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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 Animes & 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

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See How This Feminist Artist Brings Women’s Struggles to Life

By Rebecca Pitzer On July 19, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion/illustration of eating disorders & sexually abusive relationships. Here in Rhode Island we have many beautiful and interesting things. We have the mansions of Newport, the bustling city of Providence,… Read More

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Every Reason You Ever Need For Why Buzzfeed is the Worst

By Veronica Prince On July 17, 2014

In today’s world, there are few things that can be readily agreed upon. However, I can think of two that are (pretty much) a given: 1. The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is an enormous… Read More

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Why Beyoncé Might Be Feminism’s Most Important Asset

By Samantha Gabriele On July 16, 2014

Last week I ventured out to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to see the king and queen of music in their joint summer concert, the On the Run Tour. As a huge… Read More

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Why We Need More Girl Bands in 2014

By Shelby Rosten On July 11, 2014

I’m sure some of you might fall off of your chairs when you read this, but it’s been almost two decades since the Spice Girl’s debut single was released. This song is now 18 years… Read More

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The 90s TV Icons Who Taught Me About Being a Strong Woman

By Deanna de Bara On July 8, 2014

As a child of the 80’s, much of my early years were spent glued to the television. Nickelodeon, TGIF and the Disney Channel (which I had to watch at my neighbors house… Read More

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Feminists #AskedThicke, Because We Know He Wants It

By Becca Thomas On July 2, 2014

On Monday, June 30, VH1 sent out the following tweet: Robin Thicke is the music artist responsible for the misogynistic classic “Blurred Lines,” and the subsequent music video was just as bad… Read More

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The Most Important Thing ‘Orange is the New Black’ is Teaching Us

By Samantha Gabriele On July 2, 2014

“One of the issues here is your need to say that a person is exactly anything.” This piece of dialogue from the first season of the Netflix original series Orange is the… Read More

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The Anti-Dove: These Companies Are Doing More Than Just Sending Us Feel-Good Messages

By Shelby Rosten On July 1, 2014

We all remember a while back when Dove’s numerous commercials promoting self-love and tearing down beauty myths, however hypocritical it was for them to be released by one of the largest companies in the… Read More

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I Thought I Was a “Bad Feminist” – Then Realized That’s OK

By Rachel Kinnard On June 30, 2014

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to following all of the “rules” of feminism, I get stressed out. I love dressing up and I love listening to hip hop.… Read More