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

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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

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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

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Culture

We Found An ACTUAL LGBTQIA YA Novel! A Review of Laura Lam’s “Pantomime”

By Amanda Duncil On September 19, 2014

Spoilers for the novel Pantomime, by Laura Lam Historians believe Ellada was once a veritable utopia brimming with magical splendor and technological wonders. But life hasn’t been the same since the mysterious… Read More

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Editorial

My Encounter With the Mythical White Ally

By Lindsey Hampton On September 18, 2014

I had the racism argument a few weeks back. You know what I’m talking about — the one that happens when black folks think they can hang out with groups of white… Read More

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Culture

Why Under Armour’s Viral Video With Misty Copeland is Basically Perfect

By Samantha Gabriele On September 17, 2014

In a recent re-branding by Under Armour, the sports clothing company is aiming to attract more women by featuring different female athletes in a campaign titled “I Will What I Want.” One… Read More

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Health

How Feminism Saved My LIfe

By Anonymous On September 16, 2014

Content warning - graphic description of domestic abuse, discussion self-harm and mental illness. Thanks to our friends at Bad Housekeeping, who are “writing a new generation of gender”! I’ve suffered from depression and… Read More

Current Events

Anti-Rape Products ARE NOT the Problem – Rape Culture IS

By Kat On September 15, 2014

In response to a recent article about anti-rape products, Kat at I Like Weird Stuff wrote her take on the influx of “rape-prevention” goods and the feminist backlash they’ve received. Content warning… Read More

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Culture

Sad Geek Guys REALLY Don’t Want a Female Thor

By Lindsey Weedston On September 12, 2014

Break out your Misandry brand rain buckets because the male tears are here. I follow “The Escapist” on Facebook because I still enjoy video games, even if the gaming community regularly disgusts… Read More

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Editorial

I’m Not Your Feminist Mommy & I’m Tired of Holding Your Hand

By Anne Thériault On September 12, 2014

I am tired of talking about feminism to men. I know that I’m not supposed to say this. I know that as a good little third-wave feminist I’m supposed to sweetly explain… Read More

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Editorial

I Shouldn’t Have to Buy a Tampon Dagger to Fend Off Rapists

By Maya Dodd On September 11, 2014

Most people have heard of the newest anti-rape product, a roofie-detecting nail polish by the company Undercover Colors. Basically, the nail polish will change colors when it comes into contact with either Rohypnol… Read More