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Dear Men: Complimenting Us on the Street is Scary, Please Don’t Do It

By Lindsey Weedston On August 25, 2014

I came across a post on Tumblr recently that was another variation of a somewhat common form of post I see often – one that tells men not to catcall, but to yell… Read More


If You’re Tired of the Treatment of Women at Award Shows, There’s a Hashtag For That

By Samantha Gabriele On August 25, 2014

And so it begins. The 2014- 2015 award season is upon us. As a huge fan of film and television and their accompanying ceremonies, saying I am excited is an understatement. But… Read More

Glorifying Mental Illness Isn't The Rampant Thing We Make It Out To Be

Stop Telling Sad Bloggers They’re Just Looking For Attention

By Estee Shaw On August 23, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of mental health. There are quite a few things I would be cool with never hearing again. As a citizen of the internet (including our beloved tumblr), there’s one… Read More


Is the ‘Orphan Black’ World One Big Metaphor For the Patriarchy?

By Sarah Stoeckl On August 22, 2014

The Canadian television series Orphan Black begs the question, what if the future really is now? Its central protagonist is Sarah Manning, a British ex-pat, orphan, and grifter whose life changes forever… Read More


We Have a Problem With Male Violence, And Everyone’s OK With It

By Lindsey Weedston On August 22, 2014

I’ve tried a couple times to write this piece. Each and every time I do, it ends up in a semi-comprehensible rant, because why do I even have to say this shit… Read More


Feminists Are NOT Humanists – And We Should Not Be Renamed

By Sherrie Silman On August 21, 2014

There’s a question that many Feminists are sick of being asked: “If feminism is about equal rights for everyone, why don’t you call it equality-ism or humanism?” Here’s the short answer: Feminism… Read More

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The 13-Year-Old Girl on the Cover of Sports Illustrated Who’s Inspiring Us All

By Nicole Del Casale On August 21, 2014

As August comes to a close, the crisp and humid summer days are filled with the sounds of cracking bats and the thud of gloves. Dubbed the national pastime, baseball is one sport… Read More


The Case For the #IceBucketChallenge & Why We Should Stop Dissing “Slacktivism”

By Rachael Kay Albers On August 21, 2014

Yesterday, it happened to me. It could happen to you, too. (Or it already has.) My brother nominated me for the #IceBucketChallenge. I’ve heard and read quite a bit of criticism about… Read More

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What White People REALLY Mean When They Talk About Ferguson

By Keziyah Lewis On August 20, 2014

Every 28 hours a black person is killed by a police officer. Yet another unarmed black person, 18 year old Mike Brown, was killed by officer Darren Wilson on August 9th in… Read More


Why You Should Stop Telling People “You’ll Understand When You’re Older”

By Rebecca Pitzer On August 20, 2014

Yesterday while at work, I got into a deep conversation with a team member that I know very well and would even consider a friend. We talked about our pasts, our hardships, and our… Read More


My Black Body is Dangerous

By Sherronda Brown On August 19, 2014

I know you’ve heard the story of Mike Brown, the teenager who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, MO. He was unarmed. So were Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Wendell Allen,… Read More

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Fighting the Urge to Press “Mute” When the World is Going to Hell

By Caitlin MacDougall On August 18, 2014

During what I’ve come to call The Worst Week Ever, I found myself pressing the mute button. At the gym, I look away from CNN. Instead of The Washington Post, I’m reading… Read More