Voting for women isn’t all it takes to reach gender parity in politics. Changing our political system from the bottom-up will go a lot further.
Candidates for U.S. President have been utilizing television ads since 1952 to sell themselves to the American people. And for sixty whole years, they’ve perpetuated these five sexist caricatures of women in campaign ads to do so.
Black queer women are magical. We’re innovators of style, technology, science, art, music, and all other sorts of badassery. This year for Black History Month, we’ve included another 50 Black trans and queer women that you absolutely must know about.
When women won the right to vote in America, they changed the entire political and cultural landscape that surrounded their lives.
These women mounted movements, won awards, told important stories, and otherwise shook the sh*t out of this planet in 2015.
Documentary films. Policy initiatives. Direct action. These 20 activists are doing it all to save the world — and they’re Autostraddle readers just like you!
Get to know Loretta Lynch, the first black woman to ever hold the office of Attorney General.
Brown was sworn in on February 18, and is the first openly bisexual person to serve at such a high level of political office in the United States.
Victims/survivors in general are expected to seek help from law enforcement to escape from abusive relationships, but the police are sometimes the most dangerous and threatening forces in the lives of marginalized folks, even those who have an abusive partner, friend, or relative. For that reason, community support is central to assisting victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Sesame Street, Margaret Cho, trans women in Bangladesh, a playlist, wishes, blue things, anime, Vikki Reich, Elaine Atwell, Thanksgiving dinner thoughts sprinkled with privilege, Arabelle Sicardi, geek girl culture, superiority by way of motherhood, Mean Girls, organ donors, dogs in cars and so very much more!
Although the nation’s highest offices have been sought by many badass women, we have yet to win. It’s enough to make me wish we could go back in time and vote for, well, these chicks.
It is more than marriage. It is about the great work we are doing on everything else, because we want to win all the battles. We need all the things!
In some Brazilian states, a gynecological test is required to prove you’re fit for a job.
Let us celebrate the life and legacy of a civil rights heroine, Yuri Kochiyama.
Sclove’s courageous push to bring her attack to the spotlight in order to call attention to the way her university mishandles sexual assault cases is indicative of a greater crisis. Universities and colleges across the United States have a long history of brushing sexual violence under the rug or punishing rapists with a slap on the wrist.
Queer women work in politics around the world. Here are 10 who were the first out women to hold their particular seat, and just a few of the cool things they’ve done since then.
“There are a lot of things you’re not supposed to be able to do when you’re gay: get married, have children, be the head of a national government, etc. But stereotypes exist to be broken, at least when you’re former Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Committee chair, announced the creation of a Lesbian Leadership Council that would focus on cultivating lesbian participation in the Democratic party, which has had a broader LGBT leadership council since 2000.