Category Archives: Kickass Fems

How Running Helped Me Find My Place In The Feminist Movement

And changed the way I see myself. Sprinting in downtown Manhattan is one weird hobby of mine. Weaving through small flocks of commuters and tourists along a concrete strip along the East River may not sound like the most restorative … Read More »

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Watch Oprah’s Incredible Golden Globes Speech

The star not only talked about the importance of “speaking your truth,” but the need for people to listen. Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony was a triumphant celebration for talented female artists. Nicole Kidman, Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Rachel Brosnahan, Frances … Read More »

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Everyone Should Read This Woman’s Love Letter To Her Vagina

Anyone can be precancerous, like Annik. Dear vagina, Ever since the beginning, you’ve been there for me through thick and thin. At first I was afraid of you. I was told you were not something I should play with or … Read More »

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‘Here, No Man Decides’: Meet India’s First Female Sharia Court Judges

In the country’s Islamic courts, intimate family issues like divorce were usually decided by male clerics and judges—until a group of 15 women decided to take matters into their own hands. “I had a lot of questions, growing up,” Suriya … Read More »

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How to Move #MeToo Forward

To square up to the sexual abuse revelations of 2017, we must discover our shared humanity. I remember being asked a question once in a group therapy session. The question was: “Do you feel that being a woman is the … Read More »

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2018: the year of women

  2018 will be the year of women (CNN) 2017 has been a turbulent and trying year for women. Beginning with the inauguration of Donald Trump, the year saw an escalation of the Republican Party’s attacks on women, including efforts to … Read More »

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Remembering the Deer Mother of Winter Solstice

Written by Danielle Prohom Olson & originally published on Gather Victoria Doe, A Deer, A Female Reindeer: The Spirit of Mother Christmas “Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light of the blessed sun…” ~ Hungarian Christmas … Read More »

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Women Stay Angry in 2018

“What’s causing a shift right now is that, for the first time, women are not gagged by a subconscious knowledge that if they state what’s happening they will be ignored, mocked, or called a liar.” Women Need to Stay Angry … Read More »

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What we do: Peace and security

Conflicts have devastating consequences, including in widening gaps between women and men. Women often have fewer resources to protect themselves and, with children, frequently make up the majority of displaced and refugee populations. War tactics such as sexual violence specifically … Read More »

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Women’s Empowerment

What Is Women’s Empowerment? Empowering girls and women is powerful. Today, we know it is the key to economic growth, political stability, and social transformation. World leaders, experts and scholars alike are giving their voice to this critical endeavor. When women succeed, … Read More »

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