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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

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I Won’t Be Your Muse (Or Your Yoko Ono)

By Ana J. Urena On July 3, 2014

“Behind every great man is a great woman.” This is what I was taught growing up. It not only puts women a few steps behind men, but it downplays our role in… Read More

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Cool Stuff

The Anti-Dove: These Companies Are Doing More Than Just Sending Us Feel-Good Messages

By Shelby Rosten On July 1, 2014

We all remember a while back when Dove’s numerous commercials promoting self-love and tearing down beauty myths, however hypocritical it was for them to be released by one of the largest companies in the… Read More

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The Gary Stu, or Why I’m Not Reading ‘The Mary Sue’ Anymore

By Laura Koroski On June 30, 2014

On days when I was dreaming of being a full-time writer, I would dream of places I’d love to publish. Top of that list would be the wonderful center for geek girl… Read More

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Editorial

This TIME Article on Kim Kardashian Shows Why “Having it All” is Total Bullshit

By Olivia Prince On June 29, 2014

What does it mean to “have it all”? This concept has long been a topic of conversation and confusion among women. Because really, what does it mean? While no one ever talks… Read More

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Editorial

Angel Haze & Ireland Baldwin: No, They’re Not “Best Friends”

By Olivia Prince On June 28, 2014

Dear media (and everyone else): Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin are way more than “best friends”. In an article recently released in The Independent, rapper Angel Haze has confronted the rumors about… Read More

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Editorial

Why Does Simply Existing as a Woman Have to be a Competition?

By Melanie Stangl On June 26, 2014

The TV in the break room at my job is often tuned to ESPN, so despite my lack of interest in sports, I know that the World Cup is underway. A widely-publicized,… Read More

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Body Image

Pantene’s “Shine Strong” Campaign: The Same Dove “Real Beauty” Bullshit?

By Rachel Kinnard On June 25, 2014

Pantene recently released an ad for their new #ShineStrong campaign telling women, “Don’t be sorry. Be strong and shine.” Reminiscent of Dove’s Real Beauty videos, Pantene’s newest campaign targets women’s apparent lack… Read More

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Body Image

Why Rihanna’s See-Through Dress is Liberating (For Me)

By Rae Guyse On June 25, 2014

Rihanna’s sheer dress has been all over the headlines and social media the past few weeks. It’s one of those outfits that’s more than just a fashion statement. It will become a… Read More

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Culture

The Top 10 Most Sexist Songs (That AREN’T Rap or Hip Hop)

By Noor Al-Sibai On June 18, 2014

Trigger warning for sexist lyrics, some of which include rape and non-consensual sex. Pharrell made headlines at the end of May for defending “Blurred Lines” in an interview with Britain’s Channel 4… Read More

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Editorial

Is a Hashtag Real Activism, or “Helping” Without Doing Anything?

By Rachel Kinnard On June 16, 2014

Shonda Rhimes, screenwriter best known for Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, gave the Dartmouth commencement speech earlier this month and discussed a topic many of us are familiar with: the hashtag. In an… Read More