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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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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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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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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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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

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Anita Sarkeesian Cancels USU Speech After Threats of School Shooting

By Catherine Kyle On October 14, 2014

Following the latest in a horrifying wave of recent death threats, feminist pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian has canceled her speech at Utah State University, which was scheduled for this morning (Wednesday, October 15th).… Read More

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Does Gone Girl’s Twist Ending Have Any Feminist Merit?

By Sarah Stoeckl On October 14, 2014

This post discusses plot points from both the book and the movie versions of Gone Girl. The filmmakers made a very close adaptation of the novel so the primary difference comes from… Read More

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Why I Was Skeptical, And Then Optimistic, About AHS: Freakshow

By Sherronda Brown On October 13, 2014

I have been a dedicated fan of American Horror Story since the series premiered in October of 2011, and I was elated when the creators revealed that the show would be an anthology series… Read More

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Is Beyoncé Just “Feminist LITE”?

By Alexsis Johnson On October 10, 2014

Almost a year after the surprise release of Beyonce’s self-titled fourth album, the war over what feminism means and who gets to claim the title wages on. Most recently, Annie Lenox (of… Read More

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Why Does the Experience of White Women Represent the Experience of All Women?

By Samantha Gabriele On October 6, 2014

I watched a documentary Tuesday night on PBS. It was part of series called Makers: Women Who Make America that is highlighting women in different fields that are traditionally male-dominated. This particular… Read More

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Jealous? Try Abusive: Nick Jonas’ New Song is a Train Wreck

By Becca Costello-Thomas On October 3, 2014

[ Trigger warning: this post contains mention and description of partner emotional abuse ] I experienced the Jonas Brothers in Jr. High and High School; I knew all the songs, I had… Read More