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Abby Zimet: Concerned Collins Calls Cops On Constituents Committing Communist Chalk Crimes

Susan ‘Snowflake’ Collins was so troubled by chalk-wielding desperados who hate-crimed the (public) sidewalk outside her house by (politely) asking she protect the rights of those women that she called the cops on them – this, while her party of neo-fascists and Christian zealots works tirelessly to drag us all back to the 1300s…

May 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Lisa Graves: Who Bankrolled Ginni Thomas as She Sought to Overthrow the 2020 Election?

And who funded the $1.5 million ad buy attacking Ketanji Brown Jackson and promoting justice Thomas?

May 4, 2022 · 1 Comment

Veronika Perková: To Save a Forest, Look to the Women

Women often suffer the most from environmental degradation. A nonprofit in Colombia is trying to make their needs central to conservation.

April 21, 2022 · 2 Comments

Skye C. Cleary: Simone de Beauvoir recommends we fight for ourselves as we age

Elderhood is an opportunity to turn to ourselves, to be more responsive to our own needs, and less obliged to other people.

March 24, 2022 · 1 Comment

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: This Worn-Out Hospital Gown

like all the other women survivors,
me, walking free from the monster.

March 9, 2022 · 4 Comments

Robin Davidson: Mrs. Schmetterling Considers the Beautiful

When she closes her eyes, she sees the room’s ceiling
fill first with billowing shadows, then a pinpoint of
light that blooms into a blue-black shining, then
the brilliant blue of coronal plasma that could
be the widening eye of God.

March 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Keisha N. Blain: The hidden history of black nationalist women’s political activism

Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their contributions.

February 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Ladies Room

Ladies Room is a film about women in films. It features a group of ladies in the ladies’ room, talking about the things women talk about. If it sounds simple, it’s because it is.

January 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

George Yancy: bell hooks, We Will Always Rage On With You

You see, bell, who left us on December 15, 2021, wasn’t just a public intellectual to me, a prominent writer; she was a friend.

December 22, 2021 · 3 Comments

John Shelby Spong: What is God?

Bishop Spong called for a fundamental rethinking of Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines.

December 20, 2021 · 5 Comments

Julia Conley: AOC Laments How Accused Predator Kavanaugh Ready to Rule on ‘Whether to Legalize Forced Birth in the US’

The congresswoman suggested Justice Brett Kavanaugh should recuse himself from Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, considering multiple sexual assault allegations against him that the FBI failed to investigate.

December 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: Exposed

Ingrid, a young drama student, finds herself in the middle of an increasingly uncomfortable situation, as her ensemble and the play’s director discuss whether she should be performing a full-frontal nude scene. Magnus, once a promising theatre director who is now trying to get his career back on track, awkwardly navigates the discussion in the wake of MeToo.

November 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Robin Davidson: Mrs. Schmetterling Kneels in a Garden

Mrs. Schmetterling is tired. Her imagination is
pressed like a tiny chestnut blossom between the pages
of old letters and recipes, a book of days.

November 15, 2021 · 4 Comments

Melissa Chim: How do you spot a witch? This notorious 15th-century book gave instructions – and helped execute thousands of women

Women on the fringes of society, such as healers in Europe or the slave Tituba in Salem, were convenient scapegoats for society’s ills.

October 28, 2021 · 3 Comments

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