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Adventures in Feministory: Mary Anning, Fossil Hunter

Lots of twelve-year olds are crazy about dinosaurs, and who can blame them? Dinosaurs are awesome. Rarely, however, does a twelve-year old come along who supports her entire family with her knowledge of dinosaurs, and then goes on to become one of the world's most influential fossil hunters.... Read more »

Help a Mother Out!

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and while we're sure your mom can't wait to spend some quality time with you, one organization is hoping you'll do a little more than shell out for brunch and a movie with your own maternal unit. Bay Area microcharity Help a Mother Out was formed when two local mothers... Read more »

Senior Moment : an Interview with Ariel Schrag

During the 1990s, while still in high school, Ariel Schrag produced a number of autobiographical comics — Awkward, about her freshman year, Definition, about her sophomore year, and Potential, about her junior year. The series started off as a... Read more »

Jock Talk

You know what kills me? As a woman writing about sports to other women, I often feel like I need to explain things. Read more »

No Hateration: House Approves Hate Crimes Bill

Hooray! It's Friday, the sun is shining (somewhere), and the US House of Representatives has passed the Hate Crimes bill! Says Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) of Missouri: "This bill is a powerful statement that hate has no place in America. It brings existing Federal hate crimes law into the 21st... Read more »

For Realz?: Supermodel Self-Delusion

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I completely mindlessly accepted that, on Bravo's Make Me A Supermodel, the modeling industry would require size 2 female model Salome to... Read more »

May Day! May Day!

May Day, also known as International Worker's Day or Labour Day, is a global holiday held annually on May 1st to honor the economic struggles and achievements of workers and labor activists. Read more »

Commemoration, objectification

Nevermind the amazing ways President Obama has elevated women and girls, worked to overturn the ban on funding for groups that provide abortions... Read more »

AskMen.com is over women being easy!

Oh AskMen.com, you harbinger of antiquated sex values, you never disappoint in your oblivious celebration of the most backwards of relationship advice and unadulterated ignorance. "Stacy Jones" wrote to AskMen.com's... Read more »

Euro-time is Gonna Come

Last night I had the distinct pleasure of watching my Dallas Mavericks polish off the San Antonio Spurs in Round One of the Western Conference playoffs. The Mavs won the... Read more »

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All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. 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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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »