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The Oxford Abortion Debate: What’s Really Being Silenced is Our Identities

By Madeleine Durante On November 23, 2014

Trigger warning – this article deals with transphobia and anti-choice rhetoric. This week, Oxford University’s Students for Life group intended to bring two men, Brendan O’Neill and Tim Stanley, to give a debate… Read More

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Culture

Call to Inaction: Why We MUST Stop Sharing Links to This MRA Blog

By K On November 10, 2014

I’m writing to make an impassioned plea to all bloggers, Facebookers, tumblrs, commentors, and anyone else on social media: please stop posting direct links to Return of Kings and other sexist websites. I know… Read More

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Editorial

Breastfeeding Controversy: Why Was One Mother Shamed and the Other Praised?

By Sherronda J. Brown On November 10, 2014

The story of Jacci Sharkey broke last week. She is a young mother who shared a photo of herself, breastfeeding her son in her cap and gown. The internet rallied behind her.… Read More

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Culture

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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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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Editorial

It’s Time to Stop Stigmatizing Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

By Adrianna Sylva Alexandrian On November 3, 2014

“Will they take my child?” were the words uttered by Mona from Tennessee at her recent court hearing this July, after being arrested for her baby testing positive for drugs. Mallory Loyola… Read More

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Current Events

We Need Real Domestic Violence Awareness in October

By Samantha Gabriele On October 29, 2014

Do you think you would ever see a funny Halloween costume of a breast cancer patient? Maybe of a woman who just had a mastectomy? Does the very thought of that make… Read More

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Culture

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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No, Feminists Shouldn’t Have to Fight For Men’s Rights

By Georgia Platts On October 24, 2014

Men’s Rights Activists (affectionately known as MRAs) often say that women should fight for men’s rights. Like this guy: Men face sexism too. Who advocates for us? Or this one: Why aren’t you… Read More

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Culture

#GamerGate Was NEVER About Ethics – It Will Always Be About Misogyny

By Lindsey Weedston On October 23, 2014

[TRIGGER WARNING: HARASSMENT, THREATS, EXTREME MISOGYNY] I’ve seen a lot of major news outlets reporting on #GamerGate recently, and of course, in the name of “unbiased” “journalism,” they have to present “both… Read More

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Editorial

Why I Can’t Get Down With Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Samantha Gabriele On October 21, 2014

Like so many people who have the privilege of being near a television at 4 o’clock, I watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show every day. Religiously. And I have for many years now.… Read More

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Observations

Finding Our Way Back to What We Love

By Souyenne Dathorne On October 20, 2014

We all have our own passions. For me, the chance to solve one of the biggest puzzles, to figure out what drives people to commit heinous crimes has always excited me. Being… Read More