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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

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Memoir

My Body-Positive Selfie Was Co-Opted By Creepy Fetishists

By Alice Power On September 11, 2014

Thanks to our friends at Bad Housekeeping, who are “writing a new generation of gender”! Last winter, I was feeling glum. I had a bad run of luck in my personal life… Read More

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Body Image

The Dirty Problems Behind “Clean” Eating

By Maya Dodd On September 10, 2014

Content ahead includes discussion of diet, restrictive eating, and disordered eating.  Look at any recent diet book, food blog, or Pinterest board from the past year or so and you’ll be sure… Read More

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Editorial

Can You Be a Pro-Life Feminist?

By Samantha Field On September 10, 2014

One of the reasons why I write is to attempt to convince people that feminism isn’t the movement a lot of people think that it is– we’re not a bunch of bitter,… Read More

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Culture

Was This Summer’s “Body Confidence Song” Actually Body Shaming Us?

By Akchita Singh On September 9, 2014

Many people have hailed “All About that Bass” by Meghan Trainor as the body confidence song of the summer. It’s a catchy, fun beat that you can’t help but dance to, and… Read More