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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

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Health

Stop The Glorification Of Busy

By The Belle Jar On November 6, 2014

Late last night I was cruising around on Pinterest because hey, I’m a boring 30-something mom and that’s what I do when I can’t sleep. Which, by the way, is every night,… Read More

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Culture

These Bully Tactics in Gaming Do Nothing But Perpetuate Rape Culture

By Sherrie Silman On November 5, 2014

Every MMO game (Massively Multiplayer Online) has issues with socialization. Destiny, the new title from Activision and Bungie, is no exception. Player interaction brings out the good and the bad. Even without easy… Read More

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Current Events

White Feminists Are Fucking Up By Ignoring Lena Dunham’s Abuse

By Sara Luckey On November 3, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual abuse, overwhelming whiteness In her new book ‘Not That Kind of Girl’, Lena Dunham details some of the various ways in which she grooms and molests her younger sister.… Read More

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Editorial

It’s Time to Stop Stigmatizing Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

By Adrianna Sylva Alexandrian On November 3, 2014

“Will they take my child?” were the words uttered by Mona from Tennessee at her recent court hearing this July, after being arrested for her baby testing positive for drugs. Mallory Loyola… Read More

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Fashion

Why is It So Hard to Find a Good Pair of Jeans?

By Maria Velasquez On November 3, 2014

Besides final exams, dental appointments, and family dinners with my divorced parents, there are few things in life that fill me with more anxiety than going shopping for a new pair of jeans. As a… Read More

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Cool Stuff

10 “Sexy” Halloween Costumes That We Will Never, Ever Understand

By Lindsey Weedston On October 30, 2014

Every year, the days leading up to Halloween are marked by the emergence of ridiculous and sexualized costumes for women and the subsequent feminist backlash. But no matter how much we point… Read More