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What I’ve Learned From the Media Coverage of Hillary Clinton

By Marley Davis On July 22, 2014

All eyes and ears are on Hillary Clinton as she decides if she wants to run for President of the United States. While she’s making her decision, the media has already begun… Read More


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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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


5 Easy Ways to Be an Activist For Social Change

By Amber Logsdon On July 21, 2014

When the word “activism” comes to mind, one might immediately start envisioning grand rallies like Occupy Wall Street, and leading large, countrywide campaigns that incites social or economic change. While those dreams may… Read More

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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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Why I Gave Blood For the Gay Men Who Can’t

By Becca Costello-Thomas On July 17, 2014

On Friday, July 11, thousands of people donated blood. Although blood donations are collected nearly every day in the United States, this particular day was special: People donated in an effort to… Read More


Have Our Strides Toward Workplace Equality Made it Harder to Break the Glass Ceiling?

By Renata Ramsini On July 16, 2014

It may seem counter-intuitive, but the great strides made by women in the workplace over the past four decades have, to some extent, actually made it more difficult to affect the next… Read More

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Dear MRAs: No, Feminists Don’t Want to Make You Our Man Slaves

By Rachel Kinnard On July 15, 2014

About two weeks ago, I wrote a piece on Men’s Rights Activists and the conference one MRA group recently held. In a surprise to nobody, myself included, a bunch of MRAs flocked… Read More


I Was Sexually Harassed at Wal-Mart, So I Holla’d Back

By Michelle Cason On July 15, 2014

A few weeks ago I was strolling through the aisles of a local Wal-Mart when I heard a man behind me mumbling. At first I thought he was on the phone or talking to himself, but… Read More


The Revolution Will Not Be Advertised

By Keziyah Lewis On July 14, 2014

I’ll admit it–when watching the “Like a Girl” campaign by Always, the one that challenges the notion that girls are not as capable as boys, I almost cried. And when I saw the… Read More


Why Being a Muslim Woman Makes Me a Better Feminist

By Zara Bennett On July 11, 2014

For many, it seems that the words “Islam” and “feminism” cannot coexist. As Ramadan, the month of Islamic fasting, gets under way, questions about how Muslim women “cope” with their religion often re-emerge. The… Read More


Are All Trigger Warnings Created Equal?

By Caitlin MacDougall On July 3, 2014

Editor’s Note: At the risk of being ironic, this article discusses rape and sexual assault, so readers should tread carefully. Two months ago, the Atlantic Monthly published an article by Karen Swallow… Read More