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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

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Culture

7 Beloved Movies That – Woah – Don’t Even Pass the Bechdel Test

By Rebecca Pitzer On October 17, 2014

Like many kids, I grew up on movies, my favorites being Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and Jurassic Park. Apart from Jurassic Park, most of the movies I grew up watching didn’t have a… Read More

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Editorial

Why I Won’t Stop Talking Shit About Basic Bitches & Pumpkin Spice Lattes

By Briana Urena-Ravelo On October 16, 2014

Basic Bitches. Everyone from Buzzfeed, College Humor, The Guardian, Cosmo, Thought Catalog, (which I won’t link to for Reasons) and more has been going on about them. Are you one? How to avoid them!… Read More

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Editorial

Feminism is Not Your Marketing Ploy, And We Don’t Need What You’re Selling

By Niamh McIntyre On October 15, 2014

We are constantly told that our generation is the most engaged in feminist issues than any other in history. The F-Word, reinvented for the 21st century, is constantly on the lips of… Read More

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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