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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year Is “Feminism”—Damn Straight

According to Merriam-Webster, the word of the year is "feminism" and considering the year we've had, that should come as a surprise to no one.

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Taylor Swift Is a Silence Breaker…When It Comes to Sexual Assault

My (mostly sarcastic) wish was that there would be an end to Taylor Swift think pieces for the Holiday season. However, her presence on the Time cover has caused a backlash, a response to that backlash, and a continuous discussion as to if she "deserves" to be on the cover. Because of course it did.

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If You Don’t Wanna Help, Your Only Job Is to Shut Up: How Bros Like Michael Rapaport and Ron Perlman Ruin Progress

I can't even with hypocrites who stand in the way of people who are actually trying change how things are done. I can't even with Michael Rapaport and Ron Perlman.

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I Want to Live Inside of Shonda Rhimes’ Matriarchy Bubble

"I am so deep in a matriarchy bubble over here that I forgot a simple truth: It's a bubble, and a small one at that."

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How the Most Progressive Moments in My Favorite Cartoons Shaped My Feminism

I don't think any feminist voyage starts out perfectly; mine certainly didn't. It took me years to realize that I was oppressed as a neurodivergent woman, and even longer to realize I had privileges as an able-bodied white person. It's been a very topsy-turvy journey that has both empowered and humbled me.

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Exclusive: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Deleted Scene Shows Marston’s Problematic Yet Genuine Feminism

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is being released on Blu-ray, so if you missed the theatrical release, you'll soon be able to see this amazing film in the comfort of your own, well, anywhere. To celebrate, Sony Home Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive clip from Angela Robinson's beautiful and thought-provoking film.

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Stop Demanding Women Fit Into a Feminazi/Forgiveness Binary

As we watch the growing mountains of sexual harassment and assault allegations and public outings and subsequent avalanches of consequences, a lot of people can't help but focus on what comes next. That's a valid question, but for many, it's not a question that can be answered yet. And to insist it be answered only serves to steal focus from what women are going through now.

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5 Women To Remember on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day was created by the UN as a way of giving thanks and paying tribute to the women who have worked to increase women's access to education, safety, and general independence around the world. So today at TMS we are going to talk about 5 women (2 historical and 3 modern women) who worked to ensure equality for women.

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Some Suggestions for Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are.

Today is Giving Tuesday, the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Sunday and Monday where we forget about being capitalist consumers for five minutes and remember that there are amazing causes that need our help. Here at TMS, there are many issues about which we're passionate, and we love supporting the organizations entirely devoted to helping those causes and communities.

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Uma Thurman Is Coming for Harvey Weinstein…Kill Bill-Style

Remember that time when Uma Thurman was asked about Harvey Weinstein while doing press for The Parisian Woman, and she, through barely-restrained rage declined comment until she was feeling "less angry?" Well, it seems that she's slightly less angry now. But make no mistake. That still means she's furious.

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Why You Should Care About Cyntoia Brown

#FreeCyntoiaBrown

As frustrating as it is for some, there is value when celebrities speak up about causes and injustices. Their platform allows important information to spread much faster than it might even through mainstream media. The sad fact is that I didn't know the now 13-year-old story of Cyntoia Brown until it started picking up steam recently thanks to people like Rihanna, T.I., Kim Kardashian, and Cara Delevigne. And it's a story that should infuriate us all.

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All I Want for Christmas Is an End to Taylor Swift Think Pieces

Your complicated feelings about your problematic favorite Taylor Swift: keep them.

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Dear Cis Men: You’re Not the Exception

The more I have informal conversations about the current moment in feminism, focused on sexual harassment and assault, abuse of power, and female bodily autonomy, the more I realize just how disconnected many cis men feel from the problems, or the solutions.

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Spike Lee Updates the Feminism of She’s Gotta Have It For Netflix With Help From Female Voices

No one is perfect, and no one knows everything. The best any of us can do is learn from our mistakes and work toward doing better. It seems that director Spike Lee is doing just that with his 1986 feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It, which he's adapted as a 10-episode series for Netflix.

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Lena Dunham Reminds Everyone Why Women of Color Don’t Trust Her

Lena Dunham is probably one of the most influential voices in feminism today. Sadly, her feminism has often ended up being painfully and dangerously white. This weekend, Dunham and Jenni Konner released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, defending Girls writer Murray Miller against the allegation of assault made by actress Aurora Perrineau.

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Ellen Page Sheds Light on the Homophobic Side of Hollywood Harassment and Assault

A day after it was announced that Ellen Page would be taking one of the lead roles in the upcoming Umbrella Academy series for Netflix, she's taken the opportunity to post a statement on her Facebook page addressing the extent of the sexual harassment and assault that goes on in Hollywood. Not only does she speak to her own experiences, but she attempts to amplify those who don't have her privileges.

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Exclusive Clip: Marianna Palka’s Feminist Dark Comedy Bitch Shows a Family in Shambles When Mom Disappears

The emotional and domestic labor that women are expected to provide for free (while men get to think about themselves and their own needs) often gets taken for granted. In this exclusive clip from the upcoming feminist dark comedy, Bitch, we see what a family might look like if Mom suddenly weren't around.

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Instagram Culture Making It Hard for Sex Workers to Earn Wages

There is a battle growing between strippers and bartenders in the NYC scene that has made several working women go on strike. The conflict is the result of a new Instagram culture that has allowed female bartenders to market themselves as equal draws for crowds as the dancers themselves.

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#NiUnaMenos: Fighting Femicide in Argentina

Femicide is the gender-based killing of women because they are women and the leading cause of premature death for women globally. Buzzfeed news has reported on the state of femicide in Argentina, and it is dire. The country has one the highest rates of Femicide, to the point where it is considered a national emergency.

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Bias, Not Behavior Determines Women’s Fate in the Workplace According to New Data From Harvard

Even as we acknowledge how terrible sexism is, the onus of halting its effects is often placed on women. We frame sexual assault in terms of women "not getting raped" as opposed to telling men not to rape. We frame domestic responsibilities in terms of women "having it all" as opposed to men "sharing some." In the workplace, women have been advised to "lean in," but all the leaning in in the world doesn't rid the workplace of the one thing that truly stops women's careers in their tracks: bias.

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