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My vagina is tired of compromise

Yes, sometimes I can feel it coming on in slow motion like a head cold, but a head cold of heart, mind, and genitals wherein the pathogen is not rhinovirus but romance. 

Yes, sometimes I can feel it coming on in slow motion like a head cold, but a head cold of heart, mind, and genitals wherein the pathogen is not rhinovirus but romance. 

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How the justice system hurts survivors through the “sexual abuse to prison pipeline”

Today in depressing facts we need to do something about: This new report on the “sexual abuse to prison pipeline,” which cites sexual abuse as one of the greatest predictors of girls’ entrance into the juvenile justice system. 

Today in depressing facts we need to do something about: This new report on the “sexual abuse to prison pipeline,” which cites sexual abuse as one of the greatest predictors of girls’ entrance into the juvenile ...

girl scouts is for every girl

Girl Scouts group returns $100K after donor demands they exclude trans girls

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received a generous gift of $100,000 with a shitty stipulation from the donor: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls.” If you can’t, please return the money.” 

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received a generous gift of $100,000 with a shitty stipulation from the donor: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls.” If you can’t, please ...

Why “like a girl” shouldn’t be an insult

Let’s just pretend that this isn’t a commercial for Always menstrual products and appreciate this heart-warming reminder that girls are confident and joyful before we teach them that being a girl is the absolute worst thing they can be.

Let’s just pretend that this isn’t a commercial for Always menstrual products and appreciate this heart-warming reminder that girls are confident and joyful before we teach them that being a girl is the absolute worst thing they ...

The Feministing Five: Lilly and Juliet Bond

If asked where I learned the most about feminism, empowerment, and consciousness, I’d give you two answers. The first would be my feminist momma who taught me that speaking up and asking questions were infinitely more important that playing princess. The second would be that wonderful summer where I helped to facilitate workshops for Boston-area middle schoolers, as I learned more about courage, honesty, and relationships than I did in perhaps any other classroom, either as a student or an instructor. Speaking out in middle school remains, I think, one of the most intimidating things one can ever do.

So you can imagine my great excitement when I sat down with Lilly and Juliet Bond — activists, community leaders, and a ...

If asked where I learned the most about feminism, empowerment, and consciousness, I’d give you two answers. The first would be my feminist momma who taught me that speaking up and asking questions were infinitely more important ...

Inspired by the Hunger Games, girls “aim” farther with archery

Thank you Katniss Everdeen! The popularity of the Hunger Games series, a trilogy book-turned-movie  series, has more girls “aiming” for archery as their sport (I had no idea archery was a sport) of choice. According to NPR, some sellers of sporting equipment  have noticed an increase in bow and arrow sales since the first movie was released in 2012. And over the past 2 years, membership in USA Archery has doubled. One girl’s experience with the sport is described here.

Thank you Katniss Everdeen! The popularity of the Hunger Games series, a trilogy book-turned-movie  series, has more girls “aiming” for archery as their sport (I had no idea archery was a sport) of choice. According to

Happy International Day of the Girl!

I thought I couldn’t love this song any more but apparently that’s only because I hadn’t yet see it paired with images of adorable girls from around the world.

The theme of this second annual UN International Day of the Girl is education. The UN notes,

The fulfilment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative. There is also overwhelming evidence that girls’ education, especially at the secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves: it is the one consistent positive determinant of practically every desired development outcome, from reductions in mortality and fertility, to poverty reduction and equitable growth, to social norm change and democratization.

Important stuff, though I think ...

I thought I couldn’t love this song any more but apparently that’s only because I hadn’t yet see it paired with images of adorable girls from around the world.

The theme of this second annual UN International ...

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