On Balance

Balance is key. In everything you do. Dance all night long and practice yoga the next day. Drink wine but don’t forget your green juice. Eat chocolate when your heart wants it and kale salad when your body needs it. Wear high heels on Saturday and walk barefoot on Sunday. Go shopping at the mall […]

Happy Asexual Awareness Week!

  Did you know that October 26 to November 1 is Asexual Awareness Week? Have you hugged an asexual friend this week? In case you didn’t know, asexuality is an orientation where people don’t desire sex, but they do form emotional and romantic relationships (you can read about it in our very own LGBTQ terms […]

Chimamanda Adichie on Shame

We teach females that in relationships, compromise is what women do. We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments— which I think can be a good thing— but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. […]

Emma Watson on the Spectrum

Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong… It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals. Emma Watson (Check out her full UN speech.)

How to Be Alone

A spoken word poem by Andrea Dorfman, for all those days when you’re a little lonely, or maybe Lonely with a capital L. It can be a big world out there, which is why we work on being alone, and which is also why we find each other. Communities like this one work because of […]

The Occupied Territories

You are not to touch yourself in any way or be familiar with ecstasy. You are not to touch anyone of your own sex or outside of your race then talk about it, photograph it, write it down in explicit details, or paint it red, orange, blue, or dance in honor of its power, dance […]

Poets You Should Know

  “Paracetamol legends I know For rising fevers, as pain-relievers— Of my people—father’s father’s mother’s Mother, dark lush hair caressing her ankles Sometimes, sweeping earth, deep-honey skin, Amber eyes—not beauty alone they say—she Married a man who murdered thirteen men and one Lonely summer afternoon her rice-white teeth tore Through layers of khaki, and golden […]

Abused Goddesses

thefeministme: An Amazing Campaign in India called “Abused Goddesses” showing the contradiction of worshiping female goddesses in religion but having unsafe conditions for women, like domestic violence. Via: Women’s Rights News Have you seen this powerful campaign?