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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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“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