national geographic

The Importance of National Geographic’s ‘Gender Revolution’

The January special issue of National Geographic is wholly dedicated to gender—titled “Gender Revolution.” This issue has spurned a variety of responses from the internet,

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Masters of Sex: The Feminist Show Nobody Watched

I was really late coming to Masters of Sex. I only watched the show recently but when I finally got around to it, I was

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Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson: Space Pioneer behind Hidden Figures

Last week the movie Hidden Figures premiered in theatres across the United States, surpassing Rouge One: A Star Wars Story to become the highest grossing

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manchester by the sea

“Manchester by the Sea” is a Portrait of Male Grief

* Moderate spoilers ahead * Casey Affleck put it best when he said on Saturday Night Live that his new movie is great, but “just

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12 Years of Gaslighting: A Break Up Story

When my 12-year relationship ended, I was devastated, but when I found out after that he had cheated on me, the pain was unbearable. The

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sexual desire

The Paradox of Sexual Desire

Some time ago I was sitting in a cafe alone, enjoying a coffee. I was watching a boy and a girl of about 10 and

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universal year one

A Universal Year One: Re-Centering Our Selves and Our Feminism in 2017

To put it mildly, 2016 has been the equivalent of a fire hydrant on fire. We have lost three of the most influential male musicians

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Dear White People: We Need to Stop Glorifying Revolution

My first understanding of revolution that wasn’t out of a textbook was reading The Hunger Games. My 16-year-old brain was filled with the glories of

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Gilmore Girls

Why I was Disappointed with the Gilmore Girls Revival

Growing up, I always looked forward to watching Gilmore Girls. The TV show took place in a small town and told the life of a

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‘Racist’ As An Adjective

One of the biggest debates circling Trump becoming president-elect has been whether we can call Trump supporters racist. It seems that the less radical, more

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Rob and Chyna: How Abusive Relationships are Used to Sell TV

Recently, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian split in a very public, nail-biting mess. There were tears (a proliferation of the “loudly crying face” emoji), rants,

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Your Complete Guide to Every Movie Directed by a Woman in 2016

It’s no secret that Hollywood has a gender problem, both creatively and administratively. But, while gendered representation has been a hot topic for some time,

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Julia Serano

Outspoken By Julia Serano: The Evolution of a Transgender Feminist

Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism & Trans Feminism is Julia Serano’s third full-length book following Whipping Girl (2007) and Excluded (2013). Serano, a writer,

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4 Feminist Resolutions for the New Year

As 2016 rolls to an end, it’s not exactly a secret that there have been some hardships for the feminist collective this year. Between the

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7 Badass Women Who Saved 2016

If there is anything that we as a global society can agree on, it’s that 2016 hasn’t been the most spectacular year. With the extensive

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Our Homeless Population Needs Housing Not Bullying

A video went viral on December 20th of city employees filmed throwing away all the worldly possessions of a person (or family) living in a tent

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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher and Why Representation Matters

When I was small I got a tan jumpsuit hand-me-down with some oil stains on it to wear when helping my dad fix the car.

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How 2017 Could Erase Women

The election of Donald Trump, the genocide in Aleppo, and the current global policies that threaten billions of people have each claimed their respective slices

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What The Doulas Can Teach All of Us

The week after the election I realized I was afraid to go to the abortion clinic for my doula shift the following weekend. There were

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arab woman

Quieting the Toxic Arab Woman in My Head

The idea of love, of marriage, of companionship- I’ve been struggling with it for some time now. It sounds nice in theory to be with

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