Apostasy Or Being Human: Views From An Ex-Muslim Pakistani-American Feminist

I know I might get shunned by theocrats and conservatives for writing this, but I honestly do not care. The streets of Paris will never feel the same to me after the unfortunate murders at Charlie Hebdo’s headquarters. A grim shadow has been cast over the Eiffel Tower and continues to spread like an infectious […]

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Cutting Out Emotional Cancer With Kanye

There was this trend that was maybe borne out of reality TV that permeated pop culture. It was the notion of “I’m the best” and “I didn’t come here to make friends, I came here to win.” By the mid-aughts you had these songs — stuff like, “Don’t Cha” “Fergalicious” and “Milkshake” come to mind — that […]

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What Does Reclaiming the Word “Slut” Really Mean?

February has been the month of anti-“slut” reclamation proclamations. The release of Leora Tanenbaum‘s new book, I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet seems to be the occasion for this round of discussion, which was continued in Anna North’s op-ed in The New York Times and Lizzie Crocker’s piece for The Daily Beast. Many other feminists weighed in, […]

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And The Winner of the Super Bowl Will Be…NO MORE’s Domestic Violence Ad

Perhaps we’ve gotten to the point where Super Bowl advertisements won’t have to be picked apart for their sexism because corporations have figured out what really sells right now: gender equality. In line with this hopefully permanent trend is NO MORE‘s PSA to raise awareness about domestic violence, which is slated to run on Super Bowl Sunday. You […]

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