Emma Watson

What Do Emma Watson’s Breasts Have to Do With Her Feminism?

With Beauty and the Beast now in theaters, Emma Watson has been in the news a lot lately; however, it’s not just because of her upcoming

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Should We Tolerate Being Underpaid and Underappreciated?

In the summer before graduate school, I moved to Northern Virginia and landed an internship with a major pro-choice organization. I could not have been

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toxic masculinity

The ‘Comments Section,’ Toxic Masculinity, and Domestic Violence

Though many people familiar with social media would advise against it, I always read the comments, as I’m sure most people on social media do.

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The Dark Side of Reddit: Misogyny, Racism, and Hate

Recently, this post graced the front page of Reddit with the title “Why work when you can try riding the pussypass everyday?” It features this screenshot of

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women's centers

Women’s Centers: What They Do and How You Can Help Preserve Them

Campus women’s centers*, once a hallmark of institutional support for women on campus, are at risk. Some have already been disbanded and with budget cuts

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grammy awards

The 2017 Grammy Awards Had an Inclusivity Problem

At the 2017 Grammy Awards, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow spoke about music and its ability to unite, especially in these times. We are constantly

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A Story in Memes: The Danger of Positive Stereotypes

There’s no such thing as positive stereotypes. All stereotypes are harmful. I could even make the point that so-called “positive” stereotypes are more harmful than

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Womanhood Isn’t Just About Our “Cis”ters

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian author whose body of work is both celebrated and profound. As a black woman, Adichie knows what it is to

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body hair

Complicating Body Hair: Consent, Gender Violence and Feminism

I am thirteen years old and hiding in my grandmother’s bathroom with my cousin. With one of my grandfather’s bic razors in one hand and

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Saturday night live

Saturday Night Live’s ‘Girl at a Bar’ is Our 2017 Nightmare

Saturday Night Live has really been on an upswing lately. Between the fact that they’ve finally started hiring diverse performers, they’ve also picked a side

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Dispatches From Progressive Spaces: On Liberalism and Dangerous Men

When Casey Affleck was handed an Oscar, I felt a familiar sense of dread — dread that a space that, on its face, claims to

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Incarcerated Women in the U.S.: An Overlooked Minority

The United States’ obsession with incarceration has become what can only be described as an epidemic. The U.S. makes up only about 5% of the

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Fearing for Our Children: Raising Babies in Trump’s America

When Trump won, I was naturally disappointed but not shocked. One of my first thoughts was about how new parents must feel. How terrifying to

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vibe bar

Vibe Bar Wild One: Tokyo’s Vibrator Bar

If you’ve never been to Tokyo, you should know that the city is a hybrid of traditional Japanese culture and modern technological advancement. Looking in

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Trans Woman

The Hellish System: Trans Woman Vs. The Powers That Be

I was stuck on the freeway behind a sea of red tail lights as workers hurried to remove an accident from the road. As I waited, Linda* sat

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Depression Didn’t Reveal My Creativity, but Getting Help Did

When I was 19, I was diagnosed with several mental illnesses, most notably major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. My therapist and I determined

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Hook-up Culture: What is Happening to Our Sexual Language?

I don’t do internet dating anymore, and I had an experience recently that reminded me why. I’d met a guy in the city, he seemed

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Is the Ethical Choice to Delete the Uber App?

Over the past couple of weeks, you may have seen an article circulating around called Here’s Why All Your Friends Are Deleting Their Uber Accounts.

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mental illness

No Apology Necessary: Self Care, Accountability, and Mental Illness

Sometimes, I compare my mental illnesses to hurricanes. Diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and PTSD, it’s not uncommon for me to have to pick up

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5 Ways Millennials Can Rise in the Trump Era

People bitch about millennials a lot. I’m 37 and I can’t count how many times I’ve rolled my eyes at an unsuspecting millennial. Y’all can

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