The Truth Behind the Growing Sex Work Industry

By Ella Jameson On August 6, 2014

Since the economic crisis of 2008, the increase in the number of women working in the sex industry has been significant. Desperate times often call for desperate measures, so while this fact… Read More


I Went to School in the Rape Capital of America

By Jaycey Ells On August 6, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of rape, slut-shaming and victim blaming. The day Jordan Johnson was pronounced not guilty for the rape of a young Jane Doe was the day everything changed in… Read More

Cool Stuff

How a Patriarchal Victorian Novel Became a Badass, Pro-Women iOS Game

By Meg Jayanth On August 6, 2014

Meg Jayanth is the writer of 80 Days – a steampunk interactive narrative adventure game based on Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’. 80 Days is published by inkle studios… Read More


Dear White People: “We’re Not All Like That” Isn’t a Valid Part of This Discussion

By Sherronda Brown On August 5, 2014

As we are anticipating the theatrical release of Dear White People, I thought that it would be nice to have some things fresh in our minds about the issues that will most likely be… Read More

Hobby Lobby

What Hobby Lobby Did to Their Pregnant Employee Will Make You Hate Them Even More

By Amber Logsdon On August 5, 2014

In a turn of events that surprised absolutely no one, a former Hobby Lobby employee has come forward share her experience of allegedly being fired essentially for becoming pregnant during her employment with… Read More

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That Meme You Shared is Bringing Us Down

By Rebecca Pitzer On August 5, 2014

Since practically the beginning of social media time, people have been sharing memes. Some are funny, some are inspiring, and some simply make us smile. Though these memes are often meant as jokes,… Read More


Dear Hip Hop Dad: Your Concern About Nicki’s Booty is Misplaced

By Sherronda Brown On August 4, 2014

here, you’ll find an open letter penned to Nicki Minaj by Chuck Creekmur, owner of in the letter, he expresses his concern for the influence that Nicki’s “Anaconda” album art might… Read More

Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: Goodbye Forced Marriage, Hello Confused Cats

By Sherri Silman On August 4, 2014

Welcome back to the Feminist Progress Report! Was this week a win or a lose for feminism globally? We’ve got the stories you might have missed… 1)   Uganda’s Constitutional Court decreed… Read More

Body Image

The 10 Worst Analogies for Sexual Purity

By Becca Costello-Thomas On August 4, 2014

I heard my first misogynistic analogy of sexual purity as a very small child, watching the movie The King and I. My mom has passed down a love of musicals to me… Read More


What My High School Reading List Taught Me About Women

By Natalie Howlett On August 2, 2014

When my sister received the list of books she could read over the summer for school, I noticed all but one of the books was narrated by a boy. I began to… Read More


Slam the Tampon on the Table – It’s Time to Stop Period Shaming!

By Rut Guðnadóttir On August 1, 2014

Before we get started, you should know that I am on my period. That is correct. I, a young female, am currently menstruating. Blood is pouring from my vagina as we speak. But, as… Read More

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This Video Will Make You Rethink Every Song You Sing Along To

By Samantha Gabriele On August 1, 2014

Yesterday I discovered an internet gem. It’s a video of poet Madiha Bhatti speaking some serious truth in the most beautiful way possible. If you’re like me, you probably have to watch it… Read More