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How Marijuana Laws Are Criminalizing a Livable Life For Those With PTSD

By Lexi McPherson On July 15, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of rape and mental illness. On October 22, 2013 I found myself on the side of a highway in South Carolina in handcuffs. Thirteen months to the day… Read More

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Editorial

Dear MRAs: No, Feminists Don’t Want to Make You Our Man Slaves

By Rachel Kinnard On July 15, 2014

About two weeks ago, I wrote a piece on Men’s Rights Activists and the conference one MRA group recently held. In a surprise to nobody, myself included, a bunch of MRAs flocked… Read More

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Memoir

I Thought I Met “The One” – Until I Found Out He Had a Girlfriend

By Diana Trinh On July 15, 2014

What does it mean to be the other woman? In our heads, we imagine someone who is selfish – someone who wants our relationship and would do anything to ruin it. After… Read More

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Editorial

I Was Sexually Harassed at Wal-Mart, So I Holla’d Back

By Michelle Cason On July 15, 2014

A few weeks ago I was strolling through the aisles of a local Wal-Mart when I heard a man behind me mumbling. At first I thought he was on the phone or talking to himself, but… Read More

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Editorial

The Revolution Will Not Be Advertised

By Keziyah Lewis On July 14, 2014

I’ll admit it–when watching the “Like a Girl” campaign by Always, the one that challenges the notion that girls are not as capable as boys, I almost cried. And when I saw the… Read More

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle Envy: What You NEED to Realize When You’re Feeling Jealous

By Jessica Johansen On July 14, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you probably spend quite a bit of time browsing amazing websites everyday, watching TV shows, or simply indulging in an occasional spot of people-watching. It can be… Read More

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Editorial

Women in Retail: How Much Sexism is Your Paycheck Worth?

By Melanie Stangl On July 14, 2014

As a part-time university student supporting myself, I’ve been working three jobs for the past five months, with two of those jobs lasting over a year. All of them are in retail.… Read More

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Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: Stop Calling Us “Female Athletes”

By Sherrie Silman On July 12, 2014

Welcome back to Feminspire’s Feminist Progress Report! It’s a sad week (month, year) for body autonomy as governments around the world continue to assert ownership over women’s bodies (and by extension, everyone… Read More

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Editorial

Why Being a Muslim Woman Makes Me a Better Feminist

By Zara Bennett On July 11, 2014

For many, it seems that the words “Islam” and “feminism” cannot coexist. As Ramadan, the month of Islamic fasting, gets under way, questions about how Muslim women “cope” with their religion often re-emerge. The… Read More

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Culture

Why We Need More Girl Bands in 2014

By Shelby Rosten On July 11, 2014

I’m sure some of you might fall off of your chairs when you read this, but it’s been almost two decades since the Spice Girl’s debut single was released. This song is now 18 years… Read More

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Health

My Disordered Eating Gave Me Wings – Until it Took Away the Sky

By Georgia Boonshoft On July 11, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of eating disorders, addiction, suicidal thoughts. I never used to qualify my body as part of me, a God-given temple to house my soul. I looked at it as… Read More

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Featured

My Mother Taught Me She Wasn’t Beautiful

By Lindsey Dennis On July 10, 2014

Trigger warning for mention of eating disorders. When I was a little girl, I believed that my mother was the most beautiful woman in the world. I was convinced that it was… Read More