with his strictly conservative politics and unpopular views. During a Republican conference last week, the 45-year-old…

What Carly Fiorina Can Teach Us All About Feminism

By Alexandra Svokos
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…

I Asked Men The Same Questions Women Have To Think About Every Day

By Alexia LaFata
As a woman, I spend a lot of time thinking about a few important themes that dictate my sense of identity: what I look like, how I'll one day juggle motherhood and a career, my sexuality and how to be a modern woman while still embracing my…

4 Reasons Why I Plan To Travel To More Countries Before I Raise Kids

By Monica Weintraub
The argument of "babies having babies" has been backfiring on Millennials with a fever for wanderlust. It comes off as insensitive, rude and selfish when we boast of having to fend for no one but ourselves. Young parents often attest that they…

3 Ways The Fight For Women's Rights Continues 95 Years After Suffrage

By John Haltiwanger
Ninety-five years ago yesterday, American women finally gained the right to vote. On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, effectively guaranteeing suffrage to all women. The significance of this moment in American…

Republicans Stop Giving A Sh*t About Babies Once They're Actually Born

By Alexia LaFata
Republicans are generally pro-life, and most conservatives believe that life begins at the moment of conception. They see a fetus not as part of a woman's body, but as a human being who doesn't deserve to die through abortion. In last…

Why Voting For Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Make Me Less Of A Feminist

By Kelli Boyle
I label myself as a proud feminist. For me, feminism means all people have the freedom to do whatever they want without question. Feminism isn’t about making people believe women are better than men, and it isn’t about women burning their bras. It’s…

It Sucks: 5 Facts About US Maternity Leave Millennials Need To Know

By Virginia Isaad
If you have a baby in the United States, the upside is you have job security; the downside is you have a very small chance of getting paid leave. The US is the only developed nation that doesn't offer paid maternity leave, which means Sweden and…

How Bernie Sanders Will Change Your Mind About The Label 'Socialist'

By Lani Seelinger
Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist. Before your mind goes straight to Stalin's Gulag and Iron Curtains, though, let's talk about what that means. In a number of different outlets, Bernie Sanders has come upon the suggestion -- which in many…

John Oliver Takes Down The US For Its Lack Of Paid Maternity Leave (Video)

By Adam Pliskin
Yesterday was Mother's Day. It was a time to celebrate the moms of this country. Yet, it seems many employers in the US don't really honor mothers in the one way they should. On his show last night, John Oliver skewered American companies for their…

7 Real Reasons Why Women Aren't Having Children, And Why That's Fine

By Alexia LaFata
Women are taught that having a child is the only proper way to seek fulfillment. They grow up learning they must become pregnant, give birth and experience the wonderful joys of motherhood – and if they don't, they can't possibly have lived…