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Editorial

When It Comes To Women’s Safety, the First Amendment Need Not Apply

By On September 25, 2014

I’ll admit it. Curiosity got the best of me, and just slightly before midnight I went to emmayouarenext.com to see if the countdown clock was still ticking. The whole nude celeb scandal… Read More

Guys Checking Out Women
Editorial

Calling Me a “Dime” Makes Other Women Spare Change

By Lauren Thomas On September 24, 2014

Posted with permission from Belle Jar. So in recent days, the female fight for equal treatment and the likes is doing relatively well. Yes, we can vote, yes we can work, and hell… Read More

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Cool Stuff

Drunk History Gets It Right More Often Than Sober Academia

By Sherronda Brown On September 24, 2014

Let’s get celebrities drunk. Like, really freaking drunk, and then have them tell stories. Not just any stories, though. Stories about significant historical events. But wait. That’s not all. Let’s have even more celebrities… Read More

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Editorial

In Honor of Bi Pride Day: Stop Getting My Sexuality Wrong

By Anonymous On September 23, 2014

Today is Bisexuality Day, also known as Bi Pride Day or, my personal favorite, Bi People Exist So Please Stop Erasing Us Day! In honor of this glorious day, let’s take a… Read More

emma watson
Culture

Pop Goes Feminism: I’m Not Too Impressed By Celebrity Feminists

By Briana Ureña-Ravelo On September 23, 2014

The feminist blogosphere has been blowing up over Emma Watson’s UN Speech and I can’t for the life of me figure out why. Well, that’s not true. It’s because she’s a famous… Read More

Woman Reading
Culture

Why Are Critics Obsessed With Shaming Adults Who Love YA Fiction?

By On September 23, 2014

I love young adult literature. I read it, I teach it, I study it, I write about it. I even write a little myself. So it bums me out when I read… Read More

Pansexual
Lifestyle

I Know Who I Am, and I Am Pansexual

By Maggie Slutzker On September 23, 2014

The other night I was out on a second date with the impossibly adorable Sam. Sam has big brown eyes and a talent for impersonations and witty comebacks. Since I can only… Read More

Rush Limbaugh
Current Events

Rush Limbaugh Misses the Good Old Days When We Just Called Rape “Seduction”

By Lindsey Weedston On September 22, 2014

This has been cross-posted with permission from Not Sorry Feminism. Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture Yeah, this isn’t actually news because it’s more predictable than “not all men”… Read More

Pretty Little Liars
Culture

From a Different Perspective, Is There a “Pretty Little Liar” We Can Trust?

By Phoebe Bronstein On September 21, 2014

Spoiler alert for the latest season of Pretty Little Liars The villains and heroes of a story often change depending on who’s controlling the narrative. Consider the many recent re-thinkings of classic… Read More

Ghoncheh Ghavani
Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: In Iran, Liking Sports Lands You in Solitary Confinement

By Sherrie Silman On September 20, 2014

Welcome back to the Feminist Progress Report! Was this week a win or lose for global feminism? Let’s find out… 1. Human Rights Watch released a report on sexual abuse by African… Read More

Diane
Current Events

Texas Court Upholds Constitutional Right to Take Upskirt Shots

By Becca Costello-Thomas On September 20, 2014

In yet another disappointing defeat in the fight against the public harassment of women, a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has decided that it is not illegal to take photographs of people… Read More

Miss USA
Current Events

Kira Kazantsev, We Support You

By Sherrie Silman On September 19, 2014

The newest Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, is under fire for being a decent human being. The evidence of such decency that is being used to condemn her? An internship at Planned Parenthood. Cue the… Read More