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Academia's Anti-Fat Problem.

“Dear obese PhD applicants: if you don’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won’t have the willpower to do a dissertation #truth” That tweet from... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news on our radar this morning! • On Tuesday, The National Women’ Law Center filed groundbreaking complaints against five health care... Read more »

Race & Body Issues in Nalo Hopkinson's "The Chaos"

When I first picked up Nalo Hopkinson’s The Chaos last summer, I thought, “Finally! A book with a young woman of color as the protagonist!” Of course... Read more »

Fighting for the Right to Go Topless

This past week, the news broke that New York City began to instruct its police officers this winter that to make sure they act accordingly to legality of women going topless in public. It’s easy to dismiss this law with a punch line, but the truth is that instructing all of New York’s... Read more »

Homogeneity in Seoul Made Me Appreciate the Diversity We Do Have Here

  I spent last week in Seoul, the modern cultural hub of South Korea, where international sensation Psy first made his mark.  It’s a crowded city plastered with images... Read more »

I'm a Model and I Eat.

One Day, Two Comments About Good Looking Women in Politics

Today saw not one, but two politicians toss offhand comments about appearances at women involved in politics. One of those men is the chair of a South Carolina county’s Republican Party, which, well, no surprise. But the other is President Barack Obama. Obama! Step it up. Read more »

How Do We Get Beyond Talking About Women as Either Sexy or Sex-Less?

Feminist forums have been abuzz recently about the editor of Esquire... Read more »

A Model Explores Race, Sexuality, and Gender in the Entertainment Industry

Television shows, movies, and other forms of showbiz are crucial parts of conversations about race and sex in our society. But ironically, the dynamics of what happens behind the scenes in the entertainment industry is not so well-known. As a feminist model and writer in eternally sunny Los... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the latest of what we’re reading up on. Advertising in men’s magazines... Read more »