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Humanizing a vast community through the simplicity of their faces.

Women writers and comedians on the choice not to have kids.

Even if you don’t care about sports, Michael Sam being the first openly ...

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Queen Bey has spoken.

This holiday season, help Just Detention International remind sexual assault survivors that they’re not alone.

There have been 26 school shootings — yes, 26, — since Sandy Hook.

A tenured ...

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Stop blaming the victim.

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“He is what’s known as a love hunter.” This is creepy.

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Will Pope Francis do anything to change sexism in the Church?

“I’m not interested in teaching books by women.” Umm?

…and 41 books this ...

What’s next for the gay rights movement?

Stop blaming the victim.

Ann is inspired to make her own marriage criteria.

“He is what’s known as a love hunter.” This is ...

Pope tells nuns not to be spinsters

In an interesting speech, Pope Francis urged 800 nuns representing  international women’s congregations  to be mothers and not spinsters.

To review, according to Merriam-Webster, a spinster is 1 : a woman whose occupation is to spin 2: a: archaic: an unmarried woman of gentle family b: an unmarried woman and especially one past the common age for marrying 3 : a woman who seems unlikely to marry

I don’t think The Pope is telling nuns not to spin. Nor is he telling nuns to get married of have children. He wants them to be chaste mothers. And if you think that’s impossible, just remember Maria, the virgin mother of Jesus Christ, provides us with the precedent. But in case they can’t achieve ...

In an interesting speech, Pope Francis urged 800 nuns representing  international women’s congregations  to be mothers and not spinsters.

To review, according to Merriam-Webster, a spinster is 1 : a woman whose occupation is to spin 2: ...
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Pope Francis reaffirms that those radical feminist nuns need to get in line.

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Policy Mic rounded up the 10 most racist tweets about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Carlos Arredondo was a hero of yesterday’s tragedy. He also happens to have moved to the U.S. without authorization.

Pope Francis

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Arizona introduces bill to prosecute transgender people for using the “wrong” bathroom.

Esquire editor says women are “ornamental” and like “cool cars.” But it’s cool, because they feature old women like Cameron Diaz.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus explains that his party lost the women’s vote because they didn’t reach out to “emotional” voters. Thanks. I think I’m going to cry now.

More stories from survivors of sexual assault in the military.

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Hey! Maybe Pope Francis only hates gay people half as much as we thought!

Did ...

Arizona introduces bill to prosecute transgender people for using the “wrong” bathroom.

Esquire editor says women are “ornamental” and like “cool cars.” But it’s cool, because they feature old women like Cameron Diaz.

Republican National Committee Chairman ...