womankind
Editorial

Required: Should Women in the Media Use Their Position for Womankind?

By Laura Anderson On February 23, 2013

I was recently given the opportunity to be a member of the Piers Morgan Tonight audience on CNN. I openly admit to not being an avid follower of the man or the… Read More

sheryl sandberg
Editorial

Why Sheryl Sandberg’s “New Movement” For Women is Full of Crap

By Suzanne Walker On February 23, 2013

Sheryl Sandberg is on the front page of the NY Times again. If her new book generates as much buzz as this article implies, she’s going to be making headlines for quite… Read More

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Current Events

Changing Times at Cosmo: Will a New Editor Bring the Mag to the 21st Century?

By Sahra Schukraft On February 22, 2013

The New Is In over at Cosmopolitan magazine as Joanna Coles steps in as Editor-in-Chief. Why is this important? She claims to be making plenty of changes, and bringing the magazine back… Read More

Girls kissing
Editorial

Bar Curious: Who REALLY Benefits From Girl-on-Girl Action?

By Kelsey Bain On February 20, 2013

I’ve flipped flopped around this trend again and again over the past few years. The more I read, the more often I change my mind. The trend I’m discussing is straight girls… Read More

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Culture

50 Years After “The Feminine Mystique”: Where Are We Now?

By Brittany Haak On February 20, 2013

50 years ago, The Feminine Mystique was published and Betty Friedan became a household name in the feminist movement. Widely hailed as the book that ushered in the ‘second-wave of feminism‘, The Feminine Mystique… Read More

House of Cards
Culture

Netflix’s “House of Cards”: A Good Show Turned Bad by Shitty Female Leads

By Lauren Slavin On February 19, 2013

For those of us with Netflix Instant Streaming subscriptions, there’s an all-too-familiar feeling of tuning in to watch an episode of an available series only to metaphorically black out and awake to… Read More

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Body Image

Are My Unshaved Legs Really That Disgusting?

By Ariela Schnyer On February 19, 2013

First off, a small disclaimer, in case you weren’t already aware: Feminists are not just the stereotypes of the angry, non-leg shaving lesbians that society expects us to be. Some of us… Read More

90s fashion
Fashion

Now Trending: The 90s Comeback

By Sahra Schukraft On February 19, 2013

I’m going to let you in on a little fashion secret; are you ready for this? You sure? Okay, here goes. Fashion trends are cyclical — every 20 years, give or take,… Read More

keep calm and dont shop
Editorial

The Privilege of Buying Nothing

By Catherine Ross On February 18, 2013

If autumn is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Christmas is the season of excess and overindulgence. As much as I love it, especially now that I see it through my… Read More

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Health

The Diva Cup: A Good Alternative to Pads and Tampons?

By Sully Moreno On February 18, 2013

Until a few months ago, I thought I had only had two options when it came to menstrual care: pads or tampons. I wasn’t overly fond of either since I cannot remember… Read More

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Current Events

Will New York Lead the Nation on “Rape is Rape” Bill?

By Brittany Haak On February 18, 2013

When the verdict was announced, Cuomo said she just lost it. [Trigger warning ahead for discussion of rape.] “It was like, oh my god. I’ve sat through this. I’ve waited for this.… Read More

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Cool Stuff

Illuminati Girl Gang: A Movement for Female Creativity

By Ana Alvarez On February 18, 2013

Here are some things I love: All girl groups, poetry, alternative publications, the Internet, collages, and girls spilling their guts. Illuminati Girl Gang gives me all of these things, plus the squeely,… Read More