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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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If You’re Tired of the Treatment of Women at Award Shows, There’s a Hashtag For That

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

And so it begins. The 2014- 2015 award season is upon us. As a huge fan of film and television and their accompanying ceremonies, saying I am excited is an understatement. But… Read More

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Stop Telling Sad Bloggers They’re Just Looking For Attention

By Estee Shaw On August 23, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of mental health. There are quite a few things I would be cool with never hearing again. As a citizen of the internet (including our beloved tumblr), there’s one… Read More

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Is the ‘Orphan Black’ World One Big Metaphor For the Patriarchy?

By Sarah Stoeckl On August 22, 2014

The Canadian television series Orphan Black begs the question, what if the future really is now? Its central protagonist is Sarah Manning, a British ex-pat, orphan, and grifter whose life changes forever… Read More

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The Real Reason GRRM Won’t Write Gay Sex Scenes in ‘Game of Thrones’

By Savannah Thomas On August 15, 2014

“Game of Thrones” is arguably the most talked-about show in pop culture at the moment. HBO’s hit show is infamous for the vast amounts of sex depicted in more or less every… Read More

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‘Lucy’, a Feminist Film Review of Epic Disappointment

By Sherronda Brown On August 12, 2014

This post contains major spoilers – you have been warned. French auteur Luc Besson’s Lucy is a convoluted genre mash-up and an anticlimactic disappointment.  It jumps to and from science fiction, philosophy, action/adventure, mystery, crime/gangster… Read More

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How a Patriarchal Victorian Novel Became a Badass, Pro-Women iOS Game

By Meg Jayanth On August 6, 2014

Meg Jayanth is the writer of 80 Days – a steampunk interactive narrative adventure game based on Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’. 80 Days is published by inkle studios… Read More

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Dear White People: “We’re Not All Like That” Isn’t a Valid Part of This Discussion

By Sherronda Brown On August 5, 2014

As we are anticipating the theatrical release of Dear White People, I thought that it would be nice to have some things fresh in our minds about the issues that will most likely be… Read More

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That Meme You Shared is Bringing Us Down

By Rebecca Pitzer On August 5, 2014

Since practically the beginning of social media time, people have been sharing memes. Some are funny, some are inspiring, and some simply make us smile. Though these memes are often meant as jokes,… Read More

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Dear Hip Hop Dad: Your Concern About Nicki’s Booty is Misplaced

By Sherronda Brown On August 4, 2014

here, you’ll find an open letter penned to Nicki Minaj by Chuck Creekmur, owner of AllHipHop.com. in the letter, he expresses his concern for the influence that Nicki’s “Anaconda” album art might… Read More

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I Don’t Care if Media About Queer PoC Won’t Sell – We Need to Create it Anyway

By Briana Ureña-Ravelo On July 29, 2014

This morning, I came upon a piece at Colorlines about a children’s book series with a focus on queer families of color. The article discusses Flamingo Rampant Book Club, a group of… Read More

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5 Anime & Video Games That (Unexpectedly) Shaped My Ideas of Feminism

By Catherine Kyle On July 24, 2014

As a student of literature, an English teacher, and creative writer, I think a lot about the ways stories can affect our lives. My own life has been tremendously affected by stories,… Read More