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31 Badass Women Born in October

Movers, shakers, and women's history-makers born in October.

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7 Queens Who Fought to Rule

From Boudica to Lili'oukalani, these queens were royal female forces to be reckoned with.

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How Couples Choose Their Side of the Bed

When my boyfriend and I moved in together, he took the left side of the bed, and I took the right. There was no negotiation or conversation; it just happened that way. Now, even on nights when he’s out of

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9 Vulva Cupcakes For the School Bake Sale

Some alleged "vagina cookies" went viral online this week thanks to a Reddit post titled "TIFU by letting a feminist parent bring in snacks to my 2nd grade class." According to the redditor, a "radical crazy woman who thinks she

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1903: The Year Boston Outlawed Kissing in Canoes

At the turn of the century before unmarried singles would begin kissing in the backseats of cars down Lover's Lane, making out in canoes was all the rage.

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The Invention of Cankles

For evidence that female bodies are judged from head to toe for their adherence to arbitrary beauty standards, look no farther than the ankles. Slender ankles have been a subtle hallmark of the idealized feminine silhouette practically ever since hemline-shortening

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15th-Century Nair

Even in the Early Renaissance, excessive body hair was something of a feminine abomination. Back then, it was associated with being unsanitary, brutish and symptomatic of imbalanced humors (which isn’t a far cry from the gendered logic behind today’s feminine

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A Brief History of the Clitoris

A brief history of why the complete and anatomically complex female clitoris has only recently been fully revealed.

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Who invented glitter?

“Glitter generally makes people happy just to look at it,” Roger Ertle, vice president of marketing for glitter manufacturer Glitterex, told Etsy. And apparently, it’s been making people happy for much of history. Early humans used shimmery mica flakes to

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Singlephobia and the Science of Settling in Relationships

In romantic contexts, “settling” is a negatively loaded term to put it casually. Take it from Lori Gottleib, author of the 2010 Marry Him: Settling For Mr. Good Enough, a book title she told Salon’s Tracy Clark-Flory “is something that

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