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Atlanta’s feminist bookstore, Charis Books & More, was vandalized with anti-gay slurs and vulgar imagery the night of Thursday, October 3rd. The store – which will turn 39 in November and is one of the few remaining feminist bookstores in the nation – was tarnished with slurs like “Eat mor dick”, and was graffiti’d with pictures of penises, after holding the literary event, “Stride into Pride: Atlanta Literary All Star ... Read More
Amelia Earhart Although I'm only 22-years-old, I've always wondered what lessons I would teach my daughter if I one day choose to have children. The top three fall along the lines of love yourself unconditionally, be kind, and don't take shit from anyone (it's a work in progress). During my daily internet trolling, I came across another amazing lesson that I could teach my imaginary daughter some day: be inspired - not by Disney princesses or super models - ... Read More
Many say that Barcelona’s the coolest city in Europe, and it’s easy to understand why: this town has incredible nightlife, great food, and an amazing art scene. You can admire legendary architect Antoni Gaudí’s insane-looking buildings while you taste your way through a tapas crawl—Barcelona is famous for these small plates and the bar-restaurant hybrids that serve ’em. Or maybe take part in one of the many rowdy street ... Read More
Malala Yousafzai, the girl shot by the Taliban last year, has been making headlines with her astute opinions on society.  Despite Taliban threats to make attempts on her life again, Malala is still speaking out publicly about education, women, and the cultural differences between the Eastern and Western worlds.  Since her attack last year, she has been relocated to Britain and enrolled in school.   Malala told BBC, "I want to tell the ... Read More
Trigger warning: this post deals with rape and its aftermath. Filmmaker Jessie Kahnweller explains why she created the film, 'Meet My Rapist." The film is included at the end of the post. "When you slap me on the ass without asking, it really reminds me of the time..." I look back at my boyfriend for the evening who I'd met two hours earlier in the bathroom line at one of SoHo's most exclusive (douchey) clubs. After a night of buying me shots of tequila, ... Read More
The Media Coop recently posted an article titled "Dating Tips for the Feminist Man" that offers some amazing tips for practicing what you preach. There is a lot of repetition, but you can never discuss emotional check-ins too much! An interesting point made in the article is that, while being a sensitive guy is awesome, there is more to being a feminist than simply not being a jerk-off.  Tip number four illustrates just that:  "If you don't know how you ... Read More
Trigger Warning: This post contains the description of sexual assault and may be triggering to survivors. I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about comparing Miley Cyrus’ sexual antics to Madonna’s thought-provoking ways of the 1980s. Just to clarify, Madonna’s the best and no one can ever compare, ok? But in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Madonna writes a strikingly candid letter about her nonconforming teenage days, being ... Read More
Frats: Keg stands, Tikki torches, and brothers for life. Two weeks ago, an email surfaced from Georgia Techs Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, describing how to “Lure Rapebait”. The email goes into intense detail about how to hook up with women at parties.  The email explicitly tells the other fraternity brothers exactly what any girl wants: "A GOOD DICK GRIND". “Here is how to dance: Grab them on the hips with your 2 hands and then let them ... Read More
Ideally, a bookstore is an endless cornucopia of knowledge, a place where boys and girls can explore their most personal curiosities. But at a recent visit to the bookstore, eight year old KC Cooper, daughter of author Constance Cooper, found something quite unexpected and distressing: sexist children’s books. KC loves the outdoors, and as she thumbed through adventure books, she found one that included tales of animal attacks and natural disasters. ... Read More
Amy Poehler, the world’s most fabulously awesome human being x1000, wrote a wonderfully thoughtful piece for The New Yorker about her experience as a 17-year old working at an ice cream parlor. The essay, which takes place in 1989—the summer before Poehler’s first year at Boston College—details the tribulations of working in the restaurant business, and explores a familiar topic: adolescent unease about the future. Recalling her ... Read More
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