The Problem With Calling the Black Widow a Slut

You might have seen that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner during a press junket responded to a question about Black Widow's romantic interests in Avengers: Age of Ultron (not saying who, SPOILERS, but it was brought up to them because in prior films it seemed like her interests were aimed at Captain America and Hawkeye) and both men joked that she's a slut, a whore, and she has a fake leg (which painted people with prosthetics as being something unattractive)....more
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10 Empowering Quotes from Women in the World 2015

I was lucky to attend the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York City over the last few days. Words can’t quite capture the experience of being at an entire event wrapped around the narrative on issues affecting women from Washington to Uganda, discussing the setbacks and successes of the women’s movement. With the potential for a female to run as the next President of the United States, the event was even more empowering than previous years. ...more

I’m Muslim, But There's No Way My Husband Will Have a Second Wife

A lot of westerners have an image of a Muslim man as some rolley polley guy in a white maxi with a red scarf on his head married to several burqa-clad women who slave over him all day long. ...more

Bechdel Test Your Writing

Have you heard of the Bechdel Test? Well this week we take on another Write Along Challenge by turning the Bechdel Test, normally used for movies, into a easy Writing Exercise for you writers. All we’re asking you to do is stop and consider your narrative, characters and how you tell stories. That's not too much to ask, right?...more

Being A blendy

I describe myself as a 'blendy'.I do not like rigid beliefs as it doesn't make any sense... unless of course I was the only person on this planet.   I'd not have anyone to 'compare' with.People do make mistakes and make no mistake I'm sure if you look at the 'most perfect' person in your world, you will find they have made some too.Hypocrisy - embrace your inner hypocrite and find new ways to tell people off.  Own your own mistakes.  Tooting your own horn as an example of how 'things should be done' isn't the way. ...more

13 Amazing Women's Autobiographies and Memoirs

Closing out Women’s History Month, we celebrate the stories women write about themselves, tracking their fantastic lives on paper for us to read and draw inspiration from. So here’s to writing women everywhere, your voices deserve to shape history as much as they have done and more. Love, LD. “Bossypants” by Tina Fey...more

Stop Telling Feminist Women They’re 'Playing the Victim'

Here's why the term "playing the victim" is so wrong....more

Intersectional Feminism: What It Is and Why It’s Important

  Have you been hearing the term “intersectional feminism” lately and been like…what the hell is that?  Some fancy-talk with a complicated definition, or some made-up feminist word?  Is it a term only some feminists use, like “womyn?”...more

5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Guarantee Equal Pay for Women

 “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” – Alice Walker ...more

Give It Up: How Compromise Could Be Killing The Chance of a Great Relationship

We've all heard the same advice over and over again - the key to a great relationship is compromise. However, I'm here to bust the myth. To be honest, I don't think compromise is the key. In fact, I'm pretty sure it can sometimes be the nail in the coffin of your future happiness....more
Caitlyn_Bell you are so right. While compromise isn't the key to a great relationship ...more