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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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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

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Watch ‘The Daily Show’ Get it SO Right on Sexual Assault

By Olivia Prince On June 26, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of rape and assault. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is awesome for a lot of reasons. Most recently, on its June 25th episode, a segment called “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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Is ‘Modern Family’ as Progressive as it’s Cracked Up to Be?

By Samantha Gabriele On June 19, 2014

If there is one thing I can say with certainty about gender depiction in media, it is that gender is represented as a dichotomy. But let me let you in on a… Read More

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The Top 10 Most Sexist Songs (That AREN’T Rap or Hip Hop)

By Noor Al-Sibai On June 18, 2014

Trigger warning for sexist lyrics, some of which include rape and non-consensual sex. Pharrell made headlines at the end of May for defending “Blurred Lines” in an interview with Britain’s Channel 4… Read More

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Assassin’s Creed Says Sorry Not Sorry, Creating Female Characters is Just Too Hard

By Taylor Morgan On June 13, 2014

Despite the indisputable fact that nearly half of gamers are female, the video game industry continues to operate based on the insidious misogyny and racism present in nerd culture and the self-fulfilling… Read More

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OITNB’s Suzanne & Morello: Mental Health is More Than Just a Punchline

By Lauren Slavin On June 12, 2014

Spoiler alert for Netfix’s Orange is the New Black, which you should honestly be watching right now Psychology be damned – I powered through the second season of Netflix’s prison-centered dramedy Orange… Read More