Why The Increase In Women’s Spaces Isn’t A Trend, It’s A Much-Needed Movement

After centuries — make that millennia — of exclusion from public spaces that men cordoned off for themselves, it should come as no surprise that women are delighting in spaces (whether IRL or online) made just for them. But even if millennial-pink interiors make some women’s spaces an Instagram phenom, they’re so much more than a trend; inside those walls, women, nonbinary, and trans people are driving political change, embracing their intrinsic power, and lifting one another up. They’re celebrating, protesting, supporting, and learning as a community, without the gaze or scrutiny of the outside world. They’re rebuilding the world for themselves — something that’s never been more necessary than it is right now.