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  1. The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump

    Teen Vogue, unlike Time or Newsweek, is drawing explicitly from a rich tradition of aggressive, opinionated, adversarial coverage of sexist white men.”

  2. “We Need to Be Braver”: Voices for Diversity in 2016

    The past year has seen its share of struggles — and of important, tough conversations.


    Protesters after a rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy of NativeinDC, from "We Are What Our Ancestors Prayed For."

  3. Celebrating the Rise of Superwomen

    Carolyn Cocca on women superheroes and contemporary femininity: “But diversity, authenticity, and complexity in storytelling and characterization engender tolerance and empathy by showing us that anybody can be a hero.”

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  4. So You Want to Wear a Safety Pin

    “[D]on’t do it without a plan. Because the very last thing a tense situation needs is someone full of good intentions but with no knowledge of de-escalation tactics or self-defense.” Ideas for moving beyond symbolism to activism in the wake of the US presidential election.

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  5. Girls’ Globe

    The Girls’ Globe website is the central hub of an international network of bloggers and activists who fight gender inequality and promote women’s and girls’ rights around the world.

  6. Jill Soloway on Donald Trump, Locker Rooms, and Toxic Masculinity

    In the wake of the leaked audio of Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault, Transparent creator Jill Soloway discusses how men turn women into Others, and other men into accomplices.

  7. Foreign Policy Interrupted

    Founded by Elmira Bayrasli and Lauren Bohn, Foreign Policy Interrupted amplifies female voices on current events around the globe, combatting the industry’s gender disparity through a visibility platform and fellowship program.

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  8. THE FEM

    THE FEM is a literary journal that publishes feminist, diverse, and inclusive creative works — from fiction and spoken word to interviews with writers, artists, and creators.

  9. “Diversity” Is A Problem

    Melissa Hillman on the struggle for real diversity in academia, theater, and beyond: “The problem with diversity without equity is that diversity can be accomplished in ways that entirely preserve the white male power structure.”

  10. Five Podcasts by Women of Color You Should Know

    Social and political activist Rebecca Griffin recommends her favorite podcasts by women of color, like Represent and 2 Dope Queens, covering topics from feminism and race to work and equality.

  11. Proton Packs Against Patriarchy: Why the Ghostbusters Reboot Works

    Joanna Di Mattia celebrates Ghostbusters with “reverse nostalgia”: “How great it would be to be a young girl right now, with the chance to see a big, bombastic film like this, with four funny, smart females at the helm.”

  12. The Kinfolk Kollective

    LaSha, the writer behind The Kinfolk Kollective, publishes essays that examine how race and identity intersect popular culture and politics.

  13. The Problem with Parity Is It’s Not Enough

    Playwright Abbey Fenbert writes a sharp, thought-provoking manifesto against the stubborn gender inequality in American theater repertories.

  14. The Dream of the Dance: Janet Jackson’s Early Music Videos

    “Each gesture is a glyph in an elaborate alphabet of steps and angles, slaps and smacks.” At Open Space, Maxe Crandall reflects on how choreography, identity, and politics come together in Jackson’s iconic music videos.

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  15. Managing Your Feelings Is Not My Job

    “I am declaring a 72-hour moratorium on women having to worry about men’s delicate feelings. I’ve waited 60 years. America has waited 240.” At hecatedemeter, a Hillary Clinton supporter refuses to tone down her joy.

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