Changing the Definition of Femininity

Writer Ali Segel came across the Merriam-Webster definition for the word “femininity” and was (rightly) pretty appalled by it. When used in a sentence, the dictionary stated, “She managed to become a CEO without sacrificing her femininity.” Segel—not only amazed at how subtle sexism continues to go unnoticed, or ignored—reached out to Merriam-Webster. They tweeted, “AND IT’S GONE. Oof. Sorry about that.” Showing that admitting …

Google’s Move Regarding Revenge Porn

In the latest episode of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver takes on revenge porn, pointing out that while “the internet has become integral to modern life… it’s also become a haven for harassment” that many women encounter on a daily basis. Recently, Google has taken steps to remove revenge porn from its search results, offering an online form where victims can go to request their …