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Past articles by Elizabeth:

Wonder Woman Is Not Your Only Superhero Option For Halloween

Which female superheroes should you be channeling on Halloween this year? → Read More

Get Ready, Because Our 2018 Reading List Is Already LIT

Wondering what's new on the book front this month? Look no further. We've got all our favorite releases all lined up. → Read More

The Evolution Of The Public Apology, From Harvey Weinstein To Right Now

As news continues to break about sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond, one thing keep getting better: the quality of the apologies themselves. → Read More

The Worst Kind Of Tragedy Is The One We Saw Coming

Today, the “unthinkable” happened once again, and a gunman opened fire on a church in Texas. But what do we call a preventable tragedy? → Read More

How The Women Of The KKK Helped Architect A Hate Movement

Women are often less visible in hate movements than men. But in the Ku Klux Klan, they had their own organization and a legacy that persists through today. → Read More

Monica Lewinsky Anti Bullying PSA Video Campaign

Monica Lewinsky knows all about being the victim of bullying. For anti-bullying awareness month in October, she's channeling her pain into a solution. → Read More

Gabourey Sidibe Gets Real With R29: "I've Always Felt Like An Oil Stain"

We talked to Gabourey Sidibe about her directorial debut, why she's scared to check her phone, and how America hasn't always been kind to her. → Read More

The Handmaids Tale Novel Review Wing NYC Book Club

Reading the Handmaid's Tale is a dark journey in good times. But in 2017, it hits a little too close to home, and that's when book club becomes therapy. → Read More

Jenna Hagar George Bush Feminism People Magazine

Was George W Bush a feminist? His daughter thinks so. But her logic is based on a false idea that being a good dad and a feminist are the same thing. → Read More

Like Father, Like Daughter: Ivanka's Complicated Relationship With Truth

In her first interview as an official White House staffer, Ivanka Trump does what her family does best: defies objective truth by giving it her own spin. → Read More

Leighton Meester: “You’re An Ingenue, You’re An Icon, Or You’re A Mom”

Make no mistake. Leighton Meester might have played a teen queen on Gossip Girl. But these days, she's breaking the mold and being her own woman. → Read More

Monica Lewinksy Interview Anti Bullying Harassment

Monica Lewinsky knows a thing or 2 or 200 about cyberbullying and online harassment. In this exclusive interview with Refinery29, she shares her thoughts. → Read More

If Planned Parenthood Is Defunded, Men's Health Is In The Balance, Too

Planned Parenthood isn't just a resource for women. Eight men shared their stories about the clinics, from STI testing to cancer diagnoses. → Read More

Milo Yiannopoulos Is Not The Problem, Just A Symptom Of The Disease

Milo Yiannopoulos says he's fighting for free speech. But the truth is that he's a symptom of a decades long decline in human decency. → Read More

These Are Our Favorite Books Of 2017 — So Far

We may be living in a Golden Age of television, where you can hang out on the couch and watch hours of award-winning series that are legitimately stimulating and not feel even the tiniest bit guilty about it. (Fact: We do that too. It's our go-to Sunday afternoon plan.) But in 2017, we'd like to → Read More

How Diane Keaton Taught Us That Conventional Beauty Is Bullshit

The first time I laid eyes on Diane Keaton was in the movie Annie Hall, in which she plays the titular lead. At the start, just like her co-star Woody Allen's character, I wasn't sure what to make of the small-town girl recently arrived to the big city, with her funny clothes and dialect quirks. → Read More

How Diane Keaton Taught Us That Conventional Beauty Is Bullshit

Diane Keaton is basically the queen of proving that conventional beauty standards are complete and total nonsense. → Read More

The Unofficial Taylor Swift Squad Gift Guide

So here's a question: Do Taylor Swift and her girlfriends have a Secret Santa exchange? Or do they shop individually for each member of their iconic squad? If the latter is true, my theory is that Taylor gets a lot of cat-themed gifts. Might I recommend Crafting with Cat Hair as a jokey stocking → Read More

These Books Make Us Literally Laugh Out Loud

A good movie can lift your mood in mere moments. But since it's not always convenient to queue up Netflix when you're feeling sad, it always helpful to have a book that makes you smile nearby. Fortunately, there are no shortage of funny tomes to add some laughs to your day. (Plus, we'd argue that → Read More

These Are The 2017 Books We're Most Excited About Right Now

We know, we know. This year is coming to a close, and the pile of must-read books on your bedside table has turned into an actual mountain. It's a bit stressful, right? All those critically acclaimed novels to read, so little time. But, the silver lining: Just because 2017 is nearly upon us → Read More