Using Consciousness as a Weapon: The wisdom of Loretta Ross

It seems that as each new day dawns, a new hashtag arrives glaring on social media to remind us that another life – a black

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Do Well-Behaved Children Have Gentle Parents?

I work retail – a headshop. It’s the type of headshop that wants to be commercial. A small family-owned business that is trying to get

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Clothing Optional: Should you check your pants at the door?

Ego dystonic: Denoting aspects of a person’s thoughts, impulses, and behavior that are felt to be repugnant, distressing, unacceptable, or inconsistent with the self-conception.  Ego dystonic

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The Isolated Feminist: developing a sense of community

As long as I can remember I’ve been lonely. I was always sure that if I didn’t conform to a certain standard of perfection I

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A Woman We Love: Brandi Carlile

If you are not familiar with the greatness that is Brandi Carlile, I suggest you stop reading this and Google her. She’s amazing. Great voice,

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A Follow up to “Feminists don’t hate men, but it wouldn’t matter if we did”

On March 13, 2015 Jessica Valenti published an article called “Feminists don’t hate men, but it wouldn’t matter if we did”. And while I read it,

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Why Saying “You’re a Feminist if…” is Not Inclusive

If you believe that women and men should be equal, then you’re a feminist. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard some

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Divorcing the Housewife Myth

When we think back to the 1950s an image comes to mind of a woman in a cocktail dress, baking cakes and cleaning up her

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How Child Marriage Prevention Relates to Everyday Social Justice

In the developing world, 1 in 3 girls are married before the age of 18. In fact, 1 in 9 girls are married before turning 15

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Writing Outside the Lines: Feminism and Fan Fiction

My name is Danielle, and I am a fan fiction writer. To begin, here’s a crash course in fan fiction, for those of you who

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The Hannah Horvath Complex

I have no issues with owning up to the fact that there are just some things I am not good at. Math above College Algebra,

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The “Shame” of Menstruation: Taking Back Our Creativity

Rupi Kaur’s image that was recently “accidentally” removed from Instagram got me thinking: why are women shamed for natural cycles? What is it about menstruation

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Mental Illness: How the Media Defends White Murderers

In as many recent cases as I can remember where a white man (or teenager) commits mass murder, I have never once heard that man

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