Male Privilege and the Campus Party Scene

Male Privilege and the Campus Party Scene

I am a cockblocker.  On any given Friday or Saturday night at around 9 p.m., you will find many girls around campus preparing for battle. They suit up in their favorite cut-off shorts and crop tops, and consult plans and signals for facing a strong opponent that many have lost to before. They have alliances with females and maybe a […]

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Fashion and Feminism: A Perfect Match?

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel It’s not hard to find meaning—both positive and negative—in the staged feminist protest orchestrated for the Chanel Spring 2015 runway show. The fashion-minded among us want it to be a brilliant political statement about the significance of feminism and its place in fashion and culture. But […]

Who Is the Shooter?

Who Is the Shooter?

As a black woman, my heart bleeds for the Michael Browns, Trayvon Martins, Oscar Grants, Eric Garners, Ezell Fords and every other unarmed black man who will find himself at the end an officer’s gun barrel. As I see the names of slain black men in articles and the faces of the murder victims on t-shirts, I cannot stop myself from thinking that any one of […]

Gallup Poll Finds Increased Numbers Of Americans In Favor Of Women Leaders

Gallup Poll Finds Increased Numbers Of Americans In Favor Of Women Leaders

A recent Gallup Poll demonstrates that growing numbers of Americans say that the country would be better off with more women leaders. Those numbers are up from 57% in 2000.  With only about 20% of congress made up of women it certainly wouldn’t be hard to improve on those numbers. I also find it encouraging that 59% of Americans believe that […]

Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

  Update July 29: We have updated this article to include the responses universities gave to the stories. During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates one in five women will be sexually assaulted, and as many as 95 percent of the cases go unreported. So how are colleges failing to protect students from sexual assault? We sorted […]


10 Hours Of Walking Around NYC As A Woman

10 Hours Of Walking Around NYC As A Woman

In support of Hollaback!, an organization working to end street harassment, one woman walked for 10 hours through different areas of New York City and documented the catcalls she received. The common argument against those who point out this kind of harassment is that it is not, in fact, harassment at all. When a man tells a woman on the […]

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Map Of Paid Maternity Leave Around The World

Map Of Paid Maternity Leave Around The World

According to this article from The Atlantic only 11% of private employers in the United States offer any kind of paid maternity leave. That’s not the case in other parts of the world. Take a look.  

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Sarah Silverman Brings Feminist Worldview To SNL Hosting Gig

Sarah Silverman Brings Feminist Worldview To SNL Hosting Gig

Saturday Night Live has an especially strong female cast this year and when a strong and very funny woman like Sarah Silverman hosts that makes for a potent comedy combination. While it wasn’t the best sketch of the evening this soap opera parody, “Supportive Women” stood out to as feminist comedy. Silverman and the female cast members mock the typical […]

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Renée Zellweger, Plastic Surgery & Loving My Aging Skin

Renée Zellweger, Plastic Surgery & Loving My Aging Skin

Forget Ebola, the lava flow that’s approaching residential areas of Hawaii, and the Canadian Parliament attacks. The recent transformation of Renée Zellweger’s face has people in a tizzy, thrown off by a look that’s very different from her “You had me at ‘hello’” days. As I read the harsh reactions, my own 40-year-old face smothered in extra virgin coconut oil […]

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Matt Bai on Sex Scandals, Gary Hart and Journalism in the Modern Age

Matt Bai on Sex Scandals, Gary Hart and Journalism in the Modern Age

Election Day is November 4, and it seems like we should know the candidates pretty well by now. Modern media and its tools for content creation and distribution are ever-present. The potential for rapidity and authenticity in political reporting is greater than ever. So why doesn’t it seem like we know much that matters about the candidates this campaign season? […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex (With Our Kids)

Let’s Talk About Sex (With Our Kids)

“How do two girls make a baby when there’s no penis?” asked my 9-year-old son. “To make a baby, you need a man’s sperm and a woman’s egg. So a doctor put a man’s sperm in one of the mom’s eggs.” The occasion for this blunt conversation was the arrival of twins born to our lesbian neighbors. When my kids […]

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I Lost Weight for All the Wrong Reasons

I Lost Weight for All the Wrong Reasons

Like so many women who decide to lose weight, my journey started with a marriage proposal. Within 48 hours of saying “yes” in 2006, I signed up for a meal plan that eventually helped me lose 70 pounds from my 208-pound self in six short months.  I hit the gym every morning.  Daily weigh-ins were routine.  I’d even take my […]

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Are Women Voters Looking For Leaders, Or Boyfriend Material?

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Back in 2012, the Obama campaign released a commercial featuring Lena Dunham, star of the HBO series, “Girls”. Titled, “Your First Time”, it was more provocative than your average campaign ad, with plenty of metaphors for a young woman losing her virginity. A few comments from the commercial: “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do […]

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Why Are We All Talking About Penises?

Why Are We All Talking About Penises?

You can’t swing a stick without hitting a penis these days. Metaphorically, I mean. Think about it: everywhere you look on the Internet it’s Best Celebrity Bulges this and Top Dick Pics that. And of course, there’s poor Jon Hamm and his much-photographed “Little Hamm.” We should probably leave those two alone for a while.

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My Fiancé’s 22 Years Older Than I Am and Yes, We Have Things in Common

My Fiancé’s 22 Years Older Than I Am and Yes, We Have Things in Common

“Do you have a Daddy complex?” Whoa. Two years ago, a former colleague asked me this question after I informed him that my boyfriend was 22 years my senior. The question, one part WTF sarcasm, one part innocent case of speaking-before-thinking, was ridiculous. To arrive at such a bizarre assumption—and to have the chutzpah to actually ask me about it—made […]

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Blubber Girl

Blubber Girl

In third grade one of my schoolmates, who I’ll call Nancy, used to call me Blubber Girl. And I believed her. I felt massive, like a whale, a huge blubbery whale. Eventually, the teacher intervened. “How do you think Jenny feels when you say that, Nancy?” “I dunno.” “Jenny, how do you feel?” I want to die. Send me off to […]

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Movie Review: ‘Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’

Still from "Gett."

Watching this film was excruciating, but I mean that in a good way. “Gett” is distressing by design, as it brings us along on the journey of an Israeli woman, Viviane, while she tries over the course of five harrowing years to obtain her husband’s permission to divorce him.

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Male Privilege and the Campus Party Scene

Male Privilege and the Campus Party Scene

I am a cockblocker.  On any given Friday or Saturday night at around 9 p.m., you will find many girls around campus preparing for battle. They suit up in their favorite cut-off shorts and crop tops, and consult plans and signals for facing a strong opponent that many have lost to before. They have alliances with females and maybe a […]

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Fashion and Feminism: A Perfect Match?

Photo via Getty Images

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel It’s not hard to find meaning—both positive and negative—in the staged feminist protest orchestrated for the Chanel Spring 2015 runway show. The fashion-minded among us want it to be a brilliant political statement about the significance of feminism and its place in fashion and culture. But […]

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How Much Of Your Data Would You Trade For A Free Cookie?

How Much Of Your Data Would You Trade For A Free Cookie?

by Lois Beckett ProPublica, Oct. 1, 2014, 12 p.m. This story was co-published with Mashable. In a highly unscientific but delicious experiment last weekend, 380 New Yorkers gave up sensitive personal information 2014 from fingerprints to partial Social Security numbers 2014 for a cookie. “It is crazy what people were willing to give me,” said artist Risa Puno, who conducted […]

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A Q&A With Feminist Filmmaker, Kristin Tieche

A Q&A With Feminist Filmmaker, Kristin Tieche

San Francisco based filmmaker Kristin Tieche is currently hitting the festival circuit with her short film, The Spinster.  We spoke with her about the film and it’s strong female protagonist. Tieche is also an avid cyclist whose blog, Velo Vogue is dedicated to cycling fashion. 1) What is The Spinster about? The Spinster is a short psychological thriller that follows a vixen […]

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