bodily autonomy

These days, I shave most of my body hair by choice. On the days (or weeks) that I don't, that decision is just as much my choice. Image: Thinkstock.

Why I Was Late To The Shaving Game

I tapped the razor on the side of the sink and inspected my smooth legs for any missed spots. Then I rinsed the blade, washed my hands, and put on my Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   08.2.16   |   SHARE
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The clothing does not define the activity at this age; it’s not a uniform. Image: Thinkstock.

Just Because It Sparkles Doesn't Mean It's Anti-Feminist

Many people (rightfully) believe that women own their bodies, and that, therefore, they should be in control of their own bodies. So why do those Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   06.8.16   |   SHARE
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It only reinforced and strengthened my belief that women and other people who can become pregnant have a fundamental right to decide what happens to their body.

Pregnancy Made Me More  Pro-Choice

Something had clicked in my head. Suddenly I didn't give a shit when life began or whether or not a fetus counts as a “baby.” I was overwhelmed by Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   04.8.16   |   SHARE
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Strong feminist women are threatening. We do things differently.

8 Things Strong, Feminist Women Do WAY Differently

They call us bitches. We're too forward, or too loud. They say we're not ladylike. That we should shut up and sit down. And we should be content with Read...
Elizabeth Broadbent of Your Tango    |   03.21.16   |   SHARE
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Vaccine Choice Is A Feminist Issue

SB 277, now known as California state law, strips parents of their right to informed consent while claiming that it's for their own good. Proponents Read...
Jody Allard    |   07.2.15   |   SHARE
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7 Things I’m Not Afraid To Tell My Sons About Love, Sex And Their Bodies

I’m spelling them out here so that other parents can talk about them and other boys can see that there isn’t just one way to become a good man. Read...
Joanna Schroeder    |   10.26.14   |   SHARE
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