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"We’re painfully aware of the fact that we’re “the only one” in the room, or one of very few. Don’t make it worse." Image: Author

3 Ways To Avoid Tokenizing People (Because I'm Sick Of It)

It’s like being a deer in the headlights. You’re in imminent danger. You know it. But you can’t move. You can’t speak. No reaction whatsoever. You Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   07.26.16   |   SHARE
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The reason I love and respect the women of the show is their openness and hilariousness about sex. Image: MTV UK.

The Girls Of Geordie Shore: Unlikely Paragons Of Sex Positivity

Many criticize Geordie Shore as entertainment in its lowest form: fights, drinking, people falling over, nudity, swearing, and “bucking” (sexual Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   07.25.16   |   SHARE
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I don't want to be that good girl anymore. I don't want to feel ashamed or shamed by someone else's shame. Image: Farah Beaini.

I've Been Harassed Again And Again. Being A 'Good Girl' Stops Me From Calling It Out.

In my sickest moments, supposedly in the safe hands of health care professionals, I have had a chiro compare helping me undress to ‘unwrapping a gift Read...
Farah Beaini of Mamamia    |   07.1.16   |   SHARE
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I somehow manage to forget from one summer to the next just how frustrating it can be to merely exist in public spaces when it’s warm outside. Image: Yegide Matthews/ Unsplash.

Summer Shouldn't Be Open Season On Women's Bodies

I decided to spend a few hours running errands in the summer sunshine while audaciously wearing a loose-fitting baby doll dress, comfy flats, and a Read...
Emily McCombs    |   06.23.16   |   SHARE
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I wasn’t simply an accessory to misogynistic behavior — I was actively participating in it. Image: Thinkstock.

'One Of The Guys': On Cool Girls And Internalized Misogyny

I felt unique in my passion for martial arts, my affinity for Call of Duty, my go-with-the-flow attitude toward boyish adventures. I wanted to be “ Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   06.21.16   |   SHARE
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What's worse than being ostracized or criticized because you look a certain way is when others form extremely biased judgments on your character or reinforce stereotypes or double-standards because of how you present yourself. Image: Valerie Bevilacqua.

I'm Body-Shamed For Wearing The EXACT Same Clothes As Thin Women

As a curvaceous 27-year-old who developed early, I was constantly reprimanded for my selection in attire. Whether I was complimented by strangers or Read...
Valerie Bevilacqua of Your Tango    |   04.13.16   |   SHARE
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When Wrestling Is An Act Of Feminist Rebellion

The world of women’s wrestling operates by its own particular standards of objectification, equality, and the glass ceiling. Read...
Ruth Leitman    |   04.15.15   |   SHARE
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My Struggle To Embrace The Term “Brave”

I’m not brave because I’m shameless, or superior, or strange. I’m brave because I’m afraid. Read...
Little Bear Schwarz    |   04.10.15   |   SHARE
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