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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

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Editorial

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

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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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Editorial

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

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Editorial

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

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Editorial

The Problem with Changing Your Name For a Man

By Michelle Cason On September 3, 2014

The other day while standing at my front door signing for a package, the FedEx guy said to me as he was leaving, “last name Insertmyboyfriendslastnamehere?” It caught me so off-guard that… Read More

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Culture

Why Bathing in Male Tears Doesn’t Mean I’m Anti-Man

By Clementine Ford On September 3, 2014

This has been cross-posted with permission from Daily Life.  Whenever feminists try to discuss issues pertaining to violence against women, oppression and outright misogyny, we’re often met with tedious ‘whataboutery’ and ‘not… Read More

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Current Events

NFL Unveils New Rules About Domestic Violence Punishment

By Nicole Del Casale On September 2, 2014

Trigger warning for domestic violence.  If you or a friend are experiencing domestic violence and are seeking help, here are some resources: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TDD), and the Rape and Incest National Network… Read More

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Editorial

Is Your City Women-Friendly?

By Anthea Taderera On September 1, 2014

How women-friendly is your city? The criterion I’d like you to use when answering that question is the sufficiency of your city’s public transit system. I want you to really ponder how… Read More