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Memoir

Why I’m Dating a Shorter Man

By Rebecca Pitzer On July 7, 2014

I’ve always been tall. I was constantly towering over my classmates in elementary school, I’m always the one shoved into the back of any sort of gathering so that I don’t block… Read More

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Editorial

I Won’t Be Your Muse (Or Your Yoko Ono)

By Ana J. Urena On July 3, 2014

“Behind every great man is a great woman.” This is what I was taught growing up. It not only puts women a few steps behind men, but it downplays our role in… Read More

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Editorial

Are All Trigger Warnings Created Equal?

By Caitlin MacDougall On July 3, 2014

Editor’s Note: At the risk of being ironic, this article discusses rape and sexual assault, so readers should tread carefully. Two months ago, the Atlantic Monthly published an article by Karen Swallow… Read More

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Editorial

“Standing in Solidarity” Doesn’t Mean Becoming a Messiah

By Anthea Taderera On July 3, 2014

Solidarity is one of the most loaded words amongst feminists and in the women’s rights movement. This is not because we fail to recognize the power of voices united against patriarchal oppression,… Read More

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Real Talk

You Deserve Better Than Your Frenemy

By Deanna de Bara On July 2, 2014

We’ve all had that friend. The one that has nothing but good things to say to your face but talks about you behind your back. The one who makes passive aggressive comments… Read More

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Culture

Feminists #AskedThicke, Because We Know He Wants It

By Becca Thomas On July 2, 2014

On Monday, June 30, VH1 sent out the following tweet: Robin Thicke is the music artist responsible for the misogynistic classic “Blurred Lines,” and the subsequent music video was just as bad… Read More

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Culture

The Most Important Thing ‘Orange is the New Black’ is Teaching Us

By Samantha Gabriele On July 2, 2014

“One of the issues here is your need to say that a person is exactly anything.” This piece of dialogue from the first season of the Netflix original series Orange is the… Read More

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Current Events

‘A Voice For Men’ Takes Anti-Feminist “Activism” to the Next Level at its First Conference

By Rachel Kinnard On July 1, 2014

This past weekend, A Voice for Men held their first International Conference on Men’s Issues just outside of Detroit, Michigan. A counter-movement to feminism, men’s rights activists like those who support A… Read More

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Current Events

Defending Our Faves: What the Marion Zimmer Bradley Case Says About Abuse in Our Culture

By Briana Ureña-Ravelo On July 1, 2014

Trigger Warning: Discussion of child abuse and sexual assault, victim blaming, and rape apologism. Moira Greyland, daughter of fantasy writer Marion Zimmer Bradley, recently came forward on her blog with her story of sexual assault at… Read More

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Cool Stuff

The Anti-Dove: These Companies Are Doing More Than Just Sending Us Feel-Good Messages

By Shelby Rosten On July 1, 2014

We all remember a while back when Dove’s numerous commercials promoting self-love and tearing down beauty myths, however hypocritical it was for them to be released by one of the largest companies in the… Read More

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Editorial

The Gary Stu, or Why I’m Not Reading ‘The Mary Sue’ Anymore

By Laura Koroski On June 30, 2014

On days when I was dreaming of being a full-time writer, I would dream of places I’d love to publish. Top of that list would be the wonderful center for geek girl… Read More

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Body Image

I Will Never Be “The Girl Next Door”

By Elan Carson On June 30, 2014

“I am tossed, a grenade harpooned into the streets of Barbie faces. I have a detonation of hair and mutilated features: wide nose, thick lips, and boogie man eyes, deep when they… Read More