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The Oxford Abortion Debate: What’s Really Being Silenced is Our Identities

By Madeleine Durante On November 23, 2014

Trigger warning – this article deals with transphobia and anti-choice rhetoric. This week, Oxford University’s Students for Life group intended to bring two men, Brendan O’Neill and Tim Stanley, to give a debate… Read More

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Culture

Call to Inaction: Why We MUST Stop Sharing Links to This MRA Blog

By K On November 10, 2014

I’m writing to make an impassioned plea to all bloggers, Facebookers, tumblrs, commentors, and anyone else on social media: please stop posting direct links to Return of Kings and other sexist websites. I know… Read More

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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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Editorial

It’s Time to Stop Stigmatizing Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

By Adrianna Sylva Alexandrian On November 3, 2014

“Will they take my child?” were the words uttered by Mona from Tennessee at her recent court hearing this July, after being arrested for her baby testing positive for drugs. Mallory Loyola… 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

No, Feminists Shouldn’t Have to Fight For Men’s Rights

By Georgia Platts On October 24, 2014

Men’s Rights Activists (affectionately known as MRAs) often say that women should fight for men’s rights. Like this guy: Men face sexism too. Who advocates for us? Or this one: Why aren’t you… Read More

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Culture

#GamerGate Was NEVER About Ethics – It Will Always Be About Misogyny

By Lindsey Weedston On October 23, 2014

[TRIGGER WARNING: HARASSMENT, THREATS, EXTREME MISOGYNY] I’ve seen a lot of major news outlets reporting on #GamerGate recently, and of course, in the name of “unbiased” “journalism,” they have to present “both… 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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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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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

Feminism is Not Your Marketing Ploy, And We Don’t Need What You’re Selling

By Niamh McIntyre On October 15, 2014

We are constantly told that our generation is the most engaged in feminist issues than any other in history. The F-Word, reinvented for the 21st century, is constantly on the lips of… Read More