horror movies

5 Guilt-Free Horror Movies to Watch This Halloween

Love horror, but feel like you have to compromise your values in order to enjoy a good scary flick? Tired of watching women in life-threatening distress every time

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harley quinn

Harley Quinn Costumes for Halloween: Empowering or Problematic?

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. It’s a fantastically creative holiday, considering the inventive ways we can create scary versions of our

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witch

The Halloween Witch: Demonizing Caricature or Realistic Representation?

I have a very complicated relationship with the image of the witch that we commonly see this time of year. Or, really, any time of

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Younger

‘Younger’: A Surprisingly Feminist TV Show

Younger is the story of Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a divorced mother of a college freshman. After her divorce, faced with a financial crisis, Liza

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fights

Picking Fights Like a Girl: Why No Feminist Issue is Too Small

I was sitting in McDonald’s the other week working on an article. I had my laptop, my notes, a coffee and a feminist book on

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grief

A Feminist’s Response to Grief Post-Abortion

Abortion narratives seem to be divided into two groups: the women who made a decision regarding a medical procedure, and the women who believe they

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Luke Cage

‘Luke Cage’: Marvel’s Most Important Feminist Show

Contains minor spoilers for the show Luke Cage As avid Marvel fan, I eagerly awaited the release of Luke Cage. It’s a show about a black, bulletproof

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transphobic

Why Do We Allow LGB Celebrities to Act Transphobic

I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like Aubrey Plaza. She’s attractive and hilarious — and she recently came out as bisexual, which heightened the buzz

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Women beyond belief

Women Beyond Belief – A Book Review

In 2014, Hobby Lobby fought to exclude certain types of birth control coverage for women based on a religious belief that women shouldn’t have it.

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Fertility

Fertility Coverage, Queer Women, and State Policy

This past August, four queer women filed a lawsuit against the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. In New Jersey, insurance

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nomakeup

An Open Letter to The #Nomakeup Movement

At three weeks old, my mother wore makeup. You didn’t read that wrong – her own mother smeared inky kajal into her infant’s eyes. My

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Supporter

Surviving Having a Trump Supporter in Your Family

If you are surrounded by people who find Trump repugnant, then you’re lucky. I’m lucky too for the most part. I work in social services

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President

A Woman in the White House: When Reality Meets Fiction

For many of us, the notion of a woman in the role of the commander-in-chief of the United States was one relegated to fiction —

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costumes

13 Feminist Friendly DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s finally October, which means Halloween is right around the corner. If you’re in need of a costume and want something other than the sundry

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adoptions

Quit Making Me Prove I’m His Mom. It’s Illegal.

I smelled like vomit, but couldn’t stop to change as I ran down the street pushing a small wheelchair with my tinier-than-typical kindergartner strapped to

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What Sylvia Plath Taught Us About Women & Mental Illness

Sylvia Plath is known for her confessional poetry, her chronic depressions, her tumultuous relationship with Ted Hughes and her head-in-the-oven suicide in 1963. Over the

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missing

White Girl Gone Missing: America’s Love Affair

On July 27, 2016, Maylin Reynoso, a Dominican Latina from the Bronx, was seen leaving her job at a gas station. She was found dead

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