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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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Editorial

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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Hey Emmy’s! Your Blatant Sexism Wasn’t Hilarious Satire, Just SEXIST

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

If you weren’t watching the Emmys tonight, let me fill you in on the most blatant objectification of a person I have ever witnessed, which took place on their stage. During the… Read More

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If You’re Tired of the Treatment of Women at Award Shows, There’s a Hashtag For That

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

And so it begins. The 2014- 2015 award season is upon us. As a huge fan of film and television and their accompanying ceremonies, saying I am excited is an understatement. But… Read More

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Editorial

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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The Real Reason GRRM Won’t Write Gay Sex Scenes in ‘Game of Thrones’

By Savannah Thomas On August 15, 2014

“Game of Thrones” is arguably the most talked-about show in pop culture at the moment. HBO’s hit show is infamous for the vast amounts of sex depicted in more or less every… Read More

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Seriously, Is it Possible For Dudes to Talk About Women Without Demeaning Us?

By Rachel Kinnard On August 13, 2014

With midterm elections on the horizon, as well as the presidential election coming up in 2016, it’s going to be more and more common to see journalists and writers dissect voting polls… Read More

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Dear Hip Hop Dad: Your Concern About Nicki’s Booty is Misplaced

By Sherronda Brown On August 4, 2014

here, you’ll find an open letter penned to Nicki Minaj by Chuck Creekmur, owner of AllHipHop.com. in the letter, he expresses his concern for the influence that Nicki’s “Anaconda” album art might… Read More

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Body Image

This Video Will Make You Rethink Every Song You Sing Along To

By Samantha Gabriele On August 1, 2014

Yesterday I discovered an internet gem. It’s a video of poet Madiha Bhatti speaking some serious truth in the most beautiful way possible. If you’re like me, you probably have to watch it… Read More

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I Don’t Care if Media About Queer PoC Won’t Sell – We Need to Create it Anyway

By Briana Ureña-Ravelo On July 29, 2014

This morning, I came upon a piece at Colorlines about a children’s book series with a focus on queer families of color. The article discusses Flamingo Rampant Book Club, a group of… Read More

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Why Beyoncé Might Be Feminism’s Most Important Asset

By Samantha Gabriele On July 16, 2014

Last week I ventured out to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to see the king and queen of music in their joint summer concert, the On the Run Tour. As a huge… 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