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Was This Summer’s “Body Confidence Song” Actually Body Shaming Us?

By Akchita Singh On September 9, 2014

Many people have hailed “All About that Bass” by Meghan Trainor as the body confidence song of the summer. It’s a catchy, fun beat that you can’t help but dance to, and… Read More

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Why Bathing in Male Tears Doesn’t Mean I’m Anti-Man

By Clementine Ford On September 3, 2014

This has been cross-posted with permission from Daily Life.  Whenever feminists try to discuss issues pertaining to violence against women, oppression and outright misogyny, we’re often met with tedious ‘whataboutery’ and ‘not… Read More

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Stop Telling Sad Bloggers They’re Just Looking For Attention

By Estee Shaw On August 23, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of mental health. There are quite a few things I would be cool with never hearing again. As a citizen of the internet (including our beloved tumblr), there’s one… 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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That Meme You Shared is Bringing Us Down

By Rebecca Pitzer On August 5, 2014

Since practically the beginning of social media time, people have been sharing memes. Some are funny, some are inspiring, and some simply make us smile. Though these memes are often meant as jokes,… 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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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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To Selfie or Not to Selfie?

By Liesey Burns On April 16, 2014

To selfie or not to selfie? That is the question. “Selfie” was the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2013. However, the concept has been around longer than you may think. It… Read More

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Not Oppressed, Not a Terrorist, and #NotYourStockMuslim

By Dina El-Rifai On April 8, 2014

Who said Muslims were all the same? Late last month, a Twitter conversation unlike any other began — a conversation that worked to debunk the stereotypes that are so often associated with Muslims,… Read More

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Your Gender Identity Can Now Be FBO

By Emily Vrotsos On February 13, 2014

I joined Facebook in 2008. In the six years since I joined, there have been a lot of major changes to its function. I remember when everyone was in an uproar over… Read More

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Emily Graslie Shouldn’t Need “Sexier Glasses” to Get Your Respect

By Sully Moreno On December 10, 2013

On any given day, courtesy of the internet, I come across at least one thing that makes me angry, typically related to outdated or disrespectful ideas about women. I don’t try to… Read More