The Kesha Decision Shows Why Men Need To Understand Feminist Anger

The evening after I heard the verdict in Kesha’s lawsuit against Dr, Luke, I found myself traversing some familiar mental territory. How many women did I know who had been abused, assaulted, or raped? The number is staggeringly high. Even as high as that number is, it can only really come from accounts of those […]

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Tina Horn On Sexting, Sex Work, and The Politics Of Pleasure

Writer, feminist pornographer, and sex worker advocate Tina Horn is a perverted polymath. Cutting her teeth in a woman owned and run domme house in San Francisco, Horn harnessed her experiences as a sex worker and porn performer and director to become, in the words of Jiz Lee, “the Neil deGrasse Tyson of a sexual cosmos.” She’s the force behind […]

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An Open Letter To Those Against The Amnesty International Draft Proposal To Decriminalize Sex Work

Last week, a draft proposal by Amnesty International, which called for the global decriminalization of sex work, leaked. It was met with immediate opposition by the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, in a letter signed by many celebrities and public figures, including Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and, perhaps most disturbing, Gloria Steinem. CATW […]

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The Original Anticlerical Feminist Revolutionary: The Witch

This Sunday, my band Azar Swan will be playing Slutist’s Legacy of the Witch festival. Various logistics have made it impossible for me to join the live lineup, but I’m excited the band is participating, and I wanted to say a few things about the witches’ legacy since I can’t attend. By now it’s old […]

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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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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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Selling Sex Positivity and Fair Trade Condoms: Sustain’s Meika Hollender

As the world’s only fair trade, vegan, chemical-free condom company that donates 10% of their profits to women in need, Sustain sells sex with a radical twist. The founders of the company are equally unique: father-daughter team Jeffrey and Meika Hollender started Sustain with more than money in mind. As their website declares: “We believe […]

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Women For Women Against Feminism

Maybe you’ve heard of this new tumblr that’s become pretty popular within the current conversation about feminism. It’s called Women Against Feminism. Go ahead. Check it out. Read some of those blurbs from women. How does it make you feel? Are you shocked? Nauseous? Repulsed? Because you’re supposed to be repulsed. You’re supposed to be […]

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