Looking for that Dress: Cisgender Privilege and French Locker Rooms

I am currently in France with a friend for a few months with little to nothing on my agenda besides eating lunch for 4 hours,

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Did I Just React like an Angry White Man?

*Bing* My phone notifies me that I’ve received an email. I look and notice that it’s from the university where I just recently applied for

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Cisgender People Telling Transgender Stories

It is without a doubt that we need more diversity in writing, television, and movies. We need it all– women, sexual orientations, racial and ethnic

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White Student Unions: Why Ignorance Is Not Bliss

A few weeks ago, I was walking home from class in the dark, and I saw a poster on a lamppost. I hadn’t seen it

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You Don’t Owe Your Father Your Virginity

Oh look, another thing in the news right now that I get to dissect because of my fundamentalist religious background. Oh goody.  This week it’s

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Rocky Horror & the Predatory Transperson

Halloween is right around the corner and with it comes my favorite time of year – Rocky Horror season! I must shamefully admit that, apart

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Reading Recommendations for LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month in the United States. The month was established and first observed in 1994 by a high school history teacher from

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Why We Need More Feminist Sex Shops

Adult Book Store, Toy Store, Sex Shop: no matter what you call it, they exist and they are everywhere! Stores that cater to the sexual

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“She Wears the Pants in That Family” and Other Sexist Idioms

An idiom is essentially a slang phrase. They are rather cultural in nature. The U.S. has it’s own specific idioms that you may not hear

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Lessons We Can Learn From the Stonewall Movie and its Boycott (Part 2)

Stonewall cost a reported 17 million dollars to produce. According to Indiewire, the film earned only $112,414 on its opening weekend, or .66% of its

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Stop Using Mental Health as a Substitute for a Debate on Gun Control

The presidential debates are upon us, and there are many controversial topics that we, as constituents, need answers to. In the wake of the recent

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Latinos: The Ones You Didn’t Cast in Your Movie

When I was thirteen years old, I watched Zorro and fell madly in love with Elena Montero. Beautiful, dark haired, brown eyed Elena Montero with

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Can Horror Movies be Feminist?

Spoiler alert: reveals for Day of the Dead, Stephen King’s The Shining, and A Nightmare on Elm Street ahead. Of all of the genres of

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A Feminist Review of the Movie “Grandma”

Going to movies by myself is one of my most favorite activities. If you’re late you only have yourself to blame. You can bring whatever

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From Thigh Gaps to Thigh Brows: Body Positivity and Social Trends

Recently, there’s been a lot of hype surrounding the “thigh brow.”  If you don’t know, the thigh brow is the crease made between your quad

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Kravitz, Jackson, and a Bitter Reminder

What happens when you combine anti-black sexism (misogynoir), the ownership of women’s bodies, and the media? Something far too vast to fully explore in one

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4 Tips for Avoiding Ableism

Recently, I off-handedly mentioned my disability. The person I was talking to said, without pausing, “Oh, please let me know what I can do to

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Fighting Bisexual Male Invisibility

I’m fortunate enough to currently live my life amongst very progressive people, many of whom are activists. Of course, activist groups are (in some cases famously)

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Fight Like A Girl: Why Can’t Women Serve on the Front Lines?

I always hated telling people I did martial arts. It wasn’t as much that I was embarrassed of this monumental part of my life, far from

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TV Tropes that Literally Kill

Dear TV writers, Stop telling men that “no” means try harder. Stop telling people that stalking is romantic. I was watching Ghost Whisperer, admittedly not

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