Switched at Birth had a Rape Storyline and it Didn’t Totally Suck

I like to watch bad TV. I make no excuse for myself. I can watch totally ridiculous non-feminist shit like Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars

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Pronouns Are Important: Why Gender Neutrality Matters

Last week I spent six days at a winter retreat in the great woods of Wisconsin with 79 other people interested in connecting with the

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Misleading LinkedIn Privacy Policy Puts Stalking Victims at Risk: One Woman’s Story

Personal security is inherently more complicated in the age of the Internet. Between our own online and social media activities, and those of our education

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So-called “Imposter Syndrome” and the problem with language

A few years ago, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, wrote a book called Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

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Riot Grrrl Zines to Feminist Blogs: Revolution Girl Style Now

Riot Grrrl was a feminist movement in the 1990’s that was primarily made up of college-aged women in punk/rock bands, many of whom were just

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Finding Black Feminism as a College First-Year

I rolled onto campus as a proud feminist fanatic, with an “alternative” haircut, Doc Martens, and skinny jeans in tow. After being the loud and

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How I Realized I’m a Feminist

I grew up on a pretty basic city street filled with families and children, all young boys, except me. I wanted to have friends, to

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The ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ and the Double Standard of Break-Ups

“Yeah, well I’m glad that relationship is over with. She was just another crazy ex-girlfriend.” The way he said it was cold. It completely lacked

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Female Genital Mutilation: A Global Problem

Female Genital Mutilation has recently come back into the spotlight of national media as Dr. Raslan Fadl, an Egyptian physician, was found guilty of performing

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History is the Key to Improving Your Campus Feminist Organization

Student groups on college campuses have a high turnover rate from one year to the next. A consequence of this is that the history these

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The Movie “The DUFF” Represents Everything That is Wrong with the World

Remember when Mean Girls came along and Tina Fey pointed out, in her awesome way, that girl-on-girl bullying is the worst? Yeah, that was cool

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The Rise of “Meninism”

A popular hashtag has surfaced on all forms of social media, and the results are clear: the Meninists have risen.  Trending tweets with the hashtag

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How Not to F*ck Up a Girl’s Body Image

Forgive me for sounding a bit privileged and pretentious for a moment. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I hate leading with that. It makes

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Alice Walker, a Womanist

You may know Alice Walker as an author, and most likely you know that she wrote the transformative novel The Color Purple. But did you know

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Why I’ve Made 2015 the Year that I will Fall in Love with Myself and My Feminism

Seven months ago I uprooted my life in Boston to move to the rural south for my first post-grad job. In 2014 I graduated from

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The Case for Jessica Williams as New Daily Show Anchor

Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show and it makes me so sad. I mean, I’m glad he’ll get to have more time with his

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Always Gets it Right with “Run Like a Girl”

Two weeks ago the Super bowl aired and with it came a slew of commercials for various products and experiences that companies paid billions to

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Chapel Hill Shooting – Islamophobia Causes Three Deaths

On the night of February 10, Deah Shaddy, his wife Yusor Mohammad, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, three Muslim Americans, were shot execution style in

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When Androcentrism Kills Women

“The biological task of science is to provide the fully developed human individual with as perfect a means of orientating himself as possible.” ~Ernst Mach

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How Androcentrism Harms Women

Growing up I heard the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. that “all men, yes, black men as well as white men,” should have the

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