Fun Home

Coming Out and Coming Home: The Importance of Lesbian Art and Spaces

Endings are never simple. They’re often rife with conflicting emotions that we can’t fully recognize in the moment. When I attended the final Broadway performance

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Exposing Accelerated Christian Education: An Interview with Jonny Scaramanga

A Reddit user, Trinaaz, recently posted an image from his niece’s school textbook. It says marriage should be a heterosexual union between a leader of the

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bad feminist

6 Things to Do When You Feel Like a Bad Feminist

I have a confession to make: Sometimes I feel like a crappy feminist. Ever since I started defining myself as a feminist, I started having

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chauvinists

Mad Men Complex: 4 Types of Modern Chauvinists

I have worked, on and off, in corporate office environments for years now. Over time I have come to realize that male chauvinism has gone

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coming out

4 Problematic Trends Concerning the Coming Out Process

On its website, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) describes coming out as follows: “Coming out and living openly aren’t something you do once, or even

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Tom-boy

The Tom-boy and The Sissy-girl

I have often heard parents talk, with an unmistakable tinge of pride, about their daughter’s ‘tom-boy phase.’ That period where she is interested in typically

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Batgirl

The Misogynistic Treatment of Batgirl in ‘The Killing Joke’

‘The Killing Joke’ is a DC graphic novel written by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, which provides an origin story for the supervillain called the

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professional

3 Ridiculous Rules Women Are Expected to Follow to Appear ‘Professional’

According to the Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Department of New York, “male candidates must wear either boxer, brief or board shorts when qualifying –

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Lindy West

What I Learned From Lindy West

Lindy West is a feminist writer and activist for the fat acceptance movement well known for her writings at Jezebel and The Stranger. You may

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Vivek Shraya

Poetry Is Still Not a Luxury: An Interview With Vivek Shraya

*In November of 2015, I wrote a profile of Shraya for The Radical Notion entitled “Vivek Shraya: A Feminist You Should Know.” In that piece,

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mandated reporting

Mandated Reporting of Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Sexual assault on college campuses has been a prominent issue highlighted by student activists in recent years. Survivors whose schools grossly mishandled their assault cases

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education

When Childcare Becomes a Barrier to Education

In 2010, I became a displaced housewife and single mom. My three-year-old and I camped out on a gifted set of bunk beds in my

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Star Trek

50 Years of Star Trek and Feminism

Star Trek: The Original Series debuted on television on September 8th, 1966 and is now about to chart a course for uncharted territory: its 50th

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Education

How Much Education Do You Need to Have a Valid Opinion?

The other night I started the second class for the graduate program I impulsively decided to join in July. Though I am grateful and privileged

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youtube

4 Feminist YouTuber Creators

YouTube has always held a special place in my heart. YouTube offers so many different forms of content. From “let’s players” lamenting at the latest video

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riri williams

The “Adultification” of Riri Williams

Riri Williams being the new Iron Man has been exciting since the moment of the announcement. It’s doubly exciting for black girls and the representation

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black lives matter

Why My Black Life Doesn’t Seem to Matter

Black Lives Matter! As an African American “committed to the cause,” this statement has always been an important one to me. Even before the deaths

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