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The Jezebelification of Feminism

There I was staring at Nicki Minaj’s ass on Google. I did this for a solid thirty minutes — contemplating respectability, sexuality, power, race. As I was doing this, I was thinking how creepy it felt, as a white woman, to gaze and theorize about a woman of color’s body in order to serve some […]

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TBS Must-Reads of the Week: Mo’Ne Davis ‘Throws Like a Girl’, Feminism May Need a New Path & Mindy Kaling vs. Malala

So it’s the beginning of a new work week, and you’re going to need some things to talk with your co-workers about. Didn’t catch up with anything water cooler-worthy over the weekend?  No worries. As always, we bring you our must-reads of the week. You’re welcome!  – Is it time for a word other than […]

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Feminist Dads Are Needed Now More Than Ever!

Short story, dads — you need to walk the walk, not just talk the talk when it comes to gender roles and your daughters’ futures. So embrace your inner feminist, and get to that laundry! According to a recent study out of the University of British Columbia, parents can tell their children that boys and […]

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Who Revoked Joan Rivers’ Feminist Card?

Joan Rivers was a woman who made her way in the comedy world at a time when few women were able to. The thing that distinguished Rivers was that she did her comedy her way without adhering to what was deemed the acceptable style of the time. She was no sweet Mary Tyler Moore on […]

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For All the Young Women Who Think Feminism is BS

Are you a woman who thinks that feminism isn’t for you? Maybe you believe we’ve achieved equal rights and we don’t need a “movement” anymore?  Maybe you wonder if continued discussions about women’s rights are just all BS? It is not. While you are entitled to your opinion and even your experience on this question, […]

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Josh Gordon vs. Ray Rice: Women Should Yell Wake Up, NFL!

The NFL has reminded the country once again how stupidly lopsided their decision-making is regarding players’ bad behavior. As football season kicks off in a matter of days, the NFL upheld its decision Wednesday to suspend Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon for a year after he failed a marijuana test. Yes, an entire year, […]

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At Least 50 Shades of Gray Hair

Since I wear my hair short, I get it cut fairly often to keep it out of my eyes.  I’ve been going to the same salon since the ’90s.  My stylist knows me and I know a fair amount about her.  I look forward to catching up with her because she’s smart and fun.  But […]

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Class, Feminism and Miss USA Nia Sanchez

Recently Nia Sanchez, a Nevada resident, won the title of Miss USA 2014 and her response to the famous “final question” inspired a feminist critique that revealed the contentious historical issue of class in feminism. Jennifer Lee had a chance to talk with Sanchez for The Broad Side about her response. My advice to feminists […]

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