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#GamerGate and the Quest for a Utopian Future for Female Gamers

#GamerGate and the Quest for a Utopian Future for Female Gamers

The recent death threats made against Anita Sarkeesian, the latest victim in the #GamerGate scandal, did not occur because of her known status in the gaming industry. This situation could have happened to any of us who openly question the misogyny behind the male dominated site.
Boys will be Boys: Stalking and the Minefield of Male Entitlement

Boys will be Boys: Stalking and the Minefield of Male Entitlement

[TRIGGER WARNING: STALKING] I was 10 years old when someone first uttered the phrase ‘boys will be boys’ to me.
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How to Love and Honor Your Menstruating Self

How to Love and Honor Your Menstruating Self

When I was 11, all the girls in my fifth grade class were brought down to the science room for a special class on menstruation. There was an animated filmstrip and a bunch of dry scientific talk about cycles and hormones and gestational periods. I distinctly remember that the word “blood” was never actually spoken....
8 Amazing Responses on Being Intersex from an Intersex Woman

8 Amazing Responses on Being Intersex from an Intersex Woman

Reddit, known birthplace of the MRA movement and “creepshots,” has finally done something right by featuring intersex woman and Adventure Time Production Coordinator Emily Quinn on their weekly AMA (ask me anything) thread.
Can You Be a Feminist and Love Problematic Artists?

Can You Be a Feminist and Love Problematic Artists?

As an intersectional feminist who loves all things pop, analyzing pop culture and art comes naturally to me.  Within my online activist circles on Facebook and Google Plus, it’s often our bread and butter of daily discussion.  
In Defense of Lena Dunham (and Women Directors Everywhere)

In Defense of Lena Dunham (and Women Directors Everywhere)

Lena Dunham is everywhere: feminist critic, director, producer, actress and author. Dunham has become a household name in America and is slowly infiltrating the UK with her TV show Girls with its representation of the 20-something female psyche.
Which Badass Woman Were You In Your Past Life?

Which Badass Woman Were You In Your Past Life?

So many determined women have shaken up history and changed the world. Which powerful ceiling breaker were you in a past life?
How Well do You Know Women Artists?

How Well do You Know Women Artists?

These are some talented women we are talking about.
We Can't Avoid the Misogyny Behind the Men's Rights Movement

We Can’t Avoid the Misogyny Behind the Men’s Rights Movement

The Men’s Rights Movement is on the rise. Through misinformation and thwarted statistics the movement is indoctrinating disaffected males to its cause. And enemy number one is the feminist.
5 TV Characters that Defy Rigid Gender Roles

5 TV Characters that Defy Rigid Gender Roles

Traditionally, characters have been written to fit into rigid roles that do not portray the true complexity of individuals. They are forced into rigid binaries: Homemaker or working woman? Sensitive woman or successful powerhouse? Masculine or feminine? With the presence of these characters on television, these dichotomies are now becoming void. These five characters are revealed...
How One All-Female Gang in India is Causing a Revolution

How One All-Female Gang in India is Causing a Revolution

In deeply impoverished regions of South Asia, daughters are often seen as burdens while their brothers are considered economic assets. Women and girls are culturally expected to leave their birth homes and join their husbands’ families, where their fiscal and domestic contributions will follow. Consequently, struggling parents forsake the education of their daughters in favor...
Did You Actually Agree to That?

Did You Actually Agree to That?

There are a lot of things you consent to when you download an app. Can you verify which app permissions you’ve granted these popular Android and iPhone apps?
Why I am Not Praising Emma Watson's Speech

Why I am Not Praising Emma Watson’s Speech

I am going to be fairly honest; Emma Watson has never really interested me. I am not a Harry Potter fan and I haven’t seen much of her work as an actress. But I know deep down that the main reason why I have never really cared for Emma Watson is because she represents everything...
Dear Anti-Feminists, I’m Sick of You

Dear Anti-Feminists, I’m Sick of You

Dear Anti-feminists, I’m sick. I’m sick of defending feminism. I’m sick of defending my feminist values. I’m sick of constantly having to tell you that we’re not man-haters. I’m sick of reassuring you that we don’t mean “all men”. I’m sick of explaining why “not all men” proves our point. I’m sick of hiding my...