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Carleigh O'Connell is a teenage girl from New Jersey. She had heard from some of her classmates that there was something at her local beach making fun of her butt and body shape. She went down to see and found the words ‘Carleigh’s ASS’ spray-painted onto the concrete. Most teen girls (myself included) probably would have gone home and cried if something like this happened to them, but not Carleigh. According to her mother’s Facebook post ... Read More
 "When sleeping women wake, mountains will move.” Originally a Chinese proverb, this is the mantra at the heart of Chicks Rip, the brainchild of Marin County, California-based Lindsay Simmons and Syd Bannerman. In a world where women are continuously undermined and made to feel self-conscious, Chicks Rip provides an outlet for empowerment and exploration. Offering summer camps and tailored lessons in horseback riding, surfing, mountain biking, yoga, ... Read More
The Fourth of July, or what I like to call, the holiday where I take a day off to eat BBQ, drink margaritas, and wear primary colors, is one of my favorite days of the year. It goes without saying that this is not because I feel inclined to celebrate a bunch of white guys in wigs and the beginning of colonial America. As a matter of fact, neither do I enjoy U.S. patriotism nor do I believe that this phrase provides any security to the majority of Americans: "We ... Read More
When you think of the stereotypical computer technician what usually comes to mind? If you’re like me, you’re probably imagining some sort of nerdy Bill Gates look alike with wire-rimmed-glasses and a meager waistline. In today’s world, people rarely seem to associate women with these types of jobs. In fact, if you take the time to do a Google Images search for “computer technician” you won’t find a single picture of a ... Read More
Everyday sexism strikes again. On the Today show last week, Matt Lauer hosted an exclusive interview with General Motors CEO, Mary Barra.   The interview mainly covered the controversy over the late ignition switch recall, and if the interview stopped after those three minutes, it would have been great; however, Lauer asked two more questions that, by God, were so stereotypically sexist that I could not believe someone had not stopped him from going forward ... Read More
Hobby Lobby, the company behind the Supreme Court’s anti-contraception ruling, has been profiting from the same contraception products that they sought to deny from the Affordable Care Act.   What??? A corporation causing a big, sexist stink about preserving its religious beliefs, only to secretly and hypocritically make money off of the contraceptives it was protesting in the first place?? Shocking! A Mother Jones report reveals that Hobby Lobby ... Read More
  Okay America, I HAVE HAD ENOUGH. I am sick and tired of you spilling your “religious convictions” all over my nice new pair of CIVIL RIGHTS. I got them in mint condition, on sale for an exceptionally reasonable price, and now, THANKS TO YOU, they are splattered with ridiculous restrictions, based on bad science and arbitrary **cough sexist cough** beliefs. (Sorry, I’m a bit allergic to bull shit.)    Today, the Supreme Court ... Read More
Title IX is a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972 that states “No Person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” This act was co-authored and introduced by Senator Birch Bayh and was renamed the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in 2002. However on ... Read More
On June 25th, NBCUniversal released a statement acknowledging that they had asked the media buyer for the movie “Obvious Child” to remove the word “abortion” from a digital ad.  The network also noted that this request had been a “mistake,” stating that “an online ad was submitted for digital placement and feedback was mistakenly given to remove the word 'abortion.' That is not company policy and we are currently ... Read More
On June 9th blogger Nathan Biberdorf posted an article on his wordpress blog titled “Not Everyone Is Beautiful.” Guess what? This article is exactly what you think it is: some dude wanting to lash out against the body-positivity movement by being the thorn in your side that reminds you that you might actually not be beautiful.  Bull. Shit. That’s right. I call bullshit. While this article does make wonderfully smart points about our ... Read More
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