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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


7 Women of Coachella 2014 Who We Want to See More Of

By Rachel Brandt On April 29, 2014

Last year’s Coachella lineup left a lot of people asking where all the girls had gone. The schedule had an embarrassingly low percentage of female musicians on the docket. How low? Really… Read More

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Game of Thrones’ Real Rape Problem

By Sherrie Silman On April 25, 2014

Spoiler alert for Game of Thrones, trigger warning for discussion of rape. A lot of kerfuffle has been raised after this week’s episode of Game of Thrones, specifically on the topic of… Read More


It’s Up to Harry Potter Fans, Not JKR, To Keep the Books Alive

By Laura Koroski On February 10, 2014

In the Dark Ages when the internet was unheard of, inaccessible, and downright clunky, fans of books or movies had no power. But if there ever was a fandom that was born… Read More


“Faux Feminism”: bell hooks Calls It Like She Sees It

By Sully Moreno On October 31, 2013

Earlier this year, I read and reviewed Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In.” My initial impression of the book was mixed. On one hand, I thought Sandberg offered some practical advice, such as choosing… Read More

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“Wild Ones” vs. “Blurred Lines”: Why Consent in Lyrics Matters

By Zeinah Zaki On October 30, 2013

There has been a lot of discussion in feminist circles about how deeply disturbing and misogynistic Robin Thicke’s hit pop song “Blurred Lines” is when one listens to the lyrics. The other… Read More

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Can Celebrities Be Depressed? Donald Glover Proves Our Mental Health Taboo

By On October 23, 2013

Last week, Donald Glover, the actor, comedian and rapper best known for playing Troy Barnes on Community,  posted some notes on his Instagram. Handwritten in an all-caps hand on Marriott Residence Inn… Read More

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Traffic Reporter to “It Girl”: Our Interview with Jamie Shupak

By On September 13, 2013

Jamie Shupak had just started her job as NY1’s first traffic reporter when she found out her fiancé, the man she’d been with exclusively the past decade, was cheating on her. The… Read More

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Up the Laughter With “Up the Women”

By Sherrie Silman On September 10, 2013

Up the Women is a new series on BBC4, written and created by the talented Jessica Hynes. Set in 1910, Up the Women follows the women of the ‘Banbury Intricate Craft Circle’… Read More

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Reclaiming Female Sexuality On Camera: Our Interview With Photographer Lauren Crow

By On September 9, 2013

Like all good things, I discovered Lauren Crow’s photography through tumblr. I was mindlessly scrolling my dash, gushing over cat pics, when I happened upon a reblog of her photo series, The… Read More


“Stop Telling Women to Smile”: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Confronts Street Harassment Through Art

By Madison Carlson On August 29, 2013

“Stop telling women to smile.” It’s a statement that, out of context (and often in context) elicits offended and even angry reactions.  It is also the name of an art project by… Read More

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VMAs Whitewashed & Ignored LGBT* Artists – Who To Listen To Instead

By Feminspire Staff On August 27, 2013

There’s no question that the VMAs whitewashed and ignored LGBT* musicians and artists. So we asked our staff and readers on social media to contribute some of their favorite musicians the VMAs… Read More