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Editorial

Why I Can’t Get Down With Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Samantha Gabriele On October 21, 2014

Like so many people who have the privilege of being near a television at 4 o’clock, I watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show every day. Religiously. And I have for many years now.… Read More

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Observations

Finding Our Way Back to What We Love

By Souyenne Dathorne On October 20, 2014

We all have our own passions. For me, the chance to solve one of the biggest puzzles, to figure out what drives people to commit heinous crimes has always excited me. Being… Read More

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Culture

Men Aren’t the Only Ones Behaving Badly in the Comment Section

By Estee Shaw On October 19, 2014

Fellow white feminists (aka: white women who i.d. as feminists), it’s time for a chat. Gather round, make yourselves comfy. This talk is long overdue. I’m not the first to bring it up,… Read More

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Culture

Dear Fashion Industry, We Need to Talk About Blackface

By Sagine Gay On October 18, 2014

[TW: Images of blackface from the fashion industry are included] In 2013, a French fashion magazine, Numero, released an editorial spread they called, “African Queen.” My jovial excitement was quickly numbed to… Read More

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Memoir

Why I Never Want to Be a Mom

By Rhiannon Payne On October 17, 2014

When I was growing up, my mother adamantly refused to let her children or anyone else call her “Mom”. As a child and teenager, I considered this to be a weird complex… Read More

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Fashion

The Intimidating Art of Buying Stuff, Part II

By Rose Wednesday On October 17, 2014

Last week, I talked a little bit about figuring out what you actually wear and trying to anticipate what you might need to expand on that core set of clothing. So this… Read More

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Culture

7 Beloved Movies That – Woah – Don’t Even Pass the Bechdel Test

By Rebecca Pitzer On October 17, 2014

Like many kids, I grew up on movies, my favorites being Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and Jurassic Park. Apart from Jurassic Park, most of the movies I grew up watching didn’t have a… Read More

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Editorial

Why I Won’t Stop Talking Shit About Basic Bitches & Pumpkin Spice Lattes

By Briana Urena-Ravelo On October 16, 2014

Basic Bitches. Everyone from Buzzfeed, College Humor, The Guardian, Cosmo, Thought Catalog, (which I won’t link to for Reasons) and more has been going on about them. Are you one? How to avoid them!… Read More

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Editorial

Feminism is Not Your Marketing Ploy, And We Don’t Need What You’re Selling

By Niamh McIntyre On October 15, 2014

We are constantly told that our generation is the most engaged in feminist issues than any other in history. The F-Word, reinvented for the 21st century, is constantly on the lips of… Read More

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Culture

Anita Sarkeesian Cancels USU Speech After Threats of School Shooting

By Catherine Kyle On October 14, 2014

Following the latest in a horrifying wave of recent death threats, feminist pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian has canceled her speech at Utah State University, which was scheduled for this morning (Wednesday, October 15th).… Read More

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Culture

Does Gone Girl’s Twist Ending Have Any Feminist Merit?

By Sarah Stoeckl On October 14, 2014

This post discusses plot points from both the book and the movie versions of Gone Girl. The filmmakers made a very close adaptation of the novel so the primary difference comes from… Read More

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Culture

Why I Was Skeptical, And Then Optimistic, About AHS: Freakshow

By Sherronda Brown On October 13, 2014

I have been a dedicated fan of American Horror Story since the series premiered in October of 2011, and I was elated when the creators revealed that the show would be an anthology series… Read More