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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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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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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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My Black Body is Dangerous

By Sherronda Brown On August 19, 2014

I know you’ve heard the story of Mike Brown, the teenager who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, MO. He was unarmed. So were Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Wendell Allen,… Read More

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Fighting the Urge to Press “Mute” When the World is Going to Hell

By Caitlin MacDougall On August 18, 2014

During what I’ve come to call The Worst Week Ever, I found myself pressing the mute button. At the gym, I look away from CNN. Instead of The Washington Post, I’m reading… Read More

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Can We Keep Sexual Assault Out of Our Concerts & Music Festivals?

By Aquala Bogan On August 14, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual assault and rape. Every summer the best concerts and music festivals take place, drawing in thousands of music lovers at venues around the world. Most of those events… Read More

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The Thing ‘Women Against Feminism’ Fail to Understand

By Hannah Collins On August 13, 2014

Trigger warning for vivid descriptions of violence & rape. Imagine this: The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house… Read More