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I Don’t Want to be Attractive, I Want to Stop Existing

By Chanel Marie On July 9, 2015

I wish I didn’t exist. That sounds extremely negative, but at times it’s very true. It’s different than being suicidal, although admittedly I’ve been there. It’s being exhausted by the sheer weight… Read More

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Playboy Bunny Holly Madison Wanted to Kill Herself

By Chanel Marie On July 2, 2015

Depression is a serious mental illness that affects 1 in 4 women, including Playboy Bunny Holly Madison. Despite admitting that “…[d]rowning myself seemed like a logical way to escape the ridiculous life… Read More

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Don’t Tell Me My Makeup is a Misogynistic Scam (PLEASE Shut Up)

By Chanel Marie On June 30, 2015

The first thing people (read: MRA) say when a woman wears too much makeup is “why are you putting all of that stuff on? I think you’re much prettier without it”. As… Read More

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Too Many Boy Friends: Why Am I Judged?

By Joana Tricia On June 29, 2015

Growing up, I was a tomboy and didn’t mind playing rough on the playground with the boys in my grade. Throughout high school and college I was more likely to have a… Read More

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Tits Equals Tips: The Philosophy of the Service Industry

By Chanel Marie On June 26, 2015

As a young person working her way through school, it’s only natural I’ve found myself serving and bartending. Despite making a “server’s wage” (lower than minimum), I usually make more than minimum… Read More

College

The Misogyny of Being “The Other Woman”

By Chanel Marie On June 25, 2015

“The other woman”, known by other aliases such as “bitch”, “homewrecker”,”slut”, and countless others. There are very few people who aspire to achieve the title of “the other woman”, and why would… Read More

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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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Sometimes I’m a Bad Feminist, and That’s Okay

By Chanel Marie On June 24, 2015

TW: Sexual Abuse, Coarse Language, and Porn I’d like to identify as someone who is well-informed about the feminist movement. It disgusts me that people think feminism is unnecessary and it breaks my… Read More

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Culture

Unpopular Opinion: There’s Something Missing From Key & Peele’s “Negrotown”

By Sherronda J. Brown On May 22, 2015

I have loved Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele since their MadTV days, and I am an avid watcher of their Comedy Central special. If you were ever to ask my friends about… Read More

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Culture

Hey Patton Oswalt: You’re Not A Comedy Hero, You’re a Jerk

By Melanie Stangl On April 2, 2015

Hey, Patton Oswalt.  I happened to read your 53-part-twitter-rant making fun of the “new need” to be politically correct in comedy.  You seem to be under the impression that the new host… Read More

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Culture

Young and Sober On A Friday Night

By Clementine Morrigan On March 4, 2015

A typical Friday night for me looks like this: At around 9:30 pm a large group of friends and I squeeze our way into a coffee shop. There is barely enough room… 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