My Own Liberal Guilt

Recently, another contributor on this site wrote a piece about feminist guilt that I found to be AMAZING! As a fellow feminist I have had

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“She’s Just a Little ‘Too Comfortable'”: An Interpretation of a Man’s Perception

The other day I was talking to a [cis] man about his recent purchase of a gym membership and his intentions to “get bigger” (cue

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To All the Soon-To-Be Mothers Out There

Two of the most important women in my life are currently pregnant – one for the first time, one for the second. I’ve found myself

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A Step Back: Banning Federal Funding for Abortions

On January 24, hundreds of people gathered around the north steps of the city capitol in Austin. Wearing orange in solidarity, and carrying signs expressing

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Writers Wanted!

Finding a large pool of totally awesome, feminist writers who want to work for free is challenging or so I’ve found out. We have an

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In Defense of my Women’s Studies Degree

I made a deliberate decision to major in Women’s Studies when I went to college. Until my junior year of high school, I didn’t even

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Why It Is Important to Teach Young Women About Sexual Autonomy

I was recently walking down a main street in Virginia with my boyfriend’s family when his mother and brother pointed out a lingerie store. Later

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Why My Son’s Adoption Is a Feminist Issue

Adoption is a very good thing. It takes a trauma and deep loss then infuses it with redemption and new life. I am in a

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Worst of the Week!

Worst of the Week is a place to recap the week and start conversations about how women are portrayed in the media.  And, now, here’s

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Loving a Loving God

I was raised in a Christian household.  As a child, I remember going to church and knowing who God is.  I can’t exactly remember having

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My Abortion Story: How I got here from there

As we celebrate the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, I am glad that the President defended a woman’s right to choose in his State of

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The Stone Fruit Monologue: On My Abortion

**This is a creative piece written about my experiences with abortion. It is not the only story on the matter out there, and this piece demonstrates my privileges

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10 Things to Know About Marsha P. Johnson

Our Pioneers of Feminism series continues with the famous transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson. If you’re wondering why Marsha P. Johnson qualifies as a Pioneer

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Satire: humorous criticism or insulting attacks?

One of the many questions that is being debated in the wake of the tragedy in Paris is: Is satire considered free speech?  But what exactly is satire? According

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The Feminist Guilt: When you don’t feel feminist enough

January 22, 2014 The Onion released an article, Woman Takes Short Half-Hour Break From being a Feminist To Enjoy TV Show, and while I thought

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The Erasure of Queer Women in Crime Drama is a Major Crime

It’s not easy being a feminist with a penchant for police procedurals. I love a good crime drama; there’s something eminently satisfying about a whodunnit

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Worst of the Week!

Worst of the Week is a place to recap the week and start conversations about how women are portrayed in the media.  And, now, here’s

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Preventing Human Trafficking

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different than my own.” Audre Lorde The White House has

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A Personal History of New Year’s Resolutions

When I searched the hashtag #NewYearsResolution on Twitter, most of the accounts that came up were businesses, organizations, or promotional ads of some sort trying

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About Being a Woman in College

I’ve been in college approximately six months.  I have at least one embarrassing story for each of those months, cried at least twice that much,

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