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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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Drunk History Gets It Right More Often Than Sober Academia

By Sherronda Brown On September 24, 2014

Let’s get celebrities drunk. Like, really freaking drunk, and then have them tell stories. Not just any stories, though. Stories about significant historical events. But wait. That’s not all. Let’s have even more celebrities… 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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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

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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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In the Name of the Moon! This Sailor Moon Make-Up Will Blow Fans Away

By Amber Logsdon On June 20, 2014

When Naoko Takeuchi first wrote the line “Moon Prism Power, Make-Up!”, I’m sure she wasn’t intending for it to be taken literally. Regardless, it’s happening! In celebration of the 20th anniversary of… Read More

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TellTale: A Story of the Good & Bad Portrayals of Women in Games

By Bernadette O'Keeffe On June 11, 2014

TellTale Games, an indie game developer that focuses on episodic gaming, really delivers when it comes to the narrative element of gaming. Their current titles The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us… Read More

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What Happens When Body Positive Bloggers Pose Like Sports Illustrated Models?

By Amber Logsdon On June 6, 2014

Welcome to June. We’ve finally hit that time of year where we preen ourselves in beach-ready attire as we flock to the nearest body of water to cool off during the sweltering… Read More

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Women of Color on YouTube You NEED to Be Watching!

By Erin McKelle On June 5, 2014

It’s no secret that women of color are underrepresented in the media, and that when they are represented, tired stereotypes and tropes are often utilized (think of the angry black woman, the… Read More

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The Feminist Ladies of Youtube You NEED to Follow

By Becca Costello-Thomas On June 2, 2014

Let’s be honest, it’s rough to be a feminist. The “F-word” is often treated like profanity, either spat out as an insult or whispered among friends for fear of being discovered and… Read More

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5 Best Feminist Parodies of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”

By Rhiannon Payne On September 3, 2013

When the “song of the summer” became the rape culture-y, misogynistic “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, women the internet over had a lot to say about it. Then they had a lot… Read More

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Why MTV’s “Girl Code” Gets It Right

By Kristy Pirone On August 16, 2013

MTV’s latest hit series is once again not even a little bit about music. Shocking, I know. But MTV’s Girl Code is so fantastic I can almost forgive the misleadingly-named channel for… Read More