2017 Golden Globes: You Win Some, and Lose Some Others

The Golden Globes are often considered a gilded — and gratuitous — affair where The Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands out awards to their favorite stars, whose shiny popularity overrides the gravitas of the art of cinema and television.

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Tegan and Sara Foundation Fights for LGBTQ Women and Girls

WITH LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LEFT until Donald J. Trump assumes the U.S. presidency, we still don’t know exactly what the future will hold for…

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Trump’s Win Inspires Women to Run for Office

In a November 10 article for The Guardian, A Black Man in the White House author Cornell Belcher calls Donald Trump’s electoral victory an “inevitable” response to the last eight years, saying that the GOP candidate “took full advantage of a racial backlash to the presidency of Barack Obama.”

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#LifeInLeggings Gives Voice to Caribbean Women

During the early weeks of December, the voices of Caribbean women were lifted and amplified, bound together by the #LifeInLeggings movement started in Barbados by Ronelle King and Allyson Benn.

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Remembering Carrie Fisher as an Absolute Badass

On December 27, 2016, Carrie Fisher passed away, four days after a massive heart attack and more than 40 years after she first began making us smile, laugh, and cry, as a singer, actor, comedian, and writer.

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How Nationwide Strikes Play Out Worldwide

On December 12, women in 18 cities across the U.S. went on strike to protest the impending election of Donald J. Trump to the country’s highest office.

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4 Ways to Make This Year about Understanding Others

Over the last handful of years, as social media has become more integrated with our daily, “real-world” lives, I’ve come to the conclusion that most human beings simply don’t understand one another.

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The Feminism of: Rihanna

From her entrance to the world of popular music to her most recent album, Rihanna has held our attention, surprised us, and transformed before our eyes.

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3 Ways to Solve the Problem of Mansplaining

In November 2016, Sweden opened a hotline to solve the problem of mansplaining in the workplace. Unionen, a Swedish trade union, designed the phone service to allow women a space to safely vent about their frustrations with men who felt the need to condescendingly explain even the most basic concepts to them.

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Sound Off: Why I Won’t Educate People This Year

I’ve spent the better part of the last decade trying to make people more understanding, trying to explain, patiently and logically, how privilege works and why, no, someone else getting the rights you have always enjoyed does not create inequality. But no more.

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