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From Gaza to Syria to Ferguson – Is There a Difference Anymore?

By Dina El-Rifai On September 9, 2014

This summer has been a busy one. The emotions and frustrations ran so high that they overwhelmed me, made me unable to react appropriately. Where shall my prayers lie: with Gaza? With… Read More

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Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: The Mattress Heard Round the World

By Sherrie Silman On September 6, 2014

Hello readers, and welcome back to the Feminist Progress Report! Was this week a win or lose for global feminism? Let’s find out… (TW for mentions of sexual assault): 1. California passed a bill… Read More

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Current Events

NFL Unveils New Rules About Domestic Violence Punishment

By Nicole Del Casale On September 2, 2014

Trigger warning for domestic violence.  If you or a friend are experiencing domestic violence and are seeking help, here are some resources: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TDD), and the Rape and Incest National Network… Read More

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Culture

Stop Acting Like Leaking Nude Photos Is Okay

By Becca Costello-Thomas On September 1, 2014

The internet exploded over the weekend with the news of yet another celebrity’s leaked nude photos. This time, dozens of women made the attack list, including prominent and talented actress Jennifer Lawrence, Academy… Read More

Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: Our Look at Women in the News

By On August 29, 2014

This week’s FPR begins by bringing you up to date with some of what’s happening with women from all over the globe: In honor of Women’s Equality Day, Elle Magazine, presented an interview… Read More

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Editorial

Misogynistic Guy Gamers: The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Are On All of You

By Lindsey Weedston On August 28, 2014

Trigger warning for threats, extreme misogyny, and harassment.  I spent a lot of time last week arguing with men who are convinced that the various accusations that video game developer Zoe Quinn “slept… Read More

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Current Events

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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Current Events

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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Current Events

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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Current Events

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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Editorial

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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Current Events

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