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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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Current Events

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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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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Current Events

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

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Culture

Feminists #AskedThicke, Because We Know He Wants It

By Becca Thomas On July 2, 2014

On Monday, June 30, VH1 sent out the following tweet: Robin Thicke is the music artist responsible for the misogynistic classic “Blurred Lines,” and the subsequent music video was just as bad… Read More

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Current Events

‘A Voice For Men’ Takes Anti-Feminist “Activism” to the Next Level at its First Conference

By Rachel Kinnard On July 1, 2014

This past weekend, A Voice for Men held their first International Conference on Men’s Issues just outside of Detroit, Michigan. A counter-movement to feminism, men’s rights activists like those who support A… Read More

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Current Events

Defending Our Faves: What the Marion Zimmer Bradley Case Says About Abuse in Our Culture

By Briana Ureña-Ravelo On July 1, 2014

Trigger Warning: Discussion of child abuse and sexual assault, victim blaming, and rape apologism. Moira Greyland, daughter of fantasy writer Marion Zimmer Bradley, recently came forward on her blog with her story of sexual assault at… Read More

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Supreme Court Doesn’t Give a Damn About Women’s Health or Safety

By Rachel Kinnard On June 30, 2014

It’s official: If you’re a woman living in the United States, you’re fucked. Two major cases regarding women’s health were decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in the past… 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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Even With Video Evidence, Women Still Have to Attend School Alongside Their Rapists

By Amber Logsdon On June 24, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual assault/victim blaming. In the fall semester of my senior year at James Madison University, I had a clean slate: new friends, new places to hang out, new clubs, and… Read More

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Editorial

Blacklisting “Obvious Child”: Why Are Women Being Denied an Honest Conversation About Abortion?

By Rachel Kinnard On June 23, 2014

Despite the passing of Roe v. Wade over 40 years ago, women’s reproductive rights are still under attack, and the attacks only seem to be getting worse. Access to abortion clinics, health… Read More

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Culture

Assassin’s Creed Says Sorry Not Sorry, Creating Female Characters is Just Too Hard

By Taylor Morgan On June 13, 2014

Despite the indisputable fact that nearly half of gamers are female, the video game industry continues to operate based on the insidious misogyny and racism present in nerd culture and the self-fulfilling… Read More