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Culture

Dear Hip Hop Dad: Your Concern About Nicki’s Booty is Misplaced

By Sherronda Brown On August 4, 2014

here, you’ll find an open letter penned to Nicki Minaj by Chuck Creekmur, owner of AllHipHop.com. in the letter, he expresses his concern for the influence that Nicki’s “Anaconda” album art might… Read More

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Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: Goodbye Forced Marriage, Hello Confused Cats

By Sherri Silman On August 4, 2014

Welcome back to the Feminist Progress Report! Was this week a win or a lose for feminism globally? We’ve got the stories you might have missed… 1)   Uganda’s Constitutional Court decreed… Read More

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The 10 Worst Analogies for Sexual Purity

By Becca Costello-Thomas On August 4, 2014

I heard my first misogynistic analogy of sexual purity as a very small child, watching the movie The King and I. My mom has passed down a love of musicals to me… Read More

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Editorial

What My High School Reading List Taught Me About Women

By Natalie Howlett On August 2, 2014

When my sister received the list of books she could read over the summer for school, I noticed all but one of the books was narrated by a boy. I began to… Read More

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Featured

Slam the Tampon on the Table – It’s Time to Stop Period Shaming!

By Rut Guðnadóttir On August 1, 2014

Before we get started, you should know that I am on my period. That is correct. I, a young female, am currently menstruating. Blood is pouring from my vagina as we speak. But, as… Read More

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Body Image

This Video Will Make You Rethink Every Song You Sing Along To

By Samantha Gabriele On August 1, 2014

Yesterday I discovered an internet gem. It’s a video of poet Madiha Bhatti speaking some serious truth in the most beautiful way possible. If you’re like me, you probably have to watch it… Read More

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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