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Health

How Feminism Saved My LIfe

By Anonymous On September 16, 2014

Content warning - graphic description of domestic abuse, discussion self-harm and mental illness. Thanks to our friends at Bad Housekeeping, who are “writing a new generation of gender”! I’ve suffered from depression and… Read More

Current Events

Anti-Rape Products ARE NOT the Problem – Rape Culture IS

By Kat On September 15, 2014

In response to a recent article about anti-rape products, Kat at I Like Weird Stuff wrote her take on the influx of “rape-prevention” goods and the feminist backlash they’ve received. Content warning… Read More

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Culture

Sad Geek Guys REALLY Don’t Want a Female Thor

By Lindsey Weedston On September 12, 2014

Break out your Misandry brand rain buckets because the male tears are here. I follow “The Escapist” on Facebook because I still enjoy video games, even if the gaming community regularly disgusts… Read More

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Editorial

I’m Not Your Feminist Mommy & I’m Tired of Holding Your Hand

By Anne Thériault On September 12, 2014

I am tired of talking about feminism to men. I know that I’m not supposed to say this. I know that as a good little third-wave feminist I’m supposed to sweetly explain… Read More

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Editorial

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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Memoir

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

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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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Editorial

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

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Culture

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

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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

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Editorial

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