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The Oxford Abortion Debate: What’s Really Being Silenced is Our Identities

By Madeleine Durante On November 23, 2014

Trigger warning – this article deals with transphobia and anti-choice rhetoric. This week, Oxford University’s Students for Life group intended to bring two men, Brendan O’Neill and Tim Stanley, to give a debate… Read More

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Feminist Progress Report: Why Aren’t More People Calling Out Iggy Azalea?

By Sherrie Silman On November 21, 2014

If there’s one thing we can say for human rights in the past week, it’s that the despicable violence and misogyny enacted against women around the world is so prevalent it even… Read More

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White Feminists Are Fucking Up By Ignoring Lena Dunham’s Abuse

By Sara Luckey On November 3, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual abuse, overwhelming whiteness In her new book ‘Not That Kind of Girl’, Lena Dunham details some of the various ways in which she grooms and molests her younger sister.… Read More

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We Need Real Domestic Violence Awareness in October

By Samantha Gabriele On October 29, 2014

Do you think you would ever see a funny Halloween costume of a breast cancer patient? Maybe of a woman who just had a mastectomy? Does the very thought of that make… Read More

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Dear Fashion Industry, We Need to Talk About Blackface

By Sagine Gay On October 18, 2014

[TW: Images of blackface from the fashion industry are included] In 2013, a French fashion magazine, Numero, released an editorial spread they called, “African Queen.” My jovial excitement was quickly numbed to… Read More

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Anita Sarkeesian Cancels USU Speech After Threats of School Shooting

By Catherine Kyle On October 14, 2014

Following the latest in a horrifying wave of recent death threats, feminist pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian has canceled her speech at Utah State University, which was scheduled for this morning (Wednesday, October 15th).… Read More

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Rush Limbaugh Misses the Good Old Days When We Just Called Rape “Seduction”

By Lindsey Weedston On September 22, 2014

This has been cross-posted with permission from Not Sorry Feminism. Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture Yeah, this isn’t actually news because it’s more predictable than “not all men”… Read More

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Feminist Progress Report: In Iran, Liking Sports Lands You in Solitary Confinement

By Sherrie Silman On September 20, 2014

Welcome back to the Feminist Progress Report! Was this week a win or lose for global feminism? Let’s find out… 1. Human Rights Watch released a report on sexual abuse by African… Read More

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Texas Court Upholds Constitutional Right to Take Upskirt Shots

By Becca Costello-Thomas On September 20, 2014

In yet another disappointing defeat in the fight against the public harassment of women, a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has decided that it is not illegal to take photographs of people… Read More

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Kira Kazantsev, We Support You

By Sherrie Silman On September 19, 2014

The newest Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, is under fire for being a decent human being. The evidence of such decency that is being used to condemn her? An internship at Planned Parenthood. Cue the… Read More

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Why Under Armour’s Viral Video With Misty Copeland is Basically Perfect

By Samantha Gabriele On September 17, 2014

In a recent re-branding by Under Armour, the sports clothing company is aiming to attract more women by featuring different female athletes in a campaign titled “I Will What I Want.” One… Read More

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Anti-Rape Products ARE NOT the Problem – Rape Culture IS

By Kat On September 15, 2014

In response to a recent article about anti-rape products, Kat at I Like Weird Stuff wrote her take on the influx of “rape-prevention” goods and the feminist backlash they’ve received. Content warning… Read More