Caitlyn Jenner

Why I Support Caitlyn Jenner Receiving a Glamour Woman of the Year Award

For 2015, Glamour Magazine is naming Caitlyn Jenner “Woman of the Year”. The magazine hosts a yearly awards ceremony to honour women who are considered “extraordinary and inspirational”. These

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yoga

Your Yoga Practice is not Revolutionary

I’m a white girl from the suburbs. And being that I’m a white girl from the suburbs I’ve seen a lot of my friends seduced

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Motherhood: Is it your destiny?

Motherhood: Is it your destiny?

It has been quite sometime now that I have been grappling with the idea of motherhood, and even longer that I have been thinking about

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Are Welfare Restrictions for People without Children Unethical?

Recently the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, under the guidance of Republican governor Paul LePage, announced plans to implement an asset test for

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Kate Mulgrew’s Memoir: A Feminist Book Review

“Actresses. What a bunch of sad saps we are, I thought. Madly in love with the child. Madly in love with the craft. Trying desperately

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The Search for Identity Through Conservatism: Coming Out in a Religious Household

I was raised in a born again Christian household, and taught that fornication was a sin, and that the entire point of sex was for

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If the Fair Campus Act makes it through Congress, there will be implications for sexual assault victims on campuses.

The Campus Safe Act lives on in the Fair Campus Act: The New Disgusting Sexual Assault Law

Early last week, the insidious Campus Safe Act was pronounced dead in Congress. Activists spent months outlining the many ways the bill protected fraternities and sororities

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The Transgender Fad and Other Absurd Ideas

America, we’ve got gender on the brain. Everywhere you turn there is a new celebrity coming out. Discussion on gender is everywhere and, as someone who

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The Tide is Changing: UA Students are Calling to be Heard

Being a student at The University of Alabama gets tiring. Week after week after week people (usually students) at our university do or say something

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: A Feminist’s Worries, Hopes, and Excitements

Editor’s Notes: This article contains a summary of the comic books that the television series is based off and links and quotes articles that contain

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I Don’t Shave So Stop Misrepresenting Me, Veet!

“Two can play at that game,” winked the cartoon lady from my Facebook newsfeed. It was in response to No Shave November, a cancer awareness

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Neckbeards & Chuds: Feminism and Name Calling

bell hooks writes, “If I do not speak in a language that can be understood there is little chance for a dialogue.” Language matters.  Words

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Vivek Shraya: A Feminist You Should Know

I direct a Women’s and Gender Studies program at a small, public liberal arts college in Western New York. Each year, the program hosts a

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Gender Roles and The Pursuit of Happiness

I live in a very traditional androcentric country in Northern Africa  where everyone has to abide by certain norms, so it’s such a challenge to

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Endometriosis and the Dangers of Period Pain Dismissal

“It’s just cramps” — or maybe it’s something more. Every year, hundreds of people go undiagnosed with endometriosis. Due to lack of comprehensive knowledge on

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Sexism & Illness in the Arab World

I have bipolar II disorder. When I am not under treatment, I have extreme mood swings, I am insecure, I don’t trust people, I am

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The Forgotten: Remembering Veterans of Colour

November the 11th is acknowledged as Remembrance Day in many countries to honour the end of World War I which occurred on the same date

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The Myth of the Homewrecker

One of the greatest stigmas for women is the perception of being a homewrecker, or a woman who engages in a relationship or sex, with

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Ripped Corsets and Swooning Heroines: Recommended Feminist Romance Novels

I have a secret—I love romance novels. My friends and family who know about my closely guarded secret can’t understand how my passion for tacky

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Hermione, SPEW, & the Activism of the Potterverse

JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, as many have noted, is just oozing with thinly veiled metaphor about societal ills including racism, bigotry, hate, and evil. The

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