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Criticism of women’s magazines contains many shades of sexism.

The Sexism Underlying Criticism Of Women's Magazines

The criticism of women’s magazines contains many shades of sexism. There’s the implication that to care about beauty is vain and a waste of time. Read...
Dena Landon    |   10.26.17   |   SHARE
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It’s been almost thirty days since my husband left for a completely impromptu army training.

What I Learned About Myself When My Husband Left For The Army

My husband left for the army and in many ways I've found myself. I had to be strong for my kids and strong for myself. I learned that I can do it. Read...
Allison Cooper    |   10.23.17   |   SHARE
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Black Magic, Black Skin: Decolonizing White Witchcraft

I don't worship some appropriated feminine divinity or semi-European Paganism. I will talk about Black Magic, black skin and decolonizing white Read...
Shannon Barber    |   10.23.17   |   SHARE
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The Emotional Cost Of Shelving Your Dreams

I am sometimes painfully envious of other (usually childless) writers who are doing the very thing I swore I would have done by now — publishing a Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   10.19.17   |   SHARE
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I’d spent so long normalizing my relationship, that to accept that it was wrong, even though I always knew it deep down, meant dismantling the foundation on which the last eight years of my life had been based.

When It Ended: On Escaping Domestic Abuse

I didn’t stay because I was afraid he would hurt me if I left. I stayed because I thought if I could find the right combination of behaviors, then I Read...
Rebecca Houghton of Role Reboot    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
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Yay, honoring human complexity!

6 Reasons To Embrace Being Unlikable

I didn’t realize I was a polarizing person until my late 20s. I was raised in a tradition where being liked was extremely important — pivotal, even. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
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My feminism is somewhere between get a man/keep a man, and I don’t need a man at all.

Feminism Or Sexism?

The actual, living, breathing feminism is far more nuanced than just equality. This feminism includes how women function in the world and on what Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.12.17   |   SHARE
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I do know that nothing is working out the way I dreamed it would when I was a kid. And I also know that at this exact moment in time, I’ve never been happier.

Nothing In My Life Is Turning Out How I Planned, And I’ve Never Been Happier

Sometimes you have to let go of your dreams. As the years go by, you come to the realization that who you are now is pretty much who you’ll be Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   10.9.17   |   SHARE