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Ladies Talkin' 'bout Sex

Throughout recent history, society at large has stereotyped ladyfolk as demure and pure certainly not interested in The Sex (save for sluts, a shameful variety of the ladyfolk who *gasp* enjoy having sex, sometimes even before or outside of marriage). Well, the female musicians and bands that... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Johnnie Tillmon and the Welfare Rights Movement

The Welfare Rights movement of the sixties and seventies rarely receives the amount of historical attention it deserves, and as a grassroots movement that addressed class, race, gender, and consumption issues all at once. Although made up of thousands of women around the country, Johnnie Tillmon... Read more »

Sprite Ad Is Overblown

So what do you have to do to get an ad banned in Germany? Simulate oral sex, apparently. Read more »

Catching Up with Red's Teen Girl Writers

In 2008, 58 teenage girls published their take on body image, family, politics, and pop culture in the anthology Red: Teenage Girls in America Write on What Fires Up Their Lives Today. Page Turner caught up with five of them to talk about feminism, teen-girl falsehoods, and what’s happened... Read more »

How Could $3 Million for Postpartum Research Hurt Women?

A landmark federal bill aiming to put $3 million into research and education about postpartum depression is gathering controversy as it heads to the Senate floor. Advocates of the Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act (known as the... Read more »

Sotomayor and Dr. Benjamin in the Media: An Open Thread

As the hearings for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor continue, media coverage has ranged from the good, the... Read more »

Changing Beauty Standards With a Scalpel

Empowerment through repulsion? Or brilliantly contrived self-transformation? Read more »

Mr. Mia Hamm

I had to take a screen shot of this ad on Facebook. Do you see that? A six-time All-Star baseball player is being referred to as Mr. Mia Hamm. Yes, when I saw it I yelled "Hell yeah!" It's overwhelming how often we hear of prominent women who get referred to as Mrs. Whomever She Married. Or even... Read more »

Rave On: Jennifer Baumgardner on The Girls Who Went Away

Welcome to “Rave On,” a new Page Turner series that asks feminist writers, artists, musicians, activists, leaders, and scholars to talk about a book that completely rocked their world. Our series kicks off with writer Jennifer Baumgardner, who raves about The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History... Read more »

Portland Clothing Swap TONIGHT!

Where: The Egg, 534 SE Oak St.,... Read more »

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It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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