Let’s Talk About Sex (and Gender, and Sexuality), Baby!

Guys, Salt N’ Pepa called it way back in 1991. We need to be talking about sex more. Let’s face it, sex education in most American

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Why It’s Damaging to Stigmatize Menstruation

Recently, M.I.A. drummer Kiran Gandhi has made headlines for running the entire London marathon while menstrual blood ran down her legs. Gandhi sought to make

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12 Reasons Marriage Equality isn’t Enough for the LGBTQ+ Community

On June 26th 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, meaning that marriage equality is now recognized nationwide.  YAY! While

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9 Ways White Allies Are Falling Short

Salutations to the white people reading this to assure themselves they’re doing all the right things. Unless you’ve been living in an arctic cave or

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10 Annoying Things About Being the Office Feminist

Most of us unfortunately have to go to work everyday even when we would rather be out there fighting the good fight and spreading the

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Why the Recently Approved Female Viagra isn’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

Congratulations ladies (and anyone who likes to have sex involving a vagina)! The FDA has approved a “female viagra” to enable you to get it on!

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What a Wonderful World: The Role of Idealism in Activism

Social justice movements have been happening for a really long time.  From slave revolts in Haiti, to the rise of feminism, to child labor movements,

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Being a Woman in a Third World Country

Editor’s note: This article is written by a writer who speaks English as a third language. Minimal edits were completed to maintain the authenticity of

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The Problem with Doxxing

Today the internet is awash with fervor over the release of the Ashley Madison data. With the announcement that Josh Duggar had an Ashley Madison

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6 Roles that Make Glenn Close a Feminist Icon

It’s difficult to find a Glenn Close performance I don’t like, and it’s even more difficult to find one in which she did not play

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Northstar: Marvel’s First Openly Gay Superhero and the Big Screen

Recently, after the big supreme court decision, Marvel Studios was asked by Collider if we would see an LGBTQIA character brought to the big screen.

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Dear Buffalo: A Love Letter and a Call to Action

Growing up outside of Buffalo New York, I learned a lot. I learned about pride, loyalty, and commitment. I learned that the people around me

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On Renting and Autonomy

Being a member of a minority group often restricts the ways in which a person navigates the world. Some of these ways are overt and forcefully

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The [in]Complete Sexuality Dictionary

Sexual Orientation is defined as the type of sexual, romantic, or spiritual attraction that one person feels for others. This is commonly based on one’s

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Girls Who Code: Why We Should Care About Female Involvement in the Tech Industry

Grace Hopper, Adele Goldstein, Elizabeth Feinler, Radia Perlman, Ada Lovelace. Any of these names ring a bell? No? Let me try again. Steve Jobs, Bill

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Highly Sensitive People Can Change the World –If We Let Them

Starting in the 1970′s, psychologists began assigning the trait of “codependent” to the patients who they believed possessed a self-destructive desire to please others. This

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Of Love and Inequalities

Writing is an arduous task. Writing about love is even more so formidable. How do I write about this elusive feeling that I certainly don’t

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On Apologizing: Why We Might Want to Stop

Dear People Who Do Not Identify as Men and/or Males, Stop apologizing for getting shit done. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (and most likely some

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The Stonewall Movie Boycott and QTPOC Erasure (Part 1)

The year was 1969. To be a queer person in the United States meant that one most likely lived a closeted lifestyle unless they found

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Target Listens to Customers About Gendered Items

I love Target. I even have the number for my local store programmed into my phone. I call to say I’m coming over and they

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