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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

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Instagram Launches Cinema: Vine Competition and Then Some

By Sahra Schukraft On June 27, 2013

In today’s day and age of competition, in-the-moment sharing, and social media overload, there’s constantly something NEW out there. Just a few months ago, Twitter launched Vine (and made it available to… Read More

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Trans* 100 List Highlights Activists That Media Ignores

By Estee Shaw On June 13, 2013

Have you heard of the Trans* 100 List? If you don’t venture far from mainstream outlets to check out the news of the day, I’m guessing you haven’t. The list was the… Read More

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Sex and the Smartphone: How an App is Changing Sex for NYC Teens

By Estee Shaw On June 3, 2013

It’s been a few years, but I still remember the frantic text. It was the summer before my first year of college and my phone lit up and chimed shrilly, my only… Read More

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Star Trek Into Darkness: Another Misogynistic Summer Blockbuster

By Peggy Korpela On May 23, 2013

Since seeing it for the second time on Monday, I’ve thought a lot about the new Star Trek movie. After dissecting the hell out of it, I have concluded that is not… Read More