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Call to Inaction: Why We MUST Stop Sharing Links to This MRA Blog

By K On November 10, 2014

I’m writing to make an impassioned plea to all bloggers, Facebookers, tumblrs, commentors, and anyone else on social media: please stop posting direct links to Return of Kings and other sexist websites. I know… Read More

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Culture

We’ve Earned the Right to Speak Out Against the Sexism in ‘Doctor Who’

By Becca Costello-Thomas On November 7, 2014

I’m a big fan of the sci-fi show Doctor Who. (Note: I haven’t seen any of the show prior to its return in 2005, so my discussion here is focused on the “new” version… Read More

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Culture

These Bully Tactics in Gaming Do Nothing But Perpetuate Rape Culture

By Sherrie Silman On November 5, 2014

Every MMO game (Massively Multiplayer Online) has issues with socialization. Destiny, the new title from Activision and Bungie, is no exception. Player interaction brings out the good and the bad. Even without easy… Read More

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Current Events

White Feminists Are Fucking Up By Ignoring Lena Dunham’s Abuse

By Sara Luckey On November 3, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual abuse, overwhelming whiteness In her new book ‘Not That Kind of Girl’, Lena Dunham details some of the various ways in which she grooms and molests her younger sister.… Read More

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Cool Stuff

10 “Sexy” Halloween Costumes That We Will Never, Ever Understand

By Lindsey Weedston On October 30, 2014

Every year, the days leading up to Halloween are marked by the emergence of ridiculous and sexualized costumes for women and the subsequent feminist backlash. But no matter how much we point… Read More

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Culture

Why I Can Criticize Taylor Swift and Still Rock Out to 1989

By Jocelyn Smith On October 28, 2014

I have a lot of feelings about Taylor Swift. She is inescapable right now, outside and inside my head (does anyone know how to get “Shake It Off” out of there?!). I’ve… Read More

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Hey, “Walking Dead” Writers: It’s Time To Confirm Daryl’s Sexuality

By Sherronda Brown On October 27, 2014

The Walking Dead has returned, and we are all better for it. If you watch the show, you already know that Daryl Dixon is a fucking boss. But he is also sensitive,… Read More

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Culture

The Halloween Costume Guide: What to Wear Based on Your Time Crunch

By Rose Wednesday On October 25, 2014

Are you in to Halloween, but bad at planning out your costume? Or are you not too in to it, but forced to go out and make merry with everyone else? Either… Read More

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Culture

#GamerGate Was NEVER About Ethics – It Will Always Be About Misogyny

By Lindsey Weedston On October 23, 2014

[TRIGGER WARNING: HARASSMENT, THREATS, EXTREME MISOGYNY] I’ve seen a lot of major news outlets reporting on #GamerGate recently, and of course, in the name of “unbiased” “journalism,” they have to present “both… Read More

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Culture

Men Aren’t the Only Ones Behaving Badly in the Comment Section

By Estee Shaw On October 19, 2014

Fellow white feminists (aka: white women who i.d. as feminists), it’s time for a chat. Gather round, make yourselves comfy. This talk is long overdue. I’m not the first to bring it up,… Read More

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Culture

Dear Fashion Industry, We Need to Talk About Blackface

By Sagine Gay On October 18, 2014

[TW: Images of blackface from the fashion industry are included] In 2013, a French fashion magazine, Numero, released an editorial spread they called, “African Queen.” My jovial excitement was quickly numbed to… Read More

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7 Beloved Movies That – Woah – Don’t Even Pass the Bechdel Test

By Rebecca Pitzer On October 17, 2014

Like many kids, I grew up on movies, my favorites being Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and Jurassic Park. Apart from Jurassic Park, most of the movies I grew up watching didn’t have a… Read More