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Real Talk

3 Pieces of Career Advice That Women Should ALWAYS Ignore

By Sully Moreno On July 31, 2014

As a young professional a couple of years into my career, I am surrounded by well-intentioned career advice. However, I suspect that some of this career advice might only lead me to a… Read More

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Editorial

Fuck the (Tone) Police: Why Men Can Stop Telling Me Not to Be Emotional About Feminist Issues

By Sara Luckey On July 31, 2014

Have you ever noticed how almost every debate or conversation between groups of men and women, especially those concerning the topics of rape and/or domestic violence, almost inevitably involve a man in the conversation… Read More

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Editorial

Your Sexist Jokes Are Crap, And I’m Not Going to Lighten Up

By Louisa Ackermann On July 31, 2014

Alongside studying for a History degree, I work as the Women’s Officer of Warwick University. It’s incredibly fulfilling, but it does mean I am on the receiving end of ironic sexist ‘banter’… Read More

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Lifestyle

How to Vanquish the Self-Defeating Devil on Your Shoulder

By Deanna de Bara On July 30, 2014

I am fortunate to know some pretty wonderful women. They are smart, funny, and successful. They run businesses, households, and marathons. They know how to rock a killer pair of heels, rock… Read More

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Editorial

Why Can’t Mothers Find Their Place in Feminism?

By Sally Clifford On July 30, 2014

I’m part of a group of women who is largely left out of feminist discourse. If you’re part of this group, you probably know exactly what I mean. We’re mothers. Don’t believe me? Look at the… Read More

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Culture

I Don’t Care if Media About Queer PoC Won’t Sell – We Need to Create it Anyway

By Briana Ureña-Ravelo On July 29, 2014

This morning, I came upon a piece at Colorlines about a children’s book series with a focus on queer families of color. The article discusses Flamingo Rampant Book Club, a group of… Read More

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Editorial

Dear Feminists: I’m One of You! Please Don’t Save Me

By Zara Bennett On July 29, 2014

As feminism becomes more mainstream, there’s been a great deal of discourse online regarding different cultural perspectives for various feminist issues. The more I read through these discussions, the more I become aware of a trend… Read More

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Current Events

What Happens When a Man Warns Women to Not “Provoke” Being Beaten

By Sherrie Silman On July 28, 2014

First Take’s Stephen Smith is the latest asshat trying to tell women to shut up “for their own good.” Smith’s comments were in response to outcry against the two-game suspension received by NFL RB… Read More

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Editorial

Why I Don’t Care Why You Don’t Use Birth Control

By Jackie Klein On July 28, 2014

In a recent article on Buzzfeed, 24 women outline the reasons that they do not use birth control. It’s exactly the sort of thing that you would expect from Buzzfeed, in that it’s more… Read More

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Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: Global Human Rights Violations & Feminism’s Bad Reputation

By Sherrie Silman On July 27, 2014

Welcome back to the Feminist Progress Report! Has this week been a win or lose for all things feminist? Let’s find out… 1.     Women in El Salvador are being subjected to… Read More

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Health

5 Non-Medicinal Anxiety Remedies That Actually Worked For Me

By Veronica Prince On July 25, 2014

I am a naturally anxious person and always have been. When I was a child I used to compulsively rip up napkins, pieces of paper, food wrappers, whatever was nearby, creating mountains… Read More

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Cool Stuff

5 Anime & Video Games That (Unexpectedly) Shaped My Ideas of Feminism

By Catherine Kyle On July 24, 2014

As a student of literature, an English teacher, and creative writer, I think a lot about the ways stories can affect our lives. My own life has been tremendously affected by stories,… Read More