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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Gaslighting

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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Revolution

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

‘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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chyna

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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Directed

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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resolutions

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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homeless

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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women

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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doula

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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