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Screen Queens: Feminism in Pop Culture This Week 7/20

Screen Queens is LadyClever’s new roundup featuring feminist entertainment headlines from stage and screen each week: innovative portrayals and story arcs, sketches and comedy, appearances, awards, activism, and more.…

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The Politics of Language: On Talking about Virginity

In a culture as sex-obsessed as ours, discussions of virginity will inevitably raise some tempers and blood pressures. Most of us have been raised to…

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L.A. Story: A Tribute to Classic Lowrider Culture

Antonio Pelayo, founder and CEO of Exodus Events and the artist who helped put together La Bulla, is at it again. This time, he’s celebrating and highlighting Los Angeles’…

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The Politics of Language: Size Matters

I ONCE HEARD someone say, “Fat people are the last group you can bully and get away with it.” At the time, I thought it…

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Reddit and Censorship: On the Ellen Pao Fiasco

Reddit has been called many things: a news aggregator, a social networking service, and even a platform for free speech. But while the first two…

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Screen Queens: Feminism in Pop Culture This Week 7/13

Screen Queens is LadyClever’s new roundup featuring feminist entertainment headlines from stage and screen each week: innovative portrayals and story arcs, sketches and comedy, appearances, awards, and more. Rape…

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Screen Queens: Feminism in Pop Culture This Week 7/27

Screen Queens is LadyClever’s new roundup featuring feminist entertainment headlines from stage and screen each week: innovative portrayals and story arcs, sketches and comedy, appearances, awards, activism, and more.…

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Derailed: Where Trainwreck Should Have Gone

In a senseless act of violence on Thursday, July 23rd, a gunman opened fire in a Louisiana theater during a screening of Trainwreck. Two women…

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Mariachi: More Than a Cinco De Drinko Soundtrack

IF YOU’VE EVER BEEN CURIOUS about the origins of mariachi music in Los Angeles, here’s your chance to find out. La Plaza de Cultura y Artes,…

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Addressing Feminist Critiques of Trans Issues: Part II

I’ve already argued that bringing the body in line with one’s self-conceived gender identity does not undermine the idea that gender norms are socially constructed as…

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