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Culture

Why I Can Criticize Taylor Swift and Still Rock Out to 1989

By Jocelyn Smith On October 28, 2014

I have a lot of feelings about Taylor Swift. She is inescapable right now, outside and inside my head (does anyone know how to get “Shake It Off” out of there?!). I’ve… Read More

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Culture

Hey, “Walking Dead” Writers: It’s Time To Confirm Daryl’s Sexuality

By Sherronda Brown On October 27, 2014

The Walking Dead has returned, and we are all better for it. If you watch the show, you already know that Daryl Dixon is a fucking boss. But he is also sensitive,… Read More

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Culture

The Halloween Costume Guide: What to Wear Based on Your Time Crunch

By Rose Wednesday On October 25, 2014

Are you in to Halloween, but bad at planning out your costume? Or are you not too in to it, but forced to go out and make merry with everyone else? Either… Read More

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Editorial

No, Feminists Shouldn’t Have to Fight For Men’s Rights

By Georgia Platts On October 24, 2014

Men’s Rights Activists (affectionately known as MRAs) often say that women should fight for men’s rights. Like this guy: Men face sexism too. Who advocates for us? Or this one: Why aren’t you… Read More

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Featured

‘Queer’ is Not a Title You Earn – It’s Something You Are

By Sherrie Silman On October 24, 2014

This is an open letter to Megan Koester, who wrote this article in Vice. Dear Megan, I read your article this morning. If we were friends, it’d be time for a girl’s… Read More

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Culture

#GamerGate Was NEVER About Ethics – It Will Always Be About Misogyny

By Lindsey Weedston On October 23, 2014

[TRIGGER WARNING: HARASSMENT, THREATS, EXTREME MISOGYNY] I’ve seen a lot of major news outlets reporting on #GamerGate recently, and of course, in the name of “unbiased” “journalism,” they have to present “both… Read More

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Editorial

Why I Can’t Get Down With Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Samantha Gabriele On October 21, 2014

Like so many people who have the privilege of being near a television at 4 o’clock, I watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show every day. Religiously. And I have for many years now.… Read More

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Observations

Finding Our Way Back to What We Love

By Souyenne Dathorne On October 20, 2014

We all have our own passions. For me, the chance to solve one of the biggest puzzles, to figure out what drives people to commit heinous crimes has always excited me. Being… Read More

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Culture

Men Aren’t the Only Ones Behaving Badly in the Comment Section

By Estee Shaw On October 19, 2014

Fellow white feminists (aka: white women who i.d. as feminists), it’s time for a chat. Gather round, make yourselves comfy. This talk is long overdue. I’m not the first to bring it up,… Read More

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Culture

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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Memoir

Why I Never Want to Be a Mom

By Rhiannon Payne On October 17, 2014

When I was growing up, my mother adamantly refused to let her children or anyone else call her “Mom”. As a child and teenager, I considered this to be a weird complex… Read More

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Fashion

The Intimidating Art of Buying Stuff, Part II

By Rose Wednesday On October 17, 2014

Last week, I talked a little bit about figuring out what you actually wear and trying to anticipate what you might need to expand on that core set of clothing. So this… Read More