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I Shouldn’t Have to Buy a Tampon Dagger to Fend Off Rapists

By Maya Dodd On September 11, 2014

Most people have heard of the newest anti-rape product, a roofie-detecting nail polish by the company Undercover Colors. Basically, the nail polish will change colors when it comes into contact with either Rohypnol… Read More

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My Body-Positive Selfie Was Co-Opted By Creepy Fetishists

By Alice Power On September 11, 2014

Thanks to our friends at Bad Housekeeping, who are “writing a new generation of gender”! Last winter, I was feeling glum. I had a bad run of luck in my personal life… Read More

Body Image

The Dirty Problems Behind “Clean” Eating

By Maya Dodd On September 10, 2014

Content ahead includes discussion of diet, restrictive eating, and disordered eating.  Look at any recent diet book, food blog, or Pinterest board from the past year or so and you’ll be sure… Read More

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Can You Be a Pro-Life Feminist?

By Samantha Field On September 10, 2014

One of the reasons why I write is to attempt to convince people that feminism isn’t the movement a lot of people think that it is– we’re not a bunch of bitter,… Read More


Was This Summer’s “Body Confidence Song” Actually Body Shaming Us?

By Akchita Singh On September 9, 2014

Many people have hailed “All About that Bass” by Meghan Trainor as the body confidence song of the summer. It’s a catchy, fun beat that you can’t help but dance to, and… Read More

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Current Events

From Gaza to Syria to Ferguson – Is There a Difference Anymore?

By Dina El-Rifai On September 9, 2014

This summer has been a busy one. The emotions and frustrations ran so high that they overwhelmed me, made me unable to react appropriately. Where shall my prayers lie: with Gaza? With… Read More

Real Talk

4 Things That Happened When I Ended My Engagement

By Dannielle Norman On September 9, 2014

At the end of 2012 I broke off a five and a half year relationship and engagement that I’d previously had every intention of keeping. I’m writing because I know, from experience,… Read More


Don’t Tell Me My Oppression Isn’t Real Because it Doesn’t Look the Way You Think it Should

By Sherronda Brown On September 8, 2014

I cannot recall the exact number of instances in which an individual has said to me, “First World feminists need to shut up. You’re not really oppressed.” Or “You should go to… Read More


5 Annoying Realities Every Short Girl Has to Deal With

By Jessica Harkins On September 7, 2014

Can I be honest with you? Let’s just get real for a second. I am one short lady, I am 5 feet nothing, and if you were to ask my husband or… Read More

Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: The Mattress Heard Round the World

By Sherrie Silman On September 6, 2014

Hello readers, and welcome back to the Feminist Progress Report! Was this week a win or lose for global feminism? Let’s find out… (TW for mentions of sexual assault): 1. California passed a bill… Read More

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Can We Stop Acting Like Not Having Kids is a Controversial Decision?

By Sarah Willis On September 4, 2014

Childlessness is entering the mainstream. The Underwoods in House of Cards – the power couple du jour – are deliberately childless. A recent Open University study found that childless couples have more… Read More


Yes, Ableism is Seriously a Thing

By Lindsey Weedston On September 3, 2014

Pretty much everyone is right with me when I talk about sexism, racism, and homophobia. Most people by now have even heard of transphobia. But ableism is still often neglected in discourse… Read More