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Fuck Off, Sweetie: The Ultimate Guide to Fierce Femme-inism

“Gender is a universe and we are all stars.” – Lacey Roop

Full disclosure: I am one of the most stereotypically feminine-presenting people you will ever meet. 1,373 more words


Turkey Feature | Women

Turkey’s Chic Women

Women from around Turkey converged on Istanbul and 9 other cities across the country for the third-annual Chic Women’s Bicycle Tour, a solidarity bike ride to promote transportation equality for women as well as sustainable transportation options in cities riddled with motorized vehicular traffic. 89 more words

Life & Society

Netherlands News | Women & Youth

European court rules brothel owners in Amsterdam must share language with sex workers
  • The European Court of Justice ruling sided with the city of Amsterdam, which blocked the application of a brothel owner to run a Red Light District window rental space because the owner could not communicate in the language of some of the workers.
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Law & Politics

Canada News | Muslim Women

Pregnant Muslim woman targeted by youth in Montreal
  • Oumessad Khoufache, 31 and four-months pregnant, was approached by two teenage boys on bikes, who tore at her hijab, causing her to lose her balance and fall.
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Malawi News | Girls

Malawi program promotes girls’ sexual and reproductive rights by stepping up health education
  • The Unite for Body Rights program was launched as a coalition of sexual rights organizations under the Center for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education in three districts (Dedza, Mangochi, and Chikhwawa).
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A few days ago, the hashtag #MasculinitySoFragile started trending. As with many things dealing with gender, there was lots of backlash and outright confusion. Many men and women came to the aid of males to defend their masculinity…and that is exactly why this hashtag is so important. 507 more words


The pressure to choose "butch" or "femme"

Last weekend on our “weekend of rugged” filled with camping, hiking, outdoor climbing, apple picking, and enjoying the beauty of the Hudson River Valley, my GF and I got to recharge away from the anxiety-inducing confines of the city.  522 more words