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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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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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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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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

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Culture

Men Aren’t the Only Ones Behaving Badly in the Comment Section

By Estee Shaw On October 19, 2014

Fellow white feminists (aka: white women who i.d. as feminists), it’s time for a chat. Gather round, make yourselves comfy. This talk is long overdue. I’m not the first to bring it up,… Read More

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Editorial

Why I Won’t Stop Talking Shit About Basic Bitches & Pumpkin Spice Lattes

By Briana Urena-Ravelo On October 16, 2014

Basic Bitches. Everyone from Buzzfeed, College Humor, The Guardian, Cosmo, Thought Catalog, (which I won’t link to for Reasons) and more has been going on about them. Are you one? How to avoid them!… Read More

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Editorial

50 Ways To Be a Person

By Samantha Field On October 2, 2014

So Caitlin Leggett wrote a piece titled “50 Ways to be a Woman.” Here’s my reaction. Warning: there is a lot of swearing. 1. Practice whatever grooming habits that feel right to you… Read More

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Body Image

My Self-Worth is All Tangled Up With My Physical Strength

By Lindsey Hampton On October 1, 2014

Using a tactic I learned from an overachiever friend of mine, I volunteered recently at an event so that I could get in for free, and also avoid the vast bulk of socialization.… Read More

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Editorial

Finding and Reaffirming My Femme Identity

By Fontaine Gutierrez On September 29, 2014

The femme identity, especially as a PoC, is an identity that has evolved with me, as I think most identities do. High school in a tiny town meant that the three almost-out… Read More

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Culture

Where Have All the Good TV Female Friendships Gone?

By Samantha Gabriele On September 27, 2014

It has recently come to my attention that we suffered a great loss in television last year. And no, I’m not talking about the end of Breaking Bad or True Blood. We… Read More

Editorial

Finding Strength in Vulnerability

By Souyenne Dathorne On September 25, 2014

For many of us, letting our guard down and opening up to people can be extremely difficult. Vulnerability is something quite a few of us fear and avoid at all costs. Needing,… Read More