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Culture

Pop Goes Feminism: I’m Not Too Impressed By Celebrity Feminists

By Briana Ureña-Ravelo On September 23, 2014

The feminist blogosphere has been blowing up over Emma Watson’s UN Speech and I can’t for the life of me figure out why. Well, that’s not true. It’s because she’s a famous… Read More

Woman Reading
Culture

Why Are Critics Obsessed With Shaming Adults Who Love YA Fiction?

By On September 23, 2014

I love young adult literature. I read it, I teach it, I study it, I write about it. I even write a little myself. So it bums me out when I read… Read More

Pansexual
Lifestyle

I Know Who I Am, and I Am Pansexual

By Maggie Slutzker On September 23, 2014

The other night I was out on a second date with the impossibly adorable Sam. Sam has big brown eyes and a talent for impersonations and witty comebacks. Since I can only… Read More

Rush Limbaugh
Current Events

Rush Limbaugh Misses the Good Old Days When We Just Called Rape “Seduction”

By Lindsey Weedston On September 22, 2014

This has been cross-posted with permission from Not Sorry Feminism. Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture Yeah, this isn’t actually news because it’s more predictable than “not all men”… Read More

Pretty Little Liars
Culture

From a Different Perspective, Is There a “Pretty Little Liar” We Can Trust?

By Phoebe Bronstein On September 21, 2014

Spoiler alert for the latest season of Pretty Little Liars The villains and heroes of a story often change depending on who’s controlling the narrative. Consider the many recent re-thinkings of classic… Read More

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Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: In Iran, Liking Sports Lands You in Solitary Confinement

By Sherrie Silman On September 20, 2014

Welcome back to the Feminist Progress Report! Was this week a win or lose for global feminism? Let’s find out… 1. Human Rights Watch released a report on sexual abuse by African… Read More

Diane
Current Events

Texas Court Upholds Constitutional Right to Take Upskirt Shots

By Becca Costello-Thomas On September 20, 2014

In yet another disappointing defeat in the fight against the public harassment of women, a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has decided that it is not illegal to take photographs of people… Read More

Miss USA
Current Events

Kira Kazantsev, We Support You

By Sherrie Silman On September 19, 2014

The newest Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, is under fire for being a decent human being. The evidence of such decency that is being used to condemn her? An internship at Planned Parenthood. Cue the… Read More

Laura Lam's Pantomime
Culture

We Found An ACTUAL LGBTQIA YA Novel! A Review of Laura Lam’s “Pantomime”

By Amanda Duncil On September 19, 2014

Spoilers for the novel Pantomime, by Laura Lam Historians believe Ellada was once a veritable utopia brimming with magical splendor and technological wonders. But life hasn’t been the same since the mysterious… Read More

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Editorial

My Encounter With the Mythical White Ally

By Lindsey Hampton On September 18, 2014

I had the racism argument a few weeks back. You know what I’m talking about — the one that happens when black folks think they can hang out with groups of white… Read More

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Culture

Why Under Armour’s Viral Video With Misty Copeland is Basically Perfect

By Samantha Gabriele On September 17, 2014

In a recent re-branding by Under Armour, the sports clothing company is aiming to attract more women by featuring different female athletes in a campaign titled “I Will What I Want.” One… Read More

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Health

How Feminism Saved My LIfe

By Anonymous On September 16, 2014

Content warning - graphic description of domestic abuse, discussion self-harm and mental illness. Thanks to our friends at Bad Housekeeping, who are “writing a new generation of gender”! I’ve suffered from depression and… Read More