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‘One Creates Oneself’: The Feminist Who Loved Makeup

By Chelsea Cristene 1997: The girls at school collect Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers. We line them up on one of our desks, form a circle, compare. The most basic come in standard fruit flavors like lime and watermelon. Some, like my frosty blue snowflake gloss from a holiday collection, are laden with sparkles. The rarest offer Read more

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Men, You Can Survive Without Us — Please Try

Men, You Can Survive Without Us — Please Try Unsplash/Alan Labisch By Ijeoma Oluo Men — straight, cisgender men. We need to talk. I’ve been concerned about you for quite some time. You’ve been acting out. The yelling, the name-calling, the violent outbursts — I’ve been watching with keen interest and I’ve finally understood the pain and fear at the root of it. Read more

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The ‘G Word’ Project Maps Hundreds Of Gender Stories

When we talk about gender, we often focus on topics specifically pertaining to feminism, like rape culture or discrimination against women. But gender norms affect everyone — and though they influence people’s lives in ways that are vastly different and of varying intensity, their impacts are ultimately connected in many ways, too. To explore the nuances of gender Read more

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Anti-Trans ‘Feminists’ Are More Dangerous Than Religious Zealots

“Why does it matter, saying ‘women’ instead of ‘people’ when we talk about abortion or contraception or pregnancy? It matters for the same reason we have the word ‘feminist’ at all — because it picks out the fact that women are treated as an inferior caste, whose bodies don’t fully belong to them.” Read more