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Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: Dove Loves “Real Beauty” – But Only When it’s Photoshopped

By Amber Logsdon On August 10, 2014

Another week, another peek into stories on the feminist radar! How is the world doing this week in terms of progress? 1) Justice for Renisha McBride Early last November, 19-year-old Renisha McBride… Read More

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Body Image

Celebrating Your Body is Never an Excuse For Putting Down Another

By Sherronda Brown On August 8, 2014

As humans, we tend to organize things into binaries; good and evil, men and women, black and white, and so on. Among these is the binary of fat and thin. Of course… Read More

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Editorial

Bi Erasure, or Why the Hell is My Sexuality So Hard to Understand?

By Rut Guðnadóttir On August 7, 2014

Once upon a time I thought I was a lesbian. It was mainly a conscious decision I made because I didn’t like boys at the time. That didn’t really pan out, since you… Read More

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Editorial

Why Feminists Can’t Ignore Male Victims of Domestic Violence

By Zara Bennett On August 7, 2014

According to the US Bureau of Justice, 4 out of 5 victims of domestic abuse are women. That is why, when we think about domestic violence, we most often recall the multitude… Read More

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Editorial

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

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College

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

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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

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Culture

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

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Editorial

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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Culture

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

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Culture

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 AllHipHop.com. in the letter, he expresses his concern for the influence that Nicki’s “Anaconda” album art might… Read More

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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