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Culture

We Need Books That Tell Our Stories

By Akchita Singh On August 30, 2014

“Write about what you know” is advice that many aspiring writers have heard before. It’s easy to see why in a world with millions of authors trying to make it big; it… Read More

Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: Our Look at Women in the News

By On August 29, 2014

This week’s FPR begins by bringing you up to date with some of what’s happening with women from all over the globe: In honor of Women’s Equality Day, Elle Magazine, presented an interview… Read More

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Culture

What Teen Shows Keep Getting Wrong About Sex

By Sarah Todd On August 29, 2014

The virginity-loss plot line is standard fare for teen television, right up there with eating disorders, unfaithful parents, and high-school dance drama. Female protagonists in particular get a lot of screen time… Read More

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Editorial

Misogynistic Guy Gamers: The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Are On All of You

By Lindsey Weedston On August 28, 2014

Trigger warning for threats, extreme misogyny, and harassment.  I spent a lot of time last week arguing with men who are convinced that the various accusations that video game developer Zoe Quinn “slept… Read More

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Culture

To My Fellow White People, Please Don’t Be Assholes About Your Love of Rap Music

By Noor Al-Sibai On August 28, 2014

To my fellow rap and hip hop fans who are also white, Before I begin, let me say that this is by no means an indictment nor a “calling out” of white… Read More

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Body Image

If You Hate Fat People For Being Unhealthy, Do You Also Hate Yourself?

By Lindsey Weedston On August 27, 2014

I don’t think I have to do much to convince you that fat hatred, or fatphobia, is real. People actively hate fat people all the time. They comment on their bodies and… Read More

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Editorial

Why I Disagree With the Western Support of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy’s Jab at ISIS

By Briana Urena-Ravelo On August 27, 2014

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Egyptian activist, feminist, and social networker, a self-described “Secular Liberal Feminist Vegetarian Individualist,” previously known for posting a picture of herself wearing nothing except for red shoes, socks, and… Read More

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Beauty

How to Give Yourself an Impulsive Home Haircut You’ll Actually Love

By Rose Wednesday On August 26, 2014

People don’t give the impulsive home haircut enough respect. It’s an indication of a lack of stability or something, and people love to get down on any sign that a young woman… Read More

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Editorial

We Shouldn’t Have to Worry About Our Mental Health & Safety Every Time We Go Outside

By Rachel Kinnard On August 26, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual harassment.  As a young woman in the 21st century, street harassment is a regular part of my life. On any given day, I can expect to be catcalled,… Read More

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Current Events

Welcome to High School – Now Bend Over

By Sherrie Silman On August 26, 2014

The town of Noble, Oklahoma has a skank problem. That problem being some of its residents are calling young women skanks, and some of its school administrators have decided to echo this… Read More

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Culture

Hey Emmy’s! Your Blatant Sexism Wasn’t Hilarious Satire, Just SEXIST

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

If you weren’t watching the Emmys tonight, let me fill you in on the most blatant objectification of a person I have ever witnessed, which took place on their stage. During the… Read More

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Memoir

How Compliments About My Weight Loss Made it Harder to Love Myself

By Ellie Sear On August 25, 2014

Trigger warning for reflection on negative body image. Since I was around 11 I’ve been on the bigger end of the spectrum. It’s been a struggle for as long as I can… Read More