4U Mag’s Queer, Feminist Take on Beyonce

However you feel about her, there is no denying that Beyonce owns everything, so badass web magazine 4U Mag decided to celebrate her dominance with a queer, feminist take on her legacy and now legendary visual album. Dig into “Bey 4U” for everything Queen Bey including erotica (!!!), pop culture critiques (by 4U Mag’s founder, Slutist […]

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A Speech Against Slut-Shaming By A 14-Year-Old Girl

A 14-year-old British student recently presented a speech on slut-shaming and sexual double standards which caused multiple boys in her class to walk out. Although what she said is nothing we haven’t heard before, that’s precisely the problem. Sexual bullying continues to go unchecked in schools around the world, and in too many cases leads […]

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Selfie Feminism and the Digital Political

New feminisms are coined constantly. Blink, and you’ll miss one. From sex positive feminism to transnational feminism and radical feminism to anarcha-feminism, one qualifier tacked onto the F-word can change everything. Over the past year, I’ve heard rumblings of a new kind of feminism in casual conversation and in print, but this one is specifically named to disparage the […]

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Stop Being A Dick

The recent piece in The New Republic entitled “This Is What Power Looks Like” is fantastic, but it’s missing one thing: dicks. Understandably, Rebecca Traister wants to keep it respectable, but since I’m not writing for The New Republic and since it’s the holidays I’m giving myself the gift of tossing respectability and caution to the […]

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Black Friday & Beyond

Whether you’re protesting the egregious miscarriage of justice in Ferguson, the low-wages and conditions for many workers in major corporate chains, or just the general unsavory capitalist exploitation of this long weekend, there are plenty of reasons to Ban Black Friday. On the other hand, there are thousands of small businesses not owned by the white, […]

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The Ethics of Feminist Swag

The news is out that those ever-so-hip “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” t-shirts sported by everyone from Common to Alexa Chung were produced in a Mauritian sweatshop that pays its female workers $1 an hour. While there’s been some pushback by The Fawcett Society (the women’s rights charity behind the shirts), it seems […]

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