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2016: The Year in Campus Rape by Courtney Iseman
“The number of sexual assault cases and the appallingly poor reactions from many schools is proof that we need to demand faster change.”
Girls Writing: A Radical Act in Donald Trump’s America by M.K. Rainey
“This space of their own is the starting point and this is the foundation from which these creative strong women will grow.”
Why You Should Care About Local Elections by Katrina Ballard
“And who continues to get chosen to fill those seats? Wealthy, white men. Thus, whom do their policies continue to serve? You guessed it, the patriarchy.”
Beyhive, Stingers Up! From Feminist to Womanist and Back Again by K.C. Washington
“Womanists are saying to their feminist sisters, understand where we are coming from, and then let’s get into formation together.”
Have You Lost Weight? by Audra Fuest
“I really don’t know when I first decided my body wasn’t perfect. I’m sure it was a series of moments.”
I Thought About It: An Open Letter To An Anti-Choice Protestor by Mariel Didato
“You claim to be compassionate towards the unborn, but where is your compassion towards fully developed human beings?”
We’re Ready For Hillary, But Are We Ready to Admit It? by Rosie Gilroy
“I’m a young woman about to enter the workforce: what could be more reassuring than seeing a woman in the highest of this country’s leadership positions?”
No More Loopholes: Birth Control for All by Katrina Ballard
“Birth control coverage should not be this difficult in New York.”
How Intersectionality Will Save Your Life by Senti Sojwal
“Embrace a feminism that nurtures you.”
Want Your Business To Succeed? Hire Women. by Faye Kilburn
“From my own experience as a financial journalist, most of the contacts I speak to are men; most of the conferences I attend are filled with men; most of the panels I sit through are male-dominated.
Flying Solo by Bridgit Kasperski
“Pressure from society can leave women always wanting to fit in, thus not feeling encouraged to explore the world on our own as imperfect human beings.”