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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

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Current Events

Supreme Court Doesn’t Give a Damn About Women’s Health or Safety

By Rachel Kinnard On June 30, 2014

It’s official: If you’re a woman living in the United States, you’re fucked. Two major cases regarding women’s health were decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in the past… Read More

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Culture

I Thought I Was a “Bad Feminist” – Then Realized That’s OK

By Rachel Kinnard On June 30, 2014

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to following all of the “rules” of feminism, I get stressed out. I love dressing up and I love listening to hip hop.… Read More

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Editorial

This TIME Article on Kim Kardashian Shows Why “Having it All” is Total Bullshit

By Olivia Prince On June 29, 2014

What does it mean to “have it all”? This concept has long been a topic of conversation and confusion among women. Because really, what does it mean? While no one ever talks… Read More

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Editorial

Angel Haze & Ireland Baldwin: No, They’re Not “Best Friends”

By Olivia Prince On June 28, 2014

Dear media (and everyone else): Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin are way more than “best friends”. In an article recently released in The Independent, rapper Angel Haze has confronted the rumors about… Read More

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Editorial

13 Things a Man Can do to be More Attractive to Women

By Rebecca Pitzer On June 27, 2014

This is a response an article by John Smith, called 13 Things a Woman Can Do To Be More Attractive To Men. After reading John Smith’s article, I decided that I had… Read More

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Culture

Watch ‘The Daily Show’ Get it SO Right on Sexual Assault

By Olivia Prince On June 26, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of rape and assault. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is awesome for a lot of reasons. Most recently, on its June 25th episode, a segment called “The… Read More

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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