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Men Have a Sense of Humor–Unless Women Are Telling Joke

July 2, 2014


We are used to high school boys posting cruel, abusive photos on social media. We’ve seen star athletes turn rape into twisted comedy events on Twitter. We’ve seen men use social media to make lists (e.g., the Thot List) to harass women. We’ve seen revenge porn sites. But when senior high school president Maya Peterson instagrammed a photo of herself in a […]

#BringBackOurGirls: Where Is The Outrage? Where Are The Girls?

May 2, 2014


Why is a story about 234 girls who have been kidnapped by Islamic militants only finding it’s place in the news 2 weeks after it happened? You can thank social media for not letting go of this, because it’s certain that the US media doesn’t feel the need to cover such a thing as missing […]

Female Pals Cartoon Network Should Make A Series About

April 18, 2014


Cartoon Network has never pretended to be a channel for girls. With it’s boy-heavy programming since it’s inception in 1993, it catered to the testosterone-heavy superhero world of boys–The Clone Wars, Ben Ten, The Transformers–with advertisers pushing Nerf guns and other Styrofoam battle axes. In it’s 20-year run, there has been exactly one show about […]

Once, I Was A Leggings Activist

April 7, 2014


In 1989, leggings were everything. We wore them under giant college sweatshirts. We wore them under jean skirts. Leggings weren’t problematic in the way they’ve become for middle-school girls in Evanston, Ill.. who have been told by their school that leggings are against the dress code.  According to Slate: “Sophie Hasty, 13, told the Evanston […]

What’s Wrong With Being Bossy?

March 12, 2014


Maybe it’s because Lean In didn’t quite work (you know, the whole career, family, I’m-having-a-nervous-breakdown thing), Sheryl Sandberg, the queen of bossy pants is now trying to take the word bossy off the girl vernacular. In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal this weekend, Sandberg suggests that the word bossy is a girl-only word, […]

Where’s Miss America’s Voice?

September 17, 2013


Women are told to find their voice…seldom do we discuss what that means. After all, we speak, therefore we have voice, no? We are outraged and rightfully so that America has rejected our Indian-American Miss America. In fact, when leaving nasty comments raging against the newly crowned Miss America, internet trolls mostly cite the wrong […]

Dear Disney, Can You Just Make A Princess Like Punky Brewster?

September 12, 2013


You have to hand it to Disney. They continue to sell the princess concept with games like the Pretty Princess Board Game and create new princess characters like Sofia The First (an adorable princess with a great heart, even though she’s surrounded by characters who bow to gender stereotypes), all while churning out inspirational commercials […]

Mean Girls: We Hate Them, Yet, Why Are We So Attracted to Them?

April 23, 2013


  If you are friends with me on Facebook, you will know that my header is a photo of Winona Ryder’s character, Veronica, from Heathers. Veronica was my anti-hero in high school. She stood up to the mean girl, the meanest of them all, Heather “Fuck me gently with a chainsaw” Chandler, by accidentally icing […]

‘Dirty Girls’ Documentary: Feminist Teens Are Target Of Bullying (Yes, They’re Fine)

April 1, 2013


If you haven’t seen the mini-documentary “Dirty Girls” about a group of teenagers from the 90s who are bullied for being different, for “not taking showers,” shopping at thrift stores and writing riot grrrl ‘zines about sexual abuse and how women should be treated–you’re going to be truly surprised by their peers’ critical reaction. (“They’re […]

Did White Feminists Drop The Ball On Defending Quvenzhané Wallis? Did I?

March 1, 2013


I’ve been asking myself this question since I read this article last night in The Clutch. Kirsten West Savali writes that white feminists not only rushed to slam Seth McFarlane’s We Saw Your Boobs song, but forgot to–or worse, chose not to–come to the rescue of The Onion calling Quvenzhané Wallis a “cunt” in a live […]