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The 10 Worst Analogies for Sexual Purity

By Becca Costello-Thomas On August 4, 2014

I heard my first misogynistic analogy of sexual purity as a very small child, watching the movie The King and I. My mom has passed down a love of musicals to me… Read More

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This Video Will Make You Rethink Every Song You Sing Along To

By Samantha Gabriele On August 1, 2014

Yesterday I discovered an internet gem. It’s a video of poet Madiha Bhatti speaking some serious truth in the most beautiful way possible. If you’re like me, you probably have to watch it… Read More

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Is Instagram Deleting Women For Being Fat?

By Lili Safon On July 23, 2014

Recently, the social media app Instagram has been under major scrutiny. As the site attempts to maintain a comfortable environment for its users, it ends up deleting profiles it had no right… Read More

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Miss World vs Miss World Muslimah: What’s the Difference, Anyway?

By Zara Bennett On July 21, 2014

Women have been competing with one another to be the most beautiful for centuries. Beauty pageants like Miss World and Miss World Muslimah have been established based on the notion that there is… Read More

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I Will Never Be “The Girl Next Door”

By Elan Carson On June 30, 2014

“I am tossed, a grenade harpooned into the streets of Barbie faces. I have a detonation of hair and mutilated features: wide nose, thick lips, and boogie man eyes, deep when they… Read More

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Pantene’s “Shine Strong” Campaign: The Same Dove “Real Beauty” Bullshit?

By Rachel Kinnard On June 25, 2014

Pantene recently released an ad for their new #ShineStrong campaign telling women, “Don’t be sorry. Be strong and shine.” Reminiscent of Dove’s Real Beauty videos, Pantene’s newest campaign targets women’s apparent lack… Read More

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Why Rihanna’s See-Through Dress is Liberating (For Me)

By Rae Guyse On June 25, 2014

Rihanna’s sheer dress has been all over the headlines and social media the past few weeks. It’s one of those outfits that’s more than just a fashion statement. It will become a… Read More

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Warning: Bodies in Mirror May Appear Larger Than They Are

By Deanna de Bara On June 19, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of BDD, body image issues and eating disorders. Let’s be honest – most women have struggled with body image issues at one point or another. We think our… Read More

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Spanx Wants You to “Love Your Assets” – But Hate Your Body

By Melanie Stangl On June 9, 2014

Bodies are awesome. The range of variation in height, skin color, hair color, hair texture, facial features, and body fat distribution in our species is pretty damn remarkable. But shapewear companies don’t… Read More

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Things People Say to Girls Who Dress “Immodestly” (And Why They Don’t Matter)

By Rebecca F. Pitzer On June 5, 2014

This morning, as I ventured onto Facebook to see if anything interesting had happened during the night hours, I noticed a picture that a relative had posted. It had a little piggy… Read More

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In Defense of the Bush

By Lili Safon On June 3, 2014

This post deals with the subject of pubic hair, a topic that is still considered very much taboo but something I think needs to be discussed. In order to do it justice,… Read More

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How the “Skinny Standard” is Denying Women Their Complexity

By Melanie Stangl On May 30, 2014

Some will contest that the fixation on thin and toned in mass media has to do with escapism.  We don’t watch a movie or TV show to see a repeat of what… Read More