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#EndorseThis: Ivanka Trump Is Not Your Secret Progressive Buddy

As Samantha Bee observes, Ivanka’s press clippings suggest she is lobbying her loony dad for sanity and decency. But the Full Frontal host warns liberals against fantasizing that Ivanka, nominated to the Great Feminists in Feminism Herstory Hall of Lady Fame, is their “secret progressive buddy.”

April 6, 2017
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Danziger: It’s Not Nepotism, It’s Feminism

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]

March 30, 2017
Right-wing, Trump supporters

How I Escaped Being A Right-Wing Extremist

When I was young, I was taught that liberals and Democrats were brainwashed and trained to ignore the truths about what was really going on in America. Arguing with a liberal was a complete waste of time, my dad would say. No child should be taught that the only options in this life are to “hate or be hated.”

February 10, 2017
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Pantsuit Feminism Is Real Feminism

Hillary Clinton is poised to ascend to the presidency, and those men made queasy by the notion of a woman in the nation’s top job may take comfort in the fact that, just like they do, she puts her trousers on one leg at a time.

November 8, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton points at President Barack Obama as she arrives onstage at the end of his speech on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S., July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

For Women, Clinton’s Nomination Was 240 Years In The Making

The first woman ran for president in 1872, before women even had the right to vote. Since then, dozens have run but until Clinton none has gotten far. Clinton in 2008 became the first female candidate to vie seriously for the White House.

July 28, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis

A Woman Of Her Time: Hillary Rodham Clinton

The most prominent woman to emerge from the women’s movement in America is Hillary Rodham Clinton, yet, because of her stature as a historic figure and the events that made her one, she is often misunderstood, especially on the issue of gender politics.

July 3, 2016
Hillary Clinton after being introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Fear Of A Female Administration? We’ll See

Two women? Could voters possibly be progressive enough to support such an estrogen-heavy ticket? Some turned the question around: Who second-guesses a ticket with two men? Nobody, because we’ve been doing it that way for centuries. But sexism is a fact of American politics.

July 2, 2016
U.S. army soldiers take part in a U.S.-South Korea joint river-crossing exercise near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Yeoncheon, South Korea, April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Republicans Bare Their Sexism As Senate Votes To Draft Women

The Senate on Tuesday passed an amendment to the defense budget requiring women to register for the draft, but that didn’t stop some Republicans from exposing perhaps a bit too much of their own biases about women’s “place” in society.

June 17, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during her California primary night rally held in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Our Milestone Moment

We should show more understanding toward those who are disappointed, the critics said. We should not “rub it in.” We were “gloating.” We were “insensitive.” We should be “more gracious.” I leaned back from my computer in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and thought, “Why does this feel so familiar?”

June 9, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S., May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Sisterhood: Feel the Burn

Given that most don’t know Clinton personally, and that her authenticity persists as an issue, she may do what doesn’t come naturally for a Midwestern Methodist. Let down her perfect hair and her high walls with the American people.

May 20, 2016
People cheer as they wait for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Carson, California, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Dear Bernie Bullies, I’m So Over You

I support Clinton for a long list of reasons. The Sanders bullies say that makes me part of the “establishment.” I wish my working-class parents had lived long enough to hear that. How they would have howled. There was a time when I got worked up over those voices of superiority telling me who I am because I don’t want what they do. I couldn’t care less now.

May 19, 2016

Girls Don’t Need Help Discovering Their Inner Critics

The magazine Discovery Girls pitches itself as a publication that aims to help empower girls from ages 8 to 12. Much of the time, judging by its website, it manages to do just that. In the latest issue, though, the magazine offered to help its young readers discover their inner critics with a two-page illustrated spread on how to pick a swimsuit that best flatters their bodies.

May 12, 2016

Women Are Already Proving Their Worth In Combat

Rep. Hunter is banking on a strategy that’s been thrown into the path of women for generations. It’s the one that coos to women that they don’t really want to be treated equally, that they don’t really want to be afforded the same opportunities as men. He expects that women will shrink and run when actually confronted with the demands of combat.

April 30, 2016

Bravo To Tubman, But U.S. Women Still Not Getting The Full $20

According to a report released in April by the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), based on median annual earnings, a woman, working full time, year-round, will lose nearly $500,000 over a career, due to gender pay gaps.

April 22, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a photo with a supporter at a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa

Vote For Hillary Or Go To Hell!

Women who don’t vote for Clinton because she is a woman will be consigned to the eternal fires of Hades, Albright said.

February 9, 2016
Hillary Clinton Madeleine Albright Gloria Steinem

Steinem And Albright’s Comments Supporting Clinton Anger Young Feminists

Will recent comments by Steinem and Albright hurt Hillary Clinton?

February 8, 2016

Woodrow Wilson And Women: Let Us Eat Wedding Cake

Wilson’s shameful record on race is now under serious scrutiny at his alma mater, Princeton University. Yet little has been said on Wilson’s fierce opposition to women as equal citizens, even as the suffrage movement’s winds blew outside his Oval Office.

December 18, 2015

Author And Activist Gloria Steinem: Making Her Past Present for All

Here comes the wise, wry feminist icon in her early 80s, with a memoir that reads like a letter to the future.

November 6, 2015
Ten Dollar Bill, Alexander Hamilton

Woman’s Face Will Be Added To $10 Bill In 2020, Treasury Says

One lucky lady — yet to be chosen — will become the first woman in more than a century to join an esteemed coterie of dead presidents and statesmen featured on American paper currency.

June 18, 2015

Endorse This: Miss Piggy — Feminist!

Watch this legendary star of the screen declare that she is a proud feminist — and also, a proud “Porcine-American.”

June 5, 2015

‘Mad Max’ Movie: A Feminist Trick?

I was warned not to see the new film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ I was told it was emasculating feminist propaganda disguised as an explosion-filled action flick.

May 19, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science — And The World’

‘Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science — and the World’ is a remarkable new book by Rachel Swaby: fascinating, compulsively readable, and illuminative.

May 17, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Under The Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over’

The safety net has become a sieve, Caroline Fredrickson writes, in her new book ‘Under The Bus,’ about how workers’ rights continue to elude working women.

May 10, 2015

Endorse This: The ‘Frozen’ Menace

Fox News has its eye on the latest danger to America’s culture: The hit Disney movie ‘Frozen.’

February 4, 2015
Kurdish Women Fighters Battling ISIS in Kobani

Feminist Fighters: Kurdish Women Battling ISIS In Kobani

Courageous Kurdish women, answering the Islamic State’s abuse of their gender with force.

October 20, 2014