Donald Trump Is A Human Garbage Fire & You’re Worried About Hillary’s Book?

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By Jillian Stacia

I’ve tried to play nice.

I’ve spent the past ten months coming at this with an open mind and a forgiving heart. I’ve prayed all the prayers and asked for surrender and guidance. I’ve tried to let it go and move forward as best I can.

But in this case, I just can’t. As in, I literally cannot handle people talking about how “selfish” and “horrible” and “divisive” Hillary Clinton’s new book is.

You know what is selfish and horrible and divisive? The president supporting Nazis in the United States. Getting in a pissing match with North Korea. Ending DACA. Denouncing global warming. Continue reading

I Didn’t Think I Was A Feminist

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By Laura Mitchell-­Ghafoor

I didn’t used to be a feminist. Or at least, identify as a feminist. I used to say, “Feminism? Not my cup of tea, thanks.” I had an argument once about how celebrities arguing over trivial things and labelling it as feminism diluted their argument and that was why I wasn’t a feminist; like equality could be compared to squash mixed with too much water at a barbecue in summer. I wasn’t militant. I wasn’t born in the days when women couldn’t have jobs, and right then, there were more pressing issues, thank you very much.

Only – and it’s been difficult to say this in the past, although the more you say it the slightly easier it becomes- I was entirely wrong.

Yes, I am a feminist.

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What The Chicago Women’s March Taught Me

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By Megan Kramer

When I first heard about the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., that would follow the inauguration of Donald Trump, I was determined to join. It felt like the first real action I could take to potentially make a difference—an action that would fly in the face of the sexist, racist, divisive rhetoric coming from Trump and his cabinet.

I booked a plane ticket from Chicago and made lodging plans that wouldn’t break the bank, but, unfortunately, those lodging plans fell through at the last minute. Unable to find another affordable and safe option in time, I decided I would go to the Chicago Women’s March instead. I was disappointed I wouldn’t make it to D.C., but little did I know that marching in Chicago would turn out to be even more inspiring. Continue reading

How The Well-Intended Idea Of “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” Is Now Perpetuating Rape Culture

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By De Elizabeth

As soon as the news broke about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the response of the Internet was almost predictable.

Some flocked to support Heard. Others took to defend Depp. And amid both sides, there was the cutting voice of doubt masquerading itself as logic – the ones spouting: “Well, we don’t know anything yet. She could be lying. And in our country, it’s innocent until proven guilty.”
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We Stand With Kesha

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A week ago, the hashtag #FreeKesha was trending on Twitter, while dozens of fans with posters displaying the same slogan stood outside a New York courtroom. Since that day when her request for an injunction was denied,  there have literally been dozens of articles, thinkpieces, and open letters published. The Kesha case has touched so many people, and that’s because, at its heart, it is a sad reminder of the world in which we live. Continue reading