Oscars: Four Feminist Victories and One Feminist Fail

AHH, THE OSCARS. The pomp. The prestige. The popcorn that falls down your shirt, which you don’t bother scooping out because you’re too busy being…

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Can We Stop: With the Sexist and Sexualized Food Ads

HEY, CARL’S JR. You’re bold. Bold as hell, in fact. It’s 2015. Feminism has never been more prominent in the cultural zeitgeist than it is…

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Beyoncé’s Leaked Photos Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

THIS WEEK in retouching news, untouched photos of Queen Bey herself were leaked from a L’Oreal makeup campaign she posed for a few years back…

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To the Male Supporters of the Men’s Rights Movement

IF YOU’RE A MAN, and especially a man living in the United States or Canada, and you feel like the world is ganging up on…

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Sara Saedi on Sustaining a Successful Writing Career

THERE’S A LOT TO TALK ABOUT when picking Sara Saedi’s brain on being a successful female writer. Saedi started her career as a young television…

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I’m Childfree by Choice, but I’m Not a Bully about It

THE EPITHETS are endless. Crotch droppings, snowflake, semen demon  — from sophomoric to salacious, these are just some of the names used to refer to kids…

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Rage Writing: When Writers Sell Anger at a High Price

“BITCH, Make Me 300 Sandwiches, Orders Beautiful Woman’s Boyfriend.” This is the title of the Gawker article that introduced me to Stephanie Smith’s blog,…

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No Pain, No Gain: BDSM Workouts Are a Thing Now

WORKOUT been a snooze fest lately? Wish you could inject some of Christian Grey’s spicy antics into your gym routine and not just what goes…

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What #TheDress Reveals About Our Visual Perceptions

IF YOU’VE GOT a phone and are even remotely plugged in to the world of social media, chances are astronomically high that you’ve come across…

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On the Need to Keep Talking about Eating Disorders

I DON’T THINK I started having the self-perception and body image issues that have been plaguing me most of my life until the eighth grade,…

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