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Finding Feminism: A Story from the Deep South

Feminism, fem-in-ism . . . feminism. For days, I rolled the three-syllables around in my head, in my mouth. I said it aloud, and it sounded unfamiliar, but not unfitting. After I took the time to learn more, I did it. I took the big leap and decided that I was a feminist. I didn’t want any boys holding the door open for me. I was done with cheerleading; it was objectifying. Pay for my movie? Yeah, right. I didn’t wait tables part-time for nothing.

New Campaign to Make Change at Wal-Mart

In June, the Supreme Court rejected the class action lawsuit that charged Wal-Mart with discriminating against its women associates, denying1.5 million current and former workers a chance at justice. NOW chapters around the country have stood strong against Wal-Mart’s unjust practices for a decade and are well-suited to make a difference.

The Princess Paradigm Lives On

What is it about royalty, and about princesses in particular? Long after one would think that monarchy holds any meaning to a child growing up today, the dream of being a princess is still being sold, successfully, to girls. And lovely Kate Middleton just gave the princess industry a major boost.

John Boehner Cries, Do Men Do That?

We all know that crying is considered “girly” behavior, and not very “leaderly,” and something that should be done in private rather than public. Crying is associated with “there’s something wrong with you,” “you need some help.” So often psychological states coded feminine are considered something to be treated medically rather than taken at face value.