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15 Ways Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation Inspired Feminists Everywhere

By Chanel Marie On July 14, 2015

Parks and Recreation was a cult classic. Even though television shows with brilliant comedic writing usually only hold on for a season or two, Parks and Rec held on for 7 seasons.… Read More

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Here’s Why Disney Relationships AREN’T Poisonous to Young Girls

By Chanel Marie On July 7, 2015

The constant argument on the liberal side of things is that the Disney princess franchise promotes women being rescued by Prince Charming. There’s no arguing that, but if you think for one… Read More

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Feminism, As Told By Cats

By Chanel Marie On July 1, 2015

It’s selfish for humans to assume we’re the only ones who need feminism. Our furry feline friends have also been fighting for equal rights. Follow us through… THE BRIEF HISTORY OF FEMIN-MEOW-ISM… Read More

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“Dear Future Husband”? More Like “Dear Future Divorce”

By Chanel Marie On June 26, 2015

Meghan Trainor has been under frequent fire since her summer hit “All About that Bass”, a catchy tune that confuses self-acceptance with body shaming. Her new music video, “Dear Future Husband”, has… Read More

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The Dangers of Peaceful Protest

By Chanel Marie On June 24, 2015

Emma Sulkowicz is like any 22 year old woman: she’s graduating university, pursuing art, and has been carrying around a 50 lb mattress for almost an entire year. Wait, what? That’s right.… Read More

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Unpopular Opinion: There’s Something Missing From Key & Peele’s “Negrotown”

By Sherronda J. Brown On May 22, 2015

I have loved Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele since their MadTV days, and I am an avid watcher of their Comedy Central special. If you were ever to ask my friends about… Read More

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Hey Patton Oswalt: You’re Not A Comedy Hero, You’re a Jerk

By Melanie Stangl On April 2, 2015

Hey, Patton Oswalt.  I happened to read your 53-part-twitter-rant making fun of the “new need” to be politically correct in comedy.  You seem to be under the impression that the new host… Read More

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Young and Sober On A Friday Night

By Clementine Morrigan On March 4, 2015

A typical Friday night for me looks like this: At around 9:30 pm a large group of friends and I squeeze our way into a coffee shop. There is barely enough room… Read More

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On Narrative Control: Looking Back on Alt Lit Misogyny

By D. Dragonetti On March 3, 2015

TW: violent imagery In their inaugural issue, Lockjaw magazine published a poem called “A Mother’s Advice,” written by a white man named J. Bradley. Despite the fact that it is only four… Read More

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Screw the Oscars, TV’s Winning the Diversity Game

By Sagine Gay On February 28, 2015

By now, you’ve heard the wave of commotion that still continues to plague the 87th Academy Awards. Apparently, people were shock to discover that Hollywood is, in fact, a white monopoly. For… Read More

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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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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