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Culture

The 90s TV Icons Who Taught Me About Being a Strong Woman

By Deanna de Bara On July 8, 2014

As a child of the 80’s, much of my early years were spent glued to the television. Nickelodeon, TGIF and the Disney Channel (which I had to watch at my neighbors house… Read More

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Editorial

What the #LikeAGirl Campaign is REALLY Teaching Us

By Samantha Gabriele On July 8, 2014

Think before you speak. This command has been told to us numerous times from childhood through adulthood. But has anyone really taken this advice to heart? Does anyone actually take the time… Read More

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Health

IBS Might Be More Than Just Embarrassing – It Could Also Be Linked to EDs

By Nikita Moody On July 7, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of eating disorders. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a fairly common condition which affects the digestive system. If you or someone you know has it, you are probably aware… Read More

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Featured

As a Trans Woman, I WANT People to Break the “Rule” About My Sex and Gender

By Daphne Shaed On July 7, 2014

I keep seeing posts, often with neat looking infographics, talking about what can be asked of a transperson. Most of these articles are directed toward cisgender people and discourage them from asking questions,… Read More

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Memoir

Why I’m Dating a Shorter Man

By Rebecca Pitzer On July 7, 2014

I’ve always been tall. I was constantly towering over my classmates in elementary school, I’m always the one shoved into the back of any sort of gathering so that I don’t block… Read More

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Editorial

I Won’t Be Your Muse (Or Your Yoko Ono)

By Ana J. Urena On July 3, 2014

“Behind every great man is a great woman.” This is what I was taught growing up. It not only puts women a few steps behind men, but it downplays our role in… Read More

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Editorial

Are All Trigger Warnings Created Equal?

By Caitlin MacDougall On July 3, 2014

Editor’s Note: At the risk of being ironic, this article discusses rape and sexual assault, so readers should tread carefully. Two months ago, the Atlantic Monthly published an article by Karen Swallow… Read More

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Editorial

“Standing in Solidarity” Doesn’t Mean Becoming a Messiah

By Anthea Taderera On July 3, 2014

Solidarity is one of the most loaded words amongst feminists and in the women’s rights movement. This is not because we fail to recognize the power of voices united against patriarchal oppression,… Read More

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Real Talk

You Deserve Better Than Your Frenemy

By Deanna de Bara On July 2, 2014

We’ve all had that friend. The one that has nothing but good things to say to your face but talks about you behind your back. The one who makes passive aggressive comments… Read More

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Culture

Feminists #AskedThicke, Because We Know He Wants It

By Becca Thomas On July 2, 2014

On Monday, June 30, VH1 sent out the following tweet: Robin Thicke is the music artist responsible for the misogynistic classic “Blurred Lines,” and the subsequent music video was just as bad… Read More

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Culture

The Most Important Thing ‘Orange is the New Black’ is Teaching Us

By Samantha Gabriele On July 2, 2014

“One of the issues here is your need to say that a person is exactly anything.” This piece of dialogue from the first season of the Netflix original series Orange is the… Read More

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Current Events

‘A Voice For Men’ Takes Anti-Feminist “Activism” to the Next Level at its First Conference

By Rachel Kinnard On July 1, 2014

This past weekend, A Voice for Men held their first International Conference on Men’s Issues just outside of Detroit, Michigan. A counter-movement to feminism, men’s rights activists like those who support A… Read More