It's Black Breastfeeding Week -- and Yes, We Need It

World Black Breastfeeding Week begins on August 25, 2015 and I am already hearing the negative, disapproving buzz in the lactation community. I will never understand why anyone—especially lactation consultants—disapproves of World Black Breastfeeding Week. As International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, we have an ethical responsibility to support all cultures, and this includes African-American women....more
AndrewLawton Yawn. Wake me up when it's Black Vegan Pre-op Feminists for Pro-Brony-Rights ...more

Amazing Women in the Yucatan!

Two weeks ago I met a stunning group of women. We were all citizen science volunteers on the Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 to the Yucatan. Our goal was to take ID photographs of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, and to obtain 30 genetic samples from Mantas. The Whale Shark goal was awesomely met, the Mantas were elusive, but the group of women on the expedition made the trip more than worthwhile. (There were absolutely wonderful men on the trip…but Wednesday is for women! Sorry, guys.)...more

Since When Did Having Breasts Signify Equality?

Whenever women do something in significant numbers, the media immediately becomes memorized as they try to understand this “new mystery” of womanhood they have conjured up. ...more

Why Feminists Should Be Concerned About Trump's 'Anchor Baby' Comments

The term “anchor babies” — a throwback to the right-wing immigration reformers of the 1990s and early 2000s— is in the news again. And as this debate over whether this is term is derogatory (and the American Heritage diction has listed it as offensive) or not gets going once again, feminists should be watchful of how the term frames and blames women for these so-called unwanted immigrants....more
Did Native American's give European's amnesty?more

Valerie, Shayley, Samantha, Sharon, Monique, Zina and Jitka

Valerie, Shayley, Samantha, Sharon, Monique, Zina and Jitka. These are the names of six American women, and a little girl, shot and killed by domestic abusers who easily bought guns online by exploiting our country’s background check loophole – a failing in the law that allows criminals and other dangerous people to buy guns from unlicensed sellers, no questions asked. ...more
Any measures we an take to help save our mothers and children in this country should be explored ...more

The Alpha Phi Sorority Controversy Shows We're Not Really Talking About Gender and Race

Instead of a sorority video, why don't we focus attention on police brutality or the attempts to defund Planned Parenthood?...more
Because it does matter. All of it matters. It matters because any girl should be able to see ...more

It's OK to Not Feel Loved: A Romantic's Tale of Being a "Slut"

This is simply a glimpse into a millennials life and perhaps, unfortunately enough, one of the biggest factors in my life so far has been men, and plenty of them....more

Why I Will Encourage My Daughter to Join a Sorority

Let’s get one thing straight about this post from the get-go: this isn’t going to be a mushy discussion where I reminisce about girlfriends or how “I didn’t go to college to find a husband, I came to find my bridesmaids” type of shit. Gag. #cuethenausea    What I will discuss are solid reasons why I will encourage my daughter to join a sorority....more
Just had this convo today with my twin girls as we drove past the soro/frat houses for ...more

Stop the Slut-Shaming Already

Men often insult other men by calling out the sexual history of their wives or girlfriends. Ladies, haven't we had enough?...more
Right on!!  It boggles my mind that people think absolutely nothing of sitting around, ...more

Running Without a Tampon... What If People Can Tell We're Menstruating?

I’m fairly brave. I let my roots show. I routinely socialize with family members while sober. I attend formal events while wearing a “Will Commit Sins for Chipotle” t-shirt.Mad brave.But fellow runner Kiran Gandhi recently took bravery to a whole new level....more
She first started her post with she didn't feel like wearing a tampon.. She is an opportunistic ...more