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Editorial

We Shouldn’t Have to Worry About Our Mental Health & Safety Every Time We Go Outside

By Rachel Kinnard On August 26, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual harassment.  As a young woman in the 21st century, street harassment is a regular part of my life. On any given day, I can expect to be catcalled,… 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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Culture

Hey Emmy’s! Your Blatant Sexism Wasn’t Hilarious Satire, Just SEXIST

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

If you weren’t watching the Emmys tonight, let me fill you in on the most blatant objectification of a person I have ever witnessed, which took place on their stage. During the… Read More

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Memoir

How Compliments About My Weight Loss Made it Harder to Love Myself

By Ellie Sear On August 25, 2014

Trigger warning for reflection on negative body image. Since I was around 11 I’ve been on the bigger end of the spectrum. It’s been a struggle for as long as I can… Read More

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Editorial

Dear Men: Complimenting Us on the Street is Scary, Please Don’t Do It

By Lindsey Weedston On August 25, 2014

I came across a post on Tumblr recently that was another variation of a somewhat common form of post I see often – one that tells men not to catcall, but to yell… Read More

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Culture

If You’re Tired of the Treatment of Women at Award Shows, There’s a Hashtag For That

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

And so it begins. The 2014- 2015 award season is upon us. As a huge fan of film and television and their accompanying ceremonies, saying I am excited is an understatement. But… Read More

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Culture

Stop Telling Sad Bloggers They’re Just Looking For Attention

By Estee Shaw On August 23, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of mental health. There are quite a few things I would be cool with never hearing again. As a citizen of the internet (including our beloved tumblr), there’s one… Read More

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Culture

Is the ‘Orphan Black’ World One Big Metaphor For the Patriarchy?

By Sarah Stoeckl On August 22, 2014

The Canadian television series Orphan Black begs the question, what if the future really is now? Its central protagonist is Sarah Manning, a British ex-pat, orphan, and grifter whose life changes forever… Read More

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Editorial

We Have a Problem With Male Violence, And Everyone’s OK With It

By Lindsey Weedston On August 22, 2014

I’ve tried a couple times to write this piece. Each and every time I do, it ends up in a semi-comprehensible rant, because why do I even have to say this shit… Read More

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Editorial

Feminists Are NOT Humanists – And We Should Not Be Renamed

By Sherrie Silman On August 21, 2014

There’s a question that many Feminists are sick of being asked: “If feminism is about equal rights for everyone, why don’t you call it equality-ism or humanism?” Here’s the short answer: Feminism… 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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Editorial

The Case For the #IceBucketChallenge & Why We Should Stop Dissing “Slacktivism”

By Rachael Kay Albers On August 21, 2014

Yesterday, it happened to me. It could happen to you, too. (Or it already has.) My brother nominated me for the #IceBucketChallenge. I’ve heard and read quite a bit of criticism about… Read More