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Welcome to High School – Now Bend Over

By Sherrie Silman On August 26, 2014

The town of Noble, Oklahoma has a skank problem. That problem being some of its residents are calling young women skanks, and some of its school administrators have decided to echo this… Read More

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The 13-Year-Old Girl on the Cover of Sports Illustrated Who’s Inspiring Us All

By Nicole Del Casale On August 21, 2014

As August comes to a close, the crisp and humid summer days are filled with the sounds of cracking bats and the thud of gloves. Dubbed the national pastime, baseball is one sport… Read More

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Feminist Progress Report: The Most Important Hashtag of the Year

By Sherrie Silman On August 17, 2014

Welcome to the Feminist Progress Report! Was this week a win or a lose for feminism globally? We’ve got the stories you might have missed… 1. Clashes between citizens and police in… Read More

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Feminist Progress Report: Dove Loves “Real Beauty” – But Only When it’s Photoshopped

By Amber Logsdon On August 10, 2014

Another week, another peek into stories on the feminist radar! How is the world doing this week in terms of progress? 1) Justice for Renisha McBride Early last November, 19-year-old Renisha McBride… Read More

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What Hobby Lobby Did to Their Pregnant Employee Will Make You Hate Them Even More

By Amber Logsdon On August 5, 2014

In a turn of events that surprised absolutely no one, a former Hobby Lobby employee has come forward share her experience of allegedly being fired essentially for becoming pregnant during her employment with… Read More

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Feminist Progress Report: Goodbye Forced Marriage, Hello Confused Cats

By Sherri Silman On August 4, 2014

Welcome back to the Feminist Progress Report! Was this week a win or a lose for feminism globally? We’ve got the stories you might have missed… 1)   Uganda’s Constitutional Court decreed… Read More

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What Happens When a Man Warns Women to Not “Provoke” Being Beaten

By Sherrie Silman On July 28, 2014

First Take’s Stephen Smith is the latest asshat trying to tell women to shut up “for their own good.” Smith’s comments were in response to outcry against the two-game suspension received by NFL RB… Read More

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Feminist Progress Report: Global Human Rights Violations & Feminism’s Bad Reputation

By Sherrie Silman On July 27, 2014

Welcome back to the Feminist Progress Report! Has this week been a win or lose for all things feminist? Let’s find out… 1.     Women in El Salvador are being subjected to… Read More

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Body Image

Is Instagram Deleting Women For Being Fat?

By Lili Safon On July 23, 2014

Recently, the social media app Instagram has been under major scrutiny. As the site attempts to maintain a comfortable environment for its users, it ends up deleting profiles it had no right… Read More

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Feminist Progress Report: Forced Bikinis, Transgender Policies, & the Jezebel ‘WTF?’

By Amber Logsdon On July 20, 2014

Welcome back for yet another dose of the constant roller coaster known as the Feminist Progress Report! This week brings us some really interesting moves forward, as well as giant leaps backward,… 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

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Feminist Progress Report: Stop Calling Us “Female Athletes”

By Sherrie Silman On July 12, 2014

Welcome back to Feminspire’s Feminist Progress Report! It’s a sad week (month, year) for body autonomy as governments around the world continue to assert ownership over women’s bodies (and by extension, everyone… Read More