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If You Hate Fat People For Being Unhealthy, Do You Also Hate Yourself?

By Lindsey Weedston On August 27, 2014

I don’t think I have to do much to convince you that fat hatred, or fatphobia, is real. People actively hate fat people all the time. They comment on their bodies and… Read More

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Why I Disagree With the Western Support of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy’s Jab at ISIS

By Briana Urena-Ravelo On August 27, 2014

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Egyptian activist, feminist, and social networker, a self-described “Secular Liberal Feminist Vegetarian Individualist,” previously known for posting a picture of herself wearing nothing except for red shoes, socks, and… Read More

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We Shouldn’t Have to Worry About Our Mental Health & Safety Every Time We Go Outside

By Rachel Kinnard On August 26, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual harassment.  As a young woman in the 21st century, street harassment is a regular part of my life. On any given day, I can expect to be catcalled,… Read More

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Culture

Hey Emmy’s! Your Blatant Sexism Wasn’t Hilarious Satire, Just SEXIST

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

If you weren’t watching the Emmys tonight, let me fill you in on the most blatant objectification of a person I have ever witnessed, which took place on their stage. During the… Read More

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Dear Men: Complimenting Us on the Street is Scary, Please Don’t Do It

By Lindsey Weedston On August 25, 2014

I came across a post on Tumblr recently that was another variation of a somewhat common form of post I see often – one that tells men not to catcall, but to yell… Read More

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Culture

If You’re Tired of the Treatment of Women at Award Shows, There’s a Hashtag For That

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

And so it begins. The 2014- 2015 award season is upon us. As a huge fan of film and television and their accompanying ceremonies, saying I am excited is an understatement. But… Read More

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We Have a Problem With Male Violence, And Everyone’s OK With It

By Lindsey Weedston On August 22, 2014

I’ve tried a couple times to write this piece. Each and every time I do, it ends up in a semi-comprehensible rant, because why do I even have to say this shit… Read More

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Feminists Are NOT Humanists – And We Should Not Be Renamed

By Sherrie Silman On August 21, 2014

There’s a question that many Feminists are sick of being asked: “If feminism is about equal rights for everyone, why don’t you call it equality-ism or humanism?” Here’s the short answer: Feminism… Read More

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Current Events

The 13-Year-Old Girl on the Cover of Sports Illustrated Who’s Inspiring Us All

By Nicole Del Casale On August 21, 2014

As August comes to a close, the crisp and humid summer days are filled with the sounds of cracking bats and the thud of gloves. Dubbed the national pastime, baseball is one sport… Read More

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The Case For the #IceBucketChallenge & Why We Should Stop Dissing “Slacktivism”

By Rachael Kay Albers On August 21, 2014

Yesterday, it happened to me. It could happen to you, too. (Or it already has.) My brother nominated me for the #IceBucketChallenge. I’ve heard and read quite a bit of criticism about… Read More

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What White People REALLY Mean When They Talk About Ferguson

By Keziyah Lewis On August 20, 2014

Every 28 hours a black person is killed by a police officer. Yet another unarmed black person, 18 year old Mike Brown, was killed by officer Darren Wilson on August 9th in… Read More

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Why You Should Stop Telling People “You’ll Understand When You’re Older”

By Rebecca Pitzer On August 20, 2014

Yesterday while at work, I got into a deep conversation with a team member that I know very well and would even consider a friend. We talked about our pasts, our hardships, and our… Read More