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Ted Bundy’s Success Is A Feminist Issue

by Renee Asher Pickup The Stranger Beside Me was a groundbreaking, heart-stopping work. Ann Rule’s first book deal, assigned to her months before she ever knew her own friend and colleague was the murderer she wrote about, would become the definitive true crime book, the definitive book on Ted Bundy, and the work that launched...

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Hot Pink Gaze: In Defense of Fashion and the Feminine As Crucial Art and Cultural Actors

by Ivonne Spinoza “Proust knew how much the fleeting expression of fashion… can reflect something beyond its limited time, something that whispers of the nostalgia of human impermanence…”  Cecil Beaton, The Glass of Fashion Fashion has often been relegated to the sidelines of what is considered “serious culture” and worthy of “real cultural studies” because...

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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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...

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Not Your Disney’s Cinderella

by Margaret Kingsbury No matter how many variations of “Cinderella” existed before Walt Disney’s film, every version after lay in its shadow, at least in the United States. The 1950 film saved the Walt Disney corporation from bankruptcy and became its highest grossing film at the time. And for good reason. With catchy songs, adorable...