Wonder Woman and Boogeymen
Elizabeth cried watching Wonder Woman. Why? “I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie where a woman character kicked ass and all of us didn’t have to pay the price for that by first watching at least one woman be violently dehumanized before us.”
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.
What To Say When You Find Out Your Kid’s A Rapist
“So, in his letter, Dan Turner drones on about how his son’s life is ruined now… Basically, he said everything except ‘my god, what have I done.’ And in so doing, we all know exactly how Brock became the man he became. He became the man he was raised to be.”
An Open Letter to the Journalist Who Thinks I’m Lying
Emily Eveland’s xoJane post about seeking revenge against her rapist went viral. Then came the social-media backlash questioning the authenticity of her narrative. This is her response.
Too Loud, Too Outspoken, Too Feminist: Anne Thériault Writes Her Truth
We chat with Toronto-based writer Anne Thériault at The Belle Jar about the evolution of her writing, blogging on hot-button topics, and being an ally.
The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About
Gretchen Kelly shines a spotlight on all the tactics women employ to move safely through a world of sexism and harassment, exhorting women to tell their stories — and men to listen.
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