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On Doubt: An Open Letter to My Cisgender People

WHILE FEMININE GENDER NORMS don’t mesh well with me in many ways, my body has never left me feeling uneasy, uncomfortable, or downright distressed. I’m…

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Screen Queens: Feminism in Pop Culture This Week 6/22

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 and awards, interviews and…

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Orange Is the New Black Has a Sex Worker Problem

I HAVE A LOT of feelings about Season 3 of Orange Is the New Black: some bad, most good. The focus on formerly minor characters…

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On Neoliberal Feminism, Big Pharma, and the OTC Pill

LATER THIS YEAR, my home state of California will become the first to provide oral contraceptives over the counter, after months of wondering whether birth…

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The Reason Why I Don’t Talk About “The Patriarchy”

AS A STUDENT of philosophy and political theory, I learned that terminology certainly has its place. The ability to communicate complex ideas in one term…

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On Why You Should Start Thinking About Threesomes

ALTHOUGH MONOGAMY technically only means having one sexual partner throughout one’s life or at any given time (for the serialists out there), it’s gone from the…

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What Bernie Sanders’ Family Values Mean for Women

LIKE ANY clever piece of political rhetoric, the term “family values” gathers together a range of controversial ideas under an innocent and disarming banner. “Family values”…

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Screen Queens: Feminism in Pop Culture This Week 6/29

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. Donald…

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Marriage Equality Now in All 50 States, as Told by GIFs

In arguably the best news this entire YEAR (it is only June, after all), The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that all…

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5 Things the South Is Much More Proud of than a Flag

SOUTH CAROLINA — my homestate — doesn’t make the news often. When it does, it’s usually for something embarrassing, like having the highest incidence of…

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