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Against bystanding violence

Doing nothing  —  standing by  —  is its own violence.
Sep 26, 2016
Donormaal invites audiences members onstage at the Stomp the Patriarchy event to celebrate the anniversary of #ShoutYourAbortion. (Photo by Melissa Lin.)

#ShoutYourAbortion anniversary event shows strengths of emerging movement

One year after the start of the social media hashtag, #ShoutYourAbortion is developing into an inclusive women's health and women's rights movement.
Sep 15, 2016
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How American women can take back International Women’s Day

It may not get much attention in the U.S., but International Women's Day means a lot for these. visitors from Indonesia, China and Puerto Rico.
Mar 7, 2016
Esandra "Essie Charm" Hollman, Seattle photographer, pin-up model and cosplayer, is featured on the blog and forthcoming book "The Unicorn Files." The project features girl geeks. (Photo by Nate Watters for The Unicorn Files.)

‘The Unicorn Files’ busts the myth that girl geeks don’t exist

'The Unicorn Files' fights the sexist notion that girls can't be geeks with a Tumblr blog and a Kickstarter campaign for a book featuring women in geekdom.
Jun 18, 2015
Sudeshna Sen looks at photos she has taken in the Arboretum in Seattle, Wash. for site development on a future video project. (Photo by Rayna Stackhouse)

Sudeshna Sen explores feminist themes in crime-based short

Seattle filmmaker Sudeshna Sen reflects on her feminist influences, as her first short "Julia's Farm" gets released.
May 5, 2015
Gender roles in pre-war Syria were much more progressive than under ISIS control, with women moving freely and holding high positions in the Assad Regime. But the constitution still included many misogynist clauses. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

ISIS brutality toward women a shocking symptom of a larger disease

A video of ISIS stoning a woman to death last month shocked the world. Having grown up in the region, I wasn't that surprised to see it.
Nov 18, 2014
Girls at an orphanage outside of Nakuru, Kenya, celebrate the arrival of their menstrual kits made by the Days for Girls Ocala Florida Chapter. (Photo courtesy Days for Girls)

Simple feminine-hygiene kits empower girls

Days for Girls International provides feminine-hygiene kits for girls in parts of the world without access to commercial products.
May 9, 2014
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South Asian take on Vagina Monologues challenges sexual taboos

In a year marked by a political “War on Women” and a spate of sexual violence in India, it’s time for an open dialogue that challenges cultural taboos about sex.
May 8, 2013
Japanese artist Yaoyi Kusama hallucinatory work is featured in the Elles: SAM exhibit. (Yoyi Kusama, Yellow tree/Living Room, 2010, seen at Aichi Triennale at Nayabashi Venue)

Women (not zombies) take over SAM: Elles exhibit pairs spectacular art with cynical marketing

Oh my god! Run! Women are taking over the Seattle Art Museum! SAM is currently running two related exhibitions devoted to female artists from around the globe. The first Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris is a selection of the 200 works that were exhibited at Centre Pompidou in France since 2009. This […]
Oct 23, 2012
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Scotland wants a breakup, misogynist schooled on sexism, cats turned copters

Scotland launches breakup campaign after 300-year relationship with England There’s nothing worse than ending a long-term relationship. You have to tell your friends and family and decide who’s going to keep that TV you went halfsies on. But that’s just what the Scottish National Party wants after successfully initiating a referendum for Scottish Independence. However, […]
Oct 18, 2012
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This International Women’s Day, Americans should take a look in the mirror.

I once spent a March 8th in Mexico and was surprised to find the streets filled with parades and vendors selling giant teddy bears in celebration of International Women’s Day. Random people greeted me with a cheerful “Feliz dia de la mujer.” International Women’s Day isn’t such a big deal here in the US, and […]
Mar 8, 2012