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“But You’re Too Pretty To Be Gay”: Homophobia at its Sneakiest

By Alia Gilbert On April 16, 2013

A few weeks ago, a very dear friend of mine got in touch because she was very hurt by something that had happened to her. She was with a group of her… Read More

False Rape Accusations Are Bullshit

Your Argument is Invalid: Rape Culture is the Problem, Not False Accusations

By Chelsea Leibow On April 15, 2013

Trigger warning for discussion of rape Rape is no joke. At this point, on this site, we’re all aware of this. One of the most alarming and frustrating ideologies I constantly have… Read More


Abusive Basketball Coach? Fired; Rape and Sexual Assault? That’s Trickier

By Samantha Jaffe On April 15, 2013

Trigger warning for rape, slut-shaming, and suicide. Mike Rice, former head men’s basketball coach at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was fired two weeks ago after a former assistant leaked video footage… Read More


SWUGs: Are Senior Girls “Washed Up”?

By Laura Anderson On April 15, 2013

Senior Washed Up Girls (or SWUGs) is a term that has become popular amongst students, used to described young women reaching the end of their college careers. You read that right: college… Read More


Friday Favorites: The Best Shit We’ve Read This Week

By Sara Luckey On April 12, 2013

Welcome back to Friday Favorites, where we here at Feminspire share our favorite things from around the web this week! I found this by doing a GIS for ‘awesome computer freak out’ then… Read More


I Can’t Leave My Vagina At Home: Why Don’t You Understand Rape Culture?

By Sid On April 12, 2013

Trigger Warning for discussions of rape. Ok folks, here’s the thing: Someone is wrong on the internet. Lots, really. Several, if we get right down to it, but I’m a busy gal… Read More

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Will Delaware Be the Tenth State to Legalize Gay Marriage?

By Samantha Jaffe On April 12, 2013

In keeping with their leftward swing in recent years, Delaware is now seriously considering pushing for gay marriage. Thursday, April 11th, 2013, the state leadership gathered in Wilmington to announce legislation that… Read More

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High School’s Obsession With Boobs: Too Big, Too Small, What Gives?

By Nicole Woszczyna On April 12, 2013

In retrospect, my middle school years were the best. Remember when the idea of growing into adulthood seemed so amazing it was almost intoxicating? These were, in my opinion, some of the… Read More


Learning Unconditional Love For My Body

By Sully Moreno On April 12, 2013

When I made the New Year’s resolution to exercise regularly in 2011, it was fairly easy to fit workouts into my routine. I had free access to my university’s gym, so I… Read More

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Girl Rising: The Story of Nine Women Fighting For the Right to Learn

By Angela Schifani On April 11, 2013

A film that educates, inspires, moves, shocks and calls audiences to rise, is showing in select theaters around the United States. Girl Rising, produced by the 10X10 Campaign, shows us why educating… Read More

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Rabbit Food Questions: Why Female Celebrities Need to be Respected

By Laura-Blaise McDowell On April 11, 2013

As we are all painfully aware, the comings and goings of celebrities of all skill levels are kindly chronicled for us in various publications both online and in hard copy, and even… Read More

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Claire Underwood: The Ice Bitch of Netflix’s “House of Cards”

By Lauren Slavin On April 11, 2013

If you’ve been watching Netflix’s political drama House of Cards as if it was weekly-released (and not binge watching all 13 episodes in one weekend… not that I did that), the show… Read More