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Phoebe Robinson’s Guide to Life Struggles

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Life sucks, ok? Phoebe Robinson knows this and tells us how life really is for a famous comic who is a person of color and a cisgender woman in her latest essay collection, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay (Plume). Every single woman who has felt the cold-hard pain of a hairband digging into her wrist or a man put his hand on her back without permission (aka every woman everywhere) will relate to this. Actually, not only will you relate, but you’ll feel better, more confident and you’ll laugh along the way. And that doesn’t forget the men either. Men (cisgender men, that is), you have been surrounded by talk of #metoo and sexual assault cases and you might be wondering…

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Who Run the World?! 7 Books for Women’s Equality Day

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First thing’s first – here’s the soundtrack for this article:   On this glorious day, August 26, in the glorious year of 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. For anyone not up on their Constitutional Amendments (YOU SHOULD BE), that’s the one that gave women the right to vote. So, to commemorate the date, we have Women’s Equality Day, a holiday that celebrates ladies getting a right we should have had from the very beginning. Women’s Equality Day is a well-intentioned holiday that’s still a bit touchy, mainly because the subject of women’s equality is still about as frustrating and divisive as it was in 1920. The gender wage gap is still a…

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