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Editorial

Why Other Women Should Stop Judging My Gaming (And Join In Instead)

By Ana Urena On July 23, 2014

I usually like to end  my days with pre-poo wash on my hair, a clay mask on my face, and a PlayStation remote in hand. When asked by my (female) co-workers what… Read More

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College

With More Latina Women Enrolling in College, What Barriers Do They Still Face?

By Regina Monge On July 22, 2014

As the rate at which Latinas enroll in college increases, it becomes increasingly important to address the barriers that exist for Latinas who are able to access college educations. As a Latina who has… Read More

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Body Image

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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Editorial

Has “Feminist” Become a Bankrupt Term?

By Kathryn Dehler On July 21, 2014

This morning, I read a piece published by The Atlantic, called “Sex Tape: Silly, NSFW, and Totally Feminist.” The tagline identified the film in question, Sex Tape, starring Cameron Diaz and Jason… Read More

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Editorial

Women in Retail: How Much Sexism is Your Paycheck Worth?

By Melanie Stangl On July 14, 2014

As a part-time university student supporting myself, I’ve been working three jobs for the past five months, with two of those jobs lasting over a year. All of them are in retail.… Read More

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Editorial

What the #LikeAGirl Campaign is REALLY Teaching Us

By Samantha Gabriele On July 8, 2014

Think before you speak. This command has been told to us numerous times from childhood through adulthood. But has anyone really taken this advice to heart? Does anyone actually take the time… Read More

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Editorial

I Won’t Be Your Muse (Or Your Yoko Ono)

By Ana J. Urena On July 3, 2014

“Behind every great man is a great woman.” This is what I was taught growing up. It not only puts women a few steps behind men, but it downplays our role in… Read More

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Editorial

The Gary Stu, or Why I’m Not Reading ‘The Mary Sue’ Anymore

By Laura Koroski On June 30, 2014

On days when I was dreaming of being a full-time writer, I would dream of places I’d love to publish. Top of that list would be the wonderful center for geek girl… Read More

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Editorial

This TIME Article on Kim Kardashian Shows Why “Having it All” is Total Bullshit

By Olivia Prince On June 29, 2014

What does it mean to “have it all”? This concept has long been a topic of conversation and confusion among women. Because really, what does it mean? While no one ever talks… Read More

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Editorial

13 Things a Man Can do to be More Attractive to Women

By Rebecca Pitzer On June 27, 2014

This is a response an article by John Smith, called 13 Things a Woman Can Do To Be More Attractive To Men. After reading John Smith’s article, I decided that I had… Read More

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Editorial

Why Does Simply Existing as a Woman Have to be a Competition?

By Melanie Stangl On June 26, 2014

The TV in the break room at my job is often tuned to ESPN, so despite my lack of interest in sports, I know that the World Cup is underway. A widely-publicized,… Read More

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Body Image

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