Shape of Abuse

You know, The Grammy’s almost had me fooled. As I watched my favorite musicians smile and wave upon entry, white #TimesUp roses in tow, I thought this awards ceremony would be a solid progression in keeping the movement relevant, giving the collective statement against sexual abuse the respect it deserves. Red carpet interviews were directed…

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The New Paramount Network Is Made For Female 20-Somethings

This past week, network programming waved goodbye to the 15-year-old Spike TV network and officially welcomed the re-branded Paramount Network. Other than a new association with a major film company, the quiet premiere of Paramount Network doesn’t initially forecast any waves made against the primetime giants. The new network does, however, show exciting promise– hinting…

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MY JAWBREAKERS WOMEN OF THE YEAR

What. A. Year. The voices of 2017 were anything but quiet. I consider this a year of so much passion, courage and expression for women. As 2017 comes to a close, and we reflect upon peaks and pits, I wanted to celebrate women that really did it this year. Here are the females in media that made…

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The Politics of White Guys With Guitars

Hi, nice to meet you. I recently got engaged. Oh, that’s nice. Did I mention I’m engaged? Somehow that statement is equally exciting and nerve-wracking every time I say it. About two weeks ago, my boyfriend of over five years proposed at a downtown park in my city. I haven’t stopped smiling since. Between looking down…

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Femininity Doesn’t Limit Your Intelligence

Yesterday I decided to snack on some cookies during break at my internship with a fellow intern. My mom sent me back to school with Pumpkin Spice Milanos from fall break, and I stashed them in my car for a snack emergency such as this. I casually offered my colleague a cookie and she shook…

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10 MORE Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October (+Diversity)

I was so excited to kick off the month with my article 13 Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October, certain I had planted a seed of femi-wisdom into the Halloween season. That excitement remained until a dear friend of mine politely inquired why my list was so white. To my own disbelief, I scrolled through my work to…

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13 Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October

If October means to you what it does me, this month is all about movies, movies, movies. Scary ones, to be exact. The horror genre consistently pushes the boundaries of norm and challenges constructions of our everyday world– including gender. It’s often been said in critical circles that the horror genre is one of the only that…

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Kylie and Khloé Might Be Pregnant & You Should Mind Your Business

The devil may work hard, but Kris Jenner works harder. Seriously, Keeping Up turned 10 the same week not one– but TWO– sisters garnered major pregnancy rumors. There are no coincidences under Kris’ reign. And while nothing is confirmed by the family themselves, everywhere from TMZ to People Magazine is reporting, in confidence, that Kylie Jenner and…

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Child Stars & Feminism in Annabelle: Creation

The following article contains Annabelle: Creation (2017) spoilers. Annabelle: Creation is the fourth installment in James Wan’s The Conjuring cinematic universe. This film, of course, has James Wan written all over it– everything from the skillful dolly shots to spooky background attention-getters. Annabelle: Creation follows the famous Wan formula meticulously, which is why many claim this film is the weakest in the…

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Revenge Porn and Rob Kardashian

One evening around 2009 or 2010, I was piddling around on my Dell Ispiron like any other middle schooler my age. I basically had to teach myself internet safety, often fast-clicking out of phishing websites and discovering the seedier parts of the internet upon accident. A site my friends and I loved at the time…

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