radical hope

A Beacon of Radical Hope in the Trump Era

This has been a tough year politically and emotionally. I have been absolutely drained of any optimism that a Trump presidency would be anything other

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red pill

Men’s Rights, Feminism, and Taking the Red Pill

Earlier this year, I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline when I stopped at a particularly interesting post. A popular YouTube feminist had posted her

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professional

How Professional Women Will Eventually Outnumber Men in the Workplace

Women in the workplace have struggled for decades, mostly due to imposed traditional gender roles and stereotyping. From the very right to have a job

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Vloggers

6 Feminist Vloggers You Should be Watching

As a teenager, coming to terms with my gayness and my identity in the early 00’s, most, if not all, my sex-education came from the

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Muslim Ban

What the Afghan Girls’ Robotics Visa Issue Suggests about Trump’s Muslim Ban

Recently six teenage girls from Afghanistan arrived in Washington DC for the FIRST Global robotics challenge, a competition for 15- to 18-year-olds featuring teams from

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Teacher

The Experience of a Queer Foreign Teacher in East Africa

I vividly remember treading up a steep hill through mud up to my ankles, smelling the crisp air after the fresh-fallen rain, on my way

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Beach Body

Are you Beach Body ready? (Yes, you are)

It’s that time of the year again. A few heatwaves have come and gone already but now that summer is really here, the age-old discussion

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feminine

Clinging to the Eternal Feminine

Femininity is in danger. Apparently, women are ‘losing their way.’ They are becoming less like women and more like, well I don’t know really, but

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The L Word

What We Deserve in an L Word Reboot

I have a special relationship with The L Word. Back in undergrad, I was kind of a big deal amongst the campus queers because I

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breast

Is “Breast is Best” a Harmful Message for New Parents?

If you are not a parent, you can’t begin to guess how often people “share” their opinions with you (read: talk to you about things

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woman in white

Summer Reading for Feminist Horror Fans: Woman in White

Looking for some summer reading? If you’re a horror fan, Kristen Dearborn’s novella Woman in White might be up your alley. The story opens with

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violence

Embracing Our Discomfort: Feminism and Violence

Last month, Kate Earley, a contributor to The Radical Notion wrote an article entitled When the Abuser is Someone You Know. In that article, Kate discusses the

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Pride Month

Why Pride Month Matters — Especially in the Trump Era

It’s June, which means that LGBT Pride Month is in full swing. Pride parades, marches, and rallies are being organized all over the country (and

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YA Novels

10 LGBTQ YA Novels to Read During Pride Month

LGBTQ+ young adult literature has come a long way since I’ll Get There, It Better be Worth the Trip by John Donovan was published in

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psychiatric hospitalizations

Psychiatric Hospitalizations: How To Support A Loved One

A mental health (psychiatric) hospitalization can be an incredibly scary and disorienting experience. Hearing that a friend or family member is being admitted to a

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hiring

Sexist Hiring Practices: The Path of Least Resistance

I work in one of the many warehouses around the country (and the world, honestly) of a corporation that is so pervasive in our culture that

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body piercing

Parents Don’t Always Get it About Body Piercing and Bodily Autonomy

My mother used to make the argument that piercing a baby girl’s ears during infancy was the best way to do it because they didn’t

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female genital mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation in the United States and Beyond

Female Genital Mutilation, most frequently referred to as FGM, is something we typically hear about happening in far-off countries. We never think of the possibility

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period

Don’t Worry, It’s Just My Period

She was bent over in pain, breathing deeply. It was hot outside, even for mid-July. Smack-dab in the middle of a 14-hour shift of washing

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queer

The Disenfranchisement of The Queer Community Under The Trump Administration

This title is a mouthful, especially when read out loud. It’s daunting and maybe a bit awkward. I fumbled around with different names, but it

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