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Culture

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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Culture

Does Gone Girl’s Twist Ending Have Any Feminist Merit?

By Sarah Stoeckl On October 14, 2014

This post discusses plot points from both the book and the movie versions of Gone Girl. The filmmakers made a very close adaptation of the novel so the primary difference comes from… Read More

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Culture

Why I Was Skeptical, And Then Optimistic, About AHS: Freakshow

By Sherronda Brown On October 13, 2014

I have been a dedicated fan of American Horror Story since the series premiered in October of 2011, and I was elated when the creators revealed that the show would be an anthology series… Read More

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Culture

Is Beyoncé Just “Feminist LITE”?

By Alexsis Johnson On October 10, 2014

Almost a year after the surprise release of Beyonce’s self-titled fourth album, the war over what feminism means and who gets to claim the title wages on. Most recently, Annie Lenox (of… Read More

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Featured

My Feminist Marriage Manifesto

By Jocelyn Smith On October 6, 2014

I’m getting married. To my high school sweetheart. Excuse me while I throw up in my mouth a little bit. It’s like a bloody Disney movie. A 1950s schoolgirl’s dream/nightmare/inevitability. So, he was… Read More

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Culture

Why Does the Experience of White Women Represent the Experience of All Women?

By Samantha Gabriele On October 6, 2014

I watched a documentary Tuesday night on PBS. It was part of series called Makers: Women Who Make America that is highlighting women in different fields that are traditionally male-dominated. This particular… Read More

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Fashion

Notes from the Style Lab: The Intimidating Art of Buying Stuff, Part One

By Rose Wednesday On October 3, 2014

I love acquiring clothes. I say “acquiring” because to me there’s nothing better than the rare situation where you get clothes you don’t have to pay for; you raid your grandma’s trunk,… Read More

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Culture

Jealous? Try Abusive: Nick Jonas’ New Song is a Train Wreck

By Becca Costello-Thomas On October 3, 2014

[ Trigger warning: this post contains mention and description of partner emotional abuse ] I experienced the Jonas Brothers in Jr. High and High School; I knew all the songs, I had… Read More

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Editorial

50 Ways To Be a Person

By Samantha Field On October 2, 2014

So Caitlin Leggett wrote a piece titled “50 Ways to be a Woman.” Here’s my reaction. Warning: there is a lot of swearing. 1. Practice whatever grooming habits that feel right to you… Read More

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Body Image

My Self-Worth is All Tangled Up With My Physical Strength

By Lindsey Hampton On October 1, 2014

Using a tactic I learned from an overachiever friend of mine, I volunteered recently at an event so that I could get in for free, and also avoid the vast bulk of socialization.… Read More

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Editorial

You Can’t Do Good Service Work Until You Check Your Privilege

By Lindsey Dennis On September 30, 2014

A little over a month ago, I started my year of service. That is, I am spending the next year working for a non-profit making virtually no money. I’m doing this for… Read More

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Editorial

Sorry Not Sorry: Rape Culture SHOULD Make You Uncomfortable

By Roisin Kelly On September 30, 2014

Thanks to our friends at Bad Housekeeping, who are “writing a new generation of gender”! If you have a Facebook feed anything like mine, you can’t scroll two minutes without seeing an article… Read More