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“Magic Mike Live” in Las Vegas

The live cabaret version of the “Magic Mike” movie franchise officially premiered at the Hard Rock Cafe (natch) in Las Vegas (where else?) this past week. Magic Mike Live was conceived by Channing Tatum, who starred in and produced the movies, and is co-directed by him and Alison Faulk, the films’ choreographer. They worked together […]

Pop Culture
The Sex(ism) in Orwell’s “1984”

April 4th is the day Winston starts his diary in 1984. Like a million other book clubs across the country, mine just (re)read George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel, 1984. Its current publisher said sales increased by 10,000 percent after Trump’s inauguration, and it skyrocketed to #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list shortly after his counselor Kellyanne […]

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Planned Parenthood’s National #PinkOut Day (Wed Mar 29th)

From Planned Parenthood Action Fund: Anti-women’s health members of Congress haven’t given up their aim to “defund” Planned Parenthood health centers and block patients from accessing care. But we’re not letting them threaten Planned Parenthood patients’ health care. That’s why on Wednesday, March 29, we’re fighting back with Pink Out Day. The day will be […]

Personal Essays
I Participated in the Women’s Strike for All the Women Who Couldn’t

by Rebecca Jane Stokes for YourTango: I didn’t just do it for myself. On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, I went on strike. Like many other women in this country and elsewhere, I participated in the global action called “A Day Without A Woman.” I didn’t go to work. I didn’t do household chores. And I didn’t shop anywhere that wasn’t a […]

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VIDEO: 7 Steps to Gender Equality…IN THE BEDROOM!

  View & share video via YouTube HERE Every year, March 8th is International Women’s Day, a political holiday that honors the struggles, achievements and hopes for women worldwide. Since its first observance in 1908, we’ve come along way, baby! But we’ve got a hell of a long way to go: In 2014 the World […]

Personal Essays
Confession: Saying “Yes”and Finally Meaning It

KERRY NEVILLE — author of the award-winning short story collection, Necessary Lies, and the forthcoming collection, Remember To Forget Me — writes of the long road toward true consent.   Natalie and I played boyfriend and girlfriend: She was “Michael” and I was “Rebecca.”  We would walk around the block holding hands and when we reached […]

TV
Why the New Frank Sex Talk on “The Bachelor” Is More Helpful Than Harmful

There was a time in Bachelor history when fantasy suite sex was never mentioned outright, it was only hinted at. Those hints grew more blunt over the years: cameras were let into the bedrooms of the suites for a bit, mics were left on longer. But in honor of at least the illusion of class, […]

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Did Milo Yiannopoulos REALLY Defend Pedophilia?

Conservative provocateur and all-around asshat Milo Yiannopoulos got disinvited to 2017’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), had his lucrative book deal with Simon & Schuster cancelled, and resigned from Breitbart as an editor — all within 48 hours — over comments about child sexual abuse he made on two podcasts (one in 2015, the other in early 2016) that […]

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No Kellyanne Conway, “Feminism” Is NOT a Dirty Word

Like it or not, as the first woman campaign manager to successfully win a Presidential election, Kellyanne Conway has made history for women. Not that she entirely agrees.  While being interviewed about this historic achievement, Kellyanne called herself a post-feminist.  Here’s what she had to say about feminism in full: “I don’t consider myself a feminist. […]

Personal Essays
Why You Shouldn’t Be Offended by the P-Word Anymore

At Least When It’s Uttered with Love A friend’s middle school daughter wore a hat to school the other day. You know the one: pink, hand-knit, with two points resembling cat ears. An adult at her school asked her to remove it because she found it “offensive.” Later in the day this person, most likely encouraged […]

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Bachelor Contestants Are Like Trump Voters

After the historic Women’s March this past weekend (and that little, tiny thing called The Inauguration), we couldn’t help but watch this week’s Bachelor with a sense of depression — or should we say, an even greater sense of depression than normal? The women on this show (except for maybe the reasonable Rachel this season) don’t […]

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Our 45 Favorite #GirlPower Signs from the #WomensMarch

View & share video via YouTube here. I hope someone keeps documenting these signs. Some real gems. #WomensMarchOnWashington @mkr_ultra @catehamm pic.twitter.com/wCCJEWZe7d — Joe (@ImmortanJo3) January 21, 2017 We still haven’t reached parity. This is why #wemarch. #Sfwomensmarch pic.twitter.com/sZaChZXECH — The Bold Italic (@thebolditalic) January 22, 2017 I love this sign @SarahLerner made for the #WomensMarch. […]

Personal Essays
Why You Can Be a Feminist and Still Like It Rough

Miranda Levy is a major in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Elon University where she pens a sex column for its student-run lifestyle magazine, The Edge.  “Just because you like to be tied up, spanked, and called ‘bitch,’ doesn’t mean you’re a bad feminist.” — Em & Lo, “The Big Bang” The first time […]

Personal Essays
My Top 5 Romantic Goals for the New Year

Miranda Levy is a major in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Elon University where she pens a sex column for its student-run lifestyle magazine, The Edge. As someone who is recently single, I’ve decided this new year is going to be full of love-life firsts. What better time to assess past relationship mistakes, question […]

Pop Culture
Looking for a True Feminist Christmas Movie? Try “Die Hard” (For Real)

by Tom Burns for Your Tango Yippee ki-yay, modern feminists. If you’ve ever been on Twitter any time during December, you’ve seen the annual debate about whether or not the 1988 action classic Die Hard can be considered a “Christmas movie.” Let’s be honest — the debate is getting boring. In fact, people from all […]

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Hate Actually Is All Around: An Obligatory Critique of That Infernal Holiday Movie

Miranda Levy is a major in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Elon University where she pens a sex column for its student-run lifestyle magazine, The Edge.    It happens every year around the holidays: screenings (and awesome parodies) of the 2003 Christmas movie Love Actually, followed by impassioned rants by both the lovers and the haters. So […]