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Body Image

The Dirty Problems Behind “Clean” Eating

By Maya Dodd On September 10, 2014

Content ahead includes discussion of diet, restrictive eating, and disordered eating.  Look at any recent diet book, food blog, or Pinterest board from the past year or so and you’ll be sure… Read More

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Culture

Was This Summer’s “Body Confidence Song” Actually Body Shaming Us?

By Akchita Singh On September 9, 2014

Many people have hailed “All About that Bass” by Meghan Trainor as the body confidence song of the summer. It’s a catchy, fun beat that you can’t help but dance to, and… Read More

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Current Events

From Gaza to Syria to Ferguson – Is There a Difference Anymore?

By Dina El-Rifai On September 9, 2014

This summer has been a busy one. The emotions and frustrations ran so high that they overwhelmed me, made me unable to react appropriately. Where shall my prayers lie: with Gaza? With… Read More

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Editorial

Don’t Tell Me My Oppression Isn’t Real Because it Doesn’t Look the Way You Think it Should

By Sherronda Brown On September 8, 2014

I cannot recall the exact number of instances in which an individual has said to me, “First World feminists need to shut up. You’re not really oppressed.” Or “You should go to… Read More

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Editorial

5 Annoying Realities Every Short Girl Has to Deal With

By Jessica Harkins On September 7, 2014

Can I be honest with you? Let’s just get real for a second. I am one short lady, I am 5 feet nothing, and if you were to ask my husband or… Read More

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Culture

Why Bathing in Male Tears Doesn’t Mean I’m Anti-Man

By Clementine Ford On September 3, 2014

This has been cross-posted with permission from Daily Life.  Whenever feminists try to discuss issues pertaining to violence against women, oppression and outright misogyny, we’re often met with tedious ‘whataboutery’ and ‘not… Read More

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Editorial

Is Your City Women-Friendly?

By Anthea Taderera On September 1, 2014

How women-friendly is your city? The criterion I’d like you to use when answering that question is the sufficiency of your city’s public transit system. I want you to really ponder how… Read More

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Culture

Why Are We Such Assholes About Country Music?

By Madeleine Durante On August 31, 2014

Don’t worry, I was an asshole about it too. You have time. You’re still learning. I’m one of those people who cannot believe other people have loved my favorite musical artists, and… Read More

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Culture

What Teen Shows Keep Getting Wrong About Sex

By Sarah Todd On August 29, 2014

The virginity-loss plot line is standard fare for teen television, right up there with eating disorders, unfaithful parents, and high-school dance drama. Female protagonists in particular get a lot of screen time… Read More

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Culture

To My Fellow White People, Please Don’t Be Assholes About Your Love of Rap Music

By Noor Al-Sibai On August 28, 2014

To my fellow rap and hip hop fans who are also white, Before I begin, let me say that this is by no means an indictment nor a “calling out” of white… Read More

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Body Image

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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Editorial

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