A handy guide for men everywhere.

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By Jennifer Wright

Recently, Superman actor Henry Cavill expressed his dissatisfaction with the #MeToo movement claiming, “There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman … I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned for thinking that. It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like: ‘Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something.’”

Look, first of all, you won’t be called a rapist. Do you know how hard it is to be seen…

Former beauty queen Iman Oubou was crowned Miss New York in 2015. When she set out to start her own business, men refused to take her seriously.

Swaay founder Iman Oubou. Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images for EvolveMKD

By Iman Oubou, co-written by Belisa Silva

“Did you wear that pencil skirt just for me?,” asked the male investor, his eyes traveling up and down my body. A sick feeling washed over me. I had waited six months for this meeting, and was there to discuss a potentially career-changing investment. I said nothing, my face a total blank. Although I had prepared for every possible outcome, good and bad, I never thought I’d face a moral dilemma during a professional meeting. Walking away from the quarter million dollars I so desperately needed to launch my business, I felt lost…

Seen as outcasts of society, subversive women are forming underground mothers groups, rebelling against oppression — and loneliness.

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By Sarah Hurtes

“Considering that you can find me naked and fucking on the internet just by Googling my name, I’ve for sure thought this may be a problem for my mothering,” shares Maria Llopis, Spain’s most distinctive post-porn activist and a mother-of-one.

Llopis, who won this year’s PorYes Feminist Porn Award, is giving a talk on subversive motherhood at a cozy, library-like venue filled with yellow dotted tea cups and string lights in Berlin’s artsy neighborhood of Kreuzberg. Women with rounded bellies sit in rows on floor cushions in what feels more like an underground mom collective than an…

To be black and transgender means not only being constantly gawked at, but also being put in dangerous situations every day of your life. In a quest to redefine this narrative, seven black trans women open up about their perceptions of beauty in a cis-normative world.

Laverne Cox and Delores Nettles, mother of slain transgender woman Islan Nettles, attend the 2014 Gay Pride March on June 29, 2014 in New York City. Photo: Eric Thayer/Getty Images

By Serena Sonoma

To be deemed pretty in the transgender community means looking as cisgender as possible. Much like cisgender women, trans women are expected to cater to conventional standards of physical beauty; they’re asked to be feminine and soft — to be able to blend in. The message being conveyed: exist as little as possible.

Pretty privilege and passing privilege are terms that most trans women are aware of. But when you are a black transgender woman, the conversation doesn’t end there. For centuries, ideals of beauty have been centered around eurocentricity, and anyone who doesn’t fit is deemed…

After years of unhealthy dieting practices left her with a ruined digestive system and chronic anxiety, the model is on a crusade to demystify the process of achieving sample size.

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By Bridget Malcolm, as told to Olivia Fleming

For two years, I lived off mostly steamed vegetables and protein shakes. I was so underweight that it would take me 10 minutes to climb a flight of stairs. I was tired, often going to sleep at 8 p.m. because I had no energy. My hair was falling out. I felt completely alone and isolated, but I was scared to leave my house.

I didn’t want to eat anything that wasn’t made by me, so I stopped hanging out with people. I became boring — a hindrance. I was listless. And I…

There are endless articles on how women can curb their instinct towards apologizing. But instead of women training themselves to say sorry less, men should simply learn to do it more.

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By Jennifer Wright

What if women are correct about how much the average human should apologize?

At the moment, studies indicate that women apologize more than men. This will not be surprising to anyone who has ever been in an office setting. The reason they do so, however, is thought to be because “women have a lower threshold for what constitutes offensive behavior.”

That certainly seems to be the case today, going by recent incidents regarding male apologies. There was great debate over whether Trump would apologize for telling Putin he believed Russia over American Intelligence regarding Russian meddling in…

Founder and CEO of Bumble Whitney Wolfe. Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Bumble

By Whitney Wolfe Herd

The new generation of #WomenWhoDare are those who refuse to conform. They dare to do the impossible, encouraging young visionaries to break — not just push — boundaries. Here, Bumble’s founder Whitney Wolfe Herd opens up about her own experience with sexual harassment, and offers advice on how to handle the aftermath for our 2017 Women Who Dare series.

Three years ago, I lived every professional woman’s worst nightmare. At 24, after I sued my former employer, the online backlash nearly cost me my future.

I’m not going to share the specifics here nor anywhere. But…

I was here to develop a new goal: to make my orgasms spiritual, emotional, and political.

By Suzannah Weiss

The thought of being totally naked and pleasuring myself in front of strangers made my heart race — in a good way. As someone who’s gone to sex parties and clothing-optional resorts, I could handle the semi-public nudity and masturbation. Sure, it sounded potentially uncomfortable, but it also sounded adventurous, erotic and — if the accounts were to be believed — life changing.

It started last month, after I came across a titillating scene in Buzz: The Stimulating History of the Sex Toy by Hallie Lieberman. It described one of feminist sex educator Betty Dodson’s Bodysex workshops…

Ellevest’s Sallie Krawcheck on everything you need to get started.

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By Lauren Alexis Fisher

Investing is a man’s world. Whether finance, portfolios, or money talk in general, women are often left out of the conversation — despite the fact that we actually control $5 trillion of the U.S. economy. From the lack of women represented on Wall Street to the staggering male-to-female ratio of investment advisors (86 percent are men over the age of 50), concrete financial advice for women is hard to come by.

Enter Sallie Krawcheck. The former Wall Street CEO is leading the women’s movement into untapped territory: the investment world. After helming some of the largest…

A trans woman shares her experience grappling with menstruation and motherhood.

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By Jen Richards

“That spinal twist was intense for my cramps. Nothing like yoga on your period, you know?”

I nod affirmatively to the woman next to me with a tight smile. “Yeah, totally,” I reply.

We’re changing in a crowded locker room. I’m home in North Carolina for Christmas and doing hot yoga, which I love enough to overcome my fear of the bodily scrutiny that fills such spaces. All variety of shapes and sizes are welcome here, but I can’t help but compare my body to those of the other women. For the most part I’m pretty typical…

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