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8 Must-Read Feminist Nonfiction Books
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8 Must-Read Feminist Nonfiction Books

by Margaret Kingsbury Trigger warning: this post discusses sexual abuse as well as other types of violence against women. Feminism is essential. 90% of women inmates in the United States have been sexually abused (Waldman and Levi). 700 million women alive today have been married under the age of 18 and  14% of Arab girls...

The Problem with Female Villains
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The Problem with Female Villains

by Ivonne Spinoza We like to think of villains as fun rebels these days. Characters like Loki from the Thor movies are fan favorites, and we even love questionable anti-heroes such as the modern interpretations of Sherlock we’ve gotten in recent years. If you look further, though, this sort of playful acceptance of attitudes that...

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HAPPY NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, aka The Appropriation Season

by E.M. Lunsford Wait, you didn’t know it was Native American Heritage month? You’re not alone! And until recently, you’d never have known it by the White House declarations. Native American Heritage Month was begun in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. Until then it varied from a day to a week long in...

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When You’ve Got a Woman Problem

On October 30, Rolling Stone ran an interview with David Simon to mark the end of The Deuce. To say things got a little heated would be an understatement. You can read it for yourself and reach your own conclusions. It prompted me to pause and reflect on my own impressions from some of Simon’s...

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Medusa and the Patriarchal Tradition of Turning Women Against Each Other

by Ivonne Spinoza When you hear the word Medusa your brain is likely to immediately conjure images of a fearsome and hideous monster no one should look at. This is quite interesting since the representation of the Medusa in art, in decorative objects, and even in stories varies immensely, and this permanence of the monstrous...