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Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed. It’s a contract that says Hey, sure, you can totally say and do anything you want to my body — you deserve it! The contract is signed for us before we are born, and it’s waved in our faces throughout our lives. 

New Yorker character breakdown by race and gender

Chart of the Day: The white dudes of New Yorker cartoons

The underrepresentation of women and people of color in media extends all the way to the cartoons tucked into the New Yorker, according to an analysis of every cartoon published in the magazine last year. The journal Proceedings of the Natural Institute of Science found that about 70 percent of the characters were men and 95 percent were white. 

The underrepresentation of women and people of color in media extends all the way to the cartoons tucked into the New Yorker, according to an analysis of every cartoon published in the magazine last year. The journal Proceedings ...

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Plus Size Retailers: Step ya cookies up before they crumble

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

I started my blog, Fat Shopaholic, in November of 2009 after spending a week combing through the only two fashion blogs I followed.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

I started my blog, Fat Shopaholic, in November of 2009 after spending a week combing through the only two fashion blogs I followed.

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Feministing Reads: Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson’s new book The Argonauts (Graywolf Press) made me feel many things while reading, but nothing more often than giddy. So many kinds of joyfully awed, for so many reasons. I have joked to friends that I cannot distinguish between loving The Argonauts because it is good and loving it because it is the kind of book I am always trying to read, wanting to write. (And what is the former if not the latter, anyway?)

Maggie Nelson’s new book The Argonauts (Graywolf Press) made me feel many things while reading, but nothing more often than giddy. So many kinds of joyfully awed, for so many reasons. I have joked to ...

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Assata Shakur and the black girl experience

 

I’m currently writing a book (word to the wise: do not write a book) and doing so has given me occasion to revisit Assata Shakur’s autobiography. I’ve never forgotten how powerful and transformative a book it is, but picking it up in these movement times has been newly enlightening.

 

I’m currently writing a book (word to the wise: do not write a book) and doing so has given me occasion to revisit Assata Shakur’s autobiography. I’ve never forgotten how powerful and transformative a book it ...

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