How to Not Be Defensive if You’re Called Out

Let’s say that you made an insensitive joke or used a term that is offensive to someone but you didn’t realize the impact of it

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas Then & Now: Racism and Rape Culture

I’ve been visiting Las Vegas for years. It’s one of my favorite places to relax and unwind because of their top notch spas. Anytime I

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tired

Are You Tired of People Asking You if You’re Tired?

Doctor: “Don’t challenge me, Harriet Jones, because I’m a completely new man. I could bring down your government with a single word… not a single

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apology

The Apology Gap: Do Women Apologize Too Much or Men Too Little?

In contemporary American society, there is a significant apology gap between women and men, with men’s infrequent apologizing viewed as the norm and women’s apology

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riverdale

Riverdale: A Feminist Show With Strong Potential

For the past few months, The CW has been airing their newly TV-adapted series based on the Archie comic series. The series, Riverdale, places the

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criticizing

A Feminist’s Guide to Criticizing Women

We here at TRN have a philosophy about criticizing women. We avoid the trash talk and click bait that’s found on other sites. That’s not

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monster

The Monster Myth in Rape and Domestic Violence

Discussions of sexual and domestic violence often tend towards a focus on the individual perpetrator and their reprehensible character. They generally paint a picture of

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Concentration Camps

Russian Concentration Camps: Updates and What You Can Do to Help

In Early April, though public reports have dated their existence as far back as February, it was reported that a number of concentration camps had

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perfect survivor

Challenging The Myth Of The Perfect Survivor

It was a little while ago that a TED Talk started circulating around on the interwebs – one that caught the eye of many survivors

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prisons

Prison Abolition is the Feminist Issue We Need to Talk About

Typically when I argue that prisons are a feminist issue, I quickly become unpopular. “Prisons are here to protect us!”, folks exclaim, while writing me

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harsh crowd

An Interview with Harsh Crowd, the Feminist Rock Band that Defies Expectations

When I first read about Harsh Crowd in the Feb/Mar 2017 issue of Bust Magazine, I thought it was so fly that this rock/indie/punk band

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self-help

Silly White Lady Nonsense: Critical Thoughts on Some Self-Help ‘Advice’

I was given the book You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero as a

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gillian anderson

Is “We” Really a Manifesto for Everyone?

“We: a Manifesto for Women Everywhere” is a fusion of feminism and self-help co-written by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel. When I first learned about

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What the Dead Can Teach Us About Today’s Politics

Following the tragic sinking of the Titanic, crews of search and rescue folks went to the scene and attempted to collect the bodies of the

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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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underpaid

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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reddit

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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