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New Documentary "Keepers of the Game" Highlights an All-Native Girls Lacrosse Team

Keepers of the Game blends a traditional sports-film narrative with issues of identity, history, and assimilation. Read more »

Graphic Novel "Roller Girl" is a Teenage Tale of Roller Derby

Growing up, I was not a sporty kid. I have vivid memories of an errant volleyball hitting me in the face three times during one truly terrible sixth grade P.E. class. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news we’ve got on our radar today: • Dallas-area high school students walked out of an assembly on Wednesday and took to Twitter to denounce motivational speaker... Read more »

Slaves to the Lifestyle: The Bling Ring, Kanye West, and Celebrity Consumption

Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring finds parallels about an “ideal lifestyle” with Kanye West’s new music. Read more »

Suburban Teen Girls Draft a List of their Favorite Feminist Celebrities

I’m a feminist and a high school English teacher in the south suburbs of Chicago. Last year, one of the students in my class was inspired to start a group for girls at our school and approached me about sponsoring it. Of course I agreed! A few weeks ago, we tackled the topic of positive... Read more »

School's Out: Asexy Teens

A few posts ago, in Slut Shaming and the Empowered Young Woman, one reader commented on the way that asexuality is written out of a lot of the most visible debates on what it means to be mature, empowered, and sexually self-aware. She... Read more »

It Gets Better

Gay high schoolers have a pretty rough go of it. Bullying, harassment, and feelings of isolation are all too common for a lot of gay teens, and many of them live in situations where they don’t have access to queer-friendly organizations. Last week, a gay high school student in Indiana named... Read more »

Inconsequential Girlishness: An Interview with Chally

My full-length interview with Chally, who talks about her love of sci-fi, why it’s problematic to have feminist “icons,” her experience as a teen in social justice movement, and of course, the internet! (The post title is tongue-in-cheek, by the way, she’s anything but, as you’ll... Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »