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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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Stop Acting Like Leaking Nude Photos Is Okay

By Becca Costello-Thomas On September 1, 2014

The internet exploded over the weekend with the news of yet another celebrity’s leaked nude photos. This time, dozens of women made the attack list, including prominent and talented actress Jennifer Lawrence, Academy… Read More

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Why Are We Such Assholes About Country Music?

By Madeleine Durante On August 31, 2014

Don’t worry, I was an asshole about it too. You have time. You’re still learning. I’m one of those people who cannot believe other people have loved my favorite musical artists, and… Read More

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We Need Books That Tell Our Stories

By Akchita Singh On August 30, 2014

“Write about what you know” is advice that many aspiring writers have heard before. It’s easy to see why in a world with millions of authors trying to make it big; it… Read More


What Teen Shows Keep Getting Wrong About Sex

By Sarah Todd On August 29, 2014

The virginity-loss plot line is standard fare for teen television, right up there with eating disorders, unfaithful parents, and high-school dance drama. Female protagonists in particular get a lot of screen time… Read More


To My Fellow White People, Please Don’t Be Assholes About Your Love of Rap Music

By Noor Al-Sibai On August 28, 2014

To my fellow rap and hip hop fans who are also white, Before I begin, let me say that this is by no means an indictment nor a “calling out” of white… Read More


Hey Emmy’s! Your Blatant Sexism Wasn’t Hilarious Satire, Just SEXIST

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

If you weren’t watching the Emmys tonight, let me fill you in on the most blatant objectification of a person I have ever witnessed, which took place on their stage. During the… Read More


If You’re Tired of the Treatment of Women at Award Shows, There’s a Hashtag For That

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

And so it begins. The 2014- 2015 award season is upon us. As a huge fan of film and television and their accompanying ceremonies, saying I am excited is an understatement. But… Read More


Is the ‘Orphan Black’ World One Big Metaphor For the Patriarchy?

By Sarah Stoeckl On August 22, 2014

The Canadian television series Orphan Black begs the question, what if the future really is now? Its central protagonist is Sarah Manning, a British ex-pat, orphan, and grifter whose life changes forever… Read More


The Real Reason GRRM Won’t Write Gay Sex Scenes in ‘Game of Thrones’

By Savannah Thomas On August 15, 2014

“Game of Thrones” is arguably the most talked-about show in pop culture at the moment. HBO’s hit show is infamous for the vast amounts of sex depicted in more or less every… Read More


‘Lucy’, a Feminist Film Review of Epic Disappointment

By Sherronda Brown On August 12, 2014

This post contains major spoilers – you have been warned. French auteur Luc Besson’s Lucy is a convoluted genre mash-up and an anticlimactic disappointment.  It jumps to and from science fiction, philosophy, action/adventure, mystery, crime/gangster… Read More


Dear White People: “We’re Not All Like That” Isn’t a Valid Part of This Discussion

By Sherronda Brown On August 5, 2014

As we are anticipating the theatrical release of Dear White People, I thought that it would be nice to have some things fresh in our minds about the issues that will most likely be… Read More