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Editorial

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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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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Current Events

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

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Editorial

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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Editorial

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

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Editorial

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

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Editorial

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

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Editorial

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

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Editorial

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

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Editorial

“Standing in Solidarity” Doesn’t Mean Becoming a Messiah

By Anthea Taderera On July 3, 2014

Solidarity is one of the most loaded words amongst feminists and in the women’s rights movement. This is not because we fail to recognize the power of voices united against patriarchal oppression,… Read More

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Body Image

I Will Never Be “The Girl Next Door”

By Elan Carson On June 30, 2014

“I am tossed, a grenade harpooned into the streets of Barbie faces. I have a detonation of hair and mutilated features: wide nose, thick lips, and boogie man eyes, deep when they… Read More

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Culture

I Thought I Was a “Bad Feminist” – Then Realized That’s OK

By Rachel Kinnard On June 30, 2014

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to following all of the “rules” of feminism, I get stressed out. I love dressing up and I love listening to hip hop.… Read More