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Health

Achalasia: Why I Always Eat Alone

By Christina Rinnert On June 26, 2014

TW for discussion of weight and mention of eating disorders. I eat lunch alone. It’s not because I am antisocial or because I have no friends, but because I dislike eating in… Read More

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Editorial

Why Does Simply Existing as a Woman Have to be a Competition?

By Melanie Stangl On June 26, 2014

The TV in the break room at my job is often tuned to ESPN, so despite my lack of interest in sports, I know that the World Cup is underway. A widely-publicized,… Read More

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Body Image

Pantene’s “Shine Strong” Campaign: The Same Dove “Real Beauty” Bullshit?

By Rachel Kinnard On June 25, 2014

Pantene recently released an ad for their new #ShineStrong campaign telling women, “Don’t be sorry. Be strong and shine.” Reminiscent of Dove’s Real Beauty videos, Pantene’s newest campaign targets women’s apparent lack… Read More

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Body Image

Why Rihanna’s See-Through Dress is Liberating (For Me)

By Rae Guyse On June 25, 2014

Rihanna’s sheer dress has been all over the headlines and social media the past few weeks. It’s one of those outfits that’s more than just a fashion statement. It will become a… Read More

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Current Events

Even With Video Evidence, Women Still Have to Attend School Alongside Their Rapists

By Amber Logsdon On June 24, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual assault/victim blaming. In the fall semester of my senior year at James Madison University, I had a clean slate: new friends, new places to hang out, new clubs, and… Read More

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Editorial

How Atheism Liberated Me as a Woman and a Feminist

By Rebecca Pitzer On June 23, 2014

I want to start this article by first saying this: I am in no way trying to generalize religion, specifically Christianity. I understand that not all Christianity is like the situations I… Read More

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Editorial

Blacklisting “Obvious Child”: Why Are Women Being Denied an Honest Conversation About Abortion?

By Rachel Kinnard On June 23, 2014

Despite the passing of Roe v. Wade over 40 years ago, women’s reproductive rights are still under attack, and the attacks only seem to be getting worse. Access to abortion clinics, health… Read More

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Beauty

In the Name of the Moon! This Sailor Moon Make-Up Will Blow Fans Away

By Amber Logsdon On June 20, 2014

When Naoko Takeuchi first wrote the line “Moon Prism Power, Make-Up!”, I’m sure she wasn’t intending for it to be taken literally. Regardless, it’s happening! In celebration of the 20th anniversary of… Read More

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Body Image

Warning: Bodies in Mirror May Appear Larger Than They Are

By Deanna de Bara On June 19, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of BDD, body image issues and eating disorders. Let’s be honest – most women have struggled with body image issues at one point or another. We think our… Read More

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Culture

Is ‘Modern Family’ as Progressive as it’s Cracked Up to Be?

By Samantha Gabriele On June 19, 2014

If there is one thing I can say with certainty about gender depiction in media, it is that gender is represented as a dichotomy. But let me let you in on a… Read More

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Fashion

Feminist Apparel: The Trendy, Socially Aware T-Shirts We’ve Been Waiting For

By Rachel Kinnard On June 18, 2014

With shirts boasting slogans like “Feminist as fuck” and “Never read the comments,” it’s difficult not to fall in love with Feminist Apparel. A few weeks ago I was browsing online and… Read More

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Culture

The Top 10 Most Sexist Songs (That AREN’T Rap or Hip Hop)

By Noor Al-Sibai On June 18, 2014

Trigger warning for sexist lyrics, some of which include rape and non-consensual sex. Pharrell made headlines at the end of May for defending “Blurred Lines” in an interview with Britain’s Channel 4… Read More