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Gender Inequality

Dr. Pepper Commercial Featured

Dr. Pepper prescribes controversial remedies

Date: October 1, 2013 | Posted By: Sarah L
Looks can be deceiving (as Reese Witherspoon proves in Legally Blonde). While Dr. Pepper’s new ad campaign seems to be sending a positive message to its viewers (featuring the tagline, “I’m One of a Kind), what message is actually being implied? In the commercials, Mikaela Mayer, who is currently ranked as the number one boxer in Continue reading

Jessica Valenti Book Featured

He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut… but we all want the same thing

Date: September 29, 2013 | Posted By: Allie
If I can recommend one book to you, this is it: He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know. Drop what you’re doing like it’s hot and start reading. It’s a quick, fun, eye-opening read by feminist superstar Jessica Valenti, and it breaks down some of the most Continue reading

Kelly Martin Broderick featured

What to do when your picture is stolen and turned into an offensive meme

Date: September 26, 2013 | Posted By: Sasha
We all know that posting pictures on social media opens them up to reactions we can’t control. But we generally don’t expect what happened to Kelly Martin Broderick: one of her pictures was stolen and turned into a fat-shaming, anti-feminist meme. The picture is of Broderick, holding a sign that says, “This is what a Continue reading

Make Your Move Campaign Featured

Making a difference with “Make Your Move” campaign

Date: September 17, 2013 | Posted By: Katie
With so many negative images and ads out there, it’s nice to see a few of the opposite once in a while. The Make Your Move campaign caught my eye a few months back and has been popping up across social media ever since. According to their Facebook page, “Make Your Move is an effort from Missoula’s Intervention Continue reading

Misogynistic Memes Featured

Humorless, man-hating feminist unamused by misogynistic memes

Date: September 12, 2013 | Posted By: Ann
Misogynistic memes don’t just lurk in the terrifying depths of Reddit where Good Girl Gina and Overly Attached Girlfriend were born; they have permeated the Internet and have become an embarrassing element of contemporary pop culture. Beyond the standard “make me a sandwich” jokes, sexist memes can go as far as to derogate rape and women’s Continue reading

I Don't Shave Featured

Hairy armpits for everyone, please!

Date: September 11, 2013 | Posted By: Stacey
You know what disgusts me the most about women with body hair? People who respond to it like it’s gross, dirty, unfeminine, and/or unacceptable. In July, blogger Paloma Goñi wrote an article called “I Don’t Shave” on HuffPost Spain (which was translated to English for the version I refer to here). It’s amazing what a Continue reading

Cosplay Comic-Con Featured

The breast and brightest: your guide to great cosplay

Date: August 27, 2013 | Posted By: Stephanie
Once again, there was a ton of amazing cosplay at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. From kiddie superheroes, to frightening zombies, to favorite video game characters, to lesser known heroes and villains, to pop icons, like Princess Belle and Doctor Who, there was a lot to choose from if you wanted to get an Continue reading

Camp Reel Stories Featured

Hand a girl a camera and the sexist media industry can start looking for the exit

Date: August 21, 2013 | Posted By: Siri
Being critical towards media messages is vital, but at some point, we need to actually produce new material for when (not if) the sexist TV shows, movies, and commercials finally dissolve. This is the rocking attitude behind Camp Reel Stories. Camp Reel Stories is a media camp for teenage girls located in Oakland, California, where Continue reading

App Camp For Girls Featured

App Camp For Girls: building confidence and iPhone apps

Date: August 15, 2013 | Posted By: Allie
App Camp for Girls is redefining the common image of a software developer. Step aside, guys. The new faces of software development are middle school girls. And the future will look a lot less typical. Summer camp here is less crafts and s’mores, more design interfaces and Xcode. Instructed and mentored by successful female designers Continue reading

Real Beauty Featured

Can we stop trying to define “real beauty?”

Date: August 13, 2013 | Posted By: Sasha
By now, we’re probably all familiar with Dove’s “Real Beauty” campaign – in which the company showcases and celebrates “real bodies and real curves,” aiming to expand the definition of beauty and boost women’s self-esteem. Just take this picture on the left, for example – the familiar lineup of thin, lithe models is contrasted against Continue reading