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The Dangers of Peaceful Protest

By Chanel Marie On June 24, 2015

Emma Sulkowicz is like any 22 year old woman: she’s graduating university, pursuing art, and has been carrying around a 50 lb mattress for almost an entire year. Wait, what? That’s right.… Read More

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Cool Stuff

On Narrative Control: Looking Back on Alt Lit Misogyny

By D. Dragonetti On March 3, 2015

TW: violent imagery In their inaugural issue, Lockjaw magazine published a poem called “A Mother’s Advice,” written by a white man named J. Bradley. Despite the fact that it is only four… Read More

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Culture

Screw the Oscars, TV’s Winning the Diversity Game

By Sagine Gay On February 28, 2015

By now, you’ve heard the wave of commotion that still continues to plague the 87th Academy Awards. Apparently, people were shock to discover that Hollywood is, in fact, a white monopoly. For… Read More

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Culture

By Any Brute Necessary: Kanye and the Case for Black Art

By Briana Ureña-Ravelo On February 11, 2015

This past Sunday at the Grammys, Kanye West jumped on stage yet again to ruin the life of another innocent white bystander, the role this time played expertly, albeit unwittingly, by Beck,… Read More

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Culture

Feminspire Reviews: ‘The Paying Guests’

By Alexsis Johnson On February 2, 2015

Author Sarah Waters is no stranger to high praise. As a Sunday Times Writer of the Year and winner of Granta’s Best Young British Novelist award, her skill for storytelling has placed her firmly… Read More

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Current Events

White Feminists Are Fucking Up By Ignoring Lena Dunham’s Abuse

By Sara Luckey On November 3, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual abuse, overwhelming whiteness In her new book ‘Not That Kind of Girl’, Lena Dunham details some of the various ways in which she grooms and molests her younger sister.… Read More

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Culture

Dear Fashion Industry, We Need to Talk About Blackface

By Sagine Gay On October 18, 2014

[TW: Images of blackface from the fashion industry are included] In 2013, a French fashion magazine, Numero, released an editorial spread they called, “African Queen.” My jovial excitement was quickly numbed to… Read More

Woman Reading
Culture

Why Are Critics Obsessed With Shaming Adults Who Love YA Fiction?

By Catherine Kyle On September 23, 2014

I love young adult literature. I read it, I teach it, I study it, I write about it. I even write a little myself. So it bums me out when I read… Read More

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Culture

Why Under Armour’s Viral Video With Misty Copeland is Basically Perfect

By Samantha Gabriele On September 17, 2014

In a recent re-branding by Under Armour, the sports clothing company is aiming to attract more women by featuring different female athletes in a campaign titled “I Will What I Want.” One… Read More

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Culture

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

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Cool Stuff

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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Culture

See How This Feminist Artist Brings Women’s Struggles to Life

By Rebecca Pitzer On July 19, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion/illustration of eating disorders & sexually abusive relationships. Here in Rhode Island we have many beautiful and interesting things. We have the mansions of Newport, the bustling city of Providence,… Read More