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Memoir

Why I’m Happy/Not Happy That My BFF is Pregnant

By Alice Willow On August 18, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of abortion. About an hour ago, I found out that my best friend is pregnant. Not last week, not last night—this afternoon. 47 minutes ago, according to my… Read More

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Learning Not to Hate Myself as a Fat Girl in the Real World

By Noor Al-Sibai On August 18, 2014

Until two weeks ago, I lived in a bubble. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, I moved to Asheville, a small San Francisco-esque city in the Blue Ridge Mountains, for college in… Read More

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Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: The Most Important Hashtag of the Year

By Sherrie Silman On August 17, 2014

Welcome 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. Clashes between citizens and police in… Read More

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Culture

The Real Reason GRRM Won’t Write Gay Sex Scenes in ‘Game of Thrones’

By Savannah Thomas On August 15, 2014

“Game of Thrones” is arguably the most talked-about show in pop culture at the moment. HBO’s hit show is infamous for the vast amounts of sex depicted in more or less every… Read More

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Editorial

Can We Keep Sexual Assault Out of Our Concerts & Music Festivals?

By Aquala Bogan On August 14, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual assault and rape. Every summer the best concerts and music festivals take place, drawing in thousands of music lovers at venues around the world. Most of those events… Read More

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Featured

How My First One Night Stand Helped Me Reclaim My Sexuality

By Elan Carson On August 13, 2014

I’m 24 and I’ve just experienced my first one night stand. The scenario is everything you’re already picturing: Drunk guy and drunk gal meet at a bar, they dance together while poorly… Read More

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Editorial

Seriously, Is it Possible For Dudes to Talk About Women Without Demeaning Us?

By Rachel Kinnard On August 13, 2014

With midterm elections on the horizon, as well as the presidential election coming up in 2016, it’s going to be more and more common to see journalists and writers dissect voting polls… Read More

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Editorial

The Thing ‘Women Against Feminism’ Fail to Understand

By Hannah Collins On August 13, 2014

Trigger warning for vivid descriptions of violence & rape. Imagine this: The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house… Read More

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Editorial

Why is Our Society Shrinking Women?

By Rut Guðnadóttir On August 12, 2014

Based on what I hear from my peers, I think I am one of the few people who actually enjoyed school as a whole. Well, maybe not as a whole, but education-wise… Read More

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Culture

‘Lucy’, a Feminist Film Review of Epic Disappointment

By Sherronda Brown On August 12, 2014

This post contains major spoilers – you have been warned. French auteur Luc Besson’s Lucy is a convoluted genre mash-up and an anticlimactic disappointment.  It jumps to and from science fiction, philosophy, action/adventure, mystery, crime/gangster… Read More

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Fashion

The Reformed Alt Kid’s Academic Wardrobe

By Rose Wednesday On August 11, 2014

It’s time to go back to school, and if you’re at all involved in a university, that means navigating the expectations other people have for what you’ll look like while still showing… Read More

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Current Events

Feminist Progress Report: Dove Loves “Real Beauty” – But Only When it’s Photoshopped

By Amber Logsdon On August 10, 2014

Another week, another peek into stories on the feminist radar! How is the world doing this week in terms of progress? 1) Justice for Renisha McBride Early last November, 19-year-old Renisha McBride… Read More