Think Pieces

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White Feminism Has An Anthem: On The Exclusivity Of #MeToo and #TimesUp

The genesis of the movements that have been instituted to provide the portal of justice for all victims of abuse seems to be constructed on the viability of famous White victims, who suffered the worst from titans of the industry, and therefore have the leverage to make their tales of survival take center stage, in ways that birth an homage to the epicenter of their trials.

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Have You Ever Questioned The Nature Of Your Feminism?

Have you ever questioned the nature of your feminism? This television show is examining how the future of feminism can either make – or break – us and explores how intersectional feminism might be the only way to sidestep the continuation of gender repression for all but a select few women at the top

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A Letter To My 16-Year-Old Self: This Is How You Found Your Why

16 years ago on this day, I was a virgin and 16 years ago on this same day, I was raped. I’ve learned a lot in the past 16 years and what this is what I would have told the 16-year old me I’m a daughter of two very conservative and religious Chinese immigrants. My […]

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Apprehensive Consent: Does It Count As Rape?

Sometimes “yes” means no. Sometimes silence means no. Sometimes a non-verbal “no” is loud and understandable, but can be overlooked in the absence of a verbal one. Sexual assault is greater than “no means no” which is why we have to teach consent.

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Our Emotional Labor: All The Women Are Tired

We’re “nurturers.” We’re “motherly.” We’re “emotional” and “nags.” We give, and we have to just let things go. And we’re so fucking tired.

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Is It Surprising That Women Love This Kind Of Porn?

We need to clarify that women like porn. Period. We aren’t sexually delicate. We aren’t inherently asexual. We are capable of being visually stimulated. We can even get off on the current mainstream porn that dehumanizes, objectifies, and offends our identities — we just shouldn’t have to.

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8 Powerhouse Women We Met At PopSugar Play/Ground

Did you get a chance to head out to last weekend’s PopSugar Play/Ground in NYC? This two-day festival – the first ever launched by the media and makeup brand – took over Manhattan’s large, blessedly air-conditioned Pier 94 – and was jam-packed with energy, positivity, and so many badass women in one space all 10,000 […]

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Prettiness Privilege Can Impact How Successful You Are

We all want to believe that we obtain our own success due to our work ethic. We each hope to feel that we open our own doors and that whatever barriers lie in front of us exist only in our minds. Though it is important for us as women to own our own accomplishments, it is equally important to understand some of us are given more advantages than others. Prettiness – and sex appeal – can go a long way to furthering that advantage.

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Can Maternity Leave Make You A Better Employee?

What if we rethought this special time to understand how it actually strengthens us, not just personally but professionally? And what if more voices were raised to shift this perception, not just shift policy?

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What Tickling Little Girls Teaches Us About Consent

Often called politeness conditioning, this behavior is reinforced more in women and girls, who are raised to be kind and docile peacekeepers. You’ve probably heard it before: urges from your parents to be a “nice young lady” or a “good Catholic girl.” Congrats, you’ve been politely conditioned.

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This Is Why We Need To Talk About The Gray Areas Of #MeToo

The briefly unanimous support of sexually harassed women is wavering. You may be wondering where #MeToo will draw the line and whether the wrong men will get caught in its snare.

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Freedom, Self-Awareness, And A Healthy Sex Life: How To Be Single On Valentine’s Day

Being single is cool. But, sure. Feel bad for me and all my freedom, self-awareness, and healthy sex life.

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Blood, Beatings And Love: The Brutal History Of Valentine’s Day

The origin of the flowers-and-chocolate holiday you’re celebrating involves violence against women, binge drinking, and blood sacrifice. BECAUSE PATRIARCHY.

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This Is How I Changed My Life When I Got Burned Out

The world presents the millennial girl as being a modern-day superwoman; slaying dragons at work and still having time to eat, sleep, poop and slide into 6AM Soul Cycle class.  You aim to juggle life like Olivia Pope, but on the contrary, you might just be lucky enough to have coffee as your only meal for the day.

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What Not To Do When Your Friend Miscarries

I wish every woman could read this piece because while miscarriage is a unique type of loss, it’s anything but uncommon. One in four women will have a miscarriage in their lifetime. Yet it is still something kept mostly under wraps.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships

“My mother truly taught me the resilience and strength of a woman when she finally started defending herself against my father’s abuse.”