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Current Events

NFL Unveils New Rules About Domestic Violence Punishment

By Nicole Del Casale On September 2, 2014

TW: Domestic Violence If you or a friend are experiencing domestic violence and are seeking help, here are some resources: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TDD), and the Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN) also… Read More

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Editorial

Is Your City Women-Friendly?

By Anthea Taderera On September 1, 2014

How women-friendly is your city? The criterion I’d like you to use when answering that question is the sufficiency of your city’s public transit system. I want you to really ponder how… Read More

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Culture

Stop Acting Like Leaking Nude Photos Is Okay

By Becca Costello-Thomas On September 1, 2014

The internet exploded over the weekend with the news of yet another celebrity’s leaked nude photos. This time, dozens of women made the attack list, including prominent and talented actress Jennifer Lawrence, Academy… Read More

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Culture

Why Are We Such Assholes About Country Music?

By Madeleine Durante On August 31, 2014

Don’t worry, I was an asshole about it too. You have time. You’re still learning. I’m one of those people who cannot believe other people have loved my favorite musical artists, and… Read More

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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