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Culture

By Any Brute Necessary: Kanye and the Case for Black Art

By Briana Ureña-Ravelo On February 11, 2015

This past Sunday at the Grammys, Kanye West jumped on stage yet again to ruin the life of another innocent white bystander, the role this time played expertly, albeit unwittingly, by Beck,… Read More

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Editorial

Disrupting “Creating Change”: We Need Trans Liberation, Not Gay Tokenization

By Briana Urena-Ravelo On February 7, 2015

I have had the honor of attending this year’s Creating Change conference in Denver, Colorado through my work with Soulforce, a non-profit that does radical queer and racial justice work on Christian… Read More

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Culture

Feminspire Reviews: ‘The Paying Guests’

By Alexsis Johnson On February 2, 2015

Author Sarah Waters is no stranger to high praise. As a Sunday Times Writer of the Year and winner of Granta’s Best Young British Novelist award, her skill for storytelling has placed her firmly… Read More

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Culture

It Doesn’t Matter If Young People Know Who Paul McCartney Is

By Jocelyn Smith On January 13, 2015

On New Year’s Day, Kanye West and Paul McCartney released “Only One”, a tribute to Kanye and Kim Kardashian West’s daughter North. People took to Twitter—possibly sarcastically, possibly in earnest (although most sources seem to agree this… Read More

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Current Events

Je Suis Fatiguée: A Response to Islamphobia in the Wake of Charlie Hebdo

By Noor Al-Sibai On January 8, 2015

I’m sick and tired. I’m actually coming down with an illness and I’m always tired. I’ve spent days trying not to feel anything about the Charlie Hebdo bombings, trying not to feel… Read More

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Culture

This “Feminist” Parody of ‘All About That Bass’ Isn’t Feminist At All

By Madeleine Durante On December 19, 2014

The past few days, all I’ve seen in my Facebook news feed are posts lauding the new,“so real,” “so feminist,” “so much better than the original” parody of Megan Traynor’s All About that… Read More

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Current Events

The Oxford Abortion Debate: What’s Really Being Silenced is Our Identities

By Madeleine Durante On November 23, 2014

Trigger warning – this article deals with transphobia and anti-choice rhetoric. This week, Oxford University’s Students for Life group intended to bring two men, Brendan O’Neill and Tim Stanley, to give a debate… Read More

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Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: Why Aren’t More People Calling Out Iggy Azalea?

By Sherrie Silman On November 21, 2014

If there’s one thing we can say for human rights in the past week, it’s that the despicable violence and misogyny enacted against women around the world is so prevalent it even… Read More

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Real Talk

Why I’m Done Using My Boyfriend As An Excuse

By Rebecca Pitzer On November 12, 2014

Dating is really freaking scary. I’m constantly thankful that I have a healthy, thriving relationship during these strange times. On top of not having to deal with the world of dating and it’s… Read More

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Culture

Call to Inaction: Why We MUST Stop Sharing Links to This MRA Blog

By K On November 10, 2014

I’m writing to make an impassioned plea to all bloggers, Facebookers, tumblrs, commentors, and anyone else on social media: please stop posting direct links to Return of Kings and other sexist websites. I know… Read More

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Editorial

Breastfeeding Controversy: Why Was One Mother Shamed and the Other Praised?

By Sherronda J. Brown On November 10, 2014

The story of Jacci Sharkey broke last week. She is a young mother who shared a photo of herself, breastfeeding her son in her cap and gown. The internet rallied behind her.… Read More

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Culture

We’ve Earned the Right to Speak Out Against the Sexism in ‘Doctor Who’

By Becca Costello-Thomas On November 7, 2014

I’m a big fan of the sci-fi show Doctor Who. (Note: I haven’t seen any of the show prior to its return in 2005, so my discussion here is focused on the “new” version… Read More